H-O-W-E-R-D-E-L, and yesh, he's pretty talented. Maynard's vocals are pretty fucking sweet as well. A shame about Paz leaving the band, though... She was hot. And it's not fair to compare APC with Tool. That's like comparing the Beetles to Anthrax.
Thirteenth Step, the new APC record, is pretty fucking awesome. My favorite track is "Gravity".