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In 2001 (see 2001 in music), Tool released their fourth studio album, Lateralus. The album was a commercial success, reaching the #1 position on the Billboard charts in its premiere week. Two music videos were released: "Schism" (the video had a short ambient track, "Mantra", at the beginning) and "Parabol/Parabola". Both videos were done in a visceral gothic rock style that Tool uses in all of their artwork.

The album reached the #1 spot on Billboard Music Chart[?]'s top Internet Albums chart, top Canadian Albums chart and the Billboard 200 chart (US).

Stylistically, Lateralus is a defiantly progressive album, having emerged from a five year legal tussle with Tool's former label. In spite of the inacessibility, the album still became a success in the United States and, to a lesser extent, elsewhere as part of the mid- to late-1990s explosion of nu-metal bands like Linkin Park and System of a Down.

Track Listing

  1. "The Grudge" (Carey/Chancellor/Jones/Keenan) - 8:36
  2. "Eon Blue Apocalypse" (Carey/Chancellor/Jones/Keenan) - 1:04
  3. "The Patient" (Carey/Chancellor/Jones/Keenan) - 7:13
  4. "Mantra" (Carey/Chancellor/Jones/Keenan) - 1:12
  5. "Schism" (Carey/Chancellor/Jones/Keenan) - 6:47
  6. "Parabol" (Carey/Chancellor/Jones/Keenan) - 3:04
  7. "Parabola" (Carey/Chancellor/Jones/Keenan) - 6:03
  8. "Ticks & Leeches" (Carey/Chancellor/Jones/Keenan) - 8:10
  9. "Lateralus" (Carey/Chancellor/Jones/Keenan) - 9:24
  10. "Disposition" (Carey/Chancellor/Jones/Keenan) - 4:46
  11. "Reflection" (Carey/Chancellor/Jones/Keenan) - 11:07
  12. "Triad" (Carey/Chancellor/Jones/Keenan) - 8:46
  13. "Faaip de Oiad" (Carey/Chancellor/Jones/Keenan) - 2:39


  • David Bottrill - Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Adam Jones - Art Direction
  • Mackie Osborne - Design
  • Alex Grey - Illustrations
  • Vince DeFranco

Charting singles

 2001	Schism	        The Billboard Hot 100	                No. 67
 2001	Schism	        Mainstream Rock Tracks	                No. 2
 2001	Schism	        Modern Rock Tracks	                No. 2
 2002	Lateralus	Modern Rock Tracks	                No. 18
 2002	Lateralus	Mainstream Rock Tracks	                No. 14
 2002	Parabola	Mainstream Rock Tracks	                No. 10
 2002	Parabola	Modern Rock Tracks	                No. 31

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