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Discussion in 'Band Recommendations Forum' started by Hail The Wizard!, Jul 11, 2009.
Meshuggah has a lot of Tool-like moments, considering both bands are into one another's music.
If you're looking for similar vocals, then they're not that similar, but musically, stuff like "Combustion" is VERY Tool-influenced.
I liked a couple of Earshot's songs, but you can tell they were just TRYING to be like Tool and didn't have the songwriting or musicianship chops.
There's a band here in LA that's starting up that has some of the sound of TOOL. They only have a few demos out right now, but I think they are releasing their first album soon.
They're called Socionic.
Here's their info:
Earshot's Two is a very good album; under-appreciated, in my opinion. Chevelle is solid as well.
Tool is amazing. They sound like none other. But if you wanted to try...
- A Perfect Circle
- Porcupine Tree
- Deathspell Omega
Suggesting Ulcerate and Deathspell Omega is just downright weird...but they both rule so yea go for it
A perfect Circle has already been mentioned, so why not mention another project Maynard is in: Puscifer
Dead Soul Tribe certainly gave it their best shot with the A Murder of Crows album
Damn, i JUST started listening to Tool.
They have their Tool moments (especially Ulcerate). I think mostly for the dark atmosphere I picked them. As in DsO's "First Prayer" (which is the greatest intro of all time).
Not sure if any of you are familiar with the band Minsk. Their latest album has quite a bit of Tool injected in their sound.
The last Cobalt album reminded me of Tool - or at least some of it did.
Whenever this song starts on my ipod, I always mistake it for a Tool song at first. It's probably just me but there's something about the intro...
check out Rishloo. I found them a few weeks ago. Kyuss is pretty good too
Try out Isis
God I love that band. To me, and I know 95% of the world will disagree but anyways, APC is way better than Tool. Tool to me is a band with some epics (Wings for Marie: 18 minutes long and doesn't bore a second) but Tool never made an album on which I didn't hear a single mediocre song. APC's Mer de Noms is one of those albums where it's just spot on from the first to the last second. Also, songs such as The Hollow, Breña or Orestes are up there with the best songs Tool did. I love Maynard James Keenan's vocals, but must admit I am very fond of Billy Howerdel as well and the ethereal atmosphere on Mer de Noms (intro's of Breña, Orestes, Magdalena ...) does the trick for me.
Anyways, a band that makes me think a lot about Tool is The God Machine, about whom I opened a topic here. They make a mixture of noise, metal, industrial and prog rock with very lengthy songs, gloomy lyrics and complex structures. And even though his voice sounds nothing like Maynard's voice, Robin Proper Sheppard is an amazing vocalist as well. TGM were forced to call things an end when their bass player died from a brain tumor but the two albums they made were epics (especially Scenes From The Second Storey) and if they were not confrontated with the disaster of bass player Jimmy Fernandez' dead and had the chance to release some more albums, then they would have been in the category of Tool IMO. I would even say The God Machine are more intense than Tool, but that's just my opinion and I am very fond of both bands and also of A Perfect Circle.
The only thing Maynard ever did which I disliked is Puscifer. Not my cup of tea at all. I wish he would split his time between Tool and APC again rather than filling empty days in the agenda with Puscifer.
try Blatherskite "Where the Wasteland Ends"
Pretty Tool influenced, but definately with their own slant, encompassing more genres. Think Tool but with some industrial elements. And they're from Australia. The land of brutal burning death...