Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Tool - Forty Six & 2 CD (album) cover



Experimental/Post Metal

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Bookmark and Share
5 stars NOTE: This is just the review of the song "Forty Six & 2", which can be found on AEnima. It is highly recommended that if you want this song, buy AEnima.

Tool have always been the masters of buildup, and never better does that talent show than here (except for maybe Pu[&*!#]) on the AEnima album. The song starts out with a dark bassline, and soon more instruments are added. Then the first verse kicks in, with lyrics seemingly about the art of shape-shifting or coming into a higher form. About two minutes through, the powerful kicks in and the listener quickly becomes involved with the music. This goes on until the climactic end, which I wouldn't dare reveal.

Report this review (#278767)
Posted Tuesday, April 20, 2010 | Review Permalink
Conor Fynes
3 stars 'Forty Six & 2' - Tool (Single)

Here is another one of the tracks from Tool's second album 'Aenema' that really meshed well with me. Despite coming off of an album that left me feeling lukewarm, 'Forty Six & 2' manages to take the sludgy anger that defined the album but channel it into a very careful build up and sense of composition. This track is built around an exotic bass riff from Justin Chancellor, and has a lyrical theme concerning some abstract Jungian psychology. In any case, the ordeal is pretentious as hell, but the lighter sections manage to get really atmospheric. Taking quite a bit of time to hit the heaviness, there is the intuition that the piece is quite a bit better composed than the typical Tool track of the period. It is equal parts mellow and heavy, and dark throughout the entire thing. Although there's the clear sense that the band is trying to make something spiritual. However it fails to evoke any response in me besides as an interesting exercise in post-metal. I have never been big into Tool, but 'Forty Six & 2' is a track I've enjoyed, even if it may be a bit shallow on beauty.

Report this review (#424120)
Posted Monday, March 28, 2011 | Review Permalink

TOOL Forty Six & 2 ratings only

chronological order | showing rating only

Post a review of TOOL Forty Six & 2

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives