After finally caving in a week ago to make their 4 full-length albums and Opiate EP available for streaming, it seems progressive metal juggernauts Tool made the right decision. As interest for the band’s upcoming 5th full-length album continues to skyrocket (the title track became the first 10 minute song in history to hit the Billboard Hot 100 songs), Tool have certainly received renewed interest in their music. Not that it ever really went away in the 13 years between 10,000 Days and the upcoming Fear Inoculum record, but what Tool just accomplished by putting their music on streaming services is nothing short of mind-blowing.
It’s now been 13 years since acclaimed progressive metal band Tool has released a new album, and while the clamoring for any new material has reached a fever pitch, the band’s 2006 album 10,000 Days should not be overlooked for that reason. While it may not have quite reached the critical acclaim that previous albums Aenima and Lateralus did, 10,000 Days is still a fantastic album that the majority of progressive rock/metal bands never come close to writing in their lifetime.