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Release date: 6 April 1993
Style: Progressive metal, Alternative metal


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01. Intolerance
02. Prison Sex
03. Sober
04. Bottom
05. Crawl Away
06. Swamp Song
07. Undertow
09. Flood
10. Disgustipated

Lyrics (10)

Maynard James Keenan - vocals
Adam Jones - guitar
Danny Carey - drums
Paul D'Amour - bass

Guest musicians
Henry Rollins - narration

Guest review by
Axe Argonian

Most newbies to Tool's fanbase know Tool for calm, introspective, and meditative works like Lateralus and 10,000 Days, but little do they know of the darker Tool that emerged from the early 90's. Before writing sincerely beautiful songs like "Parabola," "Schism," and "Wings for Marie," Tool wrote songs that evoked bleak emotions of darkness, regret, sadness, anger, and emptiness. Before the progressive intricacies of Lateralus and 10,000 Days, Tool composed heavy, raw music that had an artistic, intellectual side to it. Clearly, Tool were a different band in their early days, and Undertow, their very first record, showed the world what they were capable of.

published 15.12.2010 | Comments (5)

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Paradox0 - 06.07.2010 at 18:22  
Rating: 7 Not really their best, but the musical ideas and techniques used on this album would later be more fleshed out and realized in later albums. To note, Jones playing is just amazing in this album. His playing defies musical convention, yet at the same time not flaunting its uniqueness.
megadeath13 - 17.11.2012 at 18:54  
  A decent debut of a genious band. Prison Sex and Sober are the highlights.
Ace Frawley - 02.06.2013 at 12:10  
Rating: 7 Love that song "Prison Sex".
-Behnam- - 12.08.2014 at 17:17  
Rating: 8 Sober is amazing .... i love that
_deepblack - 08.10.2014 at 23:01  
Rating: 8 I think this album is one of Tools uniquest and heaviest albums since every of their albums has a something different this one is the first one and it really has something to say its like you are hearing the other side of music and maybe sometimes its talking about other parts of people eventually this is a really great album and many people can enjoy it in their own way
Maco - 02.11.2015 at 03:21  
Rating: 8 Tool sounds pretty great until now, I can't wait to hear Aenima and finally Lateralus.
MichaelAngeloT - 13.02.2016 at 11:22  
Rating: 9 Clearly n absolutely wicked album/beginning from Tool !!

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