ERG Tool soundalikes?

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  1. Petef2007

    Petef2007 SS.org Regular

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    Hi guys i'm hunting some bands that a heavy Tool influence that use downtuned 7s or 8 strings. Maybe a bit of ambience in there also.

    Preferably avoiding djent though as I can't stand it.
     
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    Isurez Skervesen Guitars

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    Proghma-C, Indukti, Karnivool and maybe Failure, Oceansize.
     
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    Veldar Is Post-Thrash?

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    Isis songs when they tune to F#
     
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    jmeezle SS.org Regular

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    These guys play 6 strings, but tune them down a step or so (I think).

     
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    InHiding SS.org Regular

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    Well isn't that a Universe?



    Edit: Yeah, it might be in standard tuning...
     
  6. prlgmnr

    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    Do Dool use ERGs? I don't know but they sound like Tool, and just like Karnivool wanted to make sure this was reflected in their name.

    Also there was that band that the old drummer from Opeth was in? I can't remember what they were called but hope that by some mystical power someone has posted it while I was typing this.

    edit: Thanks ERG gods
     
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    AdenM Illuminaughty

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    Night Verses has some pretty heavy Tool influence to me. Their earlier sound (with a vocalist) is more my bag, but they started using 8s when they went instrumental. Soen as well.
     
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    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metalâ„¢

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    Soen for sure.
     
  9. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire Drink Sunny D, pet kitties.

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    Caligula's Horse has some Tool-esque moments. I think they've been using 7 strings for a while now.
     
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    Katatonia
     
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    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

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    Maybe Sumac? Apart from the harsh vocals, this is probably their most "Toolesque" song. Aaron Turner is using a baritone tuned very low (think it's F).


    Definitely not ERG's, but this is the best Tool influenced band IMO.
     
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    cardinal F# Dive Bomber

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    Listened to some Night Verses stuff last night. Not entirely my thing, but man those are some talented players. Man I suck.
     
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    DLG not guthrie govan

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    not Failure. They are Tool's contemporaries and have a sound all their own.
     
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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    I hadn't heard of Failure, and then someone mentioned them in a Rick Beato stream, and now they come up here, and I've also discovered Hum and Quicksand off the back of this.

    This might be the best day since I found out about the Afghan Whigs (in 2011)
     
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    AdenM Illuminaughty

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    Wanted to drop another band, Silver Snakes - they were in drop G on this album I believe. Kind of a weird band in that neither their prior releases nor their newer stuff have the sludgy/drone sound they got on this album; I definitely jammed this for quite a while in 2015. The riff around 2:25 in Devotion is utterly killer.





    Yeah that many talented dudes in a band just doesn't seem fair, they kinda lost me when their vocalist left but they seem to be getting a good amount of attention from people in the Plini/Intervals community, hope they continue to grow.
     
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    Ordacleaphobia Shameless Contrarian

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    Yeah, the Night Verses guys are insane. The chemistry they all have with each other is definitely peak band goals. Don't know if I'd compare them to Tool's style, though.

    @jmeezle already posted my suggestion; I found them years ago when I too set out to search for Tool soundalikes :lol:
    I'd seriously give that Ceterum album a shot. Sidewinders and Insolense.recoil were really cool tracks.
     
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    This just blew me away:holy:

    Sorry offtopic... but....:frantic:
     
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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    It's cool but I'd find it cooler with a vocalist, except probably it would be a vocalist no one liked and we'd all be going 'man I wish these were just instrumentals'
     
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    Pietjepieter SS.org Regular

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    I like instrumental music more and more those days. Feeling that with some of those bands if they have vocals they are more in the way of the music than really adding something to the music.
    Like we have musically some great ideas, lets ask somebody to yell over it... :)

    But that is off course pure a personal taste, I think for a band it is way more easy to gain some success with vocals.

    Anyway killer band! (as well is tool, and a lot of other bands mentioned here!)
     
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    DLG not guthrie govan

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    just heard this band for the first time yesterday.

    They have a strong Tool vibe seem way more diverse/interesting than a band like Soen. Looking forward to this record now.

     

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