I like the single and can't wait for the full album. The only negative I can think of is that I wish Book Of Souls and Senjutsu had this producer. I can actually understand every word Bruce is singing because it doesn't sound like my speakers are at the bottom of a swimming pool three miles away.
I listen to Tool all of the time. The only album that didn't click with me on first listen was 10,000 Days. I stuck with it and once I got into the lyrics it has become my favorite Tool album. I can listen to Rosetta Stoned on repeat for a long time. It is also in my top ten songs of all time.
To be honest I am not much of a metal fan so my list will be limited to the metal artist that I do listen to. I can't limit it to one per artist because then it wouldn't be my actual 20 favorite songs.
Iron Maiden - Phantom Of The Opera
Slayer - Jesus Saves
Metallica - Disposable Heroes...
Nah, listen to the original CD of Led Zeppelin's How The West Was Won which was produced by Shirley and then the new remastered version done by John Davis. Night and day difference. One sounds like your speakers are full of mud and the other is nice and clear. I will let you guess which is which.
The Writing On The Wall: 8
Lost In A Lost World: 6
Days Of Future Past: 6
Time Machine: 6
Darkest Hour: 7
Death Of The Celts: 9
The Parchment: 10
Hell On Earth: 10
Senjutsu and Stratego would have been higher if the production didn't make them sound like the speakers...
Top Seven Flare Distress signals
Red Hand-held Flare (day and night)
Parachute Flare (day and night)
Red Meteor (day and night)
Orange Smoke Signal (hand-held/day only)
Floating Orange Smoke Signal (day only)
Orange Signal Flag (day only)
Electric Distress Light (night only)
I agreed with Metallica about the Napster thing then and I still think they were right. People give them shit for not making Master Of Puppets over and over. I also think they are one of the best bands at treating their fans right. They seem to genuinely care about them and not just as people...
David Lynch is my favorite director. I give all of this films 5/5 with the exception of Dune which is a 4/5.
Twin Peaks ( Series and Fire Walk With Me)
Wild At Heart
The Elephant Man
The Straight Story
His music is pretty fantasic too...