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Tool & Progressive metal thread.

Your thoughts on Tool's effect on current progressive metal and the music industry in general?

I personally think that the band brought to light a new genre and paved a path of music defined by the theme and aesthetic of Alex Grey's psychedelic and out of body art and dark / deep narratives pushed lyrically and musically. These combined created an amazing blend of emotional while still upbeat progressive metal.

They also do very well with album composition, such as the difference between Lateralus and 10000 Days. Where 10000 days covers and narrates dark and more serious themes, Lateralus covers lighter topics, and Aenima is just crazy all around. Maynard keeps such a good balance of humor and intelligence while keeping the albums melodic.

Tool is a band where you don't listen to just one song, but more so entire albums to thoroughly enjoy the work of Maynard and the band.

Although very popular and lyrically dissected by everyone, I think Stinkfist is a great song that can seen relating to a cyberpunk theme. Myself and maybe others somewhat have an addiction to the cyber world, something we need more of.
"It's not enough. I need more. Nothing seems to satisfy." and "I can help you change tired moments into pleasure. Say the word and we'll be well upon our way." we find our escapes here, away from the real world. The internet and the culture of cyberpunk shows "love" to us and changes our weary, bored moments into something meaningful or pleasurable to us.

What are some bands and favorite songs of yours that relate similarly to this genre or theme?


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I used to hate Tool because my older brother would listen to it all the time and talk nonsense about it.
I love Tool now.

As for the other bands I would recommend Coil a lot (Ape of Naples being a must hear album)
I don't really know why they are similar but to me they are, please look up the going up song and the easter eggs behind it . Its cool


Tool is probably a good start into Progressive Metal, especially because a ton of other bands within the same genre claim to be influenced by them. So far, I haven't had the chance to listen to much of their stuff but in what I heard, the innovative use of odd meters are especially nice to me. Tools music really sounds like the stuff you need to actually sit down and listen to with nothing else on your mind. That's a quality that not a lot of music has, even within Progressive Metal.

I can really recommend the stuff Karnivool wrote. It's not as rough of a thing as Tool but they are in my opinion unique in their way of creating layers of atmospheric sounds, at times building up to gigantic walls. "Sound Awake" is a masterpiece of an album. If that doesn't get your Prog sense tingling, "TesseracT"'s "One" is really good, too.


Not listened to tool a huge amount but i know that justin chancellor (the bassist) went to the same university as me. I think he dropped out tho lol. I would recommend Swans if you havent listened to them as they seem vaguely similarly as theyve made music resembling metal and are very progressive, as well as having albums thst feel very cinematic and seem to have a vague narrative to them. There is also a cyberpunk esque feel to some of their music, specifically on Soundtracks for the Blind
>Tool is a band where you don't listen to just one song, but more so entire albums to thoroughly enjoy the work of Maynard and the band.
This has been my approach to music in general for the last few years. I almost exclusively listen to full albums, typically whilst not doing anything else. Might be quite obsessive but i get more out of it that way i feel
Coil are one of my favourite bands and they definitely have a cyberpunk vibe to them id say, as well as throbbing gristle who are like the original cyberpunk band, or atleast one of them


I've been a Swans fan for over half of my life and I would not call their music "progressive". Progressive rock usually refers to music based around lots of key changes, modulations and in general, complexity. Swans take very minimal song ideas and layer a lot of different sounds around what remain fundamentally simple structures. It isn't "metal" either. Extreme metal as we know it didn't exist when they started; it was influenced by them a few years later (check out Godflesh for instance).

> I used to hate Tool because my older brother would listen to it all the time and talk nonsense about it.
They have some of the dumbest fans of any band on the planet. Second only to Phish.


Thanks for this post and for exposing what little i know about genre tags lol
Music really isnt my area of expertise
Also i am aware that swans arent metal which is why i said they resemble metal, would you agree with that?
In regards to godflesh, i like them and justin broadrick in general a lot. Been a fan of them for about a year now

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Pull up, pull up jah man! Nice technology you got here, but a man still no free?! Dem sound here make you nice! Dem sounds that hail from Jamaica, heave dub, mellow roots. Wicked contrast and still as relevant, boom! Alice, you dancing along?
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Since we got close to my roots (is it in polish, >>2477 ?), here's a reggae piece with solid lyrics by a russian band.


Shucks, the thing got off the wrong station. Take 2.


Damn, pipes ate my mp3 again! Heres a substitute


Anybody heard some good dub/atmospheric thing with a mario riff, or other chip tune mixed in?

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where do you get your music from?
im looking for a libgen but for music
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I've said it once and I'll say it again: music blogs are as relevant as ever for niche things.


recc some



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Private trackers

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I don't remember exactly where I've found those, but some of us may find them interesting. Covering the 90s and some of the 00s.
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As I said, only a part of the 00s. But the best one, probably.


It is interesting to see the changes in the amount of series by season, OVA, movies, etc., makes me want to plot a graphic with the numbers.
I found out that Spirit of Wonder has an OVA and 1998 was a great year, nice.


There was also this small list I compiled ages ago. I don't exactly remember what was the principle, but here it is, maybe you will find it interesting.
Project A-Ko
The Rose of Versailles
Gunsmith Cats
Riding Bean
Attack No. 1
Dirty Pair
Magic Knight Rayearth
Maison Ikkoku
Armored Troopers VOTOMS
Wild Cardz
Demon City Shinjuku
Now and Then, Here and There
Venus Wars
Bean Bandit
Bubblegum Crisis
Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040
Area 88
Black Magic M-66
Angel Cop
Macross: DYRL?
Ninja Scroll
Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma
Armitage III
3x3 Eyes
El Hazard
Iria: Zeiram the Animation
Martian Successor Nadesico
Those Who Hunt Elves
The Vision of Escaflowne
Devil Hunter Yohko
A.D. Police: To Protect and Serve
A.D. Police Files
Ranma 1/2
Otaku no Video
Here is Greenwood
Roujin Z
All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku
Dominion: Tank Police
Tonde Burin
Blue Seed
Plastic Little
You're Under Arrest
Key the Metal Idol
Fushigi Yuugi
Ping-Pong Club
Macross 7
Macross Plus
Miyuki-chan in Wonderland
Haunted Junction
Agent Aika
Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01
Sokihei M.D. Geist
Genesis Survivor Gairath
Video Girl Ai
Blue Gender
The Big O
Vampire Hunter D
Galaxy Express 999
Kimagaune Orange Road
Ippatsu Kikimusume
Golgo 13
Black Lagoon
Stella Jogakuin Koutouka
Astra Lost in Space
Marginal Operation
To Love-Ru
Battle Athletes
Oniisama e…
Ergo Proxy
Ghost in the Shell
Real Drive
Knights of Sidonia
The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Anne of Green Gables
Please Save My Earth
Cream Lemon
Goku Midnight Eye
Space Battleship Yamato
Mezzo Forte
City Hunter
Natsuki Crisis
Qwaser of Stigmata
I Dream of Mimi
Cyber City Oedo 808
Wicked City
Terror in Resonance
Kekko Kamen
Cutie Honey
Serial Experiments Lain
Vinland Saga
Princess Tutu
Le Portrait de Petit Cosette
Banana Fish
Magnetic Rose
Summer Wars
Paranoia Agent
Great Teacher Onizuka
Golden Boy
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This looks so random idk, like mostly 80s and 90s Anime with some new ones mixed in, but anything with Neo Tokyo in it can't be too bad.


A few additions, recent stuff I checked out:
Yankee-kun to Megane-chan
The Cat Returns
Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan
The Sky Crawlers

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Linux users, what games have you been playing lately?

I've just got Hover, which is a nice Jet Set Radio clone. Pretty fun and well made. Also been playing some Kerbal.

Wish I could find a good space sim along the lines of Elite. Suppose I could play a modded out Freespace for the millionth time. Anyone have any good finds?
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do you have any recommendations?
i recently purchased a controller


The old classics, top voted etc., of course. I don't think that my own personal, subjective, baby-duck-syndrome-based preferences would fit you as they fit me.


I can sugget you what not to do:

1. Do not open any manuals on "Star Raiders II". Really, never do that. The only thing you need to know is that W switches weapons, S toggles shields, T switches tactical info, SPACE switches front camera/space map, turning shields off reduces fuel usage during warp jump. Oh, and ZX version has a better balance than Atari one.

2. The only playable version of "Bruce Lee" is an Atari one.


If minetest was anywhere near as functional, that'd be the go to.


rocket league

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Beginning to go viral a bit I saw today, looks really awesome and has a lot of people rooting for it's success and a decent community.


clean your room


the video is down unu


>>2414 is the website for the project.


It's not a FOSS Halo clone. It's a closed source Halo port that you have to pirate. The FOSS part is just a mod.

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If you're like me then you've never heard of this MMO before, but the greedy publisher is no one knows whether fans will be able to emulate it. But it has very creative art as you would expect after millions of dollars were spent on it, and so I have decided to make a new account and wander around it a bit before it dies. I'm not even level 10 right now and the servers are empty. Anyone else interested in playing it?


I truly wish dead games would be archived and uploaded to the public domain. So many things could be created.


Matrix Online was shut down after 4 years of existence, and no one even remembers it now.


this, i would love to make a server for some old dead MMO so people can still play it, and i know im not the only one,
but the owners of the game are like "if it isnt mine then noone can have it" such a shame.

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Requesting music after 2000's with '''lyrics''' about tech, science, cyberpunk, nerds in general. I already checked NASA and CERN-related channels.
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 No.2253's entire discography


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Deltron 3030




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Apparently some guys make a 98 Page Lain Fan Art Book, check it out here:

>The memorial fan art book for serial experiments lain 20th anniversary, "BREAK THE BORDER" includes the lots of great fan arts, the comments from special guests and the event report which are gathered for the unofficial fan event "club cyberia" held on July 7th, 2018.

>The essence of "serial experiments lain 20th" is in this book.

>full color 98 pages, B5 size

>The shipping date will be the middle of February 2019.


Sounds intresting ,Are you buying one?

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