I think this review will have both Tool fans and Tool haters angry with me. So screw me, I don't care! Tool generally isn't heavy metal, but at times it can be. The darkness and anger are essential to Tool's art, and those of you that don't seem to get that need to get it, like RIGHT NOW! I am so sick of that being the reason why people rate it low! Also, the tracks take time to understand their message (print out copies of the lyrics and follow along; it helps). If you have a short attention span, then you will HATE this ablum, for Tool is meant to build on you over time, with layers of musical colors adding to the tracks' suspense. Their lyrics are deep and contain a great deal of philosophy and theories on such topics as armageddon and false martrydom. It is refreshing to hear a band make meaning through their lyrics, and having the best drum licks in the entire universe doesn't hurt, either! Wow, Danny Carey, you are a GOD!!! Eulogy, Aenema, and Third Eye are the greatest tracks on the album, possibly in the history of music (but that's tough to say!) My only problem with this album is the tracks on the album that are not actual songs, and the fact that there are too many of them. Only if you are a dire Tool fan will you enjoy them. Though they probably are on there for a reason, I buy albums to hear music, and tracks like Useful Idiot and Innermission are not music. I will reiterate the fact that Tool's lyrics and music are not catchy, and they are not supposed to be! They captivate you as you listen on, but it will take a couple of listenings for one to hear everything Tool wants you to hear. Although Aenima as an album is not perfect, requiring you to skip around to find the good stuff (hey Tool fans, I like Tool too, but you really do have to consider the album as a whole here!), the tracks themselves kick so much ass that I would recommend this album, and Tool for that matter, to anyone who loves rock/alt. metal.