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Tool

Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by portermoresby, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. portermoresby

    portermoresby Trooper

    Does anybody like them? They're one of my favorite bands and, until a few months ago, the only metal band I really liked apart from Metallica and Pantera. I like how they mix prog and metal with Middle Eastern atmospheres and psychedelic sounds (and a touch of electronica, too) My favorite album is 1996's Aenima, which is probably their angriest, darkest record. Musical qualities aside, I like their emotional, cryptic take on metal, and their lyrics are very poetic though also harsh. This is Pushit from Aenima:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UokTE-njLRA
     
  2. Onhell

    Onhell Mexican Revolutionary

    Tool is one of those bands I loved as a teen. Then when I grew up... they didn't. The ONLY album I'll still touch is Lateralus, fucking epic. On occasion some tracks from Aenima, but their earlier stuff (Undertow and Opiate) I can't stand anymore except for exactly 3 tracks (Opiate, Sober and Prison Sex.)

    10,000 days is still sinking in. I love them musically, but I can't stand Keenan's lyrics. He is the master of saying a lot and nothing all at once. Aside from their wonderful musical arrangements, I LOVE their videos. Talk about trippy...
     
  3. Groteskfull

    Groteskfull Supervillain

    Funny... I've been into Tool for a number of years now but I never liked them growing up. Haven't listened to Opiate yet, but I enjoy all of their other albums, don't know if I can pick a favourite amongst those. Overall I find Tool to be a decent band and pretty creative at times with the interplay of instruments in their music, although some songs can be a bit droning/boring.

    Never been too concerned about imagery and such, but I really dig how the band never/barely adorn their albums with any pictures of themselves.
     
  4. Onhell

    Onhell Mexican Revolutionary

    I've liked that about them too as well as how their videos are CGI (I believe done by the bassist who does CGI animation for hollywood features). I don't think it is THAT important anymore as MTV doesn't seem to bother with music videos as much, but when they started it was quite the statement.
     
  5. portermoresby

    portermoresby Trooper

    Actually Adam Jones, their guitar player, is the one who oversees both artworks and CGI animations. Videos have gotten crazier and weirder through the years, so you're right, it's not as "shocking" like it used to be.

    Opiate is quite different from their later albums, much less prog-oriented, more clearly influenced by hard rock and speed metal (they're hardly Metallica, though, as far as speed and technical proficiency are concerned, even though they were already showing quite a bit of creativity and "weirdness", both musically and lyrically, not to mention the artwork)
     
  6. Collin

    Collin Jambi

  7. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Saw that. So stupid, have Tool reached the point where it's big news if there's word of a single riff?
     
  8. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon SCREAM FOR ME MINNESOTA!!!

    That's typical metal news for you. Great band for sure. I can't wait to hear a new song.
     
  9. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    I'm gonna make a prediction... The new album comes out in 2019.. Maybe.....
     
  10. Collin

    Collin Jambi

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    Collin Jambi

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