by, 04-Oct-2011 at 00:32 (513 Views)
Woohoo! I'm probably never going to write about my diapery habits and what not (to some users' relief). I'll probably use these things to vent and complain half the time :p
The one thing on my mind is music. Tool, to be exact.
They're incredible. They're definitely a legend in the music industry, and I'm so glad I found out about them at some point! Maynard also sings in A Perfect Circle and Puscifer, which I happen to be a fan of both (not so much Puscifer; I only have "The Mission" from them).
But there's a major downside: NOTHING SOUNDS AS GOOD. I find it pretty hard to get into another band if it isn't on the same technical level as Tool (and Meshuggah, to some extent). I went on Y! Answers and asked if there were any bands that were similar to Tool, and here's what I got:
Melvins, King Crimson, Rush, Mastodon, Trans Am, Rishloo (weird f'in name, right?), Creation's End, Deftones, and NIN (although I totally disagree with that).
Melvins was really weird, but I'll look into that again, because it was so late. King Crimson was too jazzy and too sporadic. Rush is just as technical but much too light for me. Creation's End sounds more like music that makes you feel like you're going on some mythical f***ing adventure, and NIN is very, VERY unusual nowadays (just look at "Closer").
However, Mastodon and Rishloo were really not too bad. Rishloo is...well, I honestly don't know how to explain it. But I do like it to some extent! And Mastodon just sounded really good to me.
There's some other band called LizZard that I checked out, and I like one of their songs (The Orbiter). And it just so happens that those three bands I found out that I liked either had some influence on Tool (Mastodon, and I could kind of hear how), and those that TOOK influence from Tool (Rishloo, LizZard).
I only have 450 songs in my library, some of which is just country or recorded drum covers. It's pitiful to call it a musician's stockpile of music! What to do, what to do...
Damn you Tool, and your greatness!