I swear Loomis had got to be the best current example of the phrase "Tone comes from the hands". I've followed his career all through the Nevermore era, and to me, his tone has been amazingly consistent despite his gear changes (starting with his "modded" M307 all the way to now). The most recent I heard from him was a youtube video where he had an Engl and it sounded like it was off-miked, yet despite that it still had that same fundamental "glass nails on a chalkboard but pleasant" tone he gets (not an insult btw, I love his tone, it was just the best way to describe it). Even his early 4 track stuff, which basically sounds like a distortion pedal straight into a 4 track, had that Loomis high end, and the dude was in his teens.Hmm, hate ALL of Loomis' tones?
He's had plenty of different tones throughout the years.
This Godless Endeavor certainly sounds a fair bit different to Dead Heart In a Dead World or Enemies of Reality (or indeed his solo album)
I find it strange one could hate every single tone he's had, despite having had a fairly diverse range of tones.
Surely there's some in there that you like, or at least, hate less than others?