Tool is one of the most sought after progressive metal bands of our time. Their sporadic album drops, melodic catchy riffs, to James Maynard Keenen’s insane vocal range that drives people into the abyss of nostalgic memories. Who doesn’t want that blaring through their I-pod on their way to work? I’ll
The band has released four full albums (not including earlier EP’s or live album compilations) consisting off;
With each release the band has been able to build a cult like following throughout the years. They are known for their songs sober, schism, and Lateralus among other great tracks. Tool has sold platinum on every release. Tool Even managed to win three Grammies! Not bad for a band that doesn’t get much radio play right? Their first Grammy was in 1998 with Aenema for best metal performance, they even managed to pull off a Grammy for best metal performance in 2002 with the song schism. The song was placed up against notable bands like Black Sabbath, Slayer, Slipknot, and System of a Down. And there third was in 2007 with the album 10,000 Days for best recording package.
The band is known to start rumors about releases creating a buzz and gets fans psyched up, but they haven’t released an album since 10,000 Days which was released April 28, 2006. They continue to tour, but have not released any information on a new album. Rolling Stone magazine even made a post on March 7, 2014 squashing rumors of an album completion. The rumor was started by guitarist Adam Jones after speaking to a fan which led the fan to believe that the group had finished the album and would be releasing it soon. Tool is known to do publicity stunts such as this, but the fans continue to stay loyal. The band continues to tour, but does it very sporadically. Tool is known to put on unbelievable show’s not only with sound, but with visuals you can look up videos online. Seeing it in person is absolutely surreal and breathtaking to say the least. I was lucky to see them in person because they’ve only came to Cincinnati once in the past 10 years! If their in your area and you like their music see them because they only come around once every blue moon.