Also, I don't think I have ever come across a hardcore Tool fan that doesn't think the music is intense, deep, thought-provoking, and somehow more intelligent than every other band out there when reality is that they are just a good rock band.
You'd be surprised...try reading some of the lyircs (especially off AEnima) in depth. And the music itself is much more complex than you could tell just listening to it a couple times. The song Lateralus, for example, follows something called a fabrosian (sp?) sequence that is the mathematical explanation of a spiral while the lyrics talk about the "spiral of life".
I'm a dork...I know, but there's sooooooooooooooooooooo much more to Tool that you have to look into. Definitely the most intelligent band on the planet.
fibbonacci. yeah ^hes right. tool is honestly the most thought provoking band ive ever heard. and they are also one of my top 5 favorite bands, if not my favorite. the reason people "dont get it" is because tool uses heavy music and aggression in their music and feelings, and people often dont get the meaning of the song. their music is about expanding the mind and trying to get people to work together towards some goal. people just hear the heavy riffs and dont get it. I agree, easily the most intelligent band ive ever heard.
but i will say this.. everyone at roo who is hangin with "lucy" or our friendly fungi will understand tool completely ;D.
lateralus is my fav album. very spiritual message, amazing musicianship. you have to really focus on tool when you listen (IMHO) its not just casual listening. if you dont pay attention you might miss something. i still find new things in their music that i have listened to for years.
i will be seeing pearl jam when they come back to the states so im not dissapointed about them not playing roo