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Old 06-02-2019, 09:40 PM   #6081
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Re: General Tool Discussion

Yep, nothing new, move on....
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There might be a live broadcast tonight at rock-am-ring.com

The Smashing Pumpkins are playing now and Tool's set starts in 30 min.
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:49 PM   #6083
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:50 AM   #6084
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Been giving the new songs a few more listens now that there are some decently polished bootlegs out there.

Descending is growing on me. Everything feels really solid rhythmically and melodically. Good riffage. Maynard has an appealing level of reserved intensity, however I still feel like his part is my only hang-up. He checks out after the halfway mark and I feel like there is a moment for at least one more vocal section toward the ending to help boost things to another level. Otherwise, I dig it.

I have a similar level of enthusiasm and approval of Invincible at this point, but a couple notches lower. Feels like it drags toward the end and sections play out longer than they need to without really building on much.

HB, any thoughts on when might see the first single and/or some cover art? End of Euro run?
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:58 AM   #6085
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Re: General Tool Discussion

I'm going to go ahead and say that Descending is better than anything off of 10,000 Days!
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:40 PM   #6086
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HB, any thoughts on when might see the first single and/or some cover art? End of Euro run?
I have no real insight at this point. My best guess is that we'll see more info in July once they're done touring.

As for the new songs, I'm quite happy with both. While I agree with some of the criticisms say they sound like rehashed Tool riffs, that's just fine with me, and I enjoy repeat listens of both of them. Despite the having strong links to older Tool songs, I think they are sufficiently original in parts that they hold their own pretty well. While Maynard doesn't really push himself vocally, I'm satisfied with how he sings, and the lyrics are decent too I reckon. I think the instrumental half of Descending, and Adam's solos on that work will shine on the recording, more so than the live stuff. Super keen to hear more.

I'll reserve judgement until the album arrives in regards to them being better or worse than other Tool stuff.
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:49 AM   #6087
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I'm pretty sure the lyrics to Descending that are all over right now have an error in them. I'm hearing, "Call us all to whack in order!". I'm pretty sure he's asking us all to form a circle jerk.
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Old 06-15-2019, 11:01 AM   #6088
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I did not want to do the obvious and fanboi the new stuff until I really gave the songs a fair listen. So, now that I have done that, I feel happy and maybe a little relieved to say I really like both songs, especially Descending. The arrangements and some of the playing still needs tightening up live, especially Adam's parts. But I am genuinely excited now for the new record.
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It's pretty astonishing that they broke with tradition and played songs before the CD is released. I think both tracks are good but feel they are a little unfocused and meander a bit. Aug 30 = 75 more days, give or take..
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"Yeah Tool is fucking amazing. But there’s a big chunk of their fan base that think they’ve become thought provoking geniuses just from listening to them."
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:48 AM   #6090
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You mean the same tradition where they played tracks before the release of the last 3 albums?
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You mean the same tradition where they played tracks before the release of the last 3 albums?
I mean fully formed songs on the setlist with names - not just snippets.

Are there examples where they played yet to be released songs on tour months before the albums were released?
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I dunno. I’ve listened to both of the new tracks dozens of times, saw them live, and as much as I want to like them, they just don’t resonate like the first spins of Aenima, Lateralus or even 10,000 Days. I’m sure the album versions will be better, but neither of them have any sort of build up to a climactic release that many TOOL songs on Aenima and Lateralus have, which I missed on 10,000 Days.
Still holding out hope for the other 3 or 4 songs.
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I mean fully formed songs on the setlist with names - not just snippets.

Are there examples where they played yet to be released songs on tour months before the albums were released?
No, but the Aenima, Lateralus and 10k Days tours all kicked off prior to album release.
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Or maybe just a DC solo jam.. "just"
Are you talking about the “CC trip” ?

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