The Undisputed Hierarchy of Tool Clones

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Love them or hate them, Tool has inspired a small but significant genre to emerge. Who gets the closest to recreating their unique sound?

Back in 2006, when the internet was starting to become a useful place for music recommendations, my teenage self searched far and wide for “bands that sound like Tool” and also “boobs”. The latter returned many results, but I was always very disappointed with the former. Chevelle? Nah. A Perfect Circle? Fucking duh. With the still-standing 11-year hiatus, many good bands finally started to fill the void left by the monumental group. What exactly is a Tool clone? It’s hard to say exactly what makes Tool “Tool”, but it’s some mixture of straddling the alternative rock/metal line, progressive elements, and an optionally bald guy who seduces MILFs in wine country.


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So let’s get to it. The first on the list, and at the bottom of the pyramid, has to be Dead Letter Circus. One of the few bands I can pull the “I listened to them before you” card with, I was jamming these guys starting with their first EP. The first but not last Australian band on this list, DLC is pretty far from Tool in many regards. The high pitched vocals layered upon frantic riffs in their earlier career is very un-Tool-like, but as they slow things down in their later career you can maybe see some similarities. And yet, their name still pops up in literally every “similar to Tool” conversation. I don’t disagree with the assessment, but it’s hard to say why. DLC is more “for fans of” than “sounds like” when it comes to Tool. In my opinion, their last album (Aesthesis, 2015) is mostly a snooze fest, but not in a “I’m super deep and interesting and on DMT” type way.

Albums since 10,000 Days: 3 (and 3 EPs) Literally their entire career.


Tone Stealers
Just above DLC on the hierarchy is Rishloo. This band from Seattle spends more time on the progressive side to be a perfect Tool clone. There’s too much shredding and consistent excitement to be thought of as contemplative and deep. In fact, my favorite album of theirs, Feathergun, is closer to Fair To Midland worship than Tool. You have to go back to their earlier works to really see the Adam Jones guitar tone and Maynard lyric-pacing to pop up. Their debut even does us the nicety sounding like Tool live, with the vocals way down in the mix while being played in a venue too big to be acoustically generous. In my opinion, their last album (LaGWBaT, 2014) is mostly a snooze fest, but not in a “I’m super deep and interesting and on DMT” type way. Still, the influence is undeniable in their early work and their relative popularity earned them this spot on the list.

Albums since 10,000 Days: 3. Almost all of their career.


Flow Replicators
Next on the list is the other Australian prog rock band, Karnivool. Besides the similar sound, Karnivool uses another very important Tool technique: being super unproductive. With four years between each of their three albums, they are due for a new one this year, but I have not even heard a murmur of that news. Themata and Sound Awake are untouchable and basically set them up as the benchmark of progressive alt rock/metal during the late 2000s while Maynard was dicking around with Puscifer. The thing that puts Karnivool closer to the top of the pyramid is their ability copy the fantastic ebb and flow of Tool’s song structures. While also using some occasional tribal drumming, distinctive vocals, and hypnotic repetition, you would probably never mistake Karnivool for Tool but there’s enough in common. In my opinion, their last album (Asymmetry, 2013) is mostly a snooze fest, but not in a “I’m super deep and interesting and on DMT” type way.

Albums since 10,000 Days: 2.


Member Grabbers
This band almost didn’t make the list because they only have one album to their name and I haven’t heard rumors of continuation, but the resemblance is too strong to ignore. Lesser Key boasts the former Tool bassist Paul D’Amour on the roster (the only member of Tool to ever successfully complete Maynard’s convoluted ritual required to get out of the gang alive). The vocals are actually almost identical to the previous clone, Karnivool, which I find interesting because none of the bands thus far has been able to copy Maynard exactly. Not that I am one of those people who thinks he’s the best in the world, I actually find his vocal range to be pretty restricted but I do think his emotional presence is untouchable. All of these clone bands have that ability to some lesser extent, but Lesser Key copies a little more than just that. Just listen to this opening ominous opening bass line and tell me it couldn’t be something off Ænima.

Albums since 10,000 Days: 1


Tool Itself
Tool, a band from Sweden, has risen to the level perhaps just below the “Big 4” of metal. Their unique sound broke so many barriers and the bald frontman has become something of an icon. Despite their small discography, they have garnered massive success in their 7 active years.

Shit. I got my facts about Soen and Tool all mixed up again. Some of that above paragraph might be incorrect. Soen are the kings upon the throne of copycats. They take everything copyable about Tool and just play the hell out of it. The emotive vocals from the also bald frontman are perfect and maybe even have a little more range. Honestly, Soen has satiated all my cravings for a new Tool album for about four years.

With their latest release this year, they have branched away from the carbon copy they once were, but their origins are obvious. 2012’s Conative could have accidentally slipped into Tool’s discography and only the most pseudo of intellectuals would find something amiss; even the imagery works for Tool’s reputation. For fuck’s sake, their debut opened with two songs called “Fraktal” and “Fraccions”. Does that remind you of anything? Hmm. “Parabol” / ”Parabola” maybe?. Throughout the entire album, you can hear hints of stolen riffs and concepts. Listen for the modified “Schism” riff at 0:30.

Albums since 10,000 Days: 3. Once again, their entire career. Are you kidding me, Tool?


Note that the embedded songs are just ones that are particularly Tool-like, but I also linked a more-preferred song in each section if you are interested in digging deeper into any of the clones.

  • Jom Pootersan

    I’ve listened to all of these bands, the shame

    • Howard Dean

      I’m like the complete opposite. I’ve never even heard of any of these bands.

      Also: For someone who is apathetic about Tool (like me), what’s their best stuff? I’ve heard Undertow but have never touched anything else. Are they all they’re cracked up to be?

      • Eliza

        Lateralus is probably their best album. It gives me the feels each time.

      • Their best stuff is a couple of creepy claymation music videos released more than 20 years ago.

        • Señor Jefe El Rossover

          Das brütal 2

        • Howard Dean

          Dude! I’ve seen that already. The pipes with the meat flowing through them. So I guess I really am a Tool fan, and never knew it.

          Where can I buy that singer dude’s overpriced wine? I need a case of it.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Don’t give him money.

          • Howard Dean

            But he needs it! Remember that abomination of a house he was selling a little while ago? Shit was hideous. Dude needs the cash so he can try to buy some taste.

        • Eliza

          You have to admit that they are very good creepy claymation videos.

          • No doubt. I’m not a Tool fan, but Adam Jones is very talented at videography.

        • ME GORAK™✓ᶜᵃᵛᵉᵐᵃⁿ

          MAYNARD FINEST CLAY MATION MUSIC VIDEO!!!!!
          https://youtu.be/Gtffv9bpB-U

      • Doom Scientist

        Undertow & Aenima would be the ones to check out first. If you like old school Prog then Lateralus and 10K Days are worth it also.

      • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

        Two first records are good BASS records. And hey, Danke for the Advent Parallax rec. Been jammin’ it like a MOFO after Texanero ROTW.

        • Howard Dean

          Awesome, glad you are digging Averse Sefira. Check out their earlier albums, too, if you get a chance. All four of the albums are good. I think Tetragrammatical Astygmata may be their best one (with Advent Parallax a close second).

      • Rain Poncho W.

        Knowing what you like, I think the only thing I could recommend would be Undertow.

        • Howard Dean

          Well, then I guess my best bet is to re-listen to Undertow at some point.

          • Doom Scientist

            Maybe the Opiate EP too.

  • Doom Scientist

    As I said earlier, my best friend wants to see one of the New England Tool shows so I’ll either end up making the trip from Somerville to Bangor, or I’ll stay here and go to the ridiculous alterna-fest in Allston.

    • Señor Jefe El Rossover

      Did you try Soen? You may dig them

      • Doom Scientist

        Eh, they’re ok.

  • Howard Dean

    Seducing MILFs in wine country >>>>>>>>>>>>

    (I know at least Gorak agrees with this)

    • Rain Poncho W.

      You know you can take a hot air balloon tour through Napa Valley?

      • Howard Dean

        Actual footage of a young(er) HD cruising for MILFs in a hot air balloon:

        https://media.giphy.com/media/PNqy6VWQmTgU8/giphy.gif

        • Rain Poncho W.

          I dunno what the general consensus is on this movie, but I love it.

          • Señor Jefe El Rossover

            Backed.

          • Howard Dean

            Yep, same here. I like to watch it every so often, and it holds up. Funny stuff.

          • Eliza

            I’ve seen parts of it, and thought it was decent.

          • Depechemodeisgangsta

            I think is one of those, so ridiculous bad, that is awesome, i also liked it, but didn’t even bother to watch Joe Dirt 2.

          • Joaquin Stick

            I think people who enjoy bad comedies even scoffed at the sequel.

          • Howard Dean

            Have not touched the sequel, but have thought about watching it out of curiosity. What I’ve heard gives me pause, though.

          • Depechemodeisgangsta

            Well the reviews for second one, was even worse than 1st movie, and from what i have heard, they just made it, just to make it, because they thought that it was like a “Cult” movie, that deserve a sequel.
            What i will try to watch on Netflix, soon is, The Pick of destiny Teenacious D, since i only seen it, on regular TV and they censured all the cuss words, and i found it a good kind of dumb comedy, so looking forward to it.

          • Joaquin Stick

            Pick of Destiny is enjoyable! Haven’t seen it in a few years but I have to imagine it holds up for the most part.

          • Depechemodeisgangsta

            Looking forward to watch it with all the crazy shit, and yes i think it has move up to that “Cult Movie Status”
            I also enjoyed that Teenacious D in their last album, poke fun of themselves, talking about how the movie was a failure etc..

          • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

            Your use of commas is interesting.

          • Depechemodeisgangsta

            lol, when i txt my friends, they all complaint, that i don’t use “Commas” and is just a long sentence and they don’t know here it starts and ends, that is why, i’m making the effort to write with more “Commas” on it.

          • NDG

            I love it.

          • Old Man Doom

            Backed hard

  • Rain Poncho W.

    Science!

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    The big difference is that Tool’s an exceptional band – COME AT ME HATERS!!! – while every other band that even tried to get close to Tool’s style has been nothing short of a snoozefest.
    Honestly guys, Soen fucking puts me to sleep. AND I’M A FUNERAL DOOM FAN!

    • Eliza

      Nah, Soen is good, at least in my opinion. But I agree about the funeral doom.

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        I just can’t seem to get what’s so good about Soen…I mean, it’s not terrible, but is it something really great I’d spend my money on? Nope.
        Funeral doom however, if done right, does rule.

        • Eliza

          Their sound works for me at the moment.

        • Jm from nj

          I think the vocals tend to lack. Good voice. Doesn’t try to do too much, but therein means you can’t distinguish Soen from many other bands like Tool. I will say, their second album is much better than their first, or even their new one.

    • Señor Jefe El Rossover

      Das brütal

    • Doom Scientist

      Confirmed. None of the imitators do anything for me.

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        Some specific sounds just can only be done the right way by one band and one band only. Tool basically invented this kind of “time signature-toying tribal-drum psychedelic grunge-metal”. Something like this can only work with a band that invented and mastered the style.

        • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

          Honestly though, I feel they just kinda “Grunge-fied” Neurosis’ Tribal-drum & psych approach.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            There are similarities in both bands’ approach to drumming, but aside from that I think the bands sound worlds apart.
            Neurosis is one of my favorite bands of all time though.

      • Óðinn

        A question as an experienced music fan. Don’t have to answer if you don’t want to. Do you feel like there has been a backlash against Alternative Rock/Metal bands of the 1990s? I feel like many people really dislike Nirvana, Tool, Rage Against The Machine, etc. I was just wondering where a lot of the hate for Tool comes from.

        • Doom Scientist

          I’d say most of the hate for Tool comes from a certain portion of their fanbase who think Tool are the “end all, be all” of Rock. I can relate since I had the same view towards 1980s era Zappa fans, arrogant pricks who thought their shit smelled like flowers.

          • Óðinn

            Yeah, that could be it. Fans who are so into a band that it’s annoying. Growing up, I hated Beatles and Zeppelin fans. Not sure if that’s the best comparison, but fans of those bands annoyed me.

          • Doom Scientist

            Yep, that’s exactly it, and I love the Beatles and Zeppelin.

          • Óðinn

            Okay. Makes more sense to me now. Thanks.

    • TheCheezFace

      I wasn’t really into Soen either, although this was when their first album came out. Maybe the other ones will be better.

    • Óðinn

      Nah. Not gonna hate. I like Tool. They’re not my favorite. I saw them live in the early 90s before they were popular. Not sure how they became so big, and I don’t fully understand the hate for them either. Just my 2¢.

      https://youtu.be/R2F_hGwD26g

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        Trust me, I’ll never understand how Tool got so big either. It’s strange, because when non-metal people I know hear some of Tool’s music, they just deem it moody noise the same way they’d describe any other metal/heavy hard rock band. While the music definitely got hooks, it’s not exactly easily accessible danceable music either. Yet for some inexplicable reason the band managed to attract such a humongous following and I’m still trying to find out why. Sure, their following is mostly divided into the following 3 categories:
        a) pretentious nerds
        b) dope fiends
        c) white trash knuckle draggers who just want to listen to a band that would sound a bit more “intelligent” to them than your average bro rock.
        …but still…

        That being said, I do think Tool is a great band. Not “the” band to end all bands of course, but I think all of their 4 studio albums are very much worthy of their place in my “metal” (or what I would consider part of the wider “metal scene”) collection.

        • Óðinn

          Not a bad description of the Tool fanbase. I could certainly see potheads being into Tool. Much of their music probably goes well with “the pot”.

          https://youtu.be/hii17sjSwfA

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Haha!
            I actually think ‘The Pot’ probably is the most bland Tool song and the weakest one on 10.000 Days. As a whole I still think 10.000 Days is an excellent album. It didn’t surpass the masterstroke of Aenima or Lateralus, but it was still among the very best stuff alt-metal has to offer.
            I’ll always have a soft spot for Undertow as well.

          • Óðinn

            Yes. A bit of a radio-friendly song. 10,000 Days is a good album. The songs come up on my iPhone sometimes when I’m out hiking, and I tend to enjoy them in that setting, amongst the trees while I’m outdoors.

  • Eliza

    I actually kind of love Soen. Maybe because I want new Tool so bad and I’m fine with the next best thing, but their new album is one of my favorites from this year.

  • Rain Poncho W.

    This def made me lol. I used to LOVE Tool. Recently revisited Aenima and honestly didn’t enjoy it very much. I think my taste has changed quite a bit. I still enjoy 10,000 Days.

    • Doom Scientist

      Still love both those albums although I don’t listen to them very much these days.

    • Eliza

      The problem with Ænima are all the filler tracks. The actual song are great

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Filler tracks <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    • TheCheezFace

      I can enjoy some songs on 10,000 Days, but as an ablum it doesn’t do much for me. I will say though, Danny Carey’s drumming in this album is some fucking alien shit, especially in Rosetta Stoned.

  • Señor Jefe El Rossover

    Thanks to Eliza, I’m on board with Soen. They’re jamming.

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      I am kind of insulted by this. That I wasn’t the one who got you jammin’ dem Soen. But I Kant really stay mad at Eliza, now can I?

      • Señor Jefe El Rossover

        No one can be mad at Eliza!

    • ME GORAK™✓ᶜᵃᵛᵉᵐᵃⁿ

      MY FAVORITE OV THIS ROUNDUP!!!!!!!

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Man, I’d go for a MILF or two in Wine Country. Only decent thing Maynard’s been doing for the last decade too.

    • Howard Dean

      Regardless of how this “new Tool album” situation plays out, can we all just agree that scoring frisky Napa Valley MILFs is what is best in life? (besides crushing enemies and seeing them driven before you, of course)

      • Doom Scientist

        No argument here.

      • Sid Vicious Promos

        Maynard is a lucky bastard being in Napa Valley and scoring all those pretty women. I’d rather see him continue to do that than make an album that will make Chinese Democracy look like Master Of Reality.

        • Doom Scientist

          It won’t be as bad as all that, but it won’t live up to expectations at all. It’ll be about as good as 10K Days was.

          • Sid Vicious Promos

            I’m not a Tool fan.

          • Doom Scientist

            Ah, then you’ll have that view regardless of what they produce.

          • Óðinn

            Check this out. The guitar player in this band can send chills up your spine and slay your ass with a single note.

            https://youtu.be/vi7cuAjArRs

          • Óðinn
          • Sid Vicious Promos

            Are you talking about David Gilmour? I love Pink Floyd and David Gilmour is one of the most important guitarists ever.

          • Óðinn

            Yes. You’ve heard of him?

          • Sid Vicious Promos

            Of course I have. My music knowledge knows no bounds.

          • Óðinn

            Good to know, JJD. Check this out:

            https://youtu.be/8UXircX3VdM

        • Óðinn

          Guns n’ Roses not good. Axl Rose gargles donkey testes.

          Black Sabbath >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      • Hans Copronym

        …and to hear de lamentations of de MILFs!*

        *or rather, not having to hear them, I suppose.

  • Señor Jefe El Rossover
  • Waynecro

    Nice job, JS! I never really got into Tool, though I still jam the song “Hooker with a Penis” from time to time. I kind of like Soen, but I’m rarely in the mood to listen to Tool-sounding music.

    • Eliza

      We need to fix that asap.

      • Waynecro

        NO ONE CAN FIX ME!!!

        • Eliza

          We can at least try to mend this situation a little bit.

          • Waynecro

            Tool-sounding music just doesn’t do it for me usually. I like a few Tool songs, and Soen is OK. I even like a few songs off the first A Perfect Circle album (though that band doesn’t really sound much like Tool). I think my mood has a lot to do with it, and I’m usually in the mood for heavier, angrier stuff.

          • Eliza

            You should give Undertow a try or at least a couple songs off of it. You might enjoy them. And what songs by APC do you like?

          • Waynecro

            I’ve heard all of Tool’s albums, but very few songs stuck out to me. I used to play music with a guy who was super obsessed with Tool, so I heard Undertow a lot. As for APC, I can’t remember all the songs I like from Mer de Noms (because I haven’t listened to the album in years), but I know I love “The Hollow.” That song just does it for me for some reason.

          • Eliza

            The Hollow is a great song. The one that immediately follows it on the album, Magdalena, is actually my favourite APC song. Everything about, from the guitarwork to the vocal delivery to the bassline, is so well done.

          • Joaquin Stick

            Magdalena>>>>>>

          • Waynecro

            I’ll have to give the album a listen again in the near future. The softest thing I’ve listened to recently is the new Darkest Hour album, which is surprisingly good.

          • Eliza

            I’ve heard good things about that Darkest Hour album. Not great, but good. Maybe I’ll give it a try.

          • Waynecro

            I think it’s pretty good for what it is. It’s dynamic, and it has good melodies and some pretty awesome riffs. To me, it’s probably the most musically interesting album the band has released. I saw Darkest Hour live recently, which made me want to give the new album a shot.

          • Depechemodeisgangsta

            For some reason my favorite APC song is i think a cover song, Passive.

          • Joaquin Stick

            Wasn’t Passive one of the only non-covers on the covers album? My memory is fuzzy. Great song though.

          • Depechemodeisgangsta

            From what i remember it was a cover from other band, who i think a member was one of the Nine Inch Nails, i went ahead and did a quick search.

            “”Passive” is a song from the band A Perfect Circle’s 2004 album eMOTIVe The song is a remake of the song “Vacant” by the now-defunct band Tapeworm.[1]

            “Vacant” was notably first performed by A Perfect Circle without Trent Reznor’s agreement.”

          • Joaquin Stick

            Oh right, I was thinking of “Imagine”. That one was original for sure.

            (mega sarcasm)

          • Eliza

            Passive is a good song.

          • TheCheezFace

            What are your thoughts on Thirteenth Step?

          • Eliza

            I think it’s an amazing album. The songs flow into one another very well, even better than the songs on Mer de Noms, but I like the sound of the latter a tad more.

          • TheCheezFace

            Cool. Thanks for the response.

  • Doom Scientist

    And honestly, I could care less if they ever cough up another album. Whatever they put out will be decent, but it will never live up to expectations.

    • Joaquin Stick

      It’ll get automatically shit on by everyone who is opposed to them, regardless of what it sounds like. Should be a fun time on the internet (if it happens). I also am withholding expectations and don’t really care if it shows up or not, but will be excited if a date gets announced.

      • Doom Scientist

        It’ll get leaked about a month before the release date so the opinions will already be flying long before it hits the stores.

  • Hans Copronym

    Posted these guys here already, but they strike me as a candidate for the pyramid in parts. Then again, I am pretty unfamiliar with Tool beyond their music videos.

    Supposedly Tool-ish bit starts around 30 seconds in.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIpZ-60npDY

  • Hans Copronym

    Oh, and thanks for bringing up Fair To Midland! Someone posted one of their songs here once that I found fascinating and shall now look for.

    • Joaquin Stick

      I wrote a post about them a loooong time ago and I think I accidentally trolled a few thousand people. I feel terrible. I think people clicked the link to find out what happened to them (because the title was accidentally misleading) and now it’s a pretty high link when you search for the band’s whereabouts on google lol.

      • You did gud, stick.

  • 10,000 Days is aight, but I don’t honestly know why Tool is as popular as it is. Also, hardcore Tool fans are the absolute fucking worst.

    • Doom Scientist

      I like Tool and I don’t understand why they’re popular. It’s not exactly music for the masses.

  • Dr. K

    I thought this morning that I would really like to spend the work day listening to Tool’s discography as I often did back in the days of yore/high school. Problem is, my CDs are at home and the pretentious bastards don’t have their stuff on Spotify. Anyway, let’s remember some of the shitty bands of the nu metal era that tried to sound like Tool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA5cYjpmRS8

    • Dr. K
      • CyberneticOrganism

        Yep, these guys always sounded like a Tool-also-ran

        • Pierre Generic

          I like their Send The Pain Below song better the first time I heard it, when it was called Be Quiet And Drive(Far Away).

      • Depechemodeisgangsta

        I never thought that this band was a “Ripoff” of Tool, i was more in the they took influences from their music, and put their own spin on it.

    • Eliza

      Their may not be on Spotify, but you call find all of their songs on YouTube. Weird.

    • Joaquin Stick

      This is bad. You know the sound that Guitar Hero made when you fucked up a note? Listen at 1:30.

      • Dr. K

        Oh yeah, it’s terrible. I just also remember hearing it on the radio the first time and wondering for a minute if it was new song from Tool or APC that was much worse than normal.

        • Depechemodeisgangsta

          Same thing happened to me, 1st time i heard it on Radio, didn’t know if that was Tool or APC.

  • sweetooth0

    Was not aware any bands had attempted to ape Tool. Can’t say as I would ever have any desire whatsoever to listen to any of them. I like Tool, although they’ve gotten more meandering and boring as time went on, but it never seemed like they had some trendsetting sound bands would want to copy.

    • Joaquin Stick

      I’d say most of them are “inspired by” rather than aping, but that doesn’t make for a good headline!

  • Count_Breznak

    I met Tool fans (tools?) before I could ever listen to one song. From that I imagine them to be somewhat like ICP with more absinth.

  • CyberneticOrganism
  • Depechemodeisgangsta

    Also one of the 1st thing i remember about tool, is the picture of a father carrying his kid with this shirt, unfortunately i couldn’t find the image. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/48b4a71142570b6efa87105f490c42b85baed982fba65bb0fa0439300efb129b.jpg

  • Óðinn

    Thanks, Joaquin stick.

  • The Tetrachord of Archytas

    I hate DLC. Just give me the whole game at once

    • The Mighty Thorange

      Anyone else miss the days of expansion packs? Those were good times.

  • Guppusmaximus

    On the last two albums, Soen has really brought the Opeth roots to the forefront. On the latest album they’ve introduced a Pink Floyd influence as well . ‘Lucidity’ is like a heavier version of ‘On an Island’ {David Gilmore}. So, while I agree that Cognitive wore the Tool influence blatantly on its sleeve, ‘Lykaia’ is an album Tool wish they could release nowadays. And, I’m a pre-Lateralus Tool fan.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRH9ADDqLIM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DplTrlyriuY&list=PLJkoFT1wsSagTy39R60sSi9qu7cn8bu10&index=2

    • The Mighty Thorange

      Here is your obligatory upvote for David Gilmour.

      • Señor Jefe El Rossover

        I like your style.

      • Guppusmaximus

        Yea, it’s pretty easy to gain at least one ‘like’ just by mentioning his name but those two songs are fairly similar and, imho,it proves that Gilmour’s influence truly does span most genres. Even if ‘Lykaia’ isn’t your cup of tea, you (in general) can’t deny their musicianship or their ear for recording – they went Analog this time around and it shows. It has that wall of sound approach that I dig, so, I’d probably learn to love it even if I wasn’t a Soen fan to begin with. Honestly, it’s been a while since I heard a band that only gets better the more albums they release. Like actually honing their sound as opposed to “experimenting” (aka fixing shit that ain’t broken). I just wish they had a big enough following to tour the US…

        • The Mighty Thorange

          This is the first time I have heard of Soen to be honest, but I definitely will listen to more of them.

  • Sean Nelson

    These all sound like generic christian rock bands.