Defining Metal Moments Of The Last 20 Years

Danny Carey (Tool)

“Ticks And Leeches” – 2001
Knowing Carey, his pummeling intro to this Tool classic was probably derived using a Cartesian coordinate system. Either way, its tribal tom work and vicious grooving continue to delight and terrify listeners around the world. It’s been said that a song’s influence on popular music can be judged by how many YouTube uploads exist of teenagers playing it in their bedrooms. If that’s the case, this song ranks pretty darn high.


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