Originally Posted by EnOYiN
He did the same thing when I saw them this year and to be honest I don't really see your point. It's about the music. He simply doesn't have anything else to contribute besides it and because of that he doesn't. What do you want him to do? Act like Robbie Williams? Kiss you goodbye before you go home? Say "thank you" in between every song?
And aside from all of that if you don't like any of the albums except for Undertow I don't see the point in going to Tool. That album was made 14 years ago. I don't really expect them to play that still.
(although Metallica did play Master of Puppets last tour which was quite nice as well)
Either way. If you like the newer albums Tool made and don't mind just going for the music I think you'll have a great time. I know I really liked it.
Guys-please dont misunderstand me, everything I have said is all relative. If you are like me and ADORE TOOL then you expect them to blow you away.
They have done that in the past, but the last two shows they have not.
As for ENOYINS ridiculously dramatic points above, I think you know exactly what I mean.
To clarify, when I see a singer perform, YES- I want to see the emotions in his face and body language. I want to watch him pour his heart out openly and for all to see, in front of the fans that put him in the very comfortable place he is in today. Standing in the shadows robs me of what I consider to be a very personal and intimate experience between the singer and his/her fans. I paid to watch you PERFORM and as far as I understand, a performance inherently implies that the viewer can actually see the performer.
On to your second ENOYIN comment (haha, get it? lol)-how you arrived at me not liking any other album other than Undertow b/c I was disappointed they didnt play any songs of that album is beyond me. AENIMA, LATERALUS and 10K Days were
staples in my music collection for as long as theyve been available. However, my true love in the ALT-Metal world will always be Undertow.
Is it there best?
Who knows-thats a subjective question.
What I do know for sure is that it remains the most influential metal album for me of all time (just inching past Master of Puppets). To not hear them play one song off that album-the album that made them, over the past 3 shows I have been to, was very disappointing.
So, is it a good show in relation to majority of the crap that is currently more mainstream? Sure.
Did I expect a heck of alot more from one of my favorite all time bands?