Undertow (1996) Like many of its brethren in the alternative-metal corps—Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, and Helmet—Tool can crunch and lumber about with the best of… Tool Rock
Music Review

Undertow (1996)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Lead Performance: Tool; Genre: Rock

Like many of its brethren in the alternative-metal corps—Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, and Helmet—Tool can crunch and lumber about with the best of them. What put this L.A. band a notch above the rest are better songs (with actual verses, choruses, and hooks-check out the terrific ''Prison Sex'') and the hints of vulnerability in singer Maynard James Keenan's voice.

Originally posted May 28, 1993 Published in issue #172 May 28, 1993 Order article reprints