After finally caving in a week ago to make their 4 full-length albums and Opiate EP available for streaming, it seems progressive metal juggernauts Tool made the right decision. As interest for the band’s upcoming 5th full-length album continues to skyrocket (the title track became the first 10 minute song in history to hit the Billboard Hot 100 songs), Tool have certainly received renewed interest in their music. Not that it ever really went away in the 13 years between 10,000 Days and the upcoming Fear Inoculum record, but what Tool just accomplished by putting their music on streaming services is nothing short of mind-blowing.
Despite not having released an album in 12 years (and counting), Tool’s influence on modern progressive rock and metal can not be overstated. Having turned the magical age of 25 years old just a few short days ago, join us as we take a look back at Tool’s debut full-length, Undertow.