Undertow by Tool
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Vinyl LP Reissue - 2 LPs Sealed
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The album that defined TOOL11/05/2010
More sludgy, muddier, and darker toned than UNDERTOW, Aenima is a landmark album in it's own creative way. Many will argue the fact between this album and UNDERTOW as being the height and defining moments of TOOL as a band, however, this album is what makes TOOL the creative freak-show that they are today. Longer, deeper and more acid-based songs that keep the listener questioning the form of free-thinking. Songs that touch on serial killers, sex and hate, love and force the listener to keep pushing the envelope to not accept anything for its face value. Every track is well crafted, but as mentioned before which most avid TOOL fans argue, production is in a way different form than from UNDERTOW. Where UNDERTOW's focal productions value's focus on clean guitar riffs, drum and vocal work, AENIMA focus is warped riffs, muffled bass and vocal tones with eerie precision. Pinnacle tracks to consider : EULOGY, FORTY SIX AND 2, HOOKER WITH A PENIS, JIMMY and THIRD-EYE. Once again, a mus
Simply, a pinnacle accomplishment! Production value on this album is absolutely flawless. Tight bass, punching drums, powerful and crunching guitar riffs, and of course Maynard's powerful vocals. UNDERTOW still to this day, marks the pure power and creativity that has made TOOL what it is today. Many will argue between UNDERTOW and AENIMA as both these albums being TOOL's reigning shinning star so to speak, but, clearly upon listening to both, and do not mis-understand me, AEINMA is a classic in it's own mind as well, UNDERTOW comes out the winner. With guest appearance from Henry Rollins, to epic songs such as BOTTOM, SOBER, CRAWL AWAY, and many more, this is what really showed the prog-metal world what TOOL is about. Highly recommend as the album to buy if your new to TOOL. This VOLCANO pressing cut across 2 LPs is phenominal! Crisp, clean, and loud! The way it was meant to be heard!
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180/200 GRAM Vinyl LP
These vinyl records are produced with 180 or 200 grams of high definition premium grade virgin vinyl. This is a higher quality audiophile pressing than the typical vinyl record of 100-120 grams. These limited edition LP's are manufactured with the hi-fi enthusiast in mind. A 180 or 200 gram LP is sometimes also referred to as an audiophile pressing, there is a higher bass response and an even warmer High Fidelity sound. 180 or 200 grams LP's are typically manufactured in limited amounts and are considered collectables, commanding a higher price.
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