I kinda agree. I loved them through Scenes which I think was the pinnacle imo. After that, everything started to sound repetitive. I feel like Jordan Rudess ruined the band. Yeah he's a prodigy, but its too clinical and he overplays on everything. I'll take Kevin Moore or Derek Sherinian all day long. Mangini is a great drummer and I enjoy Mike's outside projects a great deal. None of the past several albums have grabbed me like the early stuff, but the latest has some promising songs.I liked DT a lot. It's a shame they broke up after Scenes From a Memory.
It’s not as simple as that. What Portnoy brought to DT goes way beyond drumming (although I do prefer Portnoy’s drumming between the two). It extends to the writing, arranging, vision, and direction. Portnoy is much more than just a drummer and watching “making of” DVDs from his other bands (Transatlantic, Flying Colors, Neal Morse - all of which I prefer to DT) shows how much input he has on the writing and arranging.Name the best song that represents each drummer and what they brought to the band:
1) Portnoy’s best DT song
2) Mangini’s best DT song
I don’t know; that’s why I’m asking TGP...
him and Danny Carey are my faves.Marco Minneman is Bill Bruford on steroids. I love both of them.
Didnt know myung worked at focus 2. Cool.Being from Long Island I've seen the band from the beginning, I was in college classes with Portnoy, bought strings off Myung when he worked behind the counter at Focus II guitar, even went to a rehearsal in a store basement when they were Majesty. Portnoy was just the heart and soul of the band. Ridiculous that he's not playing with them. MM is great, no knock to him but Portnoy is the one that should be behind the drums.
Couldn't say it betterI feel like Jordan Rudess ruined the band. Yeah he's a prodigy, but its too clinical and he overplays on everything. I'll take Kevin Moore or Derek Sherinian all day long.
If Dream Theater played basic 4 minute songs, they wouldn't be Dream Theater and nobody would care about them.I don't have a vote or rooting interest, but I thought their audition process was cool. I really wanted Marco to get it. In the end, I'd vote for any drummer that could get them to just record some basic 4 minute rock songs and not over-complicate everything with drawn out intros, time signature changes, mood swings, etc...I have the latest album and it came close, but still way too busy for me.
Yeah. I get what your saying. Just stating my opinion. I’ve got the latest album. I think it has some great moments, but feel like they don’t leave a good groove alone. Always trying to expand it beyond what works for me. That’s all.If Dream Theater played basic 4 minute songs, they wouldn't be Dream Theater and nobody would care about them.
I definitely get the band's perspective on the situation but as a fan would've liked it if they could've worked things out.Portnoy basically tried to talk the other guys into semi retirement. They said no, he freaked out and quit. And then wanted back. Who needs that?