We have listed what prog musicians think about the TOOL band. TOOL is a progressive rock band that has taken the music industry by storm. Here are the thoughts from prog musicians for TOOL band style.
Tool band also managed to create a unique musical realm that has captivated the hearts of millions of fans around the world. We are learning what are the reasons why Tool is so popular and why their music has resonated with so many people.
Tool’s music is not easy to categorize, as it defies traditional genres and pushes the boundaries of what is considered “mainstream.” Their music is a blend of progressive rock, metal, and alternative music, with lyrics that are both cryptic and thought-provoking.
Their live performances are an experience in themselves, with visually stunning displays that complement their music perfectly. Tool’s music is not just entertainment; it’s an experience that takes you on a journey through a world of sound and visuals that are uniquely their own.
One of the reasons why Tool is so popular is their unique sound. Their music is complex, layered, and multi-dimensional, with each instrument and vocal adding to the overall tapestry of sound. Their music is not just a collection of songs but rather a carefully crafted narrative that takes the listener on a journey.
Tool’s lyrics are also a big part of their appeal. They are often cryptic, metaphorical, and thought-provoking, with each song telling a story that is open to interpretation. This has helped Tool to build a cult following of fans who are passionate about the meaning behind the lyrics and the messages conveyed through their music.
Here are the musicians from BTBAM, Iamthemorning, Lizzard, The Ocean, and Wheel talk about Tool’s unique style in Prog magazine:
Dan Briggs from BTBAM (Between The Buried And Me):
“On reflection, I’m sure the idea of using the bass as a melodic voice was aided by what I heard Tool doing. There’s no doubt that the reverbed/wet bass sound on something like Disease Injury Madness was influenced by Justin Chancellor’s sounds on Lateralus.
My favorite [Dan Briggs] thing about them being one of the biggest rock bands is their dynamic sense and their ability to make the listener slow down and really sink into the music. For a listener who didn’t come from a background in progressive music, I think that’s the whole key to unlocking their world; getting lost and just embracing the journey. Plus The Grudge just kicks **s!”
Robin Staps from The Ocean:
“I was into 90s hardcore and was never really interested in immersing myself in their music until Lateralus came out, but it wasn’t until I saw them live at Roskilde Festival in 2006 that it really clicked. Me and my ex-girlfriend were spellbound, we listened to Lateralus and 10,000 Days non-stop on our eight-hour drive home.
Tool band has not only reinvigorated the scene. They have created a musical realm of their own. Their approach to intricate and convoluted, yet always groovy and effective, polyrhythmic arrangements are quite unique and the fact that they always seem to strike the right balance between catchiness and complexity without sounding scholastic or unintuitive is pretty exceptional, even more so since they pull all that off as a four-piece live.”
Marjana Semkina from iamthemorning:
“Tool left me quite shaken; I remember listening to the Opiate EP over and over again. When I managed to get hold of the rest of the discography, I could listen to nothing else. It was like magic. Every time someone tried to explain the technicalities of their music, I dismissed it because I loved the mystery of how it is done.
Tool played a very special role in finding my ‘tribe’ to the extent that my heart still quickens if I’m out in a pub and Tool starts playing. I instantly know I’ve come to the right place. When I see someone wearing their merch, I mentally salute them. During those early years, when it’s so important to have friends that share your interests, I didn’t, I was on my own with my love for this band, so I still carry this sentimentality with me.”
James Lascelles from Wheel:
“I didn’t know what to make of it when I first heard Lateralus. It gives up its secrets slowly and, on the surface, it’s expertly structured but beneath, there are layers of self-reference, imaginative sound design, lyrical topics that are as ambitious as the compositions, and unique employment of tension and release.
Despite its ambition and complexity, it never loses sight of the meta and, for every intricately structured, mind-jarring groove, there’s always a payoff for those willing to take the journey – the riff that comes in halfway through The Grudge or the explosion after the calm interlude in the middle of Ticks & Leeches are good examples. Lateralus raised the bar for what I thought was musically possible and remains one of the best albums ever made.”
William Knox from Lizzard:
“It’s hard to say what the music scene would be like today if Tool had never existed. In the mid-90s they found themselves at a crossroads between grunge, prog rock, and metal. From there they managed to drag in fans from right across those genres, and that created a massive level-up for the scene as a whole.
In that sense, they were pioneers simply by being at that crossroads, and then they pushed some boundaries creatively, which helped rock music to keep on evolving and stay relevant. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that Tool created a genre. But for all those bands who get labeled ‘for fans of Tool’, such as Soen, Karnivool, Mastodon, and ourselves, Tool helped pave the way. Maybe they gave some people an excuse to take off their blinkers!”
Our thoughts about the TOOL band:
Tool band is creating a musical realm of their own, a unique world of sound and visuals that has captivated the hearts of millions of fans around the world. Their music is not just entertainment, but an experience that takes you on a journey through a world of sound and visuals that are uniquely their own. Their [TOOL] unique sound, cryptic lyrics, and visually stunning live performances have helped to create a cult following of fans who are passionate about their music. If you haven’t had the chance to experience Tool’s music, we highly recommend giving it a listen. It’s an experience that you won’t soon forget.