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  1. 22 points
    Sooooo...let me understand this. Dude walks in here and gives his honest & lengthy opinion & review of the song as a fan of the band, and people are giving him shit & calling him pretentious?!?! Get the fuck out of here with that shitty attitude. He’s a fan who loves the band & expressed his appreciation. If you don’t like it, take your toxic bashing somewhere else. Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.
  2. 16 points
    Derek™

    PO: Bon Iver: i,i

    Well, guys...
  3. 12 points
    Look a Tool fan explaining Tool
  4. 9 points
    To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Tool. The lyrics are extremely complex and without a solid grasp of the Fibonacci sequence most of the words will go over a typical listener's head. There's also Tool's uncommon time signatures which is deftly woven into their characterization - Maynard's personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these songs, to realize that they're not just music- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Tool truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in Maynard's famous song "Hooker With A Penis, " which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev's Russian epic Fathers and Sons I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Maynard James Keenan's genius unfolds itself on their record players. What fools... how I pity them. 😂 And yes by the way, I DO have an Ænima tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- And even they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand.
  5. 8 points
    Maybe if you kept this thread related to what it should be about you would have seen this
  6. 8 points
    I just want a simple, standard gram (because its wasteful and serves no additional purpose), cleanly and carefully pressed black vinyl, impeccably mastered (as close to AAA as possible), normal weight basic gatefold, quality printed jacket 2xLP of everything. No Pic disc. No incorporated television. No lenticular cover (though I would forgive it if they worked it into an Aenima reissue). No wifi router. No nothing crazy. Just solid, true to format vinyl pressing that excels at reproducing the stereo master as beautifully as possible when the fuckin' needle touches down and drags through the basic ass grooves of the godforsaken LP. Can I get an Amen or just a plain old delivery on this?
  7. 7 points
    Tool were my favourite band for a very long time I probably considered them as such up until 10,000 days was released (and wasn't anywhere near the 2 previous albums imo)... Anywho the way they are going about releasing this new album is actually really pissing me off, I was only probably 25% chance to consider purchasing it in any form, I'm now at 0% Tool are now a parody of themselves any one buying a 'deluxe limited' physical version of this is as stupid as people who believe in god...
  8. 7 points
    Are gifs acceptable? Friday Afternoon: Monday Morning:
  9. 7 points
    imagine the kind of douche you have to be to come onto this forum and claim people "don't know the whole story" and how hard it is "to bite your tongue" about the facts of the case, and then give absolutely no new information. you want so badly to involve yourself in this, and it is truly pathetic. shoulda kept your mouth shut unless you had something valid to say, as opposed to your sad attempt at relevance in this situation.
  10. 7 points
    I am an old man with surround sound and a BluRay player, but isn’t this roughly how an entire generation consumes most of their visual media?
  11. 7 points
    Where the fucking fuck are the fucking vinyl fucking re-fucking-issues, fuck?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Like that?
  12. 7 points
    Imagine waiting all this time to own 10K Days on vinyl and the only way to obtain it is through a $400 boxset with black-gold packaging that mirrors a Geocities webpage.
  13. 7 points
    "Drama". I'd say trying to have your wife killed is a little worse than "drama". Fuck Tim, fuck this band, and fuck anyone who gives them money.
  14. 6 points
    Derek™

    3" mini turntable bundles

    Whoa, gimmicky and hot garbage? Covering all the bases.
  15. 6 points
  16. 6 points
    I don’t mind it. It makes for quality threads 99% of the time.
  17. 6 points
    I find it really weird. I have not listened to "Fear Inoculum" yet. I've heard "Invincible" and "Descending" live in person and on some super high quality live bootlegs on YouTube. I think compositionally in terms of song structure, those two songs feels Lateralus-styled but progressed from that point of composition. It did not really feel like a continuation of 10,000 Days. Obviously each player has their own signature style but I think its doing oneself a great disservice to not attempt to look past the surface of the sound the band has and find the subtle uniqueness that each song builds using those same ingredients. If you half-listen to any of their songs waiting for a special guest to come in and do a hook and flip the whole dynamic of the core band on its head, you're listening to the wrong band. If you're looking for traditional tropes of a growing and changing artist or band that is led by a single songwriter who decides now we have a fiddle and an accordion on this track and then we have a piano leading these two tracks and we're ex-Beatles who are writing 3 minute pop songs, you're listening to the wrong band. These guys paint with the same brushes and explore how to make new textures using the same types of voices and the same exact instrumentation for the most part on every album. They go in a room and follow eachother's lead for a hours on end and construct "songs" using the parts they liked best from the improvised communications they share using essentially the same 3 to 4 instruments, the electric of which are generally dialed into to produce the same types of sounds as they've made for all the albums they've done together. They may progress in some ways on their own instruments but they have their established voices. If you're not coming to Tool with this realization and you don't find yourself interested in how they will paint the soundscape under these particular circumstantial/instrumental constants then I don't know why you would keep expecting to be wowed only to be let down. We all know how Tool writes. We know the process. We know the instruments. You have to be looking at their output from the standpoint of knowing the limitations of what's included. Not mad. Just sayin'.
  18. 6 points
    Sunshine

    PO 7/26/19: Blink-182 "Nine"

    Nice the album title really shows the creativity that undoubtedly went into recording this album. They're on a roll with these fire album names though. Personally I thought they'd go with USA after they did Neighborhoods and California. Like a Russian doll.
  19. 5 points
    Derek™

    3" mini turntable bundles

    Yeah, but you also gobble up gimmicky shit and you’ve gone your whole life handling 3 inches. If anyone would advocate these, it would be you.
  20. 5 points
    The vinyl release is going to be some $60 laser-etched garbage that projects hexagram patterns and third eye bullshit when it’s spun under the perfect lighting. No music; that comes on the included download card.
  21. 5 points
    Slight hue differential detected. Execute post protocol: Pink.Blonk4.exe "neon magenta"
  22. 5 points
  23. 5 points
    I was sent a sample of the powder to prove it's effectiveness. I did clean a large number of records in a very short time. I fired up Van Halen's 1984 and my Record Doctor V and cleaned A-F of my collection in no time! FUCK! I have to work a double tomorrow. What am I going to do now? FUCK!
  24. 5 points
    Just when I think VC has lost its luster, a thread like this comes along and proves me dead wrong. The old days might never come back, but y'all are doing the best you can and I for one appreciate the hell out of it.
  25. 5 points
    PO is up on KRM : https://eu.kingsroadmerch.com/metal-blade/artist/?id=960 US PO will be up lately https://www.metalblade.com/cultofluna/ Cult of Luna "The Silent Man" (A Dawn to Fear pt. 1) On September 20th, Cult Of Luna will release their new album, A Dawn to Fear - the band's first material under their sole name since 2013's Vertikal 1&2. Building on twenty years of creating some of the most epic, emotive and inventive heavy music unleashed on the world, there is no denying that Cult Of Luna's A Dawn To Fear is a monster of a record. An album comprised of eight tracks running seventy-nine minutes, it embodies everything the band's faithful have come to expect from them while covering new ground. "Going into the process, we knew the album we wanted to make, an antithesis of what we've done before," says vocalist/guitarist and lead songwriter Johannes Persson. "For pretty much every album there's been a very concrete theme. We've known from the start the kind of story we wanted to tell, and I didn't want that to be the case. I've seen a lot of subtle changes and patterns in my own behavior and my own thinking the last couple of years, and I wanted this to be a completely spontaneous process. I just wanted to see what came out of me, and 'A Dawn To Fear' is the result of that."
  26. 5 points
    lmfao He wasn't out to put a hit out on his wife, he just happened to pick one up while he was out. Let ye who has never bought a pack of Mentos from the checkout line at the grocery store cast the first stone!
  27. 5 points
    JFC just PM’d me to ask where I live, if I have an Amazon wishlist, and what specific hours my parents work during the week. Can we do anything about this cringe inducing predator, @jhulud?
  28. 5 points
    I’d expect this behavior in a Brand New thread. Or even that Vaporwave one. But never figured it’d come to pass in a TOOL thread. What the fuck?!?!
  29. 5 points
    I need my stupid shit, silly shit.
  30. 5 points
    For sure. Someone pointed out that you can “fold” the logo in half to create a syringe, and that’s cool or whatever... but at what cost? I stand pretty firmly by my Geocities / Angelfire comparison from the other day. Part of me hopes there’ll be a chintzy visitor counter on the pre-order page or at least a guestbook we can all sign after we place an order.
  31. 5 points
    ntslash

    PO: Creed- Human Clay

    I was saying boo-urns.
  32. 5 points
    Daiei

    PO: Creed- Human Clay

    Well I just heard...the news today...
  33. 5 points
    You're thinking about this all wrong. Now all the Bieber fans can find out what the big deal is with this Tool band they've been hearing about.
  34. 5 points
    Derek™

    PO 7/26/19: Blink-182 "Nine"

    Why not? Too much to keep up with and collect? On average people make about $12-20 per hour so its really no big deal and if it is, it could easily be not a big deal but staying clocked in an extra hour and grabbing those tapes.
  35. 5 points
    Jeff Rosenstock collection!!!!! I am missing only two items, Three Cheers for Disappointment by The Arrogant Sons of Bitches (should hopefully be getting that in the mail in the next few days, if it shows up before I leave for the semester I'll add a photo of it in another post) and the 4-way Wedding Split from our very own @scottheisel, which I'm not gonna hold my breath on ever finding a copy of. Jeff Rosenstock I Look Like Shit (Troublesome Morning /????) We Cool? (White & Seafoam Starburst /900, signed) Worry. (Aqua Blue in Electric Blue /1000, signed) POST- (Early Bird Black & Light Blue Quad /2000) Summer 7" (Translucent Neon Green /500, includes 45RPM adapter) Hey Allison! 7" (Silver /500) Split With Skasucks 7" (Blue Marble /1000) Antarctigo Vespucci Soulmate Stuff (Psychedelic Grimace /????, signed by Jeff) Leavin' La Vida Loca (Opaque Pink /500, signed by Jeff and Chris) The Essential Antarctigo Vespucci (Sea Glass /550) Love in the Time of E-Mail (Early Bird Pink w/Black Starburst /1000) I'm So Tethered 7" (Fluorescent Orange /500) Bomb The Music Industry! [Family Photo] Bomb The Music Industry! Album Minus Band. (Asbestos Records Translucent Green /500) Album Minus Band. (Asian Man Records Random Color /300) To Leave or Die in Long Island (Asbestos Records Pink/Black Split #76/153) To Leave or Die in Long Island (Asian Man Records Random Color /300) Goodbye Cool World! (Asbestos Records Clear/White/Red /50) Goodbye Cool World! (Asian Man Records Candy Red /300) Bomb The Music Industry! Get Warmer (Clear w/White Splatter /500) Scrambles (Vinyl Collective Blue /300) Adults!!!... Smart!!! Shithammered!!! And Excited By Nothing!!!!!!! (Farewell Show Clear w/Red, White, and Blue Splatter /????) Vacation (Hot Sunset /1200, signed by Jeff) Bomb The Music Industry! Split with O Pioneers!!! (Rainbow Splatter /188) President's Day 7" (Grey Marble #565/400 overrun) Under The Influence Vol. 3 7" (Translucent Blue /300) Split With Laura Stevenson & The Cans 7" (Rusty Can /205, signed by Jeff & Laura) Everybody That You Love 7" (Transparent Yellow /????) Ska is Dead Vol. 6 (White /500)
  36. 5 points
  37. 5 points
    Derek™

    PO 7/26/19: Blink-182 "Nine"

    It’s almost like they’re trying to tell us something.
  38. 5 points
    You caught us red-handed – these guys are definitely not a thing. The Tiny Engines pre-order page was just a ruse and we’ve all been horsing around, pretending that the singles exist. Props on being so astute; I wish more people were aware that bands need at least 50 attendees at a festival before they can be considered more than figments of our imagination. The ol’ festival popularity golden rule.
  39. 5 points
    How’d that work out?
  40. 5 points
    "Being late to the party counts as partying." - Andrew WK (probably)
  41. 5 points
    Great topic so far, please keep going. summary so far: - lots of people do not forgive - lots of people do not care about this band, yet are here to post - some people are excited for the music
  42. 5 points
    Yes, save it for vaporwave and video game soundtracks
  43. 4 points
    gutterball1

    3" mini turntable bundles

    why? please stop this already.
  44. 4 points
  45. 4 points
    inb4 Chocolate Chip Trip.
  46. 4 points
    You’re reading comprehension skills are shit man.
  47. 4 points
    Indie /500 variant through Bullmooose for $20.97 is a no brainer.
  48. 4 points
    Saw this elsewhere...gave me a chuckle
  49. 4 points
    mmhmm

    PO 7/26/19: Blink-182 "Nine"

    Just the album cover itself should be concerning to variant collectors.
  50. 4 points
    I bet it's called "Undertwo"
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