- Oct 25, 2017
About half-way through and I'm losing interest... Aenima is one of my favourite all time records. This sounds like a mix of rehashed parts and APC so far. I hope I'm wrong.
And this is kind of my problem.
You aren't even a fan, why make this thread? Just to have a place to dump on them?And this is kind of my problem.
They have one album where it all comes together in this effortless, efficient, incredibly self-assured way where each track is oozing identity and purpose... and then they have a catalogue of stuff where it sounds like they just rehashed their sound over and over (with a few moments of greatness).
Ugh, I guess I'm not really a Tool fan. I'm a (HUGE, UNDYING) fan of their first 2 records and some bits in between.
Don'r get defensive, I'm obviously a fan. I was lamenting not enjoying anything since Aenima as much. That album is in my top 5.
Except astro isn't dumping on them? It's perfectly fine to critique TOOL and their new song. It's not offensive to suggest that they rely on recycling old ideas, themes, and song structures when writing music.
Unfortunately this. There are a couple of moments that sound unique but other than that it sounds like someone just copy and pasted various tool musical tropes in to a 10-minute track.And the end... it really does sound by the numbers. There's no real shape to it in any of the sections. I can't really hear this song's identity, it just kinds of melts into one long "that sounds like Tool" medley with some vocal parts that seem cut and paste on top of the base tool sound.
This post does a good job of articulating my feelings. It's...Tool. Not terrible but doesn't stand out. I think I share similar sensibilities when it comes to this band. I also think that nothing has lived up to Aenima.And the end... it really does sound by the numbers. There's no real shape to it in any of the sections. I can't really hear this song's identity, it just kinds of melts into one long "that sounds like Tool" medley with some vocal parts that seem cut and paste on top of the base tool sound.
Clearly, he is a pleb who has no idea what he's talking about. May I direct you to a like-minded Tool expert?
It literally says that Aenima is one of their favorite albums of all time in the OP. They're a fan. It's perfectly fine to express disappointment.
So we should instead have a(nother) circlejerk thread about almighty TOOL instead? I for one actually appreciate someone criticizing this band. They are not some untouchable entity like you might think.
One of the few reviews I can think of in any medium that pissed me off to no fucking end. Talk about a guy who has his head planted firmly up his own ass.Clearly, he is a pleb who has no idea what he's talking about. May I direct you to a like-minded Tool expert?
Lateralus is my favorite Tool album and Pitchfork's review was too clever for its own good. However, it is not entirely unsuccessful in making fun of die-hard Tool fans.