Tool Undertow (Re-Issue) [Explicit Content] (2LP)

Tool Undertow (Re-Issue) [Explicit Content] (2LP)

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Tool: Danny Carey, Paul D'Amour, Maynard James, Adam Jones.
Additional personnel: Henry Rollins (vocals).
Recorded at Grand Master Studios, Hollywood, California.
UNDERTOW is an example of nimble heavy metal in the angtsy/artsy tradition of Jane's Addiction. Tool favors medium tempos, which gives several of the group's songs a modern-day Black Sabbath feel, but fortunately lead singer Maynard James mostly steers clear of the usual quasi-operatic yowling favored by most metal frontmen--he's a remarkably expressive singer in a genre not usually so noted. As for the band's world-view, it's pretty much summed up in the unsentimentally named "Prison Sex": "Do unto others, what has been done to you."

  • Released: 9/17/1996
  • Genre: Rock
  • Format: Vinyl