Out Now: Tool Releases 3-LP Vinyl Edition of Massive 2019 Album ‘Fear Inoculum’

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Rock Cellar Magazine

First released in August of 2019, Fear Inoculum ended a 13-year silence between albums from Tool — and the prog/metal masters delivered one of the most sprawling, epic and grandiose collections of music thus far in the their career, even earning the Best Metal Performance Grammy for the song “7empest.”

The album finally received a vinyl format release earlier this year with a 5-LP collector’s set, but for those desiring a more standard (read: less expensive) version, a 3-LP, 180-gram edition also featuring a triple gatefold jacket and an exclusive poster was made available on Aug. 5.

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Tool recently wrapped a U.S. run of its Fear Inoculum tour, which was a marvel of musicianship, dazzling lights and the sort of stage spectacle the band has become known for over the years.


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A bit more about Fear Inoculum, from our piece back when the album was first released:

This album is a commitment, a journey. It’s an experience, from start to finish.

Frankly, this is perfectly in tune with what Tool is all about. Whether leaving fans wanting with interminable gaps between albums or requiring devoted attention with sprawling, marathon songs such as the ones on Fear Inoculum, Tool has always been about what it wants to do, rather than what fans want to hear.

And that’s admirable. Say what you might about this band — that its songs can sound self-important and impossibly grandiose, which is inarguable to some degree — the albums released by the ensemble are always infinitely rewarding in their own right.

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