I can actually understand this.
The first time I saw Tool on their 10,000 Days tour, the venue was a medium-sized college basketball arena (seats about 12,000 - 15,000), and Isis was the opener. I thought they sounded like shit, frankly. Of course, I later found out just how wrong that initial impression was, but the point is that the venue was too big for Isis and the sound mix was adjusted for Tool, not them. Yob - like Isis - is a band with some rather subtle atmospherics and other nuances which can be very easily lost in a venue that size.
Plus, there's the obvious idea that some folks who like Tool just don't like the type of music Yob makes. Oh well.
8/10 Boris / Atlas Moth / SubRosa
9/8 Man or Astro-Man?
Last edited by Natrlhi; 01-30-2012 at 10:36 AM.