After 13 years of patience, we can officially say that Tool's Fear Inoculum was worth the wait. On an album of labyrinthine 10-minute memorabilia, the longest-stretched title "7empest" is the crown jewel of Fear Inoculum . In addition, it is difficult to argue that "7empest" represents the greatest achievement of the career of guitarist Adam Jones.
Fear Inoculum is a unique record for Tool, also because Jones makes no commitment to making gigantic, impulsive riffs on any of the songs … except "7empest". In "7empest" not only the biggest reef of Fear Inoculum can be seen, but within about 1
Jones immediately picks up the phone with a clean, driving edge that switches between 5/4 and 11/8 time signatures. After 80 seconds of introductory atmosphere, Jones launches into a disgusting electric riff reminiscent of the sessions Aenima and Lateralus . Although Maynard Keenan begins to sing, Jones remains at the top of 7empest with a thick, classic tool groove.
Less than three minutes after "7empest" fans were impressed by the elite guitar work, but the highly rhythmic Jones A surprise between the verses, which indulges in its bluesy aesthetics with some Hendrix-style licks.
In the fourth minute of the song it becomes clear that Adam Jones wants to throw riffs like Rocks in Goliath. Jones gives bassist Justin Chancellor and drummer Danny Carey a little over a third of the way to "7empest" but steals the limelight again and basks in slow and soul-stirring games in 1995, often serving as a unit without a musician being the center of attention. The unbelievable discipline of Tool walking in lockstep may be surpassed only by AC / DC, but with "7empest" after 70 minutes of transcendental music, Jones & # 39; meet wild moments at the perfect time.
Midway through the song Jones shows off Relaxing muscles and circling the fastest triplets with extreme thrash. It feels like Tool is a jazz band in a small club that gives Jones a few minutes to improvise, while the rhythm section leans back and holds the groove. Jones gets really wild with riffs, squeaks and arpeggios until the end of the song.
"We really suffer from our art – what you should do," Jones recently said about Revolver. "If it's worth it, it's worth it to suffer." Jones painted "7empest" with 13 years of blood after bubbling half a liter at a time to complete the masterpiece of his life.
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