I have an unpopular view of TOOL these days. I’m not excited about the prospect of a new album, and after reading their constant, contradictory-statement-laden back-and-forth about this mythical record for roughly five years, I just don’t care. In fact, as someone that’s actually purchased (paid money for) their first four studio records and their debut EP, I have to say I was kind of disappointed with the last couple, despite all the acclaim. OPIATE and UNDERTOW rocked hard. Then things became overblown, overtly technical, and frankly, boring. That said, the band is gearing up for a 21st Anniversary Edition of their six-song debut, and that is something that The Rock Father can get behind.
Interestingly enough, if your baby is a TOOL fan, you could always pick up Rockabye Baby!’s LULLABY RENDITIONS OF TOOL (released in 2006, and available on iTunes).
Are you excited for this one?