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Old 04-11-02, 01:08 PM
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Cool Band if you like Tool etc.

check these guys out. friends of ours and they are good.

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Old 04-15-02, 12:42 PM
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Like TOOL, APC? Check out...

The band Earshot, I just recently aquired a promo from my rep at WEA, and this band rocks. Granted, not even in the same league as TOOl and APC, but still quite good. The singer has a very similar voice to MJK, thus the comparison. The single is "get away" The album is supposed to come out later this month or in May, the date might have been changed. I guess they are also touring with Static X.
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Old 04-15-02, 01:01 PM
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Yep, I'm on their street team and saw them in concert last month. Musically they aren't really anything like tool or apc, but the singers voice does resemble maynards more often than not.
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Old 07-17-02, 12:48 PM
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If you like Tool you will like?

This is my question, having seen Tool 2 (soon to be 3) times, and chain listening to their music, I need something as good. Not neccesarily the same style, but the same level of talent.

Thanks in advance.
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I'm guessing that you already know about Perfect Circle, the lead singer's side band? THey are great, too!

I'll be seeing Tool in Buffalo on 8/23- haven't seen them since 96...I'm psyched!!!! How are they this tour?
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Old 07-17-02, 01:53 PM
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yeah i know about APC. I saw them about a year ago in Orlando, it was a good show.
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Old 07-17-02, 02:42 PM
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If you like Tool there's a good chance you'll like My Middle Finger.

Check 'em out: www.mymiddlefinger.com

Kind of a combination of Tool, King's X, Alice In Chains, and a little Pantera & Iron Maiden (just a little).

Cool stuff...

update 2-(OK, I knew the website would be back up, and it is.)

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Old 07-17-02, 02:53 PM
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I saw TOOL at MSG in NYC and it maybe the most amazing sounding show I have been too, throw in the mind-boggling music and stage show you have a life experience.

anyway, I am really into INCUBUS right now. I know, its not really the same genre as TOOL, but if there are an amazing band that can give you that same experience. There are just so many sh*tty bands out there that its hard to find new ones.

I've been cranking lots of NINE INCH NAILS, NOTHING FACE, INCUBUS, KORN....

if you want some idie rock ideas let me know....
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Old 07-17-02, 03:00 PM
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Id suggest listening to cave-in's newer album, Jupiter. If you go back to there older stuff youll get into more hardcore/emocore/metal. Great stuff!
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Old 07-17-02, 03:26 PM
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try earshot
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Old 07-17-02, 03:33 PM
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i got the Earshot CD. Things I have been listening to have been Darwin's Waiting Room, Clay People, Flaw (produced by the same guy who does Tool).
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Old 07-17-02, 03:48 PM
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just listen to 70's Pink Floyd albums for a drawn-out style with great instrumentation.
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Old 07-17-02, 04:16 PM
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Originally posted by Decadance
...I need something as good. Not neccesarily the same style, but the same level of talent...
I used to (bout 5 years ago) listen to Tool pretty much exclusively, then I branched out to other lesser-known bands. Some recommendations:

If you want a band that writes epic (often 10-minutes-plus) songs incorporating heavy and soft passages, and a vocalist with truly amazing range, check out Opeth: start with either "Still Life" or "Blackwater Park."

For another group with a unique vocalist in more of a 5-minute-power/thrash-metal-song context, "Dreaming Neon Black" by Nevermore is a good choice.

Speaking of thrash, if you want pure speed with very catchy riffs and energetic drumming, you might like "Beneath the Remains" by Sepultura.

If you're interested in the Scandinavian scene, you could start with "Sons of Northern Darkness" by Immortal, a flat-out awesome black metal CD.

Finally, for something that's plain old kickass Pantera-ish metal, you can't do much better than "Burn My Eyes" by Machine Head.
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Old 07-17-02, 04:19 PM
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Opeth
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Old 07-17-02, 11:30 PM
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another vote for Opeth. They're an amazing act. However, I'd suggest Morningrise as a place to start.

Others to check out:

European/Gothic Metal:
Lacuna Coil (if you don't mind female vocals)
Theatre of Tragedy (specifically the album Aegis)...again, you need to like female vocals.

Progressive Metal:
Dream Theater
Fates Warning
Symphony X

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Old 07-18-02, 01:54 AM
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saw Tool on sat for the 3rd, god dam were they amazing, even more so hten before

as for suggestions a band I really like is Days of the New, their 2nd CD is amazingm but all 3 are great check it out if you haven't heard it. Very underated band

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Old 07-18-02, 01:13 PM
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Chevelle is pretty decent. Their more recent album doesn't sound as much like Tool as their first album did, but I like it better.
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Mudvayne
NIN
Phallucy
Deftones - White Pony (Track 9 - Passenger)
Soilwork
Mr. Bungle
Tapeworm (not out yet, but you can find a live performace of Vacant performed by APC online)

I'm sure you will find something you like off this list.

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Old 07-18-02, 10:34 PM
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I d/l an opeth track - the band sounds pretty cool, but does the singer do that screaming raspy voice thing all the time?

THe track I d/led was 'Advent'
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Old 07-18-02, 10:45 PM
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Originally posted by ziggy
I d/l an opeth track - the band sounds pretty cool, but does the singer do that screaming raspy voice thing all the time?

THe track I d/led was 'Advent'
No. He splits it about 70/30 with a clean voice (70% raspy). His clean vocals are actually quite good (although they do highlight his Swedish accent).

Download "Benighted" or "To Bid You Farewell" for examples of the clean voice Opeth.

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Old 07-19-02, 02:31 AM
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I'd be really interested to read what Tool fans think of My Middle Finger.

www.mymiddlefinger.com

Tool is a BIG influence on those guys.....(good stuff, maynard)
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Originally posted by ziggy
I d/l an opeth track - the band sounds pretty cool, but does the singer do that screaming raspy voice thing all the time?

THe track I d/led was 'Advent'
Another great Opeth track would be Harvest and Blackwater Park two of my personal favs
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Old 07-20-02, 01:58 AM
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Originally posted by B5Erik
I'd be really interested to read what Tool fans think of My Middle Finger.

www.mymiddlefinger.com

Tool is a BIG influence on those guys.....(good stuff, maynard)
I gave the samples on their site a listen. The music's decent (although heavily derivative from Tool's early stuff). I'm not a fan of the vocalist's voice, though. He sounds too much like Billy Corgan (sp?) from the Smashing Pumpkins to me.
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Old 07-20-02, 02:43 AM
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Originally posted by edclem
I'm not a fan of the vocalist's voice, though. He sounds too much like Billy Corgan (sp?) from the Smashing Pumpkins to me.
A lot of people say that - and I can hear it, but Greg isn't as "whiny" or nasal sounding as Corgan. Rupp's voice is a bit fuller than Corgan's, too. Vocally he's more influenced by Maynard and also by Doug Pinnick of King's X (another huge influence on MMF) than Billy Corgan.

I just really like My Middle Finger - they're pretty cool. I only know a couple of Tool fans and I turned them on to these guys, and they have been pretty impressed with the music. Their reactions to the vocals has either been really positive, or really negative (not digging the Billy Corgan type of voice).

So I was curious as to what the Tool fans here would think...
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For a guy who has no talent in singing...he fakes it pretty badly too
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