When TOOL dropped their sophomore studio album 'Aenima' in 1996, they gained wide airplay with the first single 'Stinkfist'. This track was arguably the most radio-friendly track on the album, so it made complete sense to release it as the first single in order to kickstart interest.
'Stinkfist' did just that, reaching #7 on the U.S Rock charts. Interestingly though, the fourth and final single from the album - 'Aenema' (yes, spelt differently from the album title) highlighted drumming wizard Danny Carey's considerable mastery of his instrument.
The album as a whole undeniably heralded Danny as a force with which to be reckoned, with amazing drum performances in songs such as Forty Six & 2, Third Eye and Eulogy. But Aenema featured Carey's most daring foray into polyrhythmic beats based on complex multi-limbed interdependent patterns.
Without going into a full blown section-by-section description of the piece, it is safe to say that Danny's performance on 'Aenema' is one of his finest from TOOLS first two albums.
This transcription is perfect for anyone who wants to be frustrated for a long period of time, but the reward for the hard work required to learn this piece will be in the playing and performance of the polished part. Wow, it's an absolute cracker!
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