I believe that this groove from the song “Eulogy” doesn’t need further introduction because it has been talked about many times. Even since Tool’s Ænima album came out.
Why is it here then?
The answer is very simple. It is one of the best examples of using your independence musically. It combines two different pulses or feels if you will (3/16th on your hi-hat and 4/4 between your bass drum and snare drum).
I would like you to get more out of it than just being able to play this particular part. I want you to better understand its foundations, get familiar with its function to the main feel of the music, and most importantly get you to be able to use similar grooves in musical situation.
For supporting notation and description visit DRUM! magazine – Independence lesson #9