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Tool – Vicarious

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Tool is an enigmatic American band from Los Angeles, California. Members include vocalist Maynard James Keenan, guitarist Adam Jones, drummer Danny Carey, and bassist Justin Chancellor. Chancellor replaced Paul D’Amour in 1995.

The band emerged with its first studio album, Undertow (1993), during the Nirvana age of early 1990s grunge, and made their success by headlining Lollapalooza festivals aimed at that genre. After the alternative rock scene receded from the mainstream American ear, Tool continued into art rock and progressive rock, and have since released Aenima (1996), Lateralus (2001) and 10,000 Days (2006), which have gained worldwide critical and commercial success.

Tool’s approach has been part conviction, part sarcasm.

While the band incorporates mathematical and ritualistic themes in their music, they have done so at such a level that their paradoxical belief system has hoodwinked a major part of their fan base. The band diligently utilizes multiple time signatures in all of the more recent releases, arranges their instruments into complex formations, and even incorporates the infamous Fibonacci Sequence in the song “Lateralus.”

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