I’ve been a little busy of late, so my Tool Top 10 has been on the backburner, however now that things are settling down, it’s time to work towards the top 3! I don’t think my top 3 will come as a surprise to many of you, though perhaps the order may. Anyway, number three is fittingly Third Eye.
There were plenty of eye opening moments for me on Aenima. As a rock and metal fan who’s musical experience didn’t range much past Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Faith No More and Guns n’ Roses, Third Eye was a song that revealed a world of progressive music that previously I hadn’t heard. It’s a long winding track that shows a range of musical dynamics, and one that after first listen left me thinking “what the fuck is this?”. Aenima was for me an album that took a while to grow on me, and once I’d embraced this song, I had embraced the album, and at the same time understood what Tool were about.
Musically it’s a strong one – Danny and Adam both stretch their legs in the final stanza of the song, and Maynard’s vocals are some of his finest. It’s a great live track as well, you need only listen to Salival to hear Tool play it at their peak.
Not surprising considering you named the site after it.
HOLY FUCK HELLBOY! YOU’RE IN THE FUCKING SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER!
Up there with Echoes in progtasticness
holy crow above me