Jun. 19th, 2006

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No cameras for a Tool gig, eh?

Okay, then. Check out the Toolshed.down.net Flickr pool instead. It’s a good visual show. No lasers or fireworks, but a real treasure-trove of illustrations, with dancers and little plasticine puppets and disembodied mouths licking CG eyeballs, and it’s all on big screens and properly synchronized because they’re big now.

Very very loud, with a great view from the front of the balcony, and an excellent setlist as well. Nothing too self-indulgent from the new album and a good spread of older material.

If you don’t know Tool then there’s a very good chance that you hate them – they go out of their way to be perverse in a way that delights the fans but can only serve to annoy everyone else. Ænima’s probably the break-even point as they moved from rock to progressive. It’s fantastic, of course, but if you’re not much into metal then you’ll need to put in a fair few listens.

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