Fear Inoculum

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Post by Busty McCracken » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:08 pm

Snuck in a listen before bed last night and didn't know what to think. Have still just had the one listen and will get to my second once I'm properly awake and this migraine is gone.

Drums and bass as expected were amazing, guitar I was a little surprised with the choices and ETE vocal style did throw me off a little also considering they were nowhere to be heard on live versions of Invincible/ Descending.

To me it's not the pressure of 13 years working against this song but the fact that it's the title track. Their entire catalogue, the title track for me holds up as some of their greatest pieces so my expectations are huge on this.

And I think that's what's thrown me. The title track of their albums has almost been like an epicentre of the entire album in the past like the albun has built up to that particular song. Where as I view this more as the set up for what is to come. If I'm right on that, it makes perfect sense why its been chosen as song one and will make much more sense once heard in the context of the full album for which I am very fucking excited to hear what comes next.

In summary... NEW FUCKING TOOL .. YEWWWWWW
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Re: Fear Inoculum

Post by rinkwhopper » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:16 pm

I find I dig this significantly more with good headphones and after smoking a bowl.

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Re: Fear Inoculum

Post by PimPle » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:17 pm

Listened to it 3 times back to back and very loud in the car on the way to work, it is awesome. Each subsequent listen it just got better and better. For me the EtE thing faded into obscurity and it just started sounding amazing. I am locking in to listen to it all day today.
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Re: Fear Inoculum

Post by Spoonman » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:18 pm

liz wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:04 pm
M0G wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:58 pm
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I bet they would of laughed their arses off you limp noodle dick
Don't do that. He has the right to be underwhelmed. It took me 20 listens to get this song. Everyone has different tastes it does no good taking a dig at someone for feeling differently. Let's keep things in context. It is music and is incredibly subjective.
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Tool have a very unique and strange way of marketing in basically starving their fans/keeping their expectations ultra-high for any little bit they publish, be it high quality or not.
I have no doubt that it works for them (and I still love them, just to say) but they and any other person have to accept that I or we may not be sooooo much overwhelmed by their new stuff as they might have thought. That's just reality.

PS: Sorry for any linguistical mistakes. I would love to write it down much better, but getting to my limits...

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Post by fortysixand2 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:18 pm

Anyone else notice that little sound effect in Fear Inoculum around 0:32 & 0:48 is the same as the one used at various times in Descending? More specifically, around 1:06 & 1:16 in the live debut at Welcome to Rockville. I knew it sounded familiar.


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Re: Fear Inoculum

Post by Spoonman » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:21 pm

A clap with a delay effect? Guess Danny plays it via Mandala.

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Post by fractal-machine » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:29 pm

Holy shit I can not wait! I've been listening to this ALL DAY LONG!!!! Ha ha! The more I listen the more I LOVE IT!!! Some of these people who don't like this song are either listening to this on their shitty ass phones or computer monitor speakers, lol. I know, cuz my$400 phone speaker sounds like shit! This song is on repeat and no one is touching this dial! This sounds absolutely incredible in my car full blast! I am completely sold on this album!
I was already floored with I&D! This song sounds like it's building up to the next song (in good ol Tool fashion). I've never been let down by Tool. And this, my new friends, is their best. The production is nearly perfect!
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Re: Fear Inoculum

Post by Shed523 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:35 pm

Guys imagine this being the first TOOL song you listened to! I hope these kids can wrap their head around it! I’m sure they’ll be fine
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Post by mattw » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:52 pm

Given that it was 10pm here last night and other people were around, I couldn't really crank up my stereo when listening to it the first few times... but I did immediately lock into something deep and mysterious going on.

However, after playing it 3 times straight on my full car stereo on the drive to work today I fucking love it!! It sounds fantastic on a proper sound system turned up loud with no other surrounding distractions etc.

I think Fear Inoculum into Descending into Invincible (see the track list/times post above) is a bloody good start to this new album if they really are tracks 1, 2 and 3.

Now I have to work for 8 hours with a busy day before I can consume it again nice and loud :)

Enjoy!!

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Re: Fear Inoculum

Post by Shed523 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:55 pm

Digging the part when Maynard sings “you spectacle” and his voice kind of fades out and away while lowering his tone. I picture his voice traveling down that blue spiral! This video will amaze!
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Re: Fear Inoculum

Post by mattw » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:01 pm

I love the "Exhale, expel..." vocals over the guitars parts. I know it's only early and an initial reaction, but I really dig the lyrics here with regard to what I think he's talking about and the album title/concept. His vocals and lyrics really complement the song without taking over... well-placed vocals and lyrics given how the track unfurls/unfolds etc.

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Post by tys0n » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:10 pm

https://www.sanity.com.au/products/2432 ... r-Inoculum

$179.99 :lol: get the fuck out of here

The new track sounds amazing at work through headphones and Google Play.
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Re: Fear Inoculum

Post by basejumper » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:17 pm

tys0n wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:10 pm
https://www.sanity.com.au/products/2432 ... r-Inoculum

$179.99 :lol: get the fuck out of here

The new track sounds amazing at work through headphones and Google Play.
Yeah, but it was was $199.99 so it's a discounted better deal! Haha!
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Re: Fear Inoculum

Post by Busty McCracken » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:17 pm

tys0n wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:10 pm
https://www.sanity.com.au/products/2432 ... r-Inoculum

$179.99 :lol: get the fuck out of here

The new track sounds amazing at work through headphones and Google Play.
It's fucked ai. It's great for collectors but bit of a spit in the face for fans who still like to support the artist with a physical purchase. Can't I get the version without the vacuum cleaner and set of steak knives for a more reasonable $40 or something?
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Re: Fear Inoculum

Post by basejumper » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:19 pm

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It's going to be interesting to see the sales numbers for the albums.
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Re: Fear Inoculum

Post by SoMuchChub » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:19 pm

There's a good reason Sanity is failing. I'm pretty sure they still charge $30 for DVD's. Don't buy it from them.

The song isn't for me, sounded very similar to the other two I thought but I'm glad others are enjoying it.

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Post by tys0n » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:42 pm

The last thing I needed to see this morning was Jimmy Barnes fucking face, sheesh
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Post by Baahumbug » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:19 pm

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Post by Shed523 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:39 pm

Alright I’ll say it Fear Inoculum is a better song than Stinkfist Schism and Vicarious all bring the first “single” off each corresponding album.
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Post by budsyralli » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:44 pm

Is there a difference between the 50$ package as compared to the 170$ package? I bought the one off the amazon site ….. did I miss something?
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Post by hellboy » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:09 pm

budsyralli wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:44 pm
Is there a difference between the 50$ package as compared to the 170$ package? I bought the one off the amazon site ….. did I miss something?
No difference, just shitty Australia retailers trying to take us for a ride. I don't mind supporting local record stores, but so far getting it from Amazon US is so much cheaper it's stupid.

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Post by hellboy » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:10 pm

Ah found one, these guys are worth your business: https://www.nervegas.com.au/tool-fear-i ... edition-cd

$92 is much more reasonable

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Re: Fear Inoculum

Post by bhatpat » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:12 pm

Took a few listens to get into it. Mainly I was caught up on the vocals, but I was too when I heard descending and invincible. Over the past 7 years or so we’ve been able to see how the band evolved their sound instrumentally with little bits and pieces of live jams. Meanwhile Maynard’s evolution hasn’t been as well documented within Tool. So I reminded myself of this and had a few more listens. Overall I’m really into it. If the album flows as nicely as some are hinting at it should be epic.

My one complaint is the last minute and a half, which I love. After the leaked loft jam a while back I was really hoping that was the basis for a fleshed out song, not just a part of one. Can’t wait for 8/30.

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Post by mattw » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:17 pm

Just gonna say I think purchasing this new song for $1.69 on iTunes last night is one of the best value for money purchases I've ever made.

And the whole album is only $19.95 :)

I would've paid more given the 13 years and the fact it's TOOL

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Re: Fear Inoculum

Post by Boldizar » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:25 pm

hellboy wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:09 pm
budsyralli wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:44 pm
Is there a difference between the 50$ package as compared to the 170$ package? I bought the one off the amazon site ….. did I miss something?
No difference, just shitty Australia retailers trying to take us for a ride. I don't mind supporting local record stores, but so far getting it from Amazon US is so much cheaper it's stupid.
Unless these price points were just doled out incorrectly, I am almost certain the prices are high because suppliers are being forced to import North American supplies, rather than being offered their own local supply. They pay USD $45 plus shipping then charge the area based off that.
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