Publication: Guitar World
Date: March, 1999
page: 90 title: The Roaring Twenty author: J.D. Considine Basically, the author summed up the best 20 albums of the decade, here is the relevant information Before reading, a note: This is the actual article as it appears in the magazine, I hold no responsibility for the GLARING error. Ya figure they would read the liner notes. 11. Tool AEnima(Zoo,1996) What set Tool apart from other Nineties rockers wasn't the way Adam Jones' metal-edged guitar careened through the roiling clangor of bass and drums, but the ease with which Danny Carey's light, clear tenor floated above it all. It's a great effect, like glimpsing an angel's wings through the smoke and flames of hell, and it's central to the success of _AEnima_. Not that Carey dominates; if anything, his voice is secondary to the instrumental components, which build tension with the ominous determination of fire ants. Maybe that's why the best songs, like "Stinkfist" and "Jimmy," offer an emotional breadth and dynamic range rarely found in rock and roll.
Posted to t.d.n: 02/06/99 13:31:42