Undertow [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Just as grunge was reaching its boiling point and radio-friendly punk-pop loomed on the horizon, Tool released Undertow, which firmly reinforced metal's prominence as a musical style -- but, for once, it had something worthwhile to say. At the forefront of Tool's commercial explosion were striking, haunting visuals that complemented the album's nihilistic yet wistful mood. Drawing equal inspiration from Black Sabbath, alternative theories of science, and Eastern religions, Tool's abrasive sonic assault begins from the opening notes and continues through the final moments of the last composition, an open mockery of organized religion and its incapacity for original ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Just as grunge was reaching its boiling point and radio-friendly punk-pop loomed on the horizon, Tool released Undertow, which firmly reinforced metal's prominence as a musical style -- but, for once, it had something worthwhile to say. At the forefront of Tool's commercial explosion were striking, haunting visuals that complemented the album's nihilistic yet wistful mood. Drawing equal inspiration from Black Sabbath, alternative theories of science, and Eastern religions, Tool's abrasive sonic assault begins from the opening notes and continues through the final moments of the last composition, an open mockery of organized religion and its incapacity for original thought. With its technical brilliance, musical complexities, and aggressive overtones, Undertow not only paved the way for several bands to break through to the mainstream adolescent mall-rage demographic, it also proved that metal could be simultaneously intelligent, emotional, and brutal. [Undertow was also issued as a clean version for those purchasing their release at family-friendly outlets and for those with a sensitive constitution to profanity but still want to rock.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/1993
  • Label: Volcano
  • UPC: 614223107325
  • Catalog Number: 31073
  • Sales rank: 62,667

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intolerance (4:54)
  2. 2 Prison Sex (4:56)
  3. 3 Sober (5:06)
  4. 4 Bottom (7:14)
  5. 5 Crawl Away (5:29)
  6. 6 Swamp Song (5:31)
  7. 7 Undertow (5:22)
  8. 8 (6:03)
  9. 9 Flood (7:45)
  10. 10 Disgustipated (16:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tool Primary Artist
Henry Rollins Background Vocals
Airiq Anest Machines
Danny Carey Cymbals, Drums
Maynard James Keenan Vocals
Technical Credits
Tool Composer, Producer, Art Direction
Danny Carey Composer
Paul d'Amour Composer, Artwork
Chris Haskett Contributor
Adam Jones Composer, Artwork, Art Direction
Maynard James Keenan Composer
Sylvia Massy Producer, Engineer
Andy Schoneberg Contributor
Dave Stern Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    tool rocks

    this was grat album...the music was genious.

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