anguyen92 wrote: prslover wrote:
Ok i'll play along, lets ignore the fact that Tool just put Rock and Roll back in the mainstream by knocking Taylor Swift down a peg. Breaking multiple records with their latest release Fear Inoculum.
prslover wrote:Listened through it once so far , not nearly enough to give it a fair rating. But I can say this, there's not a song on there that is even a quarter as good as Pnuema from FI
I'm sorry, the what now? Is Pnuema the album and FI is the band or something? Not everyone here is in the know with that kind of stuff.
I'm actually glad you played along since I didn't know what Pnuema was referring to until I googled it and saw the name Tool and my brain just zoned out when I read the name Tool. I can't help it. I just can't care about them or their new album (heard it, didn't really feel much). Good for the people that waited a long time for this album and they are happy about it as the results are shown for themselves, but I don't really care if the album succeeds or fails or how it helps the Rock community in the mainstream and whatnot.
This completely. I had no idea what was meant by "Pnuema from FI" either, as Tool is largely completely off of my radar when it comes to music. I like a handful of their songs, and certainly respect what they do and the following that they have, but their music largely just isn't for me. Whether a band is bringing "Rock and Roll back in the mainstream" or breaking records, etc. has no impact on whether I enjoy or don't enjoy a band...I pay virtually no attention to what's mainstream or what's on the radio. It's awesome that people are connecting with their music and that much, and I'm glad if it appears to be causing some small resurgence of rock music...though I'm not going to embrace any band for anything if I don't personally care for their music.
That all being said, I did get to listen to Walk the Sky once through this morning on the way to work (skipping the pre-release tracks), and I really enjoy the album! It's quite possibly their most consistent front to back album, even if it doesn't quite reach the highs of Blackbird or Fortress, though I still need to listen a few more times before I can give any sort of definitive opinion on anything. I will say though, you guys were 100% right on how good Forever Falling is, as it's probably my favorite on the record (whoever compared it to Trivium was spot on, as unexpected as that was...the intro and main riff gave me some Kirisute Gomen vibes).