The Greys said:Other than tool non of those bands really even matter a little in the music industry. I don't think you are looking at the spectrum of music.
Tool is probably not even influenced by a metal band. The band originally was a hard rock band that started to expand. That would be like saying the stone temple pilots is influenced by meshuggah.
Carcassian said:(i.e. Faith No More and their influence on dreadful Nu Metal and Alterno-rock bands, not to mention their assistance in establishing rap-metal with epic)
TylerTheNuke said:Tool toured with meshuggah and ripped off some riffs on their new album. Nu-metal wise, Meshuggah are incredibly influential. That isn't a good thing. Meshuggah copycats are even lamer then tool copycats, which nu-metal has good and plenty of. The entire genre of math metal practically worships meshuggah, and its a growing genre. Meshuggah has been influencing progressive metal as well, albiet on a lesser scale. I think with their most recent albums though, they won't influence as much crappy music because it goes over their heads. I agree with whoever says they will go down as one of the most influential in histary.
And, to the list, how about darkthrone? They were a pioneer of the second wave of black metal.
Emperor should be there too. As should Opeth.
DeathsSweetEmbrace said:That's only part of the story. I challenge you, Carc, to listen to FNM and tell me they did not at least partially influence avant garde rock/metal (and listen to albums like Angeldust; King For a Day, Fool For A Lifetime; and Album of The Year instead of The Real Thing)