Tool (2)

Tool (2)

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Critically acclaimed Rock band formed in 1990 in Los Angeles, California.

Danny Carey - Drums
Justin Chancellor - Bass (1995 -)
Adam Jones - Guitars
Maynard James Keenan - Vocals

Paul D'Amour - Bass (1990 - 1995)
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Tool (2) Discography

Albums

Tool (2) Undertow (Album, Single) Zoo Entertainment, BMG Canada 1993 Sell This Version
Tool (2) Ænima (Album) Zoo Entertainment US 1996 Sell This Version
61422-33010-2 Tool (2) Undertow(CD, Album, RE) Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional 61422-33010-2 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
Tool (2) Salival (Comp) Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional Europe 2000 Sell This Version
Tool (2) Lateralus (Album) Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional US 2001 Sell This Version
Tool (2) 10,000 Days (Album) Volcano (2), Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional, Tool Dissectional, Zomba Label Group, Zomba Label Group US 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Tool (2) Opiate (EP) Zoo Entertainment Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Tool (2) Prison Sex (Single) Zoo Entertainment UK 1993 Sell This Version
Tool (2) Sober (Single, EP) Zoo Entertainment, BMG US 1993 Sell This Version
74321 22604 2 Tool (2) Sober - Tales From The Darkside(CD, Single) Zoo Entertainment 74321 22604 2 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
Tool (2) Selections From Ænima Zoo Entertainment US 1996 Sell This Version
Tool (2) Stinkfist (Single) Zoo Entertainment Europe 1996 Sell This Version
ZP17666-1 Tool (2) Cesaro Summability(12", Promo, Pic, Ltd) Zoo Entertainment ZP17666-1 US 1996 Sell This Version
Tool (2) Ænema (Single) Volcano (2) US 1997 Sell This Version
Tool (2) H. (Single) Zoo Entertainment US 1997 Sell This Version
FP37245-2 Tool (2) Forty Six & 2(CD, Single, Promo) Freeworld Entertainment FP37245-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
VP37232-2 Tool (2) Eulogy(CD, Single, Promo) Volcano (2) VP37232-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
Tool (2) Schism (Single) Tool Dissectional, Volcano (2) Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Tool (2) Parabola (Single) Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional US 2002 Sell This Version
9210132P, (7) 9210133P Tool (2) Lateralus(CD, Single, Promo) Tool Dissectional, Volcano (2) 9210132P, (7) 9210133P Europe 2002 Sell This Version
Tool (2) Vicarious (Single) Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional Poland 2006 Sell This Version
Tool (2) The Pot (Single) Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia 2006 Sell This Version

Compilations

FCKU 2 Tool (2) Kerrang! Present Tool(Cass, Ltd, Promo, Comp) BMG, Kerrang! Magazine FCKU 2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Tool (2) Tool (Self-Titled) (Comp) Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional US 2001 Sell This Version

Videos

none Tool (2) Hush(VHS, Promo, NTSC) Zoo Entertainment none US 1992 Sell This Version

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xdeckheadx

xdeckheadx

February 17, 2016
I love this band. They may never be considered one of the best rock bands ever (except from a fan perhaps) but you will not find a rocker who doesn't like them, which is definitely something to be said.
enfantterrible

enfantterrible

March 25, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
I may have not been a fan of Progressive metal but this band marks the total exception for me, not just because it is technically awesome but because it brings a thematic with each album that is bewildering, ever more intuitive and enriching for the listener.
Each album is a study about the wonders of life in this strange but unlimited universe, (and that is probably why as most genious it takes them so long to bring a new album). To create a set of corresponding ideas that not just come as excellent craftmanship but full of content and that propels the listener to redirect questions about himself, his role in life, the place where he is at, the nature of things, the interrelation of mathematics and geometry into the core of the existence of every single thing and the fact that we are human gods who forgot their origin and meaning.
Fuck sake!, name me a band into the pop-rock bussiness who is able to get pass the lines of autodestruction, nihilism and anguish from our days, the apocalyptic mood, the "who gives a fuck" attitude that demarks the last six generations of music? That is why this band is something else, and may not be for everyone even though, wonderfully it has a wide set of followers.

My approach to Tool was the one from the skeptic, It came as a recommendation, A late one if I may add, as the band had already made their known discography to this moment. Their first album "Undertow" is nevertheless their most primitive, and where they started to break the rules to transform into the demigod they are now. It is since "Aenima" since things started to become more interesting and differentiated. "Aenima" was a clear allusion to Jüng´s Animus-Anima dyad principle of the human being, comprehends as I said at first, a meticulous study on the human psyche and the infinite of its possibilities and the visible inter connection with the structure of the universe.

Tool may be a sort of awakening circumstance for the unquiet spirit, or for the sensitive soul, whatever one may want to call it, the spiritual truth, or the unveiling illumination is associated within. For me it was sort of a two way manifestation. One of wonder and discovery and one of self verification on the certain things i knew by intuition or by lectures that suggested me a way of thinking-feeling.
Tool may have tracks or memorable moments that may move you really deep, till the point of feeling in touch with something "beyond" you, or to reveal utter realities that may crack your soul, that of course if you incarnate the aforementioned characteristics i mentioned early in your self, those of curiosity, freedom, will for living and a fearless desire to pass through dogmas and preconceptions made by history and culture. Of course as usual, this experience may be a thrill, and may shatter certain "realities" that may appear to be as solid as metal, resulting only being vapour in the big scheme of things, this may be perhaps scary at some point, but not as much as the rewards afterwards are quite compensatory.

"Lateralus" is a piece of Pithagorian math and Euclydean geometry and deals secretly with many hidden enigmas for the curious. The music is adhered to this principles and the lyrics with the melodies follows also the principles of musical composition (applied to modernity) of Aristotelian practice. Just keep an eye on the tempos, musical structure, instrumental allignment and rythm and you'll surely be bewildered. As for the lyrics they are simply outstanding, perfectly concatenated with the musical progression and thematic. Very intelligent music, nevertheless disguised with modern clothes. By the way, the artwork for each album is fantastic and well thought as well.
"10.000 days" goes further and places us in the utopia of some sort of Übermensch and its destiny as thematic while the music keeps a more pacific pace, nevertheless elaborated and with many intricacies.
I am very glad I was able to discover this band, I had to get pass through my doubts and dismission on modern rock and pop sensibilities but the final result was something quite impressive and definitive.
Moanerman

Moanerman

November 19, 2014
I like Tool a lot, the only thing I've never understood is the dreadful artwork of their albums and singles. It totally doesn't match with the almost mathematical approach and craftsmanship of their music and lyrics. Well, maybe THAT is the point of it :)
Nevertheless: great, great band!
roger_pelton

roger_pelton

February 19, 2014
any new albums/tracks worth buying???
mushroomman95

mushroomman95

April 2, 2013
Have you heard??? Tool isnt making music :(
Well at least not maynard
hes to busy with pucifer
mattygeezajoke

mattygeezajoke

October 29, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
Get over yourself kid. Tool rocks your mom hard every damn night!
mattyg107

mattyg107

February 3, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
While I was a fan growing up, since I've discovered some of the earlier experimental, prog. rock bands from the 70's-80's this band doesn't seem so original anymore. Try Legendary Pink Dots for a mind-bending experience you won't soon forget, heck even The Cure is more creative. 2 bands these guys obviously owe it to, but would never admit it!! I give them credit though, they did create the illusion that there is something in their music. Fooling the masses is an acceptable form of success. You aren't paying 300bucks a ticket to see them, your seeing all the bells and whistles they need to make their show interesting while Keenan hides in the corner. Cool when you're a kid, 27?? Not really.. Won't be replying to anyone, considering the type of overzealous fanboy only an overinflated band like this could create..
xpmule

xpmule

January 31, 2012
Just did some checking and they are still touring..
Was starting to wonder if they disbanded or something,
considering its been 6 years since the last album.
TheFraz

TheFraz

September 28, 2011
If you like their music, you gotta see them in concert!

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