Best Tool Songs
I can't even put into words how amazing this song is. I got into Tool really late, but once I heard this song, that's all she wrote. I first listened to this song while doing a little run on the treadmill (it is an AMAZING song to run to) and instantly fell in love. It's not one of the first Tool songs I heard, but it is their absolute best. In my opinion, it's the best single song of all time. There are so many "parts" to the song that can be broken down and analyzed by themselves. I especially love when the bass hits at like 4:48, then the ending of the song (around 7:17 or so, depending) is just UNREAL. I get goosebumps every time I hear it STILL. If I'm feeling down or depressed, I'll throw on Parabol/Parabola, Lateralus, and The Patient. They calm me and make me realize that things aren't as bad as they seem.
Had to stick with Lateralus here. The song is so well structured, so intricate with every detail of the song, from the lyrical structures, to the time signatures, to the instrumentation, everything. The irony within Lateralus, however, lies in the words themselves, urging the listener to "not get caught up in the small details of life, to embrace the random". As stated previously in the comment section, this song really is similar to a modern day Stairway to Heaven, in both lyrics and structure. Easily one of the greatest songs of the 21st century, and undoubtedly the best Tool song.
I am confused here. I just found this site as I was searching for great Tool songs. I only have a couple albums, but listen to the religously, and wanted to see what others thought of their other albuns. I am shocked to see Lateralus #3. I just assumed it would be #1 with loyal Tool fans. I often try to describe to the song to non Tool fans as being similar to Stairway to Heaven. It is an Epic song that will never get old and will only get better each to you listen to it. Kind of like how Pulp Fiction seems to get better each time you watch it.
I always think that Tool sounds like what Led Zeppelin would be playing if they were still a band. Lateralus is probably the best example of how original Tool's style is compared to the rest of the rock bands in the world. They very rarely do the generic verse, chorus, verse, chorus, guitar solo, chorus formula. Most of their songs actually build and evolve so that they have a new riff by the end than they do in the beginning. They are absolutely brilliant musicians and song writers.
The first song by tool I had ever heard, and it got me hook, line, and sinker right away.
I have listened to this song many, many (and did I mention many? ) times, and I never tire of hearing it.
Beautiful vocals, wonderful lyrics, good beat, and some great guitar work to wrap it all up? Can you say, "please, sir, may I have another? " :
I could listen to this song for days on end. It's heavy handed musical qualities mixed with the inspirational lyrics and deeper meaning allow me to listen to this song no matter what mood I am in. I find my self in awe how great this song actually is.
Communication is such a central theme to anything, one could apply this song to just about any trouble your having. The slower rift makes the whole song more dramatic, and haunting. I still listen to this song even though I've long since retired most of my old metal albums.
Probably one of the greatest songs in the history of music. I could listen to this for days and it still won't get old. Truly a masterpiece, and one of Tool's greatest songs of all time. This is the song that got me in to them, and it will always be my personal favorite.
Tool could not use any words in that song, yet it would still express more than any other casual one. The music itself is like pure, sublimed emotions, not to mention profound lyrics that can definitely touch everyone. Listening to Vicarious gives you unusual opportunity to experience what Catharsis really is. Just close your eyes and let the sound fill your heart and mind. Personaly speaking, this song changed my way of understanding what music really is.
Vicarious may deserve a spot in the top 10, but number one? It's a great song, but its not even the most brilliantly crafted song on the 10,000 Days album. 10,000 Days and Right in Two are tied for that distinction in my mind. If I had to choose, I would say Lateralus is the band's greatest composition, but just about every Tool song is an epic, and it would be a tough task for me to rank them in a top ten list.
Coming out of the silence and immediately sends shivers down the spine. You let your mind get lost in the sounds. Then the lyrics come. Impact of emotions is extremely powerful. You fully agree with what you hear, do hear with each part of your body.
And that happens every single time you push PLAY. Again and again.
On of the best prog metal songs.
This song paints a vivid picture of modern cultures fascination with death and dying. And openly criticizes human beings for their self absorbed, materialistic mind set, and the hypocritical way in which people live their lives. It has eye opening lyrics that will make you contemplate your own existence relative to others around you.
I truly admire each of the songs but I do have to say 46 and 2 is beyond just great lyrics and musical talent. It speaks to me as if the song was made for me. It describes my emotions and thoughts that I have not been able to put words to. I get lost in awe the more I think about the concepts the lyrics are referring to. This is a very complex song. The main idea is a sort of change into a higher state of being. Right now, humans have 46 chromosomes. It is estimated and presumed that the next stage of evolution will add 2 chromosomes to our DNA, hence the title Forty Six & 2.
There are many references to a shadow in the song. This is a reference to Carl Jung's work and theory. The shadow is everything in us that is unconscious, repressed, undeveloped and denied. These are dark, rejected aspects of our being. There is supposedly good in our shadow, as well. However, since it is only our unconscious, we are unaware of what that good is.
The song talks about stepping ...more
This song has every element of mind blowing awesomeness. The Bass, Guitar, Drumming is all epic, and the lyrics and song meaning is incredible. The whole composition of each instrument just makes you say wow, what an incredible masterpiece. I agree with the comment above, listen to the You-Tube of the school kids doing the cover and then you can really see how awesome each instrument adds to the song. EPIC
As much as I respect the others I always come back to 46&2. Lyrical depth aside (which is a whole 'nother post... ) the energy here, the building sense of where the song is headed, the twinge of anger, the jazzy-progression as the song advances.. All make this the song I would hang on my mantle if I could write songs. Which I can't. So thank God for Tool.
Great song that completely complements the album as a whole. This song, obviously talking about going through change in the "shadow", and it not only does it cover many of the other topics that the other tracks cover, but the overall sound and guitar riffs give it a very eerie and industrial sound.
Some of the most powerful Tool lyrics ever in this song.
'Why can't we not be sober?
I just want to start things over.
Why can't we sleep forever?
I just want to start this over. '
He just wants everything around him to end and go back to the way they were, and not being sober is one way that he forgets about whats going on around him. Sometimes I feel like this...
I didn't think highly of metal music until I heard this song at age 16. After the amazing sensations I experienced while listening to this song, metal was my favorite genre. This song is probably the best metal song ever. I listened to it more times than anything else.
I believe these rankings are totally messed up. Schism should have been Number 1 and Sober should have been Number 2, this makes no sense how they are so low in this countdown, why are people holding these two songs back from their true potential?
When I was trying to get into tool, I found myself struggling. And then I heard sober. Listening to this song makes me feel like I just kicked an army of tanks in the face with my fist.
It is one of those songs that change your perception. Every time I hear it, Parabola restates why it is so important to keep moving forward, to realize the illusions of life, to live life to its full potential and to feel the rhythm and beauty all around. Lateralus as a whole does this, but Parabola is at it's pinnacle, the echelon of the parabola. Most other songs that I like are just music, there are few pieces of music that really mean something important and this is one of them.
Parabol/Parabola is nothing short of a masterpiece. In fact, calling it a masterpiece would be an understatement. This song not only talks about the philosophy of life and existence, but it also taught me how to live. After listening to this song and truly understanding the meaning, it gave me an inner sense of peace that is unparalleled to anything I have ever felt before. Thank you Tool, you saved my life.
You said it perfectly. It changed me after drinking down this musical masterpiece. I have a mind set that pain is an illusion, and it helps you overcome the mental pain that occurs. This combined with lateralus gives me a feeling that we should not worry, fear or hate life. We are just swinging on a spiral in a universe no one knows, all as equal as everything else. Maynards singing in parabol is beautiful as well.
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How can even 1 of his songs much less 2 of them from the 10,000 days album be in the top 10... ARE YOU SERIOUS. It must be all the new-age tool listeners who never heard of them until they came out with that album full of nothing. I have seen tool 6 times including most recently in New Orleans for small tour and was so happy when they decided not to play many of the 10,000 days songs. So his mother died... boohoo it happens and obviously he didn't care much because musically that album was just a bunch of fillers. Tool's true talent was shown in the Aenima and Lateralus albums. Don't let the new age tool hippies who never heard of them before 10,000 days convince you people otherwise... The true fans from the late 80's know the difference. Half these people even admit that vicarious was the first song they have ever heard from tool. GTFO tool noobs
This is my co-favorite with 46 & 2, but I lean toward The Pot because of the album it's on. As a huge Beatles fan (yes, I'm fairly old), Abbey Road was always my favorite album due to the flow of the songs. 10,000 days is my new favorite album. I love albums that are a "must listen from start to finish", not on shuffle or skipping over songs, and this one feels like the pinnacle of the "full album experience". The Pot is so powerful right in the middle of the lineup where it should be. Amazing work Tool!
This is by far Tool's best track they have written. A masterpiece is the only way to describe it. It show's the bands true musical talent and Maynard's lyrics have such a strong meaning. The prominent bass line defines Justin Chancellor's "simple yet elegant" style he has created over the years. The small intricacies in this song bring Tool to a new high in my opinion, like Schism or Vicarious, however in a more simple manner. To sum it up in one word: Brilliant.
This song defines Tool as a band. If your angry this is a great song because the lyrics and vocals are so good and full of anger. James Maynard Keenan's vocal range is best displayed in this song. I'm surprised to see that Lateralus, Schism, and Vicarious are top three (they're still all great songs), but this song is just as good if not better than all of those
When I first heard the beginning of this song I didn't know what to think. But it was tool, so of coarse I had to finish it to see what would come at the end. That amazing riff was worth it. This song builds up to something purely tool and there is nothing better in my opinion.
One of the greatest songs of all time for me. Life has a lot of good to offer, and has so much ignored beauty. But there are those very cold days where people express hate, and sheer ignorance is all around U.So much to be grateful for, yet we are so blind. So sometimes I pray for mayhem just so that the tidal-waves can wash away the scum! Hail to mother earth!
Just wanted to say that there aren't many Tool songs I dislike they are probably my favorite band and that is sayin somethin because like my name states Iam a MusicManiac, but I think I have to go with Aenima its crazy good don't get me wrong The Pot, Stinkfist, Sober, Schism and many more are great but my decision goes to Aenima... and why isn't Swamp Song on this list it beats out some of these others...
I love Aenima! This song kicks serious butt! I love the drums and everything else in this song! A bunch of redneck rockers choose Slipknot over Tool... Tool is better than mainstream stuff! People, please choose this song as a #1 Tool song! And I know Slipknot is not mainstream... But I hate clowns, guys! CLOWNS SCARE ME! That's why I don't like Slipknot. Don't even think about picking on me just because I hate Slipknot and clowns... Okay?!
I love every Tool song ever written to death, but this song... This song is so damn good, that it was one of my favorite songs when I was too young to even understand Tool, and it may not be fair because I still don't like Stinkfist, but all I know is, this song is amazing, even more than vicarious.
All of tool's songs are amazing but this song stands out to me (both parts). The methodic yet confusing rhythms of the guitar the bass and the drums all separately alone are enough to blow me away, but in unison, they encircle me in a fantastic melancholy I can only describe as zen. In addition to the amazing instrumentation, the lyrics are similarly lovely. If I had to describe these lyrics in one word, it would be poetry. Maynard's canonizing of his mother reveals reveals the deep mourning he has experienced while questioning his worthiness to be the child of such a person. All around this is just a top-notch, 5 star song and I do not think anything I will ever hear will match the beauty and complexity of it.
Tool is easily my favorite band. I remember when I first discovered the band a few years ago, all I did was listen to the 10,000 days album on repeat for a whole month. And I clearly remember how I cried when I first heard this song. No other song had had such an emotional impact on me before. It affected me to the point of me crying fat tears with loud sobs to accompany them. The buildup of the song was perfect and the calmness in Maynard's voice was just... I don't even know how to describe it. His voice was just rather calm in the beginning, but raw emotion could still be heard. Then when Maynard sung about Mary demanding her wings, I just broke down, I completely lost all composure and started sobbing. I still tear up a bit every time I hear it, and it's simply my favorite song by Tool because of the raw emotion that it elicits from me.
I love the build-up so much. I can't listen to the climax unless I can give it my undivided attention; anything else would do this song an injustice.
Listening to all of Tool's songs randomly among the rest of my playlist, every single of the songs in there giving me a good time with no exceptions, I love this song the most. It must be the most opinion-dividing song I've ever shared with my friends. I don't give much about the lyrics, but god does it sound good! At first I wasn't sure if it was vicarious or 10,000 days, but now I've got to admit: There's no match for this song.
Choosing my favorite Tool song is like choosing my favorite pile of money. They're all amazing. It was a tough choice between Sober, Vicarious, and this song. I ultimately chose this song because when I think of the unique sound and experience that is a Tool song, I think this song really exemplifies those qualities that make the band so great. Best band ever and one of the most important in the last 20 years of rock music certainly and possibly beyond.
Damn is there a better hook than Stinkfist as a first song? Starts out with a very basic beat and then sucks you in to this very unique, and unequaled, Tool album. I love Stinkfist, not for it's undertones of desensitization of music/society or the subtle introduction of voice mixing, I love the entire composition and the ride...damn it's the whole transition from angst-depression Tool to something more. I'll say it like this...I'll never skip this song.
If people think song is simply about anal fisting needs to stop listening to Tool. Fisting is used as metaphor for people who are controlled by commercialism, the song is more effective now more than ever with things like black Friday and people obsessing over the latest smartphone, etc. The lyrics speak of been over stimulated."Constant over-stimulation numbs me but I would not want it any other way"
I've been a fan for a long time, and after hearing every album and every song so many times, stinkfist resonates the most, for its dark playfulness. The lyrics and the tone are too perfectly matched. Not only the greatest tool song, but probably one of the greatest metal songs ever written.
This is the best tool song alongside Lateralus. The build up is fantastic with with the smooth melody accompanied with Maynards devastating and honest poetry of the nature of mankind. Then the massive final where Adam's, Justin's and Danny's unique common awareness comes to live. Simply amazing!
Even though it takes a while to build up, the anticipation is worth it as the slow, cryptic melodies build up and then come screaming through the speakers with the music manifesting itself into completely different times due to the poly-rhythmic playing. Absolute musical masterpiece
Right in two is one of the best songs of Tool.
Everyone has an other meaning but I think Right ones of the best I've ever heard in my life.
It's epic and you keep in mind every feeling of this song.
It is EPIC!
Should be on 1, 2 or 3 but not 12!
This song perfectly describes the state of humanity in just under ten minutes. The lyrics to this song are simple but powerful and the guitar work has a perfect mix of clean and heavy parts. One of the best Tool songs!
This song just switches me off and reminds me when I had no hope of living, it scream inside me reminding me that am not the only one with problems, lines like "we wish you well, you told us that you weren't afraid to die"I can remember still remember those days and this song just takes me to exact time of my hollow...
This song, more than other Tool songs, will actually be a part of music history. I feel that it is best example of what Tool means to the music world. It is something that all music fans can listen to and be influenced by.
It may not be now, but it will be recognized as their best piece of work.
I am Persian.I'm a drummer...excuse me for poor English...Eulogy at least should be in top ten.even top 5...powerful music...danny carey master of progressive drum playing one of hardest songs that I've ever heard...one of maynard's best vocal's...adam and Justin are perfect as always... but the best thing in this masterpiece is the lyrics...can make you feel,understand and know...so meaningfull...amazing song of an amazing band...TOOL and OPETH are kings of our time in metal music...but TOOL is god... I HATE Metallica
My favorite tool song since I was a little kid. When I got this album at 8 years old I had no idea what I was holding in my hands, just that my brothers liked tool, and that I had liked what I heard. This is by far the my favorite tool song. A masterpiece!
Jambi is just so powerful. Almost no other song in the world can compare to it. Every part of it is great. It reminds me of an orchestral piece. It starts out heavy and loud, then gets softer, then softer still and grows in intensity until the end where it is just orgasmic.
Nothing can compare to the moment when Tool take the stage and Jambi's opening attack drives out over the crowd. If you haven't experienced it, it cannot be explained. If you have, it cannot be forgotten. Long live TOOL!
Tool is number 1 no matter what order their songs are. There will never be another band with this musicality and lyrics. You could write an essay on each songs lyrical meaning, but you can just jam out too. MJK, DC, AJ = tour de Force!
Hands down, the lyrics, the music, and the vocals capture the essence of all things Tool. It cannot be toppled., It tells a story, it shares MJK's beliefs and is an all around masterpiece.
Everything in the other comments, I agree. This is that one; I don't know why it's not at the top of the list. It's easily my favorite. If the song wasn't already moving enough, the accompanying video is also very artistic in how it depicts a dark issue.
This song shows both their artistic ability and the fact that they can rock pretty damn hard. One of my favorites as far as Maynard's voice goes, plus that riff is just amazing.
Wow! I couldn't believe this wasn't already in the top ten! This is the song that got me hooked on Tool. Actually that whole album was a godsend when I was 7 my pops got me hooked into it.
Greatest Tool song of all time! The first one I ever heard and it changed my life. I thought finally a band that has all the qualities I want from music.
Dude! Come on, any drummer should pick this song! This song and Forty-Six & 2 have the greatest drum solos ever put on a song. Daney Carey does the best he can on these songs and he does it all with just TWO of his hands! And it's not just the drums, the guitars on this song show thick, riffing patterns that contrast and make a really cool beat with the drums. The build to the end is so intense! These guys no how to play! They are my all time favorite band and that makes choosing that much harder. However, I came to a conclusion over years of them being my favorite that this song tops it all. This is my absolute favorite song ever! The meaning to lyrics melded into this song make everything almost over the top by how good they are together. This song needs to be in the top ten. Yes, I realize some songs, Schism, Sober, and Forty-Six & 2 are classics to any Tool fan, but The Grudge has to be put in the top ten for the sheer instrumental powers these guys have. It is the heart and soul ...more
The top 10 songs were voted in because they are radio songs. If you really want to get a feeling of what Tool is and how good they can be you have to listen to this song. In my mind this is the perfect song to start their best album! One of the few albums I could listen to on repeat over and over. Don't get my wrong, there are other songs that are very close to the top like Jerk Off, Hush, and Intolerance! Such a good band...
Why is this not higher?!? The greatest tool song ever! All four band members preform at their peak on this one. The drumming is completely off the charts, and if anyone besides Maynard attempted to sing this song, they would collapse 7 and a fourth minutes in.
This song is just so great, the riff about four minutes in when the drumming kicks in just sends a cold chill down my spine every time. Probably the the best tool album too, I could listen to this album over and over again and never get bored.
Easily the best and my favorite TOOL song. The rapid vocal lines along with chugging and changing guitar lines and a constantly changing bass line to go along with it makes this a perfect defenition of a TOOL song. The descending tone of the guitar makes it even better. This song deserves top 5 at least. VOTE IT UP!
I'm a new fan of Tool, and this is the song that got me hooked. Top comment of "10,000 Days (Wings, Part 2)", thank you for telling me to look up the lyrics. This song isn't too hard to play, but I think because of the delivery, it makes the simplicity (of the guitar) so much better. On the other hand, all the lyrics being thrown at you at once just sounds amazing.
The guitar drives me into the song while the lyrics make me imagine the story that's being told. Incredible piece of art, I love it every time.
This is something I've noticed is that when talented bands make long songs they tend to take their time and really come up With some amazing Things. Free from rules and time!
I think this needs to be higher. Songs like Aenima and 46&2 are iconic but are (in my humble opinion) not all that good. This on the other hand, when paired with the Lost Keys intro, is a 15 minute epic of Dream Theater quality (if Mike Portnoy wrote the lyrics) with an engaging story.
Personally this is my favorite tool song because it really has everything that the token Tool song should have. Maynard tears it up on the vocals; offering incredibly spiritual lyrics, and a wild performance complete with a paradigm of his vocal aesthetics. Adam Jones offers his usually dark and melodic guitar rifts. Justin Chacellor of course has his usual trippy' bass line in the background. Let's not ever forget the drummer, Danny Carey, with his rhythmic and unique drumming style to top off the bands spectacular song. I love all Tool songs, but this one is simply the best in my humble option.
You just can't have a top 10 without Third Eye, period. There's a reason why they had (-) Ions before it, just so your body can prepare itself for this experience. It features everything that makes Tool outstanding; Maynard's lyrics are at their peak, Adam's guitar playing is like a 14 minute solo, Justin's bass lines go through so many different changes from both chaotic and melodic and Danny's drumming particularly around the 5 minute mark is just out of this world. I will never forget when I heard this for the first time, it was like an awakening within me with my eyes and mind both fully open for the first time, indescribable jubilation.
There is no best. What I will say is that the amount of hipster late tool fans voting for 10000 days tunes annoys me. It is the weakest album by a long way. Undertow, Aenima & Laterulis are all masterpieces. Aenima the strongest from start to finish and most tool fans will say that. That said Vicarious and Roseta Stoned are up there. The rest of the album is nowhere near the quality of the previous 3. If the bar is set that high eventually it gets so high that its not possible to top. This is why I think we haven't had an album for 8 years. Lateralus was the peak. Combined so many ideas, both musical and lyrical. A band at its absolute best. 100000 days didn't add any new ingredients. More comfort in playing in 5 but apart from that... I think that's what they are grappling with. I hate to say it but it may be time for Acoustic guitars. Not gay ballads but something new
This is easily the best song Tool has ever composed. It's not the easiest Tool song to get into, but once you get familiar with it you just can't stop listening to it. It's quite an unic song withing Tool's catalog, it sounds like nothing else they've made.
Just wanted to say to the guy before me, you're not the only one that likes the old Tool. To me, on Aenima, they had the best blend, and even though they had more complex songwriting than on the first album, they didn't go on for too long, managed to make songs more concrete and ''to the point'', nowadays, even though I still really love them, they tend to ramble on for too long.
This song is unexplainable...I'll be completely honest, everyone of their songs are absolutly "AWESOME" filled with energy and a lot of their songs describe the way people feel and what people may be encountering or going through...my honest opinion their is no number "1" song by tool...they are all to great.
I had to move this one up, picked up this album on cd after an intense week and clouds literally were coming over like a storm again as I played it in my car the first time. In more ways than one.. anyway from open to close it is just powerful! Listened to it easily a hundred times this week.
This song should be #1 in all categories, have the people voting here ever even listen to all there songs. Seriously need to re-tally votes and quit talking to people that have no musical talent.
Sad to see this at only 17 but I understand why. This song took me a while to appreciate but when I heard it the third or fourth time it emediately clicked to me. This song probably has the best opening guitar riff ever recorded, amazing vocals (Maynard's best for sure), flawless drumming, and great bass work. Prior to this song I was true believer that Lateralus was clearly the best tool song, but once Maynard sings the line "I'm pushing back into the gap again" the song starts to turn into a beautiful but hard rock anthem that has stuck with me ever since. Please listen to the song, and give it time. Then come back and get this song in the top 5!
There's plenty of comments on the newer songs about "true Tool fans" which is silly, but I've been there since the start & remember when this was the song everyone held in reverence. Maynard has even addressed it as "special" and it shows in his vulnerable and broken, yet still angry and powerful vocals. This song gets better upon each subsequent listen, and truly becomes extraordinary with headphones turned up loud or in concert. Musicianship is exemplary as always, but with a patient, almost teasing, buildup that it only reaches after multiple peaks and valleys. It's about that lover you get so close to, but know you cannot have. Easily some of the most inspired singing in metal history. And while Danny Carey has a few moments in other songs with more jaw-dropping highlights, he starts intricately relaxed and then carries the song into its' epic outro with such skill it boggles the mind there's any question who the greatest drummer of our time is. I love Tool too much to argue with ...more
This is my favorite song by tool, it is one of those songs that you start listening to once you start getting sick of the album and start experimenting with the longer songs that take a little discipline to sit threw, but once you do you realize how amazing this song is and how epic the climax is. Maynard does some of his best vocals at the end of this song. Because this song is a little less popular then most of their songs I think it is missed a lot, but you just have to give it a try. One of tools great compasitions.
It's insane this isn't number one. Fantastic song here, the whole build up and then the very end when Maynard hits that last note, "I must persuade you another way, " is beautiful. It gives me chills every time. This is a truly touching song. Yes, it's long, but that is what gives it the emotional buildup. Absolutely beautiful work, no other band could come up with something this stellar.
This is what you wanted... this is what you had in mind.
One of the greatest drum parts of all time caps off this magnificent song by one of metal's most original, powerful, and technical groups. Really, everything about this song is perfect, but as a drummer I have to give extra props to Carrey on this track. And not Jim Carrey. Danny Carrey, the drummer. Not the comedian. And if you needed that reminder, please don't vote. You obviously don't know Tool well enough.
This song is absolutely nuts! Especially on the drums. Danny does a ridiculously good job on the drums. The main groove especially, it is so good! If I could learn to play that my life would be complete. This song deserves more credit as it should easily be top 5. Lateralus should be #1 no argument there, but Ticks and Leeches is just so agressive, there isn't a Tool song quite like it!
Fast. Energetic. Faster. More energetic.
However, it beautifully manages to combine this incredible negative strentgh and subtlety of a slow-down in the middle.
23rd place - total disappointment! People - listen to the 2001 album!
My #1 favorite song from Lateralus... it ties with parabola, reflection, the patient, the grudge, lateralus, triad, disposition and schism.
This song has a brilliant chorus. I love this song more than any other on the album.
The album Fear Inoculum as a whole is great and this song is one the best.
My favorite song is Parabol/Parabola but this song along with 7empest should be higher.
Amazing, just amazing! Tickles my belly button.
26? Really?! This is like one of the very best Tool songs EVER MADE! Takes me back to '92 when I was first introduced to Tool. I heard the Opiate album and could not stop listening to it. This is the last song on the album; not counting the "secret" song :) But you listen to the whole awe-inspiring album, and then end it with Opiate... It's just a song you can "feel" and always play on full blast and not get sick of it... Completely amazing.
So many awesome tool songs to choose from. At the moment this is my favorite. Awesome lyrics, I love the meaning of this song. Surprised this isn't higher on the list.
Should be in top 5, if not 1! My dad learned that he could sing from this song! He has a very successful band now. True story. :P
Should be higher. Probably one of the most sustaining tool songs ever.
Tool reaches for glory with this track, and somehow catches it in both hands, as if never in doubt. It is their longest and most ambitious work, but also their most complete. For Adam Jones it's a career defining masterpiece. This track raises the bar for Tool, and therefore everyone else.
My new favourite Tool song! It has everything: a classic Tool lead-in, fantastic guitars from Adam and classic angry Maynard lyrics (A tempest must be just that! ). 7empest is 15 minutes in duration, yet does not feel like it's one second too long.
Adam Jones' defining moment. It takes 25 years of Adams established sound and style then showcases all facets of it in a 15 minute masterpiece. A massive song.
Instant classic first time I heard it, will go down as one of tools best songs once the dust settles, all hail Adam Jones.
It's like concentrated bomb, trying to explode and set it free you know. Is it really so hard to get rid of all the stupid habbits, fears and make radical changes in our lives? -Should try harder perhaps...
Recently heard this for the first time, it needs to be higher than this. The main guitar riff has a kind of sweeping, epic sound. Though I did just read the meaning.
Honestly deserves more. Not sure why I didn't give this a listen when I first got Undertow.
The intro is so sick!
Fortunately, I've been listening to Tool since the beginning. I was blessed to see them live at the Ozzfest in Mansfield, MA back in the day. They were great then, but they truly have evolved into the greatest band EVER.. This is the first Tool song that made me tear up. The Lyrics just resonate deep in my soul. I could listen to this song on repeat until the day I died. It gives me so much confidence and hope even though that I'm just a "Warrior.. Struggling.. To remain.. Relevant. Warrior.. Struggling.. To remain.. Consequential"
Also, to all of you new tool fans out there. Check out "PASSENGER" with Maynard by the Deftones. That would be my #1. Play it loud. Thank me later.
I love all the riffs in this song.