A fan of the Los Angeles band Tool
who takes an elitest mindset of the group, such as dismissing non-fans as "not understanding the music", or claiming detractors to be fans of death metal
or black metal
music. In forums and online encyclopedias, Tool snobs also deny/downplay the band's notorious influence in the nu-metal
genre (according to his personal website, Fred Durst
is one of many who claim Tool to be a prominent influence), and also sometimes accuse any comedian of being a rip-off of the late Bill Hicks (who Tool admires.)
TOOL SNOB: "Tool is the most progressive band I have heard in a long time. Yet I never heard of Porcupine Tree
, or Kotipelto. Are they just the same old death metal bands?"
TOOL SNOB: "You just don't understand their music. Listen to it again. This stuff is deep, like my joint."