Former Tool bassist Paul D’Amour’s new group Feersum Ennjin has released their debut self-titled album. Having stepped out of the heavy music scene after his split from Tool, D’Amour told Revolver that it was a matter of time before he came back to hard rock.
“I don’t feel like it was a conscious decision but more of a natural progression,” D’Amour said. “I think I have been able to explore a lot of different styles of music but feel most in my element when the music gets physical. But I still love the spaces in-between as well. This band feels like it has that right kind of balance for me–not to get too cerebral about it but there you go.”
The record also has a guest appearance from Tool drummer Danny Carey on the opening track “The Fourth,” marking the first time the duo have played as a rhythm section since 1995’s Ænema.
“Playing with Danny has really influenced how I have looked at rhythm over the years, so working with him on ‘The Fourth’ felt pretty natural. It was great to hear him bash the old thunder cans again.”
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Feersum Ennjin Track List:
- The Fourth
- Fishing Grounds
- The Wilderness
- Solid Gold
- U Boats
- The Raft
- Thin Air