The new album is expected to contain 11 tracks, some of them over eight minutes long, to come to a grand total of 77 minutes of Tool’s trademark style of progressive metal.
In an interview with Kerrang! magazine, the members of Tool elaborated on the album’s sound:
"We've all been listening to a lot of MESHUGGAH," admitted guitarist Adam Jones. "I see a lot of them in us and us in them, and they really have a very experimental prog side to them. I don't think it was like, 'Okay, right here were going to play like MESHUGGAH,' but more, 'Oh my God, that's come out a MESHUGGAH moment.'"
Tool drummer Danny Carey tells it how it is:
"We have the most retarded President we've ever had, and we're frustrated and that's the reason it's a little heavier this time," drummer Danny Carey told Kerrang! "That level of frustration back like when we first got the band together: we were products of that fucking Reagan thing, we were pissed off and bummed out, we had that angst, and now it's coming forth again: like it or not, we're products of our environment. We're pissed off again."
You can read the rest of the interview here.