Adam Jones, guitarist for one of the three most important metal bands in history, has shared a clip of a demo for the song that would become Tool’s “Descending,” from last year’s Fear Inoculum. Says Jones of the clip:
“Early comp of what is now descending. 🔲 Writing music 🔲
Justin and I normally bring in potential riffs and demos – 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 🎧 ~enjoy friends 💕”
You can check out the clip below. Jones even included a visualizer. You can’t say the guy doesn’t know his audience.