Re: Danny Carey
Definitely a great player. I saw Tool last Friday in Mansfield, MA and they were awesome, Danny Carey was insane as usual.
As someone who is not really into double bass playing, I must say my favorite thing about Carey is that he does it tastefully. Nothing bores me more than listening to someone run on their bass drum pedals the whole way through a song. Most of the time he seems to use it in either a fill or to build a groove at a song's climax, like when he goes nuts in Forty Six & 2 or Ticks and Leeches, or the end of Schism. I think he really understands how to use space to create a great groove and when playing single bass is still able to throw some great hi-hat work into his playing.