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Everything posted by likwidsh0k

  1. Given it about a dozen spins now and though it is awesome, every song on this album except for Culling Voices I feel over stays its welcome, you can almost hear the moment a song loses it theme 5:50 in the title track or when it should end like 12:44 in Tempest. Word is the production is technically brilliant, but I think they needed a producer with some balls to rein them in and strip away some of the Tool-by-numbers and would have been a truly epic album. On further listens Invincible and Tempest are now my 2 favourite tracks, though as said before Invincible does get a bit monontous though I do understand is relevant to the subject matter, jut feel that every previous album I would not change a thing where this I feel I could.
  2. Quick review after 4 or 5 listens.. Think there is a brilliant album buried under all the Tool-by-numbers/Toolisms. Fear Inocolum - Starts off with a brilliant theme then halfway through is completely gone never to be heard again, replaced with Tool tumbling/rumbling riffs and drums. Pneuma - Starts with a cool guitar, and cool riff at 9:20 for just 10 seconds, but instead more tumbling/rumbling. Invincible - In the car have a subbie and sounds AWESOME but without it does get a bit monotonous. Descending - These 2 back to back with both having long sections of dum dum.. dum dum.. dum dum.. and again has an awesome dualling guitar section briefly and then more tool tumbling/rumbling. Culling Voice - I actually really enjoy and love the bluesy touches as in Fear Incolum, and this could have done with a bit more Toolisms. Tempest - I didn't even listen to 1st time through because I new as a finale and at 15 mins they would throw every Toolism and the kitchen sink in, which on second listen they did, second time I heard the song I drifted out. I love hearing Tool again and all the rumbling and tumbling riffs and drums is amazing, but it is a bit over done and think in time will be a fatiguing and frustrating listen. It feels a bit like instead of trying to prove they can still make a brilliant album they tried to prove they still got it. I wish they had maintained the themes a bit in each song. Parabola is great and doesn't stick to the theme of the song and is different throughout but in that each part is unique when here as much as I love hearing it again is more of the same. Also I think the drums are bit too prominent in perhaps the songs and the mix. Maybe a few more listens, but not right now.
  3. Oh btw "haters" what are we 12, is the 4chan? It's Tool, it's been 13 years, expectations couldn't be higher. And I stand by the introduction to the song Fear Inoculum was something unique so had my expectation set for a Lateralus like advance instead of more of the same, still great to hear any Tool but and maybe optimitically I was hoping to have my mind blown as I was with Lateralus (and Moon Shaped Pool) and the opening 90 secs of Fear Inoclum (much like the opening 25 secs of Metallicas Hardwired) set that.
  4. Sorry I thought the first pic was the song, sorry about that.
  5. SPOILERS I couldn't wait, and will buying the CD when its released.. Started Fear Incolum and all my fears where dispelled, till it reached 1:40 mark and as feared is just rehashing early stuff, instant gut reaction I turned it off almost immediately. Similar experience when hearing the latest Tallica.. For sure I will listen to it later but after my existing fears from the 2 released live tracks and are actually on the album, and then the start of the first track.. And though in that post said had warmed upto the Tallica album after more listens the only track I play now is Halo on Fire and then only till it also gets crap towards the end. Ok gave the song a full listen, sounds like APC vocals over some bland rehashed Tool. Not finished quite yet, if it also has that signature Tool finish oh **** it does just started at 8:40 mark, and was hoping ok maybe not at the end.. but yep again at 10:00 mark are you kidding me? Even the track list had me concerned of just 5 looong songs in a row. One of my favourite bands, 13 years wait..
  6. I am so tempted to give a spin but will wait for the album..
  7. I am so tempted to give a spin but will wait for the album.. aw crap wrong thread (faceplam emoji)
  8. Old thread and different band, but anyone know what happend to this project or the Cog boys?
  9. Giving this spin after just reading the news.. Johnny oh Johnny you're living so lonely Acting so tough but you're looking so scared Don't you see it ain't your drugs and your money It's about love and it's about care RIP
  10. Well they have been a bit soft for a while
  11. Man memories, I remember hearing Aenima complete for the first time, LOUD, working but living in uni accommodation in St Lucia in Brisbane with 4 other dudes all working, but the apartment was HUGE and cheap, and while enjoying a game of hall cricket.. Awesome! Oooh.. love me some Opeth! Incredible talent, and just gave Blackwater Park a spin yesterday but Pale Comunion has been spun reguarly of late.. cool, new album in September, well with Tool thats my listening sorted for September and October
  12. Cool protip @rowbo What we need is a new album advent calendar to count down, though I wish I was excited as when I had one of these as a kid once waiting for Santa, but.. Yep, sadly. I still don't get the long wait, and while Maynard has been off doing all his other projects what have the other three been doing for 13 years?
  13. This has been on regular repeat in the car for the last few months, especailly the epic Hearts Alive.. Mastodon - Leviathan
  14. Why do I keep coming back to this thread lol Anyway, word around the campfire is.. August 30
  15. TGTBATU (and OUATITW, but my favourite is the former) High Plains Drifter The Great Silence
  16. Arya kill was some payoff for all her faceless man arc, which I didn't enjoy much and upon learning it was a Mission Impossible thing even less, especially when she is mimicking people considerably taller than her. Yeah these 2 excellent villains, from the opening ep, one does bugger all and gets ninja wire-fu'd and the other crushed by rubble. Also there was so much strategically wrong with the Night King battle, eg sending in the Dothraki on their horses with normal blades, when planning they had no idea the red witch was going to return and flame their blades, so they would have been sacrificed as they were but with normal blades without slaying a single undead. Plus the Night King didn't raise them and charge Winterfell with undead Dothraki on undead horses. Talked about that at Whingepool before I saw the rewrite mention of the undead horses. Euron was the most ridiculous out of place and out of nowhere character shoehorned into any TV series pretty much. Especially when he left Dragonstone abondoned with its doors open when if he had moved in the Greyjoys would have one of the most impregnable castle and control the seas to the east and west and the strategic entrance to Kings Landing and made him a far more interesting believable relevant and integral character not just 'cool dude'. There is a for this show though, the books ended at book 5 / season 5 and so D&D had no source material to script from and wrote most of the last 3 seasons stories/dialogue/arcs themselves.. "Series creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, the showrunners, write most of the episodes each season."
  17. The Swingers - Counting The Beat Hadn't heard this in probably 3 decades, then heard it 3 times on the radio in the last 3 weeks or so, including yesterday and again today.
  18. Yeah biggest WTF for me was the Night King getting killed by Arya's ninja wire-fu! It was an open clearing and she literally appeared out of thin air? The White Squires who do SFA except pass their king his spears where in formation but back at the edge of the ring of people like everyone else, but apparently Arya moved close enough to them to make their hair move, then appeared 20 odd metres in front of them atop the Night King?? Not to mention the Night King touched her flesh.. An 8 season villainous threat, from the opening of the very first episode, and we get rickrolled like that? Pffft.. That rewrite is pretty on point.
  19. Thanks Marc My apologies for my almost accusatory tone in those 1st 2 dot points. May I ask if its possible to perhaps move these 2 tv shows from the Movies to the TV forum please? and a quick browse through a few pages I found a couple more.. Or perhaps people could flag TV threads in the Movie forum that should perhaps be moved?
  20. Well.. Stoked finally have a 'firm' release date.. Listened to both 'new' songs invincible and descending and sound like Tool jamming with minor inflections on old themes/songs/riffs including the quintessential Tool drum/riff off finish on both songs. No doubt enjoyable to hear newish Tool after so long but left disappointed as hoping for something new like from Aenima to Lateralus to blow my mind.. though after 13 years what can you expect, and admittedly not the biggest 10k fan either (though a change in song order makes a marked difference), but Radiohead pulled a decade(s) later miracle out of the bag with the effing brilliant A Moon Shaped Pool. I never understood the legal troubles taking this long and preventing them from making more music, Maynard made 3 albums with Puscifer and started a winery, what have the other 3 been doing for 13 years? And also another APC album after a 14 year break which was pretty ordinary so also diminished my hopes for the 'new' Tool album.. Ah well.. we will see.. hopefully in 3 months..
  21. Hi guys, Posted this in a TV thread in the Movies forum and thought perhaps is a better idea to post it here.. There is confusion on where to post TV show discussions and they have been posted in these 3 threads: 1. https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/forum/202-digital-tv-general-discussion/ - Why is it still titled "Digital" when all TV is digital now correct? 2. https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/forum/267-subscription-and-streaming-tv-services/ - Why is the title limited to TV when streaming services offer both TV and movies? 3. https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/forum/217-movies-cinema-blu-ray-etc/ - Not the best place for them. To avoid this and any confusion how about instead: Digital TV General Discussion is changed to TV - Something, Something etc Subscription and Streaming TV Services is changed to Subscription and Streaming Services This way all TV discussion has its own dedicated forum similar to Movies, and all subscription/streaming services that encompass both TV and movies have their own forum too?
  22. The Day the Earth Stood Still, haven't seen it and only going by the Keanu remake.. Missed it by that much
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