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Undertow is Tool's first full-length album, released in 1993. At the time, was at the height of its popularity, and was slowly beginning to gather mainstream attention. Undertow helped remain prominence as a mainstream musical style, and allowed several later bands to break through to the mainstream. Allmusic sees the album's success in the "striking, haunting visuals that complemented the album's nihilistic yet wistful mood" — it was eventually certified double platinum by… read more



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  • Disgustipated rules
  • great alternative metal album
  • StephenR4968 lol
  • real Tool
  • This album got me through my first anal waxing session and I now have a bond with it that can never be broken.
  • This album is a powerful, sexy beast.
  • I always saw this more along the lines of grunge in the sense of Soundgarden's approach then I did progressive rock or metal, definitely the best of Tool's first three releases.
  • Perfection from beginning to end.
  • well, pikesing, the spoken bit... it's just so unnecessary. it makes me keenly aware that despite my age, i'm still hanging onto and wallowing in self-indulgent, youthful emotions when i listen to it. i see it as an album that expresses having little faith or mutual understanding in anything or anyone, and makes no qualms about exploring the dark gamut of human emotion over that. i think deep down you understand that speech is unnecessary, or at least will come to when you hit about 26 or so. =p j/k about that last part
  • this is a masterpiece lets just say its a gem to a peice of art

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