Tool - Fear Inoculum

8.1 | 460 votes |
Release date: 30 August 2019
Style: Progressive metal, Alternative metal


145 have it
39 want it

01. Fear Inoculum
02. Pneuma
03. Litanie Contre La Peur [bonus]
04. Invincible
05. Legion Inoculant [bonus]
06. Descending
07. Culling Voices
08. Chocolate Chip Trip
09. 7empest
10. Mockingbeat [bonus]

The Biggest Letdown Of 2019

Maynard James Keenan - vocals
Adam Jones - guitar
Danny Carey - drums
Justin Chancellor - bass

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30/08/2019; a day of huge importance. Finally, after so long, millions of people could at long last stop making the same tired jokes about waiting for the new Tool album.

published 02.09.2019 | Comments (17)

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16.01.2020 - 12:58
Rating: 9
Written by Hrodebert on 11.01.2020 at 06:41

the other reason the votes might be the case there are tons more that hate tool so your are going to get a ton more low votes because of that.. Most people that know of Soen like them they don't have an inbuilt hate bias that would drive the score down

That's actually a great point. Sometimes I forget how many people here give artificially low ratings to things they don't like just to lower the overall score. Soen probably isn't getting a bunch of people voting them 1/10 just because they're popular or "overrated." I still remember when the first Ne Obliviscaris album came out and the scores were so high that at a certain point the people that thought they were overrated started bombing the album with 1 scores just to bring it back to earth.
16.01.2020 - 13:30
"Tons of people hate Tool"

Only 22 votes of 394 are under 6 and less than half those votes are under 4. I don't think 3 people voting a 1 constitutes a "bunch of people." (The first Ne Obliviscaris album also only has 3 votes that gave 1, from nearly 800 votes).

If that rationale was true why are the other Tool albums so much higher rated?

You also failed to factor in people that vote higher simply to inflate the rating.

This imaginary bombing is largely a fallacy outside of the occasional vote abuser, anyway. A popular album will eventually bring in the curious. A lot of those people will not find it as good as those that were looking forward to it. All the scores of this record tell me is that people do not find it as good as other Tool albums.
16.01.2020 - 13:42
Ball Fondlers
Yes, maybe it just sucks. 8.1 is looking pretty high to me
01.02.2020 - 23:18
Rating: 9
Excellent stuff! It's such a delight to hear some new Tool.
This album has attitude, technical proficiency, it's fresh, it's not afraid to create atmosphere, it's psychedelic, it's an honest comeback. I even loved Chocolate Chip Trip.
11.06.2020 - 12:19
doesn't use salt
Written by Ball Fondlers on 16.01.2020 at 13:42

Yes, maybe it just sucks. 8.1 is looking pretty high to me

I listened to it again cause my wife got into tool and oh my god it's such a snoozefest.
You are the hammer, I am the nail
building a house in the fire on the hill
18.06.2020 - 19:57
Rating: 4
This is.... not good. The tones are flashy, and maynards vocals have always been some of the best. But this is one of the most disappointing records ever. It's tedious. Way too long, with some songs just jerking off to one riff for god knows how long, until the next song comes and the cycle repeats. Oh great, they have odd time signatures. How. Original. Tool was never great at structuring their music and just overblowing all their songs. It's like they play just to hear themselves play. It's already very noticeable in 10,000 Days, but at least that album has better riffs and bangers like Vicarious.

All in all, Fear Inoculum is boring, uninspired, and way, way worse than all of their other albums. But perfect for people that talk to themselves.
I don't play the guitar, the guitar plays me.

No, honestly. The guitar is an arsehole
06.08.2020 - 13:42
Heaven Knight
I came across "Pneuma" song by chance thanks to YouTube endless playlists and I find this particular song quite awesome. If it is true they used to do much better stuff earlier I am looking forward to explore this band more.
My rest seems now calm and deep
Finally I got my dead man sleep


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