Release date: 24 September 1996
Style: Progressive metal, Alternative metal

Rating:

8.9 | 772 votes

Owners:

1156 have it
59 want it
1 trades it


01. Stinkfist
02. Eulogy
03. H.
04. Useful Idiot
05. Forty Six & 2
06. Message To Harry Manback
07. Hooker With A Penis
08. Intermission
09. Jimmy
10. Die Eier Von Satan
11. Pushit
12. Cesaro Summability
13. Ænema
14. (-) Ions
15. Third Eye

Top 20 albums of 1996: 2
Top 200 albums of all time: 54

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Rating:
10
Are they alternative? Progressive? Avant-garde? Metal? Or maybe rock? They are probably all of the above, but who cares! All that matters is that these guys have produced some of the most exhilarating, interesting, genre and mind bending rock/metal music ever! They have only 4 full albums under their belt to date although they are more than 15 years into their journey with the Tool spaceship. Aenima is the second in this series of absolutely excellent albums and along with Lateralus they are almost perfect!

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published 13.02.2010 | Comments (12)

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Builtforsin88 - 13.03.2010 at 07:15  
Rating: 9 First tool album i bought, just amazing.
sanpopo - 16.07.2010 at 12:27  
Rating: 10 One of the greatest albums of all time
Mitch0002 - 09.08.2010 at 10:36  
Rating: 10 Tools best album by Leaps and Bounds, and Tools worst album is a 9.....
thatmetalhead666 - 10.08.2010 at 04:53  
  Definitely the best album from Tool. Words cannot describe how great it is.
musicalkaratekid - 24.08.2011 at 17:03  
Rating: 10 Excellent album. Any of tool's works are different from one another in some respect, lyrically or musically, but this one just amazes you from start to finish. Even the little interludes keep you occupied with the peculiar sounds.
ThisIsEndgame - 28.08.2011 at 02:23  
Rating: 10 Some of the interlude tracks are annoying, i can agree with that, but who can deny that Intermission is fucking awesome? Same with Die Eier Von Satan imo. And every song on this album is awesome, and the length of the songs is almost unnoticable to me. which i'm pretty sure means i really like it!
megadeath13 - 17.11.2012 at 18:52  
  With this masterpiece Tool became one of the greatest Alternative/Progressive Metal Bands on the Planet!
Unhealer - 18.11.2012 at 02:36  
Rating: 9 I played this a few days ago and realized that even though "Third Eye" is a good song, by the time it starts I don't really want to listen to it
Illog1cal - 09.01.2013 at 23:04  
  This is their best.
squidrick420 - 02.02.2013 at 06:56  
Rating: 9 Tool has no best, they just make awesome albums and this is not exception!! I have a copy of this on cassette and i really dig the unique sound it has when played on that format, I know one day that I will get it on CD but it just sounds awesome on tape! Anyways about the music there is no use trying to explain it, Tool can't be explained.
LordHypnos - 06.04.2013 at 21:03  
Rating: 4 I thought this album was going to be mind-blowing, since a lot of people says this is a masterpiece; but I was wrong. It didn't impress me in any way.
Lit. - 07.04.2013 at 00:16  
 
Written by LordHypnos on 06.04.2013 at 21:03

I thought this album was going to be mind-blowing, since a lot of people says this is a masterpiece; but I was wrong. It didn't impress me in any way.

True, I didn't enjoy this as much as Lateralus, but a "4?" Seriously? You're probably one of those people that just doesn't "get it."
LordHypnos - 07.04.2013 at 22:47  
Rating: 4
Written by Lit. on 07.04.2013 at 00:16

Written by LordHypnos on 06.04.2013 at 21:03

I thought this album was going to be mind-blowing, since a lot of people says this is a masterpiece; but I was wrong. It didn't impress me in any way.

True, I didn't enjoy this as much as Lateralus, but a "4?" Seriously? You're probably one of those people that just doesn't "get it."

Get what? I don't know about Lateralus, but this album sucks.
Lit. - 07.04.2013 at 22:53  
 
Written by LordHypnos on 07.04.2013 at 22:47

Written by Lit. on 07.04.2013 at 00:16

Written by LordHypnos on 06.04.2013 at 21:03

I thought this album was going to be mind-blowing, since a lot of people says this is a masterpiece; but I was wrong. It didn't impress me in any way.

True, I didn't enjoy this as much as Lateralus, but a "4?" Seriously? You're probably one of those people that just doesn't "get it."

Get what? I don't know about Lateralus, but this album sucks.

Go listen to Lateralus then. If you don't like that then Tool apparently just isn't for you.
Mr. Doctor - 08.04.2013 at 00:22  
Rating: 8 Just listened to it for the first time ever (had my copy collecting dust for quite a while now). I love it.
Diverge - 19.05.2013 at 17:59  
Rating: 10
Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.04.2013 at 00:22

Just listened to it for the first time ever (had my copy collecting dust for quite a while now). I love it.


Yep, it's a great album. This album took me a long time to fully appreciate, though; I used to think Lateralus and 10,000 Days were slightly better, but as I've grown older, I tend to think this one is tied with Lateralus for Tool's best album. Good stuff.
behdad_sh - 04.07.2013 at 13:25  
Rating: 9
Written by LordHypnos on 06.04.2013 at 21:03

I thought this album was going to be mind-blowing, since a lot of people says this is a masterpiece; but I was wrong. It didn't impress me in any way.


for me this album was much better than Lateralus, whats wrong with you?
just listen to H, Stinkfist, Eulogy and Forty Six & 2. these songs are mesterpiece.
Dentura - 11.12.2013 at 22:08  
Rating: 8 Another excellent work from this great band!
tea[m]ster - 12.12.2013 at 06:20  
Rating: 9 Best song is Pushit. So gorgeous.
mz - 09.02.2014 at 21:54  
Rating: 10 Tool is doing it again for me. Giving this a 9 now but might even vote it up.
EDIT: Fuck this is prefect.
Boxcar Willy - 09.02.2014 at 22:03  
Rating: 9 This is the only Tool album I physically own, and dang it's a good one. haven't heard most of their back catalog but I should probably do so.
Nick K. - 09.02.2014 at 23:51  
  Brilliant album. Its impossible that i'll grow tired out of it.
-Behnam- - 12.08.2014 at 17:35  
Rating: 10 Best Tool's Album.......
RavenEffect - 12.08.2014 at 17:46  
Rating: 8 I remember when this came out, I was just a boy but I remember sitting with the older kids and hearing them talking about how impossible it was for Tool to top Undertow. I was way more into classic NWOBHM at the time so I only caught up on Lateralus, during the teenage days. I still hold Aenima and 10 000 days as the two best Tool records but again, its Tool so everything is great.

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