Do not criticize as this
- Jan 22, 2007
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Both. It's the worst nightmare, an overhyped band with a rabbid fanbase and an overhyped brand with a rabbid fanbase. It's just too much.
In both cases I'd say the haters are far more rabbid than the fans, especially when both have been so successful, which is sort of the opposite of hype depending on how you look at it.
If you listen to the hate you'd wonder how they're even around anymore, and that's when it dawns on you that maybe it's the detractors that are living in an alternative reality.
This thing never had a chance around here. It checks off all the boxes:
- Polarizing band
- Reviled brand
- Priced above a used Prestige
It is what it is.
I'm not a hater - I listen to Tool, I think they are alright and do what they do, I understand why they got as big as they have. I love Les Pauls, some of the filthiest, knarlest, downtuned B-standard riffs that I love are recorded on Les Pauls and I think they are fantastic to play. I just think the core fanbases of both are over the top with praise, kind of like a high percentage of this forum can be with "insert flavoured djent gear of the month" (And I'm guilty of that myself).
Just realized there's only 79 of these made.. I get the price now.. But sucks for tool fans who have bene waiting for this to happen. Think a production model will come out soon after?
It's not that tool is bad. I thought they were good on the radio in the 90s and I even bought a cd. It was just the constant bombardment of moronic comments by my burned out pothead idiot friends about the amazing perfect genius of tool that turned me off. They ruined tool, marley, hendrix, the beatles. Or anyone in the army that found out I was a metalhead was like oh yeah man tool is like the metal for enlightened people man. It's so way beyond normal music, maaan.