Tool

Lampwick 43

Barstool Warrior
TOOL was fucking epic tonight. They played
Part of Me
which I was not expecting at all. Also,
the new songs
were quite the treat as well. I'll give out more details later. Right now I need sleep.
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Alright @Collin you wanted an Undertow review? I’ll give you an Undertow review.

This album blows.

Every song on here feels the same, acts the same, doesn’t add anything new to the table. Well, almost. Sober is a good song. Prison Sex has a good riff. Undertow is unique. Disgustipated is fresh because it’s not another mid-paced song driven by riffs that don’t stand out at all.

Almost nothing on this album stands out. I accidentally played 4° twice because I didn’t remember how the fucking song went. Boring. Snooze fest.

Bottom has that Henry Rollins midpoem that feels like Lulu but uninteresting.

The whole album is just Maynard either sounding angry or half asleep.

Flood would be good if the buildup wasn’t four hours and the payoff wasn’t another fucking midpaced unoutstanding skng.

Intolerance was already boring, why did I expect anything more from this album?

Swamp Song has terrible, terrible lyrics.

Opiate was good because it was short and digestible, but here it’s just overlong and the variety is virtually zero.

I’ll just take Sober on its own next time because that’ll at least be fun. Fuck this album.

Rating: 49%
 

Mosh

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
That pretty much sums up Tool for me, although Undertow is significantly weaker than the next two albums.
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
Undertow is certainly the weakest album, it's still pretty good though. Aenema will always be their best album to me though, it might be the greatest album ever made.
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
A month and a half away and we don't have an album title or a tracklist. Not usually normal. Maybe they're keeping it secret to avoid leaks and building up hype.
 

stvn1974

Educated Fool
thirty-nine days until release and still no preorder anywhere. I read somewhere that the reason it hasn't gone up yet anywhere is that the packaging has some kind of battery involved and they are having problems with it. I guess it will be sorta like Pink Floyd's Pulse.
 

LooseCannon

Yorktown-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
Are hopping on the Tool hypetrain or were you already there?
I mean, what's the opposite of being on the train? I'm still at the office, not worried about the train because I walk to work.

I could give two shits about Tool.

But that is either a pretentious as fuck case, or an epic one.
 
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