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UNDERTOW

Tool

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.12 | 398 ratings

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JgX 5
3 stars First album by this american band called Tool, in 1993 they made this good work, i was amazed by the great voice of james keenard and his dramatic style, giving one of the great forces on the band, and the tune presented in this album by tool consist in the bass line, we are talking about good musicians making some alternative rock with progressive music elemments, and that part of progressive style in tool is obviously with their riffs in the electric guitar, and the good changes in their music, with the bass kicking ass and the drums, as well. this is their debut album,and to be a debutant album is not so bad, with this album tool becomes a great promise for the future as demonstrated with their next great masterpieces, With this work Tool starts giving us a perspective of what the future will become being a good album without being fantastic, we can hear some amazing momments, heavy sounds with interesting changes, a truly alternative style, a lot of heroin addiction, and protest, an album of personal liberation in all the senses. the highlights on this album are:

swamp song: it starts with changing something heavy style, but soon came to megadeth-metallica style, I think somehow the music of tool is based on the sense of emotion that passes Keenan in his life, and transmits them in a certain way in each song.

Undertow: A little of move here, something noteworthy was the great work that Danny Carey make on this song, excellent drummer, and with a strange rhythm guitar, back again with addictive choruses in a style of Protest, Keenan's voice presents a state of himself making protest on his music.

"I think that in this album the voice of Keenan lacks in power" At times I felt hopeless in every song, it seems that every song has the same essence with each other is the case the beginning to Metallica style "Flood "really the beginning reminds me a bit to the era of "Red" by King Crimson, and is an obvious influence on the music of Tool, bombastic melodies, voices in the distance, this song is really psychedelic, but could say that is a good piece I appreciate the great job again on the drums by Mr. Carey, then comes the precious moment of this song 4:29, with a great progressive style and good voices with the rhythm of the drummer sounds really great after we brought in suspense all the music, then returned to the dramatic voices and a screaming Keenan, good ending.

Disgustipated: An interesting song with shades of progressive, dark, bizarre, actually the sound of Tool is grotesque, at times can disrupt, 5:46 is really amazing how keep pace, great, at times like these make you want to give more stars to the album, but we are discussing the album as a "whole" not as a piece. and then leave us speechless and astonished by the lack of respect in the music leave blank, that bad. for that reason I think this album deserves 3 stars at best as a maximum, include shining momments like Sober and Prison Sex the bests one's on the album with great videos too. For these 2 songs I give it 3 stars to this fine debut from a band that would be devoted then as one of the best bands in our time.

3 stars.

JgX 5 | 3/5 |

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