Track Listing and Reviews  for Fear Inoculum Unleashed

A busy day today for us Tool website administrators, with a doubly whammy of Fear Inoculum news coming out while I’m firmly ensconced in my office.

First up is the official confirmation of the Fear Inoculum track listing. This appeared on the @toolmusic Instagram account a few hours ago, and contains some interesting titles:

Also out there today is a range of Fear Inoculum reviews from an assortment of media outlets. It sounds like these reviews are based of a single listen as opposed to a more considered opinion, so are interesting reads but to be assumed there’s a bit of hyperbole happening here. That said, the reviews are largely glowing. Below are a few snippets:

Note: spoilers aplenty below for those who care about such things!

From the Revolver review “Tool’s ‘Fear Inoculum’ Is a Masterpiece to Be Dissected for Years to Come:

“Pneuma” is all tension and release, guitars stately and crushing amid a mountain of beats, as Keenan wails: “Wake up! Remember: One breath! One word! One spark!”

https://www.revolvermag.com/music/review-tools-fear-inoculum-masterpiece-be-dissected-years-come

Next up is Metal Injection who sent two reviewers along and had the following to note about one of the segues:

Frank: The album leaves us with jungle sounds, and monkey noises. In usual Tool fashion, I feel like I’m being pranked by sitting here listening to this, but also wonder if there is something hidden I’m supposed to look for. Why are they doing this to me…or am I doing it to myself!?

https://metalinjection.net/reviews/tool-fear-inoculum-review

Finally, Loudwire gives us some thoughts on the closing epic 7empest:

This thing is BRUTALLY heavy and there’s no breathing room at all. No little soft transitions to connect crucial landmarks, just vicious and relentless metal. How can a band string together so many gigantic parts without taking a breath? Tool give absolutely no fucks.

https://loudwire.com/tool-fear-inoculum-full-album-what-to-expect/

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Bagochodes
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Bagochodes

Don’t know how to feel about CCtrip being on the album.

Z-Werewolf
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Z-Werewolf

Don’t trip chocolate chip!

jadrianjadrian
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jadrianjadrian

Was a little stunned, but think it’s pretty cool. The perfect antidote to all the Tool copycats wailing miserably about ‘Prions’ ‘Haxons’, ‘Flaccions’ and whatever sophomoric pseudo intellectual horseshit they ruin otherwise pretty okay music with.

Bagochodes
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Bagochodes

Oh I love the name, it fits well with Tool and Danny, but the track itself is a bit underwhelming if it’s the same as the live version.

itoolizer
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itoolizer

I’m confused, and possibly thrown off. If we pre-ordered the special addition CD bundle, do we NOT get the bonus tracks?!

Bagochodes
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Bagochodes

You do, the bundle has a download code.

itoolizer
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itoolizer

It didn’t mention that… 🤔

fulcanelli
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fulcanelli

It does mention it. It’s at the end where they list the download only tracks.

lumps
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lumps

Goofy song titles. lol
Can’t wait to hear what the rest of the album offers.
I’m so excited!

Jethro Tool
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Jethro Tool

all sounds great. just Tool doing what Tool do no concern with what anyone else is doing. cant wait

undertopiate
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undertopiate

Sevenempest.

Any sources revealing track lengths? As of right now iTunes Store has placeholders with them all at 03:00 (except Fear Inoculum).

fulcanelli
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fulcanelli

iTunes is showing the track lengths now.

bonzer5
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bonzer5

Sweet baby jeebus let this thing leak! I’m all ordered up but cannot wait.

I’m actually most looking forward to Danny’s trips throughout the album. Not slagging the other guys at all, but he is the most gifted and mastered player among them, so to hear he is a focal point and lead in a lot of sections is exciting.

Bring on this 7empest!

bent eye
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bent eye

I can wait to digest this over the next several years. 7empest sounds like it’s going to wild.

CaptBlood
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CaptBlood

My apologies if this has already been posted but iTunes have the track lengths up.

Maynerd
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Maynerd

Yeah… not pumped about CCTrip being in the tracklist. An instrumental track which was really kinda boring when I endured it at a show years ago.
Kinda feels like we are getting shortchanged on that one.
That’s something you’d expect to be on the additional tracks in the digital download.
So that’s 4 songs we’ve heard from the album that haven’t been particularly memorable.

bent eye
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bent eye

Invincible and Descending are going to sound incredible with that studio polish.

numinous
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numinous

anything you are pumped about? either with this album, or life in general?

SylvesterCologne
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SylvesterCologne

Maynard, I’ve been following this site for years and I don’t believe I’ve seen you ever post anything positive. You just keep telling others to stop liking the songs. Maybe it’s your tastes that have changed, rather than Tool letting you down.

SylvesterCologne
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SylvesterCologne

Also, if you decided to listen to iPhone recordings of their other new songs, that’s your fault. Tool has released one song, not 4.

bent eye
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bent eye

I’ve listened to both Invincable and Descending a ton of times now, but the studio versions have me excited. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s riffs on both of these that weren’t played live. I have a feeling both will have some surprises. If not I’ll still be happy as they’re awesome tunes. The bass on Invinceable is going to knock my head off.

adoxnz
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adoxnz

I for one am freakin stoked that we get a DC solo track. It’s justified, has been said by many that he’s worth the price of admission alone. I concur. Be awesome to hear him fully unrestrained on a studio track. Don’t really understand the people whinging that they’ve heard 1/3 of the album already… like. Don’t listen to the crappy live bootlegs then? They play new music, people complain. They don’t, people complain. UghHGHgh. Seems like Tool have provided more “actual” music than ever with this album, getting a full album run time without interludes. A Tool release clocking… Read more »

bloo-mune
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bloo-mune

Did someone finger bang your virgin before you even got a chance to smell her flower? … that’s why I’ve only listened to the new tracks once or twice. I want to listen to the new album, beginning to end, without interruption and just feel it without over analyzing … you know … just like Tool does with live shows. I just want to know what mind altering substance is in those Chocolate Chips?

falseidol
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falseidol

Very excited about the new album. Happy to hear that there is still some primal energy on the album and it’s not entirely easy listening. So this has me hyped now. I enjoyed the recent APC offering, even though some of you were tepid about it. Also, can’t wait to see what Puscifer has in store for 2021. I feel fortunate that Maynard is a creative powerhouse at this point in his life. Also his recent interview on Rogan had him opening up more. All good things.