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YDload
March 11th 2004



1207 Comments


^ Because you were discussing the merits of the drum parts instead of the instrument which your user name would suggest that you like...

The JoZ
March 11th 2004



345 Comments


Well, as a bassist, I'll be one to freely admit the bassline of Ticks and Leeches is not that hard, nor is it that good

flyguy
March 11th 2004



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[QUOTE=Nazi Bassist]Well, as a bassist, I'll be one to freely admit the bassline of Ticks and Leeches is not that hard, nor is it that good[/QUOTE]

I agree with you, but most people would have a hard time saying that about the drum part. :thumb:

*danny carey is genious for creating that pattern*

ieatalotoftacos
March 15th 2004



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[QUOTE=Bartender]Heh...in brief;

in 1581, a Dr called John Dee (a renaissance type - mathematician, philosopher, astrologer, scientist in one) was employed as a mathematician in the English royal court. Can't quite remember how (and can't find the book to check), but he ended up being interested in divination and magic, so he and his medium (Edward Kelley) started communing with angels and such. Enochian was the language dictated to Kelley by the angels and deciphered by Dee - Dee also developed it into the Enochian system of magic and invocation(I remember theres a story told by whoever did the foreword for the book about a group he was with who were into this kinda thing who managed a communication with an angel called Laidrom), which has been used as a basis for magicks ever since - if you know who Aleister Crowley is (most serious Tool fans seem to), he used Enochian (theres even some of his recordings in Enochian available on CD).

Enochian was also apparently used by Elizabeth's (the queen in Dee's time) and some later monarchs' secret security force, as a coded language.[/QUOTE]


It seems like Blair from Toolband is trying to push occult theories onto fans of tool, which is too bad, it probably turns many off to this great band. You don't have to dabble in the occult to be a serious Tool fan. The band encourages you to question yourself and your beliefs, but you don't have to dive into something like that. You can enjoy the music and not have to do a lot of research; music shouldn't turn into homework.
Great CD though, my favorite track is Reflection, just for Maynard's creative singing. Great drumming throughout, especially on Ticks and Leeches.

Bartender
Emeritus
March 15th 2004



826 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

[QUOTE=ieatalotoftacos]You don't have to dabble in the occult to be a serious Tool fan. The band encourages you to question yourself and your beliefs, but you don't have to dive into something like that. You can enjoy the music and not have to do a lot of research; music shouldn't turn into homework.
[/QUOTE]

er...when did I say you did?

It just happens that I did, and the only reason I posted anything about the book/theories was because craigmac asked. If you read the review, I didn't talk about anything outside music and lyrics.

The JoZ
March 15th 2004



345 Comments


I consider myself a serious fan of Tool, but I really don't get into the occult or the Enochian or some of the other stuff that surrounds Tool...*shrug* it's not necessary to enjoy, or even analyze the music

Bartender
Emeritus
March 15th 2004



826 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

But did you know Aleister Crowley was?

The JoZ
March 15th 2004



345 Comments


[QUOTE=Bartender]But did you know Aleister Crowley was?[/QUOTE]

Heard the name mentioned...I have no idea who he/she is :p

nyzfreakx01
March 15th 2004



5 Comments


oh my god

Bartender
Emeritus
March 16th 2004



826 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

^er, yeah, thanks for that...

[QUOTE=Nazi Bassist]
Heard the name mentioned...I have no idea who he/she is :p[/QUOTE]

Fair enough...I just meant that most of the serious Tool fans I knew at the time (which was and still is lamentably few) all knew about the stuff the band liked. I looked into it a little, but never investigated it too deeply.

The JoZ
March 16th 2004



345 Comments


[QUOTE=Bartender]^er, yeah, thanks for that...



Fair enough...I just meant that most of the serious Tool fans I knew at the time (which was and still is lamentably few) all knew about the stuff the band liked. I looked into it a little, but never investigated it too deeply.[/QUOTE]

Tool fans have gotten a bad rap by critics/idiots as being these overly intellectual people who dabble in all sorts of weird sh*t for the sake of being "weird" or "enlightened". I wouldn't mind looking more into the philosophies of Tool a bit more, but...it doesn't consume every fiber of my being like it does some Toolophiles

YDload
March 16th 2004



1207 Comments


Tool fans also get a bad rep because, in a twist of irony, their blind devotion to a band that praises open-mindedness means that they boo opening acts at Tool's shows (including Tomahawk and Meshuggah) and refuse to accept others' opinions that Tool is not the greatest band in history.

Yeah, I like Tool, but I have some grounding in reality too.

The JoZ
March 16th 2004



345 Comments


[QUOTE=YDload]Tool fans also get a bad rep because, in a twist of irony, their blind devotion to a band that praises open-mindedness means that they boo opening acts at Tool's shows (including Tomahawk and Meshuggah) and refuse to accept others' opinions that Tool is not the greatest band in history.

Yeah, I like Tool, but I have some grounding in reality too.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, that's another thing. Tool is not the greatest band in history...however they have had the greatest effect on my life, muscially, etc. So. Whoo. :cool:

YDload
March 16th 2004



1207 Comments


^Exactly. A great band, but not gods. I'm glad some people understand!

The JoZ
March 16th 2004



345 Comments


[QUOTE=YDload]^Exactly. A great band, but not gods. I'm glad some people understand![/QUOTE]

I beg to differ. Danny is a god of drumming. Maynard is a demi-god of singing...and Adam and Justin are just damn good at what they do. :cool:

This, however, does not mean that there aren't other good bands. Tool is NOT the end-all

GooseFilms.net
May 6th 2004



17 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

whos the asshole who gave it a 3.5?
This album kicks unmeasureable ***
5/5
if you dont have it, buy it

Dancin' Man
May 16th 2004



719 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I lvoe this CD. I'm too lazy to review it.

I created an acoustic version of lateralus for one guitar only. Very awesome but very different than the original.

The JoZ
May 16th 2004



345 Comments


Whoa....must hear

Bartender
Emeritus
May 16th 2004



826 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

^Yeah, any chance of a posting in the Audio Arena?

Dancin' Man
May 16th 2004



719 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I shall try, I need to borrow my bands recorder for it. lots of harmonics.



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