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Tool: Ænima

3 Ratings: 3.0
Tool's second full-length album released in 1996.

With its heavy-duty distortion, weighty rhythms, and cynical lyrics, Tool is a heavy metal band for the '90s. Rather like Metallica circa...And Justice for All, the sound is focused heavily on texture, with vocals and guitars layered one atop the … see full wiki

2 reviews about Tool: Ænima
review by . July 11, 2012
posted in Music Matters
If you went back into the late 90's/early 00's and asked me what my favorite bands were, I would have gladly answered Tool and Rage Against the Machine. Back then, I thought both bands were such musically-brilliant, insightful bands because of the fact that they were marketed as bands that were heavy metal yet were insightful and thought-provoking, and being the gullable kid I was due to my lack of knowledge of underground music at the time, I ate them both up like hotcakes. For the last …
review by . July 31, 2001
posted in Music Matters
Tool is one of the few bands that can indulge in artistic excesses and still retain tremendous commercial success, which I think is kind of strange. And while I say "excesses," a term usually chained to denigrating interpretations, I must emphasize that Tool's artistic nature is perhaps their most striking quality. Combining an alterna-metal aesthetic with more progressive, explorative tendencies, they are decidedly unique. And they aren't just being esoteric and weird. For music fans who like a …
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Label: Volcano, Zoo Entertainment, Tool Dissectional
Artist: Tool
Genre: Hard Rock & Metal
Release Date: October 1, 1996
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