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Old 09-05-2019, 08:49 AM   #1
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This song absolutely kicks the shit out of fuck. It rips. Adam is a whole new beast. Every riff is gold. Rhythm section is something to behold as well. Talk about how good this song is.
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Adam is a shining star on 7empest

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Old 09-05-2019, 02:20 PM   #3
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This song absolutely kicks the shit out of fuck. It rips. Adam is a whole new beast. Every riff is gold. Rhythm section is something to behold as well. Talk about how good this song is.
The entire album is like a damn masterpiece! Dark Side of the Moon and Led Zepplin like status!
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LOL, I had to look that shit up lol the QFT
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:04 PM   #6
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I've always discovered my favorite Tool songs while listening continuously and casually while working or driving. Once a song hits me I dive in for months or even years and the song becomes part of me (no pun intended). 7empest is exactly that song. It's the first one of the album, but I'm patiently listening since I understand that this is an adventure and not an entree severed up for one-time-consumption. 7empest fucking crushed me and 50 continuous plays in and I can't get enough of it!

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To my classically-trained composer ears, it sounds like 7empest exists purely as an exploration of rhythmic structures. We have the 21/16 time signature (or 21/8, it doesn't really matter), which has beat groupings such that it can be thought of as 4/4 with pentuplet subdivisions (yes, oversimplification...). The band is exploring all the possibilities of this time signature, and in rondo form, to boot.

...and with great success. That riff five minutes out from the end? Fuck yes.
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To my classically-trained composer ears, it sounds like 7empest exists purely as an exploration of rhythmic structures. We have the 21/16 time signature (or 21/8, it doesn't really matter), which has beat groupings such that it can be thought of as 4/4 with pentuplet subdivisions (yes, oversimplification...). The band is exploring all the possibilities of this time signature, and in rondo form, to boot.

...and with great success. That riff five minutes out from the end? Fuck yes.
It's always cool to get a perspective from a trained musician's ears. Very cool.
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I honestly don't think I'd appreciate them (or many of my favourite bands) as much if I weren't a trained musician. I mean, they'd still be amazing, but holy fuck I nerd out over the musical theory behind it. The beat groupings, the metre and polymetre. Then there's the actual performance of it all... it all just sounds so natural to me!
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Took long enough just to wrap my head around the bass line. I say that knowing there's a very good chance Adam came up with it...like 20 years ago. It's not complex at all, or else the guitar work would be have been impossible to write and perform. It's exceptionally simple but clever AF.

I'm not trained in musical composition, but I do see the 21/X signature. Having seen it on paper and given it some thought, I want to say the signature is almost just 21/3. It's all triplets, except for one missing note and an extra one inserted at the end.
DDD ddd DD ddd DDD ddd BBCC

A 7empest Will Be Just That
A 7empest Will Be Just That
A 7empest Will Be Just That
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Adam's finest hour.
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