The new TOOL song

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Re: Then new TOOL song

#21 Post by Hokahey » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:01 pm

In today's day and age of everything streaming it seems completely ridiculous to seek out the leak and download it less than a week before you can listen to it without paying a dime.

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Re: Then new TOOL song

#22 Post by Six7Six7 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:49 pm

I'm going to listen to one song and see if it makes me feel as "meh" as the first track did.

And if it does, I won't bother with the rest of it.

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Re: Then new TOOL song

#23 Post by Six7Six7 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:02 pm

Pneuma sounds like every song on 10,000 Days and Maynard's singing is sparse at best.

I can't believe this took them a decade and a half.

I'm not even going to bother with the rest of this. I know it's just all going to sound 99% similar to something they already did on the last 2 records. Zero growth. Adam Jones is clearly out of ideas.

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Re: Then new TOOL song

#24 Post by Mescal » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:52 pm

I kinda had the seem feeling.

Not particularly bad, just, nothing new. And if you listen to Fear Inoculum, and then put on Aenima ... yeah well ....

The fan's reactions are pretty good though. Everybody seems to like it. Only at anr people don't like it :bigrin:

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Re: Then new TOOL song

#25 Post by SR » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:08 am

Mescal wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:52 pm
Only at anr people don't like it :bigrin:
As usual

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Re: Then new TOOL song

#26 Post by guysmiley » Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:44 am

SR wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:08 am
Mescal wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:52 pm
Only at anr people don't like it :bigrin:
As usual
This place has become crotchety.

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Re: Then new TOOL song

#27 Post by Six7Six7 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:52 pm

guysmiley wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:44 am
SR wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:08 am
Mescal wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:52 pm
Only at anr people don't like it :bigrin:
As usual
This place has become crotchety.
I just don't want to hear old sounds by old bands. I want to hear new sounds by old bands, or new sounds by new bands.

People can claim to love it, but in 2 months when it's old news they are going right back to Lateralus.

Except me. I'll be busy listening to some fresh 20 year old who isn't resting on his laurels quite yet.

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Re: Then new TOOL song

#28 Post by nausearockpig » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:42 pm

Six7Six7 wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:52 pm
guysmiley wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:44 am
SR wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:08 am
Mescal wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:52 pm
Only at anr people don't like it :bigrin:
As usual
This place has become crotchety.
I just don't want to hear old sounds by old bands. I want to hear new sounds by old bands, or new sounds by new bands.

People can claim to love it, but in 2 months when it's old news they are going right back to Lateralus.

Except me. I'll be busy listening to some fresh 20 year old who isn't resting on his laurels quite yet.
I'm with 67 on this one, it has to be fresh and new. 10,000 days wasn't new, nor was it fresh. it had 60% filler audio-wank fests and the "TOOL songs" on it were good but nothing mind-numbingly-amazing.. Vicarious for instance, it's a great song, but it's a TOOL song by the numbers. I still listen to it a lot and love it but meh... it's not like hearing it for the first time was like hearing Stinkfist for the first time.

I'm sure I will enjoy the new record when I hear it in two sleeps but I'm sure it won't amaze me.

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Re: Then new TOOL song

#29 Post by Hokahey » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:13 am

guysmiley wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:44 am
SR wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:08 am
Mescal wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:52 pm
Only at anr people don't like it :bigrin:
As usual
This place has become crotchety.
If crotchety means honest, then sure. :noclue:

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Re: Then new TOOL song

#30 Post by Mescal » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:47 am

I was thinking: if this was an album by another/new band, or the first album by Tool I ever heard ....

I would be blown away by it :noclue:

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Re: Then new TOOL song

#31 Post by Mescal » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:33 am

Danny Carey is on a roll btw.

His playing and the drum sound/production are incredible.

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Re: Then new TOOL song

#32 Post by Hokahey » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:04 pm

Mescal wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:47 am
I was thinking: if this was an album by another/new band, or the first album by Tool I ever heard ....

I would be blown away by it :noclue:

I have only heard the one song, so I can't comment. But I've had that same thought to myself about other bands and their albums before. The problem is, they did release it under that name and so it's going to be judged based off of that name.

I appreciate that a band may feel the need to evolve. But in doing so there is a likelihood old fans may not like that evolution. Even if they would have been a fan of it had it been the bands very first album.

When I listen to a Tool album I expect it to make me feel a very specific way. If it doesn't, then it is quite possible I will not be pleased with it.

All of that said, I've liked everything they put out. This new song just hasn't really done anything for me. But it's not uncommon that they have a few songs on each album that I don't love.

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Re: Then new TOOL song

#33 Post by nausearockpig » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:47 pm

unboxing of the crazy priced deluxe package


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Re: Then new TOOL song

#34 Post by Hokahey » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:59 am

So, I've listened to the whole new album now. And it's really not very good. At all. I'm a fan of every Tool album prior. Have seen them a number of times live dating back to Lollapalooza 97.

Maynard sounds sleepy. His lyrics are the most generic attempt at Maynard Tool Lyrics I can imagine.

And the music sounds like...well, exactly what you'd expect I guess.

This album is like someone made a Tool album in a program for making Tool songs. It's so generically Tool that I can't remember a single song.

It made me feel as sleepy as Maynard sounds.

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Re: Then new TOOL song

#35 Post by Hokahey » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:22 am

sinep wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:45 pm
I liked it!!!

And Grand Canyon is not that great of a song...
Grand Canyon is about 100000x better than anything on this new album.

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Re: Then new TOOL song

#36 Post by Pandemonium » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:02 pm

Tour dates:

October 13 - Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
October 15 - Denver, CO Pepsi Center
October 18 - Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
October 20 - Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
October 21 - Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
October 23 - Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
October 25 - San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
October 27 - Houston, TX Toyota Center
October 29 - Tulsa, OK BOK Center
October 31 - Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
November 02 - Indianapolis, IN Banker’s Life Fieldhouse
November 03 - Chicago, IL United Center
November 05 - Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
November 06 - Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
November 08 - Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
November 09 - Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
November 11 - Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
November 12 - Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
November 14 - Boston, MA TD Garden
November 16 - Newark, NJ Prudential Center
November 18 - Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
November 19 - Brooklyn, NY Barclay’s Center
November 21 - Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino Arena
November 22 - Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
November 24 - Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
November 25 - Washington, DC Capitol One Arena

Support on the tour will be ..... Killing Joke!!!

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Re: Then new TOOL song

#37 Post by Mescal » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:02 pm

That's a very tight touring schedule

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Re: Then new TOOL song

#38 Post by Mescal » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:36 am

Hokahey wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:59 am


This album is like someone made a Tool album in a program for making Tool songs. It's so generically Tool that I can't remember a single song.

Brilliant!

These are my thoughts brought to words!

It's not bad, just not memorable

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Re: Then new TOOL song

#39 Post by MicrowavedGerbil » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:01 am

Man, I used be able to sit through 10 minute songs. fuck that now. I tried listening to it but couldn't hold on to anything memorable. I repeated it quite a few times. I was however Skipping ten seconds of it every several seconds. Tool just isn't for me. Jane's and sabbath are the only bands I'd listen to 5+ minutes songs from.
Their fan base is also pretty shitty. Idk, they're just too slow for me. My brother always played the album with the track schism back in the early 2000's when I was younger.. never liked em'.

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Re: Then new TOOL song

#40 Post by Six7Six7 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:18 pm

MicrowavedGerbil wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:01 am
Their fan base is also pretty shitty.
Their fanbase is the worst. They all think they are on some genius wavelength because they listen to Tool. And anyone who doesn't like a Tool song just isn't smart enough to understand it. It's massively cringe.

Watching them dissect the lyrics is always hilarious. They treat it like it's all some kind of spiritual awakening, and how Maynard is tapping into the secrets of the universe. Meanwhile Maynard was just writing about concepts from the last book he read and there's nothing to really dissect other than knowing that his songs are basically a book report.

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