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The Tool Page: An Article

Publication: Guitar World

Date: March, 1999

Transcribed by
Dan (

  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