Originally Posted by Jeff Almeyda
Just heard the new Dream Theater single. This album is the second with Mike but the first on which he is writing his own drum parts.
I am just so happy for Mike, he earned everything he got and he is the perfect drummer for this band.
Of course, he lets some killer fills rip near the end on this relatively "radio friendly" first single off the record.
I like his stuff a lot. One thing that bothered me about the song that I didn't want to make a whole thread about- anybody else think his snare tone just kinda lacks character? It usually sounds fine, but this one really just sounds... bad to me. Like an extremely low-tuned drum with a bunch of dampening on it. I'm just not a fan of that. The song is fine, hopefully the multiple suites on the album break into more progressive territory.