based on how Maynard performs live now (as opposed to back in say '97/'98), Tool is now one of the few bands i'd rather listen to on record than see live. And that's sad bc Carey is still such a beast on the drums and a pleasure to watch. Maynard's standing in the shadows schtick has worn thin, and i find the vocals to be too low in the mix. Based on the youtube videos and bootleg i d/l, that part hasn't changed yet...not that i thought it would.
Chevelle/Middle Class Rut-8/27