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Reply #2450 on: August 30, 2019, 11:45:58 AM

That is really not a passive listen. I like it a lot, but it wasnít written to be background music.

The track Descending is an amazing jam. I really didnít like it when they played live, the album captures such a great version of it.
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Reply #2451 on: August 30, 2019, 02:00:27 PM

I stopped my full listen until I can lay out with headphones in my recliner and a nice tumbler of scotch. Really excited, the 7even track I was listening to this morning is sooo good.

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Reply #2452 on: August 30, 2019, 03:20:03 PM

I had pre-ordered the CD and got that today. That said the leaked copy managed to find its way to me on Monday and I have been listening to it all week.  DRILLING AND MANLINESS

Initially the Wife and I listened to in the Livingroom through the sound bar and we also had the portable AC going. My initial reaction was, its good,but just more tool.

Later that night I threw on my good headphones and gave it a real listen. I may as well have been listening to a completely different album. There was just soo much more to it.

Overall it is incredibly dense. Of course this pretty par for the course with Tool but even more so with this album. That said there is no real ear worm or even real catchy hook. No Sober, The Pot, Schism etc I also find that each song is somewhat similar in that they build up as they go except for 7empest which is pretty aggressive right out of the gate. Honestly I feel that there is a not a ton to differentiate each song and it could have just been one big 85 minute long jam.

The vocals are very subdued. Also no real rage from Maynard like typical tool albums. No Screaming at all.

This is clearly a Drums 1st album with lead guitars following close behind. I was really hoping to get more Bass as I really like Justin Chancellor's playing. Oh well.

Over all it is a great album in my opinion. Maybe a little less accessible but will make most of the long time fans very happy.

My initial thought was that 7empest was the standout track then I started leaning towards Pnuema but the more I listen to it, the more I think Culling Voices is the real star.    
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Reply #2453 on: August 31, 2019, 01:01:40 AM

I had a lot of driving to do today, so I listened to the new Tool album 1 1/2 times already. It is seriously dense. Tons of abrupt, start/stop time signature changes that almost feel like they are pieced together into longer passages that just go on and on yet don't get boring. There are some really interesting pieces to it but it's going to take a while to absorb.

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Reply #2454 on: September 04, 2019, 07:01:47 AM

I had pre-ordered the CD and got that today.    

What's this "CD" thing you refer to?

For whatever reason, Tool is a band that has never been on my radar.  I am not sure they fit my exact tastes (which are fucking strange, I will be the first to admit), but I suppose I should give it a whirl.

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Reply #2455 on: September 04, 2019, 02:28:50 PM

Pijn & Conjuror : Curse these metal hands

Iíve been listening to a lot of Baroness lately, Gold and Grey has really grown to be one of my favorite albums this year. This project came up in my recommendations and it sounds like Baroness meeting post rock and black metal and... I donít know what else. I like it.
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Reply #2456 on: September 05, 2019, 04:44:16 PM

I had pre-ordered the CD and got that today.    

What's this "CD" thing you refer to?

For whatever reason, Tool is a band that has never been on my radar.  I am not sure they fit my exact tastes (which are fucking strange, I will be the first to admit), but I suppose I should give it a whirl.
I'd recommend starting with deep listens to Lateralus if you want to dig into Tool. Or maybe take the journey and start with the EP if you like angrier, more rock style.

I happened to flip on PBS and saw Residente. They were pretty cool but I kept turning my ear to the drummer...camera cuts to him and I blurt, 'holy crap, that's Pridgen!' The old lady rolls her eyes (not the first time I've been overjoyed to see someone nobody knows by name). So I've been listening to Residente a bit, but I REALLY want to hear him record with Pridgen (amazing drummer who was with Mars Volta for a bit).

My favorite call-out of the obscure rock star was at a Dickey Betts show. We were up front and Andy Aledort came out and I kinda fanboyd out a bit. Being in the front row, Andy looks over, laughs and points at Dickey, equal parts 'Dude, ever hear of this guy?' and 'Please do not piss off the boss' (Dickey being infamously aptly named). But he did go on to bring Duane over in front of me and rip great solos all night, knowing where the guitar nerd up front was.

Oh, also been spinning Alabama Shakes Sound and Color a lot again recently. Gimme All Your Love is my favorite 1st track when playing Rocksmith. Nice easy opener that also sets the groove.
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Reply #2457 on: September 06, 2019, 12:35:32 AM

I had pre-ordered the CD and got that today.    

What's this "CD" thing you refer to?

For whatever reason, Tool is a band that has never been on my radar.  I am not sure they fit my exact tastes (which are fucking strange, I will be the first to admit), but I suppose I should give it a whirl.

I'd recommend starting with deep listens to Lateralus if you want to dig into Tool. Or maybe take the journey and start with the EP if you like angrier, more rock style.
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Yeah, I definitely go for the angrier stuff.  My first attempt at the new album had me thinking "meh, I can appreciate the music, but too mellow for me".

"...maybe if you cleaned the piss out of the sunny d bottles under your desks and returned em, you could upgrade you vid cards, fucken lusers.." - Grunk
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