Originally Posted by lance466
Just now finding this thread which is a bit serendipitous since I don't listen to much metal anymore (mainly alternative stuff now) but I'm knee deep in the latest Gojira release "Magma" which I can't recommend enough.
My all-time favorite band is, by far, TooL. I've been fortunate enough to see them 23 times in 11 different states with the Lateralus CD-release show at the Tabernacle in Atlanta being the crown jewel. My favorite track by them would by Stinkfist but their best track is Lateralus - the final couple of minutes of which is the pinnacle of music as far as I'm concerned. For others that like TooL and need a fix until the new album drops (2017 doesn't look likely now, but it is definitely coming as I know for a fact they are actively writing in the loft) you might find Australia's "Karnivool" of interest as well as a band I stumbled across called "Soen." Clear Tool influence in both with Karnivool being a legit progressive metal act and Soen more of a Tool-ripoff (I mean that in the nicest way possible!).
11 shows in 3 states since '95 for me. I lived in Aurora, CO for a couple years, right when Lateralus came out so I missed the cd release show dammit. The other 35+ years I've lived in atlanta, go figure.
I'm sure they're working on the new album, but I quit holding my breath years ago. It'll happen when it happens.
I was happy to hear APC is touring again (got my tix for 5/2) and may be putting out new stuff. I thought Thirteenth Step was fantastic as well as some of their covers, especially When the Levee Breaks.
Wanted to say thanks for the heads up on Karnivool, been making my way through their albums and like the older stuff better so far. I think Cote is my favorite followed by Synops, great groove to those. Will keep at it and will check out Soen too. Thanks again!
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