I was just joking about whole knocking him off his throne... Still Maynard's voice is wayyy better. Plus he doesn't have more range, they're totally different octaves. They are big fans of Tool though.. If this album's guitar work was as good as the first album or better I might say they're better, at least guitar-wise. That's not the case though.. Great album though. Tool is still a bit better though, pop in lateralus and tell me this album is better(in response to the person that said they're better than tool). The reason those comparisons are made is because they're both top notch prog-rock(which there isn't much of). I personally like This is the Warning more. This album has the drums and bass recorded much better than the first album though. The bass and drums sound better than just about anything I've heard. Especially the bass, which is recorded amazingly. They sound more youthful than Tool, that's funny...I don't even know how to respond to that. I think Rob was a better guitarist though, these guys are just barely getting away with duplicating his style. His shoes, are some difficult ones to fill. Still wayyy better than Asymmetry though... and I'm happy it wasn't the mess that album is..To me, this sounds like a freshman album all over again. I think the next one will really shine. Too many lineup changes, makes for a kind of underdeveloped sound compared to the first album. Still some great tunes though! peace
The difference is that DLC's music is HIGHLY melodic, energetic and gushingly emotional at times while Tool is often more droning/depressed sounding with slower sludgier instrumentation. Tool is obviously a very influential and great band but DLC is leagues more interesting in my book (therefore the better band to me).