As the second round comes to a close, there have now been over 61,000 votes cast in Tool Madness! Of the sixteen matchups, two ended in ties! Also, the radio singles were not all shoo-ins as you might have expected; “Stinkfist”, “Schism”, “Ænema”, and “Forty-Six & 2″ all received less than 53% of the vote in their matchups. Also worth noting: the Lateralus bracket is represented by the songs seeded #1 through #4, suggesting that at least on that album, the most popular tracks are also the most highly-regarded.
No covers and no segues made it to the Sweet 16. Only two title tracks remain in the competition: “Lateralus” and “10,000 Days”.
One #1 seed (“Vicarious”) was eliminated. All four #2 seeds are still contenders. The only #3 seed to be eliminated is “Ænema”. The lowest surviving seed is #10-seed “Third Eye.” For more, load up Tool Madness. §