Highly recommend Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. They're part of the swing-revival movement in the 90s.
These guys, Diablo Swing Orchestra, are usually labeled as Jazz Metal except it's really just Swing Music with some electric guitars. They're very good.
And for a classic
For me it's just because when I listen to deathcore I'm not into complex rhythms, and when I listen to djent I prefer it to be more spacey and proggy. So Exoplanet is really just nothing i would like haha
That's funny because ISIS did say that they felt their whole career led up to this album, that this was the end goal of their sound, however I still think Panopticon and In the Absence of Truth were their best works.
By modern rock I mean post-90s (or at least got big in the 90s). I'm torn between RHCP and Green Day but I feel like there's still no way that they're the biggest. Is there anyone that I'm forgetting or that is a lot bigger than they seem?
If you're a Tool fan like me and are tired of waiting for a new album, here are some bands I ran across a while ago that I feel do a good job at filling the void. If you guys know anyone else feel free to post them!
My favorite album of all time is Pelagial by The Ocean, very sludgy and very atmospheric, and the whole album sounds like progressively getting deeper into the ocean and feeling the pressure and darkness settling in