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TOOL - Lateralus


Volcano Recordings



Product No.:
AVOL 31160
UPC: 614223116013
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP

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Full Color Picture Disks
"After an exhaustive five-year litigation battle between the band and their label management, Tool offer up the latest chapter in their musical self-discovery in Lateralus. Make no mistake, this is a prog rock record, reminiscent back to the times of King Crimson and Meddle-era Pink Floyd, with a hint of Rush mutated with Tool's signature sonic assault on the ears. Lateralus demands close listening from the first piece onward, as it becomes quickly apparent that this is not going to be an album one can listen to and accept at face value. Complex rhythm changes, haunting vocals, and an onslaught of changes in dynamics make this an album other so-called metal groups could learn from." - All Music Guide

1. The Grudge
2. Eon Blue Apocalypse
3. The Patient
4. Mantra
5. Schism
6. Parabol
7. Ticks & Leeches
8. Lateralus
9. Disposition
10. Reflection
11. Triad
12. Faaip De Olad

Customer Reviews (3.17 Stars) 6 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 12/13/2018
1 Stars
Reviewer: Dave G
I love Tool, and I absolutely love this album! Having said that...this has to be one of the worst sounding, poorly made, pieces of garbage ever put on vinyl. Picture discs are never even close to audiophile quality, but this has to rank as one of the worst. Terribly warped and severely noisy, this is an abomination! Avoid it like the plague!

Visually striking and sounds great.

posted on 06/21/2013
4 Stars
Reviewer: Vann
To support the earlier review, the track sequence has been changed from the original release. Disposition has been relocated to balance the content of the sides. It's a bummer, it's not what I would have done, but it is what it is... The images in the discs are really impressive and accentuate the visual and musical themes of the album. Cool. I've probably listened to Lateralus on CD more than than any other album in my life, but with the first spin of this LP I was hearing things I had never heard before, I'm impressed! Lots of dynamics and lots of space in the mix. The vinyl has a tendency to be noisy at times, I suppose the snaps, crackles and pops could be a side effect of the visuals in the vinyl? The Spin Clean and Zerostat gun helped immensely. I would say this pressing is not to be missed by any Tool fan with a turntable. (Equipment: Music Hall MMF-7.1 with Goldring Eroica cart, hand built all tube pre-amp and 60w mono-blocks by Tomcat Audio, Advent Loudspeakers)


posted on 03/24/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Adam
The previous reviews are incorrect. 1st, the tracks ARE in order, you just have to know what side you're playing as they are not labeled because of artwork (which is awesome by the way). Second, the turntables they are using must be crap, because I use a vintage 70's setup, and the music quality coming out of these records far surpasses CD quality. Seriously, you will hear things on this album you did not know were there before, as everything has to be compressed onto lousy CD format. This is easily worth $40, no questions asked!

Big Fan feel ripped

posted on 12/19/2011
1 Stars
Reviewer: Ricky P
For the price, I could have bought a couple of cds. And the cd sounds better. Totally bummed.

5 stars for the music though

posted on 05/10/2006
3 Stars
Reviewer: JT
well the tracklist is not in the order which it says above so that was the first disappointment I suppose it was to preserve continuity but to me it throws lateralus all out of whack disposition follows parabola on this release, to me this really disrupts the closing of the record, anyone familiar with the album knows that the end of disposition is really an intro to reflection and I for one considered tracks 10,11 & 12 from the cd to be a sort of trilogy if you will. 2nd, the picture disks are neat but don't seem to be in any order like the booklet for the cd was not a big deal but obviously just thrown together as was the inner artwork which is a sort of fractal of the cover, on first listen I really couldn't tell that this was analog but perhaps they recorded the album on pro tools I don't know much about tool behind the scenes and who really does, still I feel a little ripped off by the high price of this so-so release, this is one of my favorite albums, but this version is sad

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