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  1. infected donkey

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    Song is good just don't know what context it will be placed into the catalog which will make it better or worse only time will tell.
     
  2. Corch

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    Guys, what are ya doing?
     
  3. TC

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    Hot temper joe’s looking to e-tango tonight so he threw down a gauntlet of inflammatory comments
     
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  4. jonbenetramsey

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    I like it well enough and am looking forward to the album. Is that cool to say in here?
     
  5. Doc Louis

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    that's the clincher to that claim
     
  6. nexus

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    Somewhat unrelated but I think Adam just thanked supercity in his IG story and it's kind of blowing my mind in a hilarious way
     
  7. burnttatertot

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    Two minutes in... intro clearly stolen from "Mass Grave Mass".
     
  8. burnttatertot

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    Ok, so am I missing the Tool song somewhere? This can't be the song, it's just 10 minutes of Grave intro theft.



     
  9. Degausser

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    I listened to the song again on my way to work this morning and still enjoyed it despite Joe's best efforts. I may give 10,000 Days(which I also like a lot) a good spin this morning as well in an attempt to play the life out of this band so I can hate them on the internet.
     
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  10. Willpépé

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    Also I think Maynard admitted like 15 years ago that his range and ability to perform are pretty much shot. He cannot sustain over a tour what he was once able to without his voice going to shit.
     
  11. goblue31602

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    Yeah I think they're so obsessed with the quality of their live show that he's not going to do much to really strain his voice on this album.
     
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  12. nexus

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    Which is why they never perform certain songs or adjust others a la The Pot in Drop C
     
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  13. nexus

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    I will say that his voice sounded amazing back in May and (other than the new material) was the highlight of the show
     
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  14. Why?Pokes

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    I think it’s the latter more than the former. He’s never been a crazy-octave singer, his strength is his dynamic range and ability to maintain a consistent tone whenever he goes high/loud.

    It was an urban legend that he had throat cancer or some other debilitating vocal injury after Lateralus but he’s been pretty consistent and still sounds amazing in concert.
     
  15. Willpépé

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    I never said he was horrible and I am not talking about internet legend. He literally said his voice cannot hold up like it used to. He can still hit probably most anything, just not for any sustained period of time.
     
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  16. Degausser

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    I think that's pretty standard among aging vocalists, regardless of genre. It's not at all shocking that Maynard can't still do everything with his voice that he could do in his 20s/early 30s.
     
  17. goblue31602

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    I read somewhere that this album will sort of be like one long song. You'll hear bits and pieces of riffs from other songs, and one track will flow into the next one. Assuming that's true, considering the ending of this song, I'm very curious to hear the next one. I have to imagine it's harder than the 3 we've heard so far.
     
  18. Shiggityshwo

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    was kind of wondering if that would be the case after hearing this track, maybe not for the full album but still as a part of a greater whole

    I'm always down for that sort of thing tbh
     
  19. Why?Pokes

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    Hence why I said it was the latter (him protecting his voice for tours) and not the former (his range and ability to perform being “shot”).
     
  20. Willpépé

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  21. TC

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    I'll tell you who's still a bad ass vocally and performance wise at 50+. Trent Reznor
     
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  22. Why?Pokes

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    Did your cat piss in your cereal this morning buddy?
     
  23. Degausser

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    I've tried a few times to get into NiN, but they always lose me after one song. Maybe I've always picked the wrong song to give a shot. What should I be listening to?
     
  24. Willpépé

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    It's just Maynard, calm down.
     
  25. TC

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    It's just an EP, not even a full album. Came out between Pretty Hate Machine ("Head Like A Hole" etc.) and Downward Spiral ("Closer", "Hurt", etc.) IMO it's a great mix of a heavy guitar based sound while still using some sampling. But not near as far into computer left field as they eventually got. When I play this I get super hype.
     
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  26. Why?Pokes

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    :laugh:

    I agreed with half of your post and elaborated on it. Because it’s the, you know, thread for talking about Tool. Relax.
     
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  27. Willpépé

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    No I told you to calm down.
     
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  28. goblue31602

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    Also, Bruce Dickinson still sounds damn good for 61.
     
  29. burnttatertot

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    Finally found the actual song, no thanks to you twits. It's not bad, shows a bit of promise for the other stuff. I expected worse for sure.
     
  30. TC

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    It’s really good. I’m starting to conclude that Joe Pesci might be an idiot
     
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  31. Degausser

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    "It doesn't sound like something I've never heard in my life, so it's mediocre, and they clearly aren't a great band."
     
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  32. nexus

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    "It also sounds like a rehashed derivative of Lateralus"
     
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  33. goblue31602

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    "The same guys are playing their same instruments as before with the same singer. The instruments and voices are playing notes they've played in the past, therefore the music is the same."
     
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  34. Degausser

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    I missed this gem if it's real. Is it cool to cunt hate on Lateralus? Because I love that shit. The Grudge and The Patient are two of my favorite Tool songs.
     
  35. nexus

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    RCA said "information on a vinyl release is forthcoming", whatever that means.
     
  36. goblue31602

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    I'm going to laugh if the forthcoming information is "there will be no vinyl release" haha
     
  37. electronic

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    I’m a dipshit and paid $30 more to get my copy signed by Alex Grey.

    *the cd, still no word about vinyl.
     
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  38. TC

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    I want to meet that dude. And visit the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors one day
     
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  39. TC

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    My friend is 4 years younger than me and Lateralus was his first Tool album, where Aenima was mine. He consistently sleeps on Undertow and Aenima as a result and it pisses me off!
     
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  40. Shiggityshwo

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    If it makes you feel any better I prefer the Lateralus/10,000 Days era of Tool as well
     
  41. Degausser

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    I'll admit to sleeping on Undertow some. I always just go straight to Aenima or Lateralus depending on which Tool mood I'm in.
     
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  42. Degausser

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    There might not be another song that gets me more hyped than Hooker With a Penis.
     
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  43. Heavy Mental

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    shut up and


    BUY

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    SEND MORE MONEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
     
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  44. Degausser

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    FUUUUUUUUCK YOU BUDDY
     
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  45. TC

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    "I sold my soul to make a record, dipshit and then...you....bought....one!"

    :chrispaulnoooo:
     
  46. TC

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    My friend and I used to meet up every night after our HS jobs and sit on a nowheresville dirt road and play Undertow through over and over. It's a masterpiece. All the water imagery starting with the weird outboard motor sound before the first track and culminating in the epic closer "Flood." The watery sound effect on his vocal trail off in "Prison Sex." The lyrical imagery in "Undertow" and "Swamp Song." Plus Tool just plain kicked ass back then. It's clear #2 after Aenima for me.

    One of my young friend's complaints is that Undertow and Aenima aren't "recorded as good" compared to Lateralus and 10k Days which I guess I'll give him
     
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  47. Degausser

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    I think the audio quality in Aenima is as good as Lateralus, just different sounding music. I agree about Undertow though, and that may be part of why I've never gotten as into it. I got into Tool pretty late(2005ish), so I didn't really have that one album that hooked me. I had a decent sized catalog to dive into, and had another album to add to that a year later.
     
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  48. nexus

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    Same. I love Lateralus but Aenima is a legit masterpiece imo, not a single weak track on the record. Every song is fantastic with several ranking among the best rock songs of the decade. I also came around to Undertow in recent years, Intolerance/Prison Sex/Sober is an insane opening to an album.
     
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  49. Why?Pokes

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    Ænima is my fave but Lateralus is a close second and their most technically impressive album, IMO. The work that went into creating those time shifts is just baffling. Plus it has one of the GOAT bass lines.
     
  50. Doc Louis

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    It's just math.
     
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