Tool - Opiate

12" Vinyl EP Reissue, US Presssing

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Opiate is an EP by American alternative metal band Tool, originally released in March 1992 by Zoo Entertainment.

Opiate followed two years of Tool playing together after their formation in 1990. It is named after a quote by Karl Marx: "Religion is the opium of the masses".

Unlike their later releases, Opiate does not incorporate the progressive aspect of later recordings. Opiate does, however, immediately display the band's technical prowess. Much of the album uses problems of society as a focal point. Topics range from extreme censorship, ethical choices, and religion as a form of control.

In retrospect, Opiate seems a little haphazard, but it's possible to hear the seeds of Tool's oppressively bleak, cerebral metal in such cuts as "Sweat" and "Opiate." The two live tracks, "Cold And Ugly" and "Jerk-Off", don't sound out of place, since they share the same churning riffs, black noise, and doom that characterise Tool's sound.

This is not as developed as either Undertow or Ænima, but it's possible to hear the roots of those albums all over this EP.

Check out the tracks: “Hush” and “Sweat”. 

This limited edition 12" EP is a reissue on black vinyl, pressed in the US.

(614223102719)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Sweat

3:46

A2

Hush

2:48

A3

Part Of Me

3:17

B1

Cold And Ugly (Live)

4:10

B2

Jerk-Off (Live)

4:22

B3

Opiate

5:22

B4

The Gaping Lotus Experience

2:16

SKU 614223102719
Record Label Zoo Entertainment
Label / Model # Sony
Catalogue Number 61422-31027-1
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 01 January 1997
Original Release Date (Year) 10 March 1992
Barcode # 614223102719
Shipping Weight 0.2700kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition 12" Vinyl EP, Black Vinyl, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Progressive Rock
Genre Hard Rock
Format VINYL LP

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