Many bands find it easy to coast on past achievements. While Tool have plenty of fans convinced of their musical infallibility, five years after their last prog-riddled opus the band hasn't come up with anything new. 10,000 Days sounds messy and poorly paced; marathon songs last more than 11 minutes without achieving anything besides length and, occasionally, heaviness. It's disappointing to hear a band as lauded as Tool stand on the razor's edge between progressive/challenging and pointless. Great packaging, though. Tool play the Hummingbird Centre Tuesday (May 16).