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Apocalyptic Themes

Post by limeygringo » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:35 pm

Ænima - title track

Lateralus - Faaip De Oiad

10,000 Days - Rosetta Stoned, Right In Two

#5 - Everything We've Heard So Far

Thoughts on the concurrent thread of Apocalyptic themes on albums?
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Re: Apocalyptic Themes

Post by children » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:33 pm

Flood is sort of apocalyptic too. I see all their albums as having different threads of continuity. Flood to Aenema. 4 Degrees to Stinkfist. The Grudge to 10,000 Days. Sweat to Third Eye. Faaip de Oiad to Rosetta Stoned. Opiate to The Pot sort of too. I'm sure there are more I am forgetting at the moment. It's all one big story in my mind.
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Re: Apocalyptic Themes

Post by Raffa D » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:50 pm

children wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:33 pm
Flood is sort of apocalyptic too. I see all their albums as having different threads of continuity. Flood to Aenema. 4 Degrees to Stinkfist. The Grudge to 10,000 Days. Sweat to Third Eye. Faaip de Oiad to Rosetta Stoned. Opiate to The Pot sort of too. I'm sure there are more I am forgetting at the moment. It's all one big story in my mind.
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Re: Apocalyptic Themes

Post by tys0n » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:26 pm

children wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:33 pm
It's all one big story in my mind.
Indeed it is.
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Re: Apocalyptic Themes

Post by budsyralli » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:18 pm

children wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:33 pm
Flood is sort of apocalyptic too. I see all their albums as having different threads of continuity. Flood to Aenema. 4 Degrees to Stinkfist. The Grudge to 10,000 Days. Sweat to Third Eye. Faaip de Oiad to Rosetta Stoned. Opiate to The Pot sort of too. I'm sure there are more I am forgetting at the moment. It's all one big story in my mind.
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Re: Apocalyptic Themes

Post by hellboy » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:53 pm

Not sure I'd call the themes of Invincible and Descending apocalyptic personally, but certainly they both has a shared theme of late life reflection and lamentations

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Post by _peterpwn » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:36 am

Descending for me is the new national anthem of western civilization

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Post by Shed523 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:17 am

I would say Vicarious has a very apocalyptic theme. Maynard being the voice of “God”. I know they have said 10,000 days is their blues album and that kind of rings true.
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Re: Apocalyptic Themes

Post by Octopod » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:28 pm

children wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:33 pm
Flood is sort of apocalyptic too. I see all their albums as having different threads of continuity. Flood to Aenema. 4 Degrees to Stinkfist. The Grudge to 10,000 Days. Sweat to Third Eye. Faaip de Oiad to Rosetta Stoned. Opiate to The Pot sort of too. I'm sure there are more I am forgetting at the moment. It's all one big story in my mind.
I'm glad to see some folk who think this way about Tool's art. This is what I have always thought about their music and presentation.

I think of their records as pieces of a single concept rather than concept albums. Instead, the band is the concept.

This is not to say that I believe that everything was planned out from the beginning. It's more like they began with a few core concepts on Opiate, and developed those same concepts from different angles with each subsequent album.

Another thread I would add to those you mention above is the Sweat to Prison Sex to H. to Schism.

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Re: Apocalyptic Themes

Post by rshforgothispw » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:33 pm

_peterpwn wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:36 am
Descending for me is the new national anthem of western civilization
Same as what I was thinking.

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