15 Songs, 1 Hour 17 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

TOOL's second album—perhaps the best heavy metal album of the entire '90s—is the magnum opus of TOOL's first decade, the ambitious, spiritual peak of alternative nation's crew of sensitive, reclusive cynics. This 77-minute piece of metaphysical metal explodes with everything from churning radio singles ("Stinkfist," "Forty Six & 2") to a syncopated 13-minute prog-metal epic ("Third Eye") to a rumbling electroacoustic headphone head trip ("(-) Ions"). It contains everything that makes TOOL unlikely hard rock heroes: rhythmic trickery, ridiculous chops, art-sludge riffs, and a sense of humor. All of the above are available on the album's most evocative song, "Ænema," an apocalyptic, sardonic number about California sinking into the sea based on Bill Hicks' venomous "Goodbye You Lizard Scum" routine.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

TOOL's second album—perhaps the best heavy metal album of the entire '90s—is the magnum opus of TOOL's first decade, the ambitious, spiritual peak of alternative nation's crew of sensitive, reclusive cynics. This 77-minute piece of metaphysical metal explodes with everything from churning radio singles ("Stinkfist," "Forty Six & 2") to a syncopated 13-minute prog-metal epic ("Third Eye") to a rumbling electroacoustic headphone head trip ("(-) Ions"). It contains everything that makes TOOL unlikely hard rock heroes: rhythmic trickery, ridiculous chops, art-sludge riffs, and a sense of humor. All of the above are available on the album's most evocative song, "Ænema," an apocalyptic, sardonic number about California sinking into the sea based on Bill Hicks' venomous "Goodbye You Lizard Scum" routine.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
638 Ratings

638 Ratings

Boogy75 ,

Best Tool album

1 of my top 5 favorite albums of all time. It’s 1 of those albums that I can always listen too and never get tired of it

kaotikkev ,

Finally

The gods have adorned us at last

DiscFlik ,

For The Win

Best Tool album. After all these years of listening, Anema still blows me away. Eulogy is just a sonic masterpiece. I’m thrilled to know that some brand new fan is about to have an amazing experience.

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