A favourite of Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello, who describes this dark and intense LP as containing "everything that's great in metal".
Here's Sober. It's not exactly party music. Unless your idea of a party involves rocking in the foetal position in the corner of a room with roadkill nailed to the walls and a flickering lightbulb. At 4:00am. On ketamine.
“I had the privilege of witnessing these songs as they were written and debuted in the LA clubs, and on those nights there was no better metal band in the world. While Tool may shun being described as 'heavy metal,' the huge, punishing force of their riffs, coupled with the dark and shadowy lyrics, are everything that’s great in metal. This remains one of my favorites.” (Thanks Tom Morello, via his 13 greatest heavy metal albums of all time)