Totally agreed on the sound and lack of Descending!Tool was amazing last night. One of the best shows I’ve ever seen. I don’t know who their sound guy is but Maiden should really start taking notes. I’ve seen Tool in an Amphitheater and a Stadium and both times the sound was crystal clear and easily the best I’ve ever heard.
Very good set too. I was little disappointed because they swapped Descending for Part of Me, and that’s one of the biggest downgrades in the history of downgrades. The rest of the new songs were good too! Especially Pneuma!!! The Pot was a very nice touch too.
Also, I’m now a fan of Tools “zero tolerance camera except for the last song” policy. I don’t like to watch the show through people’s iPhones.
Re: sound, though, Maiden has twice as many
musicians on stage all playing competing frequencies. Tool has 4 people playing in different ranges and often 2-3 syncing up to create a more powerful sound. It’s probably not too hard to mix a band like Tool (other than making sure Maynard’s voice is loud enough) whereas Maiden must be a frequency nightmare.