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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Aenima is more accessible than Lateralus. But then again, APC is more accessible than Tool. I don't think this means "more consistently good," I just think it means easier to get into. There are a *few* Tool songs that I skip. But mostly it's because they are emotionally draining and require quite a commitment to sit down and take that particular journey (i.e. not easily accessible). But this doesn't mean they are boring. Sometimes I just want a quick fix. Twisted Evil

I personally find APC more consistent. I know I'm in a minority though. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I admit to a soft spot for APC - particularly The Thirteenth Step. It is incredibly melodic, and powerful. The Noose is one of my favourites...

I don't think comparisons can effectively be made between Tool and APC (although I did enjoy reading your Megadeth v Metallica CovJr!) - they are very different. APC probably suffers somewhat by being compared to Tool. But I agree, Tool at their best are better than APC at their best.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rarely openly argue with my husband (Malik) in a public forum, but I can't let him get away with calling APC Tool-lite. Smile

I think there is absolutely no comparison. The only thing they have in common is Maynard. Maynard himself calls APC his feminine side. I agree. I like APC, but APC is no Tool.

Agree with the others about recommending Aenima for starters.

I've heard that they are starting to write new music. I've not heard when the next album is on the way. They aren't really due for an album...it's a little too soon for them. lol
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Onos T'oolan wrote:
Thank you. Thank you very much. It's great to be here. It's so very nice to be appre...

*looks around*

Oh. Sorry.

*tries not to disturb anyone while leaving*


Laughing Sorry Onos, I only just now got that! Embarassed Bit slow today....
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoy both APC and Tool, owning the full catalog for both and having seen both in concert. And while I wouldn't exactly call APC Tool-lite, I can get the comparison. For instance, compare an APC concert to a Tool concert. They both put on a cool show, and Maynard has similar flourishes in both, but the total impact of a Tool concert is much greater than APC. Sonically, APC is completely enjoyable and even fulfulling, and no one expects more than that (other than a few, erm, tools, as Alan pointed out). A Tool concert, on the other hand, is a full mind and body work out. That's not to say Tool is better hands down, though. They can each be better in different situations, moods, what have you. Sometimes you feel like a nut...

And if anyone's looking for a band to fill in the gap between APC and Tool, might I recommend a little Truckfighters. The base is more stoner rock than prog metal (more Black Sabbath than Pink Floyd, if you will), but their albums have evolved similarly to those of Tool. The new album, Mania has many Tool-like touches.

If that's not your thing, there's always Dredg, who are often compared favorably to Tool. However, each of their releases after their first have been too emo/girly for my tastes.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And if anyone's looking for a band to fill in the gap between APC and Tool, might I recommend a little Truckfighters.

Hmm, they're interesting. Thanks for the link.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rotated my cd's in the car today. Listened to Lateralus for the first time in a while.

Nice to hear The Grudge after a break!

And a lesson on the Fibonacci sequence by some dedicated fan to Lateralus. I didn't know any of that stuff. It's a great song!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Grudge is one of my all-time favorite songs of any band. To me, more than any song, this IS Tool. 3:18 to about 4:12 is my favorite part. The end scream is also jaw dropping.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess who I'm seeing in Jan next year? Wink

Tool are headlining The Big Day Out festival, which I have managed to get a ticket for. They are also doing a side show on their own, but my leave pass doesn't cover this. However I'm looking forward to this immensely! Here's the lineup so far:

Tool
Rammstein
Iggy and the Stooges
MIA
John Butler Trio
Grinderman
Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77
Wolfmother
Lupe Fiasco
Deftones
The Black Keys
LCD Sound System
Angus and Julia Stone
Bliss n Esso
The Naked and Famous

etc etc etc - heaps of bands! Just need to plan the day to choose the ones I really want to see.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my ticket too!! Big Grin

Very very excited, hoping it will top the 07 BDO. And how amazing is the rest of that lineup?

People ages ago were suggesting bands for a missing link between Tool and APC. I'm quite a fan of the band Karnivool, they seem on a similar path to Tool, they only have two albums, but they're moving from dark, fast and punchy to experimenting more. The lead singer sounds nothing like Maynard (who does?), but the guitar and rythm section often make me perk up my ears, particularly songs like "Set Fire to the Hive" and "New Day."
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very much like Karnivool. Have both their albums and heartily agree with this recommendation!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll definitely check out Karnivool!

This will be my first BDO, so really looking forward to it. The last time I saw Tool was particularly memorable, 2002 in April. I had arrived in Melbourne for the show, and my sister rang me that morning with the news that my father had died while on a business trip in New Zealand. I still watched the show, and remember it intimately.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow Stevie- my condolences. That must have made it quite an experience.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Deftones kick ass! Enjoy the BDO!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deftones and Tool at the same festival...guest appearance by Maynard perhaps? We can hope!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The Grudge is one of my all-time favorite songs of any band. To me, more than any song, this IS Tool. 3:18 to about 4:12 is my favorite part. The end scream is also jaw dropping.


I've just recently listened to The Grudge again, and I must say I agree that it is the essence of Tool. Really, it's a masterpiece.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The whole Lateralus album is a masterpice, IMO. It's like a metal Dark Side of the Moon- not a single note or beat out of place, every listen I hear something new that only makes it more of a whole.

On a trivial note, I only just recently (after what, almost six years?) got that the title of "The Pot" is a pun. I was neatly diverted by the marijuana references and the "you must have been high" line, and completely missed the reference to "pot calling the kettle black." Now I feel like an idiot, with all the talk of hypocrites, crocodile tears and "black kettles" Embarassed Feel like I've been missing out on half the meaning of a great song.

Also, insert obligatory whining about how long the next album is taking. Latest word I heard was that the band are working on the music as we speak, but Maynard has yet to get involved, so we're a way off yet.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit I hadn't made the Pot connection! There's a whole lot of connections I haven't made with regard to Tool I'm afraid.

Yeah, I reckon the next album could be a while off, but it will happen!

I agree with you Cambo, that Lateralus was a masterpiece. There are still some songs that I don't get in to, but the whole concept of the album is immense.
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Yeah, the kettle/pot reference was something I liked right away. What I didn't like was that on the last tour they didn't play this song--one of the best songs on their latest album?!? WTF? The entire show was only about 10 songs, and the best part of Lateralus was interrupted to let some amateur drummer play with Carey (he won a contest). And Maynard could barely sing. Way low in the mix.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They played The Pot when I saw them in 07, so I wasn't too upset not to see it this year. The inclusion of The Patient and Third Eye more than made up for it. Very Happy

Stevie, what songs are you not big on from Lateralus? When I first heard the album I used to not like Reflection and Triad as much as the rest, but now I love them as much as any of it. Cool
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