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Hear Clip of Tool's Early Demo for "Descending"

'Fear Inoculum' cut's working title was "Bluegrass"
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While waylaid from Tool's tour in support of last year's massive comeback LP, Fear Inoculum, the band's guitarist Adam Jones has shared via his personal Instagram an "early comp" of album standout "Descending," which originally bore the working title "Bluegrass." The instrumental demo was recorded by Jones, bassist Justin Chancellor and drummer Danny Carey, who generally finalize the music to Tool songs before sending them off to Maynard James Keenan to write lyrics and add vocals.

"Justin and I normally bring in potential riffs and demos," the guitarist wrote in the caption, "then the 3 of us tear them apart like wolves while DC stirs it up with the most opposite counter rhythm drumming (which actually does drives everything forward) Justin brought in this killer 7 melody which is now the main verse of the song. (He called it "bluegrass" as a working title). We jammed it a LONG time trying to find other cool working parts. Eventually I added the 9beat turnaround and a chorus. Then we arranged the intro -which came along very naturally. *The two guitar parts are recorded left and right stereo so feel free to try some headphones." Check it out below.