What is the best TOOL song? When you search for this question which song comes familiar to your mind?
TOOL is an American metal band. The band becomes popular with their different and loud style. The band formed in the ’90s by metal legends Maynard James Keenan, drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones, and bassist Paul D’Amour disbanded in 1995. They have released four full-length albums over three decades. Those albums include over 50 songs. That’s why TOOL accomplish to gain a large fan base that continues to grow day by day.
What’s the most popular Tool song?
According to the ranking and most listened to songs and ‘Lateralus’ is the most popular Tool song ever.
Every TOOL fan wonders how they can choose their favorite TOOL song among the 50 masterpieces. In this list, we try to find the best TOOL songs for you. Check out the Tool’s net worth here.
Best TOOL songs
10- The Pot
We start this list with The Pot track. The track is from TOOL’s 10,000 days album. The start of this song is terrible. That’s why some people change this song with the next track. With this decision, they miss many things. Because At the end of the song, we will see everything which made the TOOL band.
9- Forty Six & 2
Forty-Six & 2 is the last track of the TOOL’s classic ‘Ænima.’ album. While the songwriter was writing this song, Carl Jung’s DNA theory inspired him. Jung says, “human DNA contains 44 autosomes and two sex chromosomes.”
As you can assume song title refers to Carl Jung’s DNA idea. Also, the songwriter added these words song’s final line: “Forty-six and two are just ahead of me.”
Schism is the most complex song written in metal and rock history. That’s why it gains massive mainstream airplay. This situation makes this song the most popular song in TOOL’s career. Despite the popularity, TOOL gained success beyond their expectation with this song. Tool band also handles won the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance among Black Sabbath, Slayer, Slipknot, and System of a Down.
This song is TOOL’s first song from the album 10,000 days. Victorious is a complex seven-minute masterpiece. Because of the complexity of rhythms, this song always resembles Schism but a much heavier one. That’s why when fans listen to the Vicarious, they freaked out.
If you are a TOOL fan who loves lyrical songs, you should listen to this song. Because of the length of the track, this song is a lyrical goldmine. While we are listening to this song, we will hear Maynard Keenan‘s vocal performance.
We will listen to those lyrics from Maynard Keenan: “If when I say I may fade like a sigh if I stay / You minimize my movement anyway / I must persuade you another way / There’s no love in fear,” with a soaring high-register beauty. ‘Pushit’ is also home to the fan-favorite line, “Remember I will always love you / As I claw your f—ing throat away.”
5-Wings For Marie / 10,000
When Tool band writes this song, they want to make it two separate tracks. However, they realized that those songs perfectly fit each other. That’s why they make it a 17-minute double track. The song’s name was taken from Maynard Keenan’s mother passed away brain aneurysm. Before she died in 2003, Maynard James Keenan’s mother suffered a stroke in 1976, roughly 10,000.
4- Third Eye
Third Eye is the last track of the ‘Ænima‘ album. While the TOOL band recording this album, guitarist Adam Jones put everything into the track. He did most experimental compositions of his career. His efforts make him the star of this song. While you are listening to this song, you would want to never end this track. This song finishes with Meynard Keenan‘s screams “Prying open my third eye!”
3- Parabol / Parabola
The Parabol starts with a fairly heavy fashion and growing rhythm. Then we hear those lyrics, “So familiar and overwhelmingly warm.” from Keenan. They influence listeners with this entrance. They continue influencing their listeners with amazing instrumental sections. Despite the inspiration from the song, some fans dislike this song. If I were a TOOL band member, I would want to make this song a double track with Lateralus. Those songs are complete each other completely.
Sober from the Undertow 1993 album. Despite ‘Sober‘ is one of the Tool’s simplest tracks, the track becomes popular without effort. Because while listeners listen to this song, they will feel the power. Sober is the most powerful track by the TOOL band made.
I cannot find words to define this track. This track is amazing. When I listened to it, I freaked out. With this song, the Tool band put all their efforts into making this song. That’s why this song has a special place in the fans’ hearts. Without a doubt, this song is always top of the list.
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