Originally Posted by finnhiggins
I hate to say this, but Mudvayne are also pretty big into the whole "using allegedly occult number sequences to write rhythms" thing too. Sure, they ripped it off Tool. But you don't exactly have to be a genius to do it....
And I wouldn't rate him as the best vocalist out there either. I've seen some live videos where he's missing notes quite seriously, and he has a very limited style. But I do like him a lot, he's certainly been one of my favourites historically. I just don't rate either the new Tool album or the last Perfect Circle one, nothing like his best work on either of them.
Well I'll agree with you on A Perfect Circles' last album. That was a hell of a disappointment. The exception being (of course) Passive. It was such a shame after two great albums. They ruined 'Pet' with that crappy "Count bedies..." song. That was hard to listen to.
As for Maynard live, I've never seen him live, but hopefully will soon.