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Experimental/Post Metal

3.18 | 512 ratings

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3 stars The First Step

TOOL's first album is somewhat different from the typical TOOL album: it's still progressive metal, but with a great deal of weirdness. Undertow is their most ''straightforward'' album to date. There is more emphasis on a metal sound, (hey they got Henry Rollins of BLACK FLAG fame doing guest vocals on ''Bottom''), although the spirit of experimentalism is present in this album, in the form of the ultimately disappointing 15-minute epic ''Disgustipated''. Apparently the industrial sounds from this track are the result of the band using shotguns to destroy a couple of pianos in a parking garage. On the other hand, a couple of the band's best known songs ''Prison Sex'' and ''Sober'' are enjoyable to listen to, but are not on the same level as future releases.

ZeroDreamPlasMaximus | 3/5 |


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