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by mattw
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Tool
Topic: New Album Touring (with SPOILERS!)
Replies: 690
Views: 51525

Re: New Album Touring (with SPOILERS!)

Flood is the first song I ever saw TOOL play live... back in the 2002 Lateralus tour days, they would occasionally open shows with Flood and go straight into The Grudge. It was a pretty intense 10 to 15 minute opening of a show :)
by mattw
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Tool
Topic: New Album Touring (with SPOILERS!)
Replies: 690
Views: 51525

Re: New Album Touring (with SPOILERS!)

I think 7empest will be making its debut at the Staples Center on Sunday night at their first LA show. Back in 2006, the band played new material from April through August but didn't debut Wings For Marie/10,000 Days until September. If they like debuting songs at Staples Center then we are in for a...
by mattw
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Tool
Topic: New Album Touring (with SPOILERS!)
Replies: 690
Views: 51525

Re: New Album Touring (with SPOILERS!)

Back in 2006 at Coachella (first show) they didn't play Rosetta Stoned at all but then opened with it two nights later in Seattle. If they open their show in Denver on Tuesday night with 7empest it will be pretty special. I'd love to be on the floor when they come out on stage and just start their s...
by mattw
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Tool
Topic: New Album Touring (with SPOILERS!)
Replies: 690
Views: 51525

Re: New Album Touring (with SPOILERS!)

I am pretty excited to see them replace one or two of those songs with Descending and 7empest. Today's show is probably the first since Lateralus came out that they did NOT play Schism. I swear I have seen that song at every show I've seen since 2001 and I cannot think of a show where they haven't p...
by mattw
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Tool
Topic: My Tool Top 10
Replies: 304
Views: 40778

Re: My Tool Top 10

I'm very keen to see what TOOL play presumably as their standard set for this upcoming tour. If they do the usual 10 or 11 songs, I reckon we are about to get the following in some order:

Aenema
Fear Inoculum
Jambi
Invincible
Schism
Descending
46 & 2
7empest
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CCTrip
Pneuma
Stinkfist
by mattw
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Fear Inoculum
Topic: Pneuma
Replies: 97
Views: 4408

Re: Pneuma

In short: it's a great song. :)

It's all good.
by mattw
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Tool
Topic: My Tool Top 10
Replies: 304
Views: 40778

Re: My Tool Top 10

Hmm, tough task. Try to think of this as being the only 10 TOOL songs you are allowed to listen to for the rest of your life. What has to be included? Anything that's borderline should be dismissed. I have to include Third Eye here; if i went the next 50 years without hearing it again I'd be one gru...
by mattw
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Fear Inoculum
Topic: Pneuma
Replies: 97
Views: 4408

Re: Pneuma

Okay, let's narrow it down then. I know I cut out Eulogy to make it 11 but I couldn't definitively remove one more. I think the following need to be in any top ten epic/long TOOL playlist (i.e. songs over 8 minutes): Lateralus Third Eye Pneuma After that, it's getting pretty tough to omit one. I thi...
by mattw
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Fear Inoculum
Topic: Pneuma
Replies: 97
Views: 4408

Re: Pneuma

Hmm, fair points. However, I limited my list to 12 songs here and had to exclude a few nice tracks I like such as Right In Two and No Quarter. Allow me to clarify though. 1) I agree with you regarding Parabol/a. I prefer it when they play the whole thing live but I know what you mean when Parabola i...
by mattw
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Fear Inoculum
Topic: Pneuma
Replies: 97
Views: 4408

Re: Pneuma

Just wondering where this song sits in your 'Top 5' o 'Top 10' favourite TOOL songs... It might not be your personal favourite as we all have varying tastes, but is it fair to say this is one of TOOL's best songs ever? It's definitely one of their best longer tracks i.e. over 8 minutes. The album ha...
by mattw
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Fear Inoculum
Topic: Pneuma
Replies: 97
Views: 4408

Re: Pneuma

Adam will go across at play a synth and then come back to finish the song.

I am really looking forward to seeing this played live :)
by mattw
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Fear Inoculum
Topic: 7empest
Replies: 48
Views: 2286

Re: 7empest

After multiple listens I am breaking this epic song down into 4 parts: The first 5:35 - heavy, fast, riffs, grooves and angry MJK vocals/lyrics. 5:35 - 9:35 - Adam Jones taking the spotlight while Danny & Justin maintain a solid rhythm. 9:35 - 11:45 - MJK comes back and the song builds to a great cl...
by mattw
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Fear Inoculum
Topic: Litanie contre la peur
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Litanie contre la peur

This is a nice segue between, arguably, two of TOOL's best written songs in Pneuma and Invincible...

It creates a little separation between two epic tracks. Cool eerie/mysterious vibe.
by mattw
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Fear Inoculum
Topic: Pneuma
Replies: 97
Views: 4408

Re: Pneuma

This is almost the quintessential TOOL song... it really is just about perfect. Flows so nicely, simple riff over and over, spaced out, build ups, beautiful lyrics and vocals and the 9:34 mark after the guitar part is one of the best collective TOOL moments in their whole career catalog. I cannot cr...
by mattw
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Tool
Topic: Tool New Album Release Date Competition
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Tool New Album Release Date Competition

Hmmmm, I think if they do one more (it's possible Fear Inoculum is their last since they've fulfilled their record contract), I'd say 2026 is a safe bet Busty.

I'll take the optimistic approach here:

Friday, May 9, 2025 (5/9/25)
by mattw
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Tool
Topic: Random Tool Social Media thread
Replies: 16952
Views: 2048279

Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

The following dates have been floated around today:

11/02/19 – Indianapolis, IN
11/03/19 - Chicago, IL
11/08/19 – Pittsburgh, PA

Hopefully we get the full announcement from the band soon. I'm looking forward to seeing Pneuma, Fear Inoculum and Tempest performed live...
by mattw
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Fear Inoculum
Topic: Fear Inoculum
Replies: 2262
Views: 86443

Re: Fear Inoculum with SPOILERS

I just started playing Tempest on my home stereo and it started raining heavily outside... shitty, overcast day here. I know it's just a coincidence but listening to Tempest in a storm is actually pretty cool :) "Calm before the torrent comes... Calm before the Tempest comes to reign all over" and t...
by mattw
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Fear Inoculum
Topic: Fear Inoculum
Replies: 2262
Views: 86443

Re: Fear Inoculum with SPOILERS

This is fucking good stuff; I absolutely loved finally hearing Invincible after listening to the live version and then seeing them play it live. It sounds great here. Culling Voices is a nice addition. Love the slow build up and heavier finish. Pneuma surprised me and 7empest is has a LOT going on s...
by mattw
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Fear Inoculum
Topic: Fear Inoculum
Replies: 2262
Views: 86443

Re: Fear Inoculum

If the album is available Friday, August 30, does that mean I can download it at exactly 12:00am on iTunes etc.? If so, that's 2pm Friday afternoon here in Sydney. I'm busy until 2:20pm and then I'm totally free for 3 days so I hope I can download it and head home. Is that what usually happens when ...
by mattw
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Fear Inoculum
Topic: Fear Inoculum
Replies: 2262
Views: 86443

Re: Fear Inoculum

Yeah me too...

Maybe it's our brains filling in the blanks after seeing the i in Pim at the start of the name and just concluding that another i comes after the second capital letter P here.

Sorta like how we can figure our "F*ck me" and "Holy sh*t" without too much processing :)
by mattw
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Fear Inoculum
Topic: Fear Inoculum
Replies: 2262
Views: 86443

Re: Fear Inoculum

It's 86:38 if you include all 10 tracks on the digital release... but I think you deserve credit here
by mattw
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Fear Inoculum
Topic: Fear Inoculum
Replies: 2262
Views: 86443

Re: Fear Inoculum

^I just posted that you won the album length contest tys0n so well done mate :)

Your 79:06 guess is very close to the apparent 79:10 on Wikipedia... assuming it's legit etc.
by mattw
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Tool
Topic: Guess the Album Length - New Fourtheye Contest
Replies: 102
Views: 6284

Re: Guess the Album Length - New Fourtheye Contest

So it looks like we have a winner

tys0n - 79:06

The album is apparently 79:10 according to whoever updated the Wikipedia page for Fear Inoculum:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_Inoculum

Well done tys0n :)
by mattw
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Fear Inoculum
Topic: Fear Inoculum
Replies: 2262
Views: 86443

Re: Fear Inoculum

I am so fucking keen to hear Pneuma and 7empest now... and of course Culling Voices.

Very curious as to how they can do a heavy song for 18 minutes or 20 minutes or whatever 7empest is to finish out the album :)

I know Third Eye is like 14 minutes live but I am very excited!
by mattw
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Fear Inoculum
Topic: Fear Inoculum
Replies: 2262
Views: 86443

Re: Fear Inoculum

Where can we find this FLAC copy?