TOOL - Fear Inoculum

TOOL - Fear Inoculum album wiki, reviews
Artist:   TOOL
Album Name:   Fear Inoculum
Genre:   Metal
Tracks:   10
Relase Date:   30 August 2019
Country:   USA

Fear Inoculum (TOOL) Album Songs


Song TitleTime
1.Fear Inoculum10:20
2.Pneuma11:53
3.Litanie contre la Peur 2:14
4.Invincible12:44
5.Legion Inoculant 3:09
6.Descending13:37
7.Culling Voices10:05
8.Chocolate Chip Trip 4:48
9.7empest15:43
10.Mockingbeat 2:05

About TOOL - Fear Inoculum Album

Fear Inoculum is the fifth studio album by American progressive metal band Tool. It is the band's first album in thirteen years, due to creative, personal, and legal issues band members encountered since 2006's 10,000 Days. The album was released on August 30, 2019. Background - Writing: In 2006, Tool released their fourth studio album, 10,000 Days. It topped the US Billboard 200 album chart and was certified platinum by the RIAA, indicating more than one million units sold, a month later. ..

Fear Inoculum (TOOL) Album Comments

Fear Inoculum (TOOL) Album Reviews

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  • AfterW
    5 stars
    Title. Review
  • B e n a v i d e s
    5 stars
    Hell. Yes
  • Needles_kane
    5 stars
    A really solid album. This album is very well made. Everyone complaining about how this doesn't sound like Tool is probably the people who have only heard Sober or Schism on MTV back in the day and are expecting that kinda sound. Each song is very long, none are under 10 minutes. That may sound bad, but when you hear the songs and how well executed and calculated each note is in them you'll understand why they are as long as they are. All in all it's a really solid album and if you can get this cd at retail price I'd highly suggest it. if you can buy it digitally, buy it. it's a great album.
  • Stegiand10
    5 stars
    One word. Masterpiece
  • JamesOfApple
    3 stars
    Meh. It’s alright, I see why Tool fans love it and the sound of it certainly is unique for a rock band. I just don’t really like it. It’s a matter of taste and you may like it. Give it a listen on YouTube before you buy it though.
  • c980w
    5 stars
    A classic!. This album takes listening to a few times to really see it for what it truly is; one of the greatest albums ever recorded! I’ve listened to it repeatedly, and it’s a part of me like another layer of skin. Every song is special and different. I was recently on vacation listening to it every morning walking on the beach. It was a religious experience each morning!
  • Inside Light
    1 stars
    1 star because 0 not available. Sounds like rehearsal room noodling. To have waited so long and get this load of garbage is a complete waste of everyone’s time. This is not “next level” or show any type of progression in their sound. It literally sounds like rejected scraps from 10,000 Days. I’ve tried...but this album just bores me.
  • bęvïłšædvøčätë999
    5 stars
    Just keeping ratings up. That’s all I’m here for really... Thanks James I’ll let s8n know to put this on
  • TeeJ101
    1 stars
    Trash. Awful Garbage
  • dsorell
    5 stars
    Pure Masterpiece. They are the classical music of metal, in my opinion, and this album to me is one long novel of a musical piece, broken into “movements,” each taking their sweet painful time, unfolding a delicious, powerful, mesmerizing piece of art. Just fantastic. My advice is take your time with it. Let it wash over you. It is truly a masterpiece.
  • DK's Tunes
    5 stars
    Opened my eyes to a whole different perspective on music. The instrinsic music composition elements within this peice of work astounds me to no other end. I've never looked at music so indepth as I have with this peice of work. They truly did use a mathematical approach to creating this album which I greatly appreciate even more. It gives the listener homework to have to go back and re-listen to it countless times to just digest the detail and to truly appreciate the work that they created. It's the same but different in the sense they never steer away from their core element that makes them who they are and it definitely shows and I hope this is becomes a bookmark for other artists to under stand that you don't need to steer away from your original sound but can create different compositions that are relevant with the time within your own style. I appreciate that greatly and this is by far my favorite album of the year. Thank you Tool. I'll wait another thirteen years plus for the next album. I have a feeling it will be worth it if I'm not dead lol.
  • Grzld87
    5 stars
    Don’t listen to the whiners. But do yourself a favor and get this album. I could delete my entire library and keep only this masterpiece and I’d be happy. If this is the final tool album we get, then it’s an incredible send off. Absolute masterpiece.
  • TheFireInMyEyes
    5 stars
    I. I hey
  • Jaytona Beach
    5 stars
    Are you kidding me?? TOOL. As if I expected any less from my favorite band of all time. I have been a fan from the beginning. I remember buying the Opiate cassette tape! Once you listen to this album 10-15 times you will have a grasp on how ridiculously awesome it really is!! Spiral out, keep going
  • Fukthetoolhaters
    5 stars
    One of the best albums of the decade. Every single person bashing this album needs to get their ears checked, and continue listening to nickelback. Anyone that has anything bad to say about this album can die in a horrific car wreck with their entire family. Useful idiots.
  • calpilot
    5 stars
    Sublime listening experience. Tool tells a story in sonic brilliance. If you are listening to fear inoculum trying to hear previous Tool you won’t find it. It’s in their past.., fear inoculum is the present. Fear Inoculum tells a beautiful story and must be listened to in its entirety to fully be appreciated. I believe it’s a rock masterpiece and will be considered as one of the best and most special albums ever released. Pure sonic excellence. Immerse yourself and be inoculated. BRAVO. Fresh, relevant and beautiful. Very special release. Listen to the story the album tells.
  • Intermisson
    5 stars
    What can I say. 🤘🏼
  • .scot
    3 stars
    4 of 10 songs crap, 3 of remaining 6 weak. but there are 3 decent songs... although, I compltely agree that, if they're going out on this, then they're going out on a bad note because it does indeed lack the punch they're known for. It's still got that signature Tool sound, but... it's like they phoned it in.
  • new tool, awesome
    5 stars
    Long waited for and was not disappointed. I’m a long time fan of Tool and love all of their albums. I feared for it having taken so long that it would not be a good effort given lead singer Maynard and his pension for having so many projects he works on. When I began to hear talk of a new album being finished I was skeptical, however the more news I would see of this, the more I really wanted to hear it. Finally, it was available for purchase and from song 1 through song 10, the album is amazing all the way through. If you aren’t quite sure yet, give some of the songs a listen to online and then make your own decision, however for me the samples I heard before buying it, I was sold.
  • Crazyveed
    5 stars
    Excellent Album. Great sound and lyrics. Flows from start to finish. Love it!!!!!
  • Bkwood1991
    5 stars
    Great the first listen, better after that. I absolutely don’t understand how anyone thinks the band didn’t put a ton of effort into this album. Every song has so many layers to them that you can’t possibly get them all in the first listen. There were songs I loved the first time and love even more after more listens. Then there are the songs I didn’t quite like as much the first time but have gotten better each time I’ve heard them.
  • Droceankiddd
    1 stars
    The math:. I am a lifelong fan, spent a month listening morning and night but: 1. I did the math. MJK sings on 19.26% of this album. He doesn’t yell. No soaring sustained notes. The occasional ...growl I guess you could say, but it’s a massive failure on MJK’s part. 2. Adam rips himself off so blatantly, I haven’t seen a dive in composition skills like this since.... I honestly can’t think of anyone who’s compositional quality crashed this hard. 3. The bassist and drummer do no wrong, and admirably attempt to save the record from the monotony, but with zero success. 4. It literally sounds like TOOL had all their teeth pulled. There is no power, no urgency, nothing that made TOOL what they once were. If you’re okay with all that, go ahead. Put yourself to sleep with 5, 13 minute songs that have zero heart, zero soul, and very nearly zero singing. The only TOOL you’ll hear, is when they use riffs from old songs in a SLIGHTLY different way. Beware. The desperate delusion among fans really made me question myself on this. But unfortunately, it’s trash. Time will reflect that.
  • ReviewingSavant
    5 stars
    Excellent. I have not been a close follower of Tool, though I did buy the album Anemia (along with the rest of the world I think). I have heard bits and pieces of their other albums as well. "Fear Inoculum" stands out in my opinion. I read a few of the reviews on here and some of the bad reviews mentioned that they don't even recognize it as Tool. What ??? This album is Tool through and through. Superb audio engineering will send you on a sonic journey that seems to all too rare these days. Sound quality is simply pristine and the songs are some of the best that Tool has written ever. Ignore that minority of bad reviews that some have posted. Buy this and enjoy it over and over.
  • cernocheerleader
    1 stars
    like cilantro. you either liove it or hate it and it looks like most reviews here love it ha ha
  • jgsb2001
    5 stars
    A Month Later . . .. Absolutely another masterpiece by Tool. For the last month I've listened to one song at a time so I could follow the structure and get immersed in the idea of each one. Finally made it to 7empest this last week - and wow, just amazing. I love the call-backs to previous songs (Right in Two, Third Eye, among others). I don't care for the interludes. They literally add nothing for me, especially when the songs they preceed have long ambient intros. But that doesn't matter, because the main songs are great. I hope this isn't their last album, but if it is I count myself a lucky fan (yes, since '92). Tool has made five timeless albums that can be listened to for the rest of my life.
  • Win Noble
    3 stars
    Great for most bands... Worst album of Tools Career. As much as I enjoy and appreciate the talent and craftsmanship of Tool this is not their best work. Outside of 7empest there is nothing magical here and no serious fan will pretend this isn’t a mediocre album for the band.
  • Just wants free minutes
    5 stars
    Work of art!. Tool are artists in the truest form. I can not comprehend people not liking this record it is obvious to me that they truly put an incredible amount of effort to make such an amazing offering for their fans! Some of their best work in my humble opinion. That said if you don’t like Tool then go eat a bag of d!cks!!!
  • snakeplynnskin
    5 stars
    Thank You. This is perfection in evolution. Doesn’t feel “new”.....feels comfortably familiar but evolved in sound quality (technology) and depth. TOOL has always taken me to that surreal but oh so real place, and I luv em for it. This album is PERFECTION !!!
  • Wiz1123
    5 stars
    Thank you Tool!. Never disappointed. Worth the wait! A total work of art as usual.
  • MusicinM'Soul
    5 stars
    Best Tool Ever. I never thought Tool would ever top Undertow, but this album does it in spades. Each member of the band has taken all of the sonic lessons they've learned over the decades and applied them to this record in an amazing fashion. Wow what can I say, epic!
  • Livin4God91
    1 stars
    Overrated. I wouldn’t call this music at least not good at all. Slimy for sure
  • Slater202
    5 stars
    YES!!!!!. Finally I can die happy!!!!!!
  • westcoastfeller
    5 stars
    ABSOLUTE MASTERPIECE. I know about TOOL - I don’t live under a rock - but this is the first record I’ve ever listened to by them. To be honest, I haven’t really been a TOOL fan... but commenting on this album is futile. Good luck trying. Words just can’t. No kidding. Give it up, do yourself a solid and just listen to it. On a whim I bought the album last night and thought to give it a quick preview before bed (hoping to listen to it properly in the morning)... well that wasn’t possible... it pulled me right in and kept me up till 3:30am... just had to finish it. So I listened to it again this morning and it sounds even better! Melodic and catchy, but hard, serious, passionate, masterful work. It takes you on a spiritual journey... I’m hesitant at first...it’s kinda dark, but somewhere inside all that insane pounding rhythm and extra terrestrial tone you begin to trust where all of it’s going, then you’re rewarded with groove leading into another groove building up to the next impossible groove that finally brings you to tears of appreciation... and brings you gently back down just long enough to recover for the next song, which does the same thing all over again. In my opinion this work of art is way above the line of what we’ve become used to in modern music. It’s real and spiritual, it’s not sugary nonsense. It’s like a reminder that the truth is still out there in the desert, quietly maintaining it’s strength, getting tugged on by the chaos in the world until finally it has no choice but to come out of hiding and shine. This is a sonic gift from another dimension pulling us back out of the muck of today's musical mediocrity. Finally some muscle is back to do some of that heavy lifting some other artists seem to have forgotten about. This album must have required so much time, patience and grind to make. I don’t agree about the comment someone made on here that Maynard has given up on his band. That couldn’t be possible if you really heard this. In his voice and words, he sounded serious about all of it... like a shaman deeply focused in a healing ritual. I’m grateful for the majestic effort each band member put into this experience, and for each band member the word “GENIUS” is well deserved. Maynard sings passionately, just the right amount... then sits back and let’s the instruments assault our senses with magical mathematic precision. From the sound design side of things, the sonic mastery from start to finish is indescribably good so I’ll just stop talking now. Put aside an hour and a half, don a really GOOD pair of headphones and you might never want to listen to Pop and mainstream Music anymore.
  • kagamiithegreat
    5 stars
    Amazing!. Album of the year for sure.
  • 1rare1
    3 stars
    Mediocre. Waited a LONG time for this album. It’s Tool, yet it really leaves me wanting more. To many synth-sounds and not enough hard edge in your face Tool. Quite frankly the new Perfect Circle album is better.
  • Heeby Scheeby
    2 stars
    Poor. Every Tool album has a few good tunes and the rest is just sort of sound effects overlaid over tones. This new album is all latter, no former. Stream it. Check it out. For gods sake don’t just buy it without giving it a listen first.
  • This one is rancid
    5 stars
    Tool is way better than Swift. Tool is way better than Taylor Swift. Accept it people.
  • gskzjksoejbdhddui
    1 stars
    mad. dont even know how to explain how much i extremely hate this
  • Deleter_1
    5 stars
    Amazing as always. Tool never disappoints.
  • TazarTheYoot
    5 stars
    13 years, worth the wait. Just wish it was longer.
  • Gello
    3 stars
    Eh..... I've been a TOOL fan since the very beginning of their career, and I must say I am completely disappointed in this album after 13 years of waiting. The song Fear Inoculum is great at the 5:50 mark of the song and 7empest is a decent song musically. That's about it in my opinion. Aenima will always be my personal favorite album by them, so if you're new to TOOL check it out. Much better.
  • khardt1973
    5 stars
    New tool. Just what I was waiting for! Multi layered tool takes it to next level!!
  • ABN Infantryman
    1 stars
    By far Tool's worst album.... Almost unlistenable. This ablum sounds like a Tool cover band tried to write a tool album. In other words, it has the Tool tradmark sound, but the songs are horrible. There is not one, single good song on this whole record. I never thought Tool was capable of a bad album, since everything they've done priot to this has been either great, or at the very least, good. To say that I'm dissapointed is to put it mildly.
  • Robert McVey
    5 stars
    Another Mantra:Ambiguous. Been with these guys since Undertow and love every aspect of this album just as the first. Fear Inoculum has not only revitalized my interest in Tool but has motivated me to delve deeper into their meaning, approach and how they work. Adam Jones gave up a career in sculpting creatures for Jurassic Park for his new band. Maynard Keenan can sing and write poetry over insane timing, was in the Army, has his own winery, restaurant, sings in several other groups... Danny Carey is the mathematician of the band and it feels like it is musically written around the drums. Justin Chancellor is a chord monster on the bass!!! Overall, Tool’s music is ambiguous. The intent might sound different than the meaning unless you follow the lyrics to the music. Hints of eastern feel, droning backbone, with constant musical communication between all in the group. This is a collaborative effort and the chemistry is amazing. Delve deeper and it is not angst as much as experiences, situations, psychology. Tool is amazing.
  • Silk City Symphony
    3 stars
    It’s still Tool. Musically solid with Adam and Danny killing it. Maynard, IMO, lacks the intensity vocally. The fills and buildup are great but I’m waiting and longing for the howl, growl, and rage from MJK. Good example, around 10:50min mark on Invincible, MJK could have roared but never happened... in the end, it’s still Tool. Enjoy.
  • Talkinhead
    5 stars
    Invincible. An absolutely flawless album from beginning to end. I was not disappointed. I consider this record as a whole invincible, which is by far my favorite song off the album.
  • ElidAjjEDI
    5 stars
    The wait is over !!!. It’s coming ... Thank you sirs. Worth it and more ...spiral out
  • Rolla Rock
    2 stars
    Sad Money Grab. What a let down,,,seems like to me-that they might have wanted to stream a long time ago,.but since they were always against it,,would have been odd to do without any new music in the 2000's ,.,I see this as a huge cash grab..This sounds like it has all been done before,.,Tool retired a long time ago,.,.Save your crumbs
  • SpaceX-Cadet
    5 stars
    My Favorite Tool Album Yet. Title says it all. Look forward to playing this one for years. Hopefully not longer than a decade until the next album comes out ;)
  • AfterW
    5 stars
    Title. Review
  • B e n a v i d e s
    5 stars
    Hell. Yes
  • Needles_kane
    5 stars
    A really solid album. This album is very well made. Everyone complaining about how this doesn't sound like Tool is probably the people who have only heard Sober or Schism on MTV back in the day and are expecting that kinda sound. Each song is very long, none are under 10 minutes. That may sound bad, but when you hear the songs and how well executed and calculated each note is in them you'll understand why they are as long as they are. All in all it's a really solid album and if you can get this cd at retail price I'd highly suggest it. if you can buy it digitally, buy it. it's a great album.
  • Stegiand10
    5 stars
    One word. Masterpiece
  • JamesOfApple
    3 stars
    Meh. It’s alright, I see why Tool fans love it and the sound of it certainly is unique for a rock band. I just don’t really like it. It’s a matter of taste and you may like it. Give it a listen on YouTube before you buy it though.
  • c980w
    5 stars
    A classic!. This album takes listening to a few times to really see it for what it truly is; one of the greatest albums ever recorded! I’ve listened to it repeatedly, and it’s a part of me like another layer of skin. Every song is special and different. I was recently on vacation listening to it every morning walking on the beach. It was a religious experience each morning!
  • Inside Light
    1 stars
    1 star because 0 not available. Sounds like rehearsal room noodling. To have waited so long and get this load of garbage is a complete waste of everyone’s time. This is not “next level” or show any type of progression in their sound. It literally sounds like rejected scraps from 10,000 Days. I’ve tried...but this album just bores me.
  • bęvïłšædvøčätë999
    5 stars
    Just keeping ratings up. That’s all I’m here for really... Thanks James I’ll let s8n know to put this on
  • TeeJ101
    1 stars
    Trash. Awful Garbage
  • dsorell
    5 stars
    Pure Masterpiece. They are the classical music of metal, in my opinion, and this album to me is one long novel of a musical piece, broken into “movements,” each taking their sweet painful time, unfolding a delicious, powerful, mesmerizing piece of art. Just fantastic. My advice is take your time with it. Let it wash over you. It is truly a masterpiece.
  • DK's Tunes
    5 stars
    Opened my eyes to a whole different perspective on music. The instrinsic music composition elements within this peice of work astounds me to no other end. I've never looked at music so indepth as I have with this peice of work. They truly did use a mathematical approach to creating this album which I greatly appreciate even more. It gives the listener homework to have to go back and re-listen to it countless times to just digest the detail and to truly appreciate the work that they created. It's the same but different in the sense they never steer away from their core element that makes them who they are and it definitely shows and I hope this is becomes a bookmark for other artists to under stand that you don't need to steer away from your original sound but can create different compositions that are relevant with the time within your own style. I appreciate that greatly and this is by far my favorite album of the year. Thank you Tool. I'll wait another thirteen years plus for the next album. I have a feeling it will be worth it if I'm not dead lol.
  • Grzld87
    5 stars
    Don’t listen to the whiners. But do yourself a favor and get this album. I could delete my entire library and keep only this masterpiece and I’d be happy. If this is the final tool album we get, then it’s an incredible send off. Absolute masterpiece.
  • TheFireInMyEyes
    5 stars
    I. I hey
  • Jaytona Beach
    5 stars
    Are you kidding me?? TOOL. As if I expected any less from my favorite band of all time. I have been a fan from the beginning. I remember buying the Opiate cassette tape! Once you listen to this album 10-15 times you will have a grasp on how ridiculously awesome it really is!! Spiral out, keep going
  • Fukthetoolhaters
    5 stars
    One of the best albums of the decade. Every single person bashing this album needs to get their ears checked, and continue listening to nickelback. Anyone that has anything bad to say about this album can die in a horrific car wreck with their entire family. Useful idiots.
  • calpilot
    5 stars
    Sublime listening experience. Tool tells a story in sonic brilliance. If you are listening to fear inoculum trying to hear previous Tool you won’t find it. It’s in their past.., fear inoculum is the present. Fear Inoculum tells a beautiful story and must be listened to in its entirety to fully be appreciated. I believe it’s a rock masterpiece and will be considered as one of the best and most special albums ever released. Pure sonic excellence. Immerse yourself and be inoculated. BRAVO. Fresh, relevant and beautiful. Very special release. Listen to the story the album tells.
  • Intermisson
    5 stars
    What can I say. 🤘🏼
  • .scot
    3 stars
    4 of 10 songs crap, 3 of remaining 6 weak. but there are 3 decent songs... although, I compltely agree that, if they're going out on this, then they're going out on a bad note because it does indeed lack the punch they're known for. It's still got that signature Tool sound, but... it's like they phoned it in.
  • new tool, awesome
    5 stars
    Long waited for and was not disappointed. I’m a long time fan of Tool and love all of their albums. I feared for it having taken so long that it would not be a good effort given lead singer Maynard and his pension for having so many projects he works on. When I began to hear talk of a new album being finished I was skeptical, however the more news I would see of this, the more I really wanted to hear it. Finally, it was available for purchase and from song 1 through song 10, the album is amazing all the way through. If you aren’t quite sure yet, give some of the songs a listen to online and then make your own decision, however for me the samples I heard before buying it, I was sold.
  • Crazyveed
    5 stars
    Excellent Album. Great sound and lyrics. Flows from start to finish. Love it!!!!!
  • Bkwood1991
    5 stars
    Great the first listen, better after that. I absolutely don’t understand how anyone thinks the band didn’t put a ton of effort into this album. Every song has so many layers to them that you can’t possibly get them all in the first listen. There were songs I loved the first time and love even more after more listens. Then there are the songs I didn’t quite like as much the first time but have gotten better each time I’ve heard them.
  • Droceankiddd
    1 stars
    The math:. I am a lifelong fan, spent a month listening morning and night but: 1. I did the math. MJK sings on 19.26% of this album. He doesn’t yell. No soaring sustained notes. The occasional ...growl I guess you could say, but it’s a massive failure on MJK’s part. 2. Adam rips himself off so blatantly, I haven’t seen a dive in composition skills like this since.... I honestly can’t think of anyone who’s compositional quality crashed this hard. 3. The bassist and drummer do no wrong, and admirably attempt to save the record from the monotony, but with zero success. 4. It literally sounds like TOOL had all their teeth pulled. There is no power, no urgency, nothing that made TOOL what they once were. If you’re okay with all that, go ahead. Put yourself to sleep with 5, 13 minute songs that have zero heart, zero soul, and very nearly zero singing. The only TOOL you’ll hear, is when they use riffs from old songs in a SLIGHTLY different way. Beware. The desperate delusion among fans really made me question myself on this. But unfortunately, it’s trash. Time will reflect that.
  • ReviewingSavant
    5 stars
    Excellent. I have not been a close follower of Tool, though I did buy the album Anemia (along with the rest of the world I think). I have heard bits and pieces of their other albums as well. "Fear Inoculum" stands out in my opinion. I read a few of the reviews on here and some of the bad reviews mentioned that they don't even recognize it as Tool. What ??? This album is Tool through and through. Superb audio engineering will send you on a sonic journey that seems to all too rare these days. Sound quality is simply pristine and the songs are some of the best that Tool has written ever. Ignore that minority of bad reviews that some have posted. Buy this and enjoy it over and over.
  • cernocheerleader
    1 stars
    like cilantro. you either liove it or hate it and it looks like most reviews here love it ha ha
  • jgsb2001
    5 stars
    A Month Later . . .. Absolutely another masterpiece by Tool. For the last month I've listened to one song at a time so I could follow the structure and get immersed in the idea of each one. Finally made it to 7empest this last week - and wow, just amazing. I love the call-backs to previous songs (Right in Two, Third Eye, among others). I don't care for the interludes. They literally add nothing for me, especially when the songs they preceed have long ambient intros. But that doesn't matter, because the main songs are great. I hope this isn't their last album, but if it is I count myself a lucky fan (yes, since '92). Tool has made five timeless albums that can be listened to for the rest of my life.
  • Win Noble
    3 stars
    Great for most bands... Worst album of Tools Career. As much as I enjoy and appreciate the talent and craftsmanship of Tool this is not their best work. Outside of 7empest there is nothing magical here and no serious fan will pretend this isn’t a mediocre album for the band.
  • Just wants free minutes
    5 stars
    Work of art!. Tool are artists in the truest form. I can not comprehend people not liking this record it is obvious to me that they truly put an incredible amount of effort to make such an amazing offering for their fans! Some of their best work in my humble opinion. That said if you don’t like Tool then go eat a bag of d!cks!!!
  • snakeplynnskin
    5 stars
    Thank You. This is perfection in evolution. Doesn’t feel “new”.....feels comfortably familiar but evolved in sound quality (technology) and depth. TOOL has always taken me to that surreal but oh so real place, and I luv em for it. This album is PERFECTION !!!
  • Wiz1123
    5 stars
    Thank you Tool!. Never disappointed. Worth the wait! A total work of art as usual.
  • MusicinM'Soul
    5 stars
    Best Tool Ever. I never thought Tool would ever top Undertow, but this album does it in spades. Each member of the band has taken all of the sonic lessons they've learned over the decades and applied them to this record in an amazing fashion. Wow what can I say, epic!
  • Livin4God91
    1 stars
    Overrated. I wouldn’t call this music at least not good at all. Slimy for sure
  • Slater202
    5 stars
    YES!!!!!. Finally I can die happy!!!!!!
  • westcoastfeller
    5 stars
    ABSOLUTE MASTERPIECE. I know about TOOL - I don’t live under a rock - but this is the first record I’ve ever listened to by them. To be honest, I haven’t really been a TOOL fan... but commenting on this album is futile. Good luck trying. Words just can’t. No kidding. Give it up, do yourself a solid and just listen to it. On a whim I bought the album last night and thought to give it a quick preview before bed (hoping to listen to it properly in the morning)... well that wasn’t possible... it pulled me right in and kept me up till 3:30am... just had to finish it. So I listened to it again this morning and it sounds even better! Melodic and catchy, but hard, serious, passionate, masterful work. It takes you on a spiritual journey... I’m hesitant at first...it’s kinda dark, but somewhere inside all that insane pounding rhythm and extra terrestrial tone you begin to trust where all of it’s going, then you’re rewarded with groove leading into another groove building up to the next impossible groove that finally brings you to tears of appreciation... and brings you gently back down just long enough to recover for the next song, which does the same thing all over again. In my opinion this work of art is way above the line of what we’ve become used to in modern music. It’s real and spiritual, it’s not sugary nonsense. It’s like a reminder that the truth is still out there in the desert, quietly maintaining it’s strength, getting tugged on by the chaos in the world until finally it has no choice but to come out of hiding and shine. This is a sonic gift from another dimension pulling us back out of the muck of today's musical mediocrity. Finally some muscle is back to do some of that heavy lifting some other artists seem to have forgotten about. This album must have required so much time, patience and grind to make. I don’t agree about the comment someone made on here that Maynard has given up on his band. That couldn’t be possible if you really heard this. In his voice and words, he sounded serious about all of it... like a shaman deeply focused in a healing ritual. I’m grateful for the majestic effort each band member put into this experience, and for each band member the word “GENIUS” is well deserved. Maynard sings passionately, just the right amount... then sits back and let’s the instruments assault our senses with magical mathematic precision. From the sound design side of things, the sonic mastery from start to finish is indescribably good so I’ll just stop talking now. Put aside an hour and a half, don a really GOOD pair of headphones and you might never want to listen to Pop and mainstream Music anymore.
  • kagamiithegreat
    5 stars
    Amazing!. Album of the year for sure.
  • 1rare1
    3 stars
    Mediocre. Waited a LONG time for this album. It’s Tool, yet it really leaves me wanting more. To many synth-sounds and not enough hard edge in your face Tool. Quite frankly the new Perfect Circle album is better.
  • Heeby Scheeby
    2 stars
    Poor. Every Tool album has a few good tunes and the rest is just sort of sound effects overlaid over tones. This new album is all latter, no former. Stream it. Check it out. For gods sake don’t just buy it without giving it a listen first.
  • This one is rancid
    5 stars
    Tool is way better than Swift. Tool is way better than Taylor Swift. Accept it people.
  • gskzjksoejbdhddui
    1 stars
    mad. dont even know how to explain how much i extremely hate this
  • Deleter_1
    5 stars
    Amazing as always. Tool never disappoints.
  • TazarTheYoot
    5 stars
    13 years, worth the wait. Just wish it was longer.
  • Gello
    3 stars
    Eh..... I've been a TOOL fan since the very beginning of their career, and I must say I am completely disappointed in this album after 13 years of waiting. The song Fear Inoculum is great at the 5:50 mark of the song and 7empest is a decent song musically. That's about it in my opinion. Aenima will always be my personal favorite album by them, so if you're new to TOOL check it out. Much better.
  • khardt1973
    5 stars
    New tool. Just what I was waiting for! Multi layered tool takes it to next level!!
  • ABN Infantryman
    1 stars
    By far Tool's worst album.... Almost unlistenable. This ablum sounds like a Tool cover band tried to write a tool album. In other words, it has the Tool tradmark sound, but the songs are horrible. There is not one, single good song on this whole record. I never thought Tool was capable of a bad album, since everything they've done priot to this has been either great, or at the very least, good. To say that I'm dissapointed is to put it mildly.
  • Robert McVey
    5 stars
    Another Mantra:Ambiguous. Been with these guys since Undertow and love every aspect of this album just as the first. Fear Inoculum has not only revitalized my interest in Tool but has motivated me to delve deeper into their meaning, approach and how they work. Adam Jones gave up a career in sculpting creatures for Jurassic Park for his new band. Maynard Keenan can sing and write poetry over insane timing, was in the Army, has his own winery, restaurant, sings in several other groups... Danny Carey is the mathematician of the band and it feels like it is musically written around the drums. Justin Chancellor is a chord monster on the bass!!! Overall, Tool’s music is ambiguous. The intent might sound different than the meaning unless you follow the lyrics to the music. Hints of eastern feel, droning backbone, with constant musical communication between all in the group. This is a collaborative effort and the chemistry is amazing. Delve deeper and it is not angst as much as experiences, situations, psychology. Tool is amazing.
  • Silk City Symphony
    3 stars
    It’s still Tool. Musically solid with Adam and Danny killing it. Maynard, IMO, lacks the intensity vocally. The fills and buildup are great but I’m waiting and longing for the howl, growl, and rage from MJK. Good example, around 10:50min mark on Invincible, MJK could have roared but never happened... in the end, it’s still Tool. Enjoy.
  • Talkinhead
    5 stars
    Invincible. An absolutely flawless album from beginning to end. I was not disappointed. I consider this record as a whole invincible, which is by far my favorite song off the album.
  • ElidAjjEDI
    5 stars
    The wait is over !!!. It’s coming ... Thank you sirs. Worth it and more ...spiral out
  • Rolla Rock
    2 stars
    Sad Money Grab. What a let down,,,seems like to me-that they might have wanted to stream a long time ago,.but since they were always against it,,would have been odd to do without any new music in the 2000's ,.,I see this as a huge cash grab..This sounds like it has all been done before,.,Tool retired a long time ago,.,.Save your crumbs
  • SpaceX-Cadet
    5 stars
    My Favorite Tool Album Yet. Title says it all. Look forward to playing this one for years. Hopefully not longer than a decade until the next album comes out ;)

TOOL - Fear Inoculum Album Wiki

Fear Inoculum is the fifth studio album by American rock band Tool. It was released on August 30, 2019, through Tool Dissectional, Volcano Entertainment, and RCA Records. It is the band's first album in 13 years, due to creative, personal, and legal issues band members encountered since the release of 10,000 Days. The album was released to critical acclaim, with reviewers generally agreeing that the band had successfully refined their established sound. The album topped the US Billboard 200 albums chart, their third album in a row to do so, selling over 270,000 album-equivalent units. The album topped five other national album charts in its opening week as well..