I’ll just get straight to it. Tool finally released a new album. So, yes … Tool is in my fortnightly series of bands that start with the same letter. But, and I know it’s poor form to start a sentence with the word but, is the track that’s chosen for Tool from the latest album? Well, you’re going to have to read a few more paragraphs to find out.
Or scroll down to the list. You could always do that.
Welcome—officially—to the T entry in my alphabet playlist of metal. This entry was a bit of a slow burn for me. Initially I thought the list was going to be another short list—something I’m preparing myself for as I enter the world of UVWXYZ.
After the initial easy entries were added—Tool, Trivium, Twisted Sister and Thirty Seconds To Mars as examples—the following bands took a while to recall or discover. Once the second wind was discovered though, the list started building thick and fast.
The recommendations through Google Play Music and YouTube seemed to recognise that I was not only looking for a particular style of music, but that the band names also needed to start with the letter T. I’m hoping that happens again when I round out this alphabet playlist.
Enough waffle, let’s see how the list panned out.
The T list
- Take the Day—Song for the Broken
- Temple of the Dog—Hunger Strike
- Through Fire—Wake the Dead
- Thousand Below—Chemical
- Taking Dawn—This is Madness
- Times of Grace—Hymn of a Broken Man
- Threat Signal—Through my Eyes
- Terror Universal—Make Them Bleed
- The Safety Fire—Mouth of Swords
- The Plot in You—Time Changes Everything
- Thirty Seconds to Mars—The Kill
- The Word Alive—Trapped
- The Devil Wears Prada—Assistant to the Regional Manager
- Texas in July—Broken Soul
- Twelve Foot Ninja—One Hand Killing
- Toothgrinder—The Shadow
- TesseracT—Of Mind-Nocturne
- Twisted Sister—I Wanna Rock
Mmmmm … waffles.
That’s quite a diverse list, right? This could be an enjoyable two weeks of driving to and from work. It won’t be, because of work, but still … it could be.
If you’ve been reading this article from the beginning—thank you bored reader—then you’ll have discovered the answer to this article’s initial question. That answer is no. The Tool entry is Parabola which remains as my all-time favourite Tool song. I like the new Tool album, but it’s nowhere near the brilliance of Tool in the 90s and 00s.
End of non-related Tool summary. Also, end of this fortnight’s playlist article. I hope you enjoyed the list.