Indukti S.U.S.A.R.

For their 2001 tour in support of Lateralus, Tool tapped veritable prog icons King Crimson to open a handful of dates. Tool front-man Maynard James Keenan stated that Crimson were a key influence on the band’s dark metallo-rock, but some fans didn’t get the connection. Indukti emphasise the raw synergy between these two bands while making major waves in Poland’s prolific underground progressive scene. Singer Ewa Jabùoñska even has the same intonation and timbre as Keenan, resulting in obvious and constant comparisons. The acoustic intro of opener "Freder” begins like newer King Crimson but then plows into ¯nima-era Tool, with a violin straight off of My Dying Bride’s Turn Loose the Swans. "Cold Inside… I” immediately reprises acoustic Crim before diving into waters frequented by Ten Seconds, to which Robert Fripp heavily contributed. "No. 11812” boasts a bountiful harp at its onset, and the cut turns into a real prog fest with lots of exotic percussion, effectively bridging the gap between Tool and A Perfect Circle. Crickets pepper the background between "Uluru” and the two closing tracks, which are the heaviest of all: though "No. 11811” is more melodic, the lumbering "…And Weak II” locks up the record with a noisy coda blaring with caustic feedback. S.U.S.A.R. succinctly attests to the relationship between Tool and King Crimson, as Indukti propel themselves effortlessly into the world prog metal arena. (Laser's Edge)