Originally Posted by Origin89
Yea, I wasn't too crazy about their last 2 albums. I've found that for progressive, atmospheric, ethnic, edgy, hard rock, there's not much better than Tool's AEnema, Lateralus, and 10,000 Days albums. Blows me away every time.
Yeah, TOOL is a no-brainer here for sure.
Ironically, I find Undertow to be their best album even though it is the least complex and proggy.
I love the "clean"lines" of that album; fluff and filler are nowhere to be found.
Listening to Katatonia's "Viva Emptiness" which I find to be a near perfect album.
Have you ever gotten into them?
I'm into any band that can successfully layer dark, complex, progressive rock and/or metal, with beautiful vocals.
Along with Katatonia, Cave-In's "Jupiter" comes to mind when I think of the best of what has been released in the past two or so decades.
That said, I'd put Maynard at the top of the heap.