With the frontman of Tool leading A Perfect Circle, they take hard rock to a much more palatable place for the listener who's looking for a more artistic experience.
It's a "supergroup" if you didn't know. Sure, you've got Tool in there, but then you've also got Billy Howerdel from Ashes Divide.
A quick look at their album "eMotive", which is an almost exclusively cover album, hits a whole lot of different artist's work:
They hit hard, but also dynamic and soft. It's a band that's willing to scream, but also willing to sing folk songs about a fiddle and a drum.
The lyrics are powerful and simple, especially on songs like "The Noose". Maynard describes a murderer who is a born-again Christian. He uses the metaphor of a Halo to describe his reformation, but then flips it:
"And not to pull your halo down, around your neck and tug you to the ground". The halo turns into a noose; self-righteousness becomes his condemnation.
Essentially he is saying that, just because you have made peace in your own mind for the wrong things you have done, doesn't mean the people you killed will be brought back, nor does it mean you won't have any punishment.
It's a powerful message delivered through metaphor, exactly what you can expect consistently from A Perfect Circle. Whether it's true or not is irrelevant - his thought is fully expressed.
My name is Andrew Muller. I love creative art, music, television shows, movies, video games, and a good story.
If you had to find me somewhere, you would probably find me down at O'neils home cooking eating an organic sweet-potato bun breakfast sandwich with ham.
Among my friends, it's a "Muller Classic Move" to eat Mcdonald's at 2am because it's cheap and open 24/7. The joke here is that I'm an idiot.
I play drums, guitar, piano, and I write & perform music for My Goal Is Telepathy. Take a listen to the latest sound here.