Re: Mike Portnoy
What's the name of your band, Cheezruff? Got any videos of yourself posted, blowing Portnoy out of the water?
I'm going to go on a little rant here, and I hope the mods won't take me to task. I'll try to be diplomatic.
I can't understand why, whenever any notable, successful drummer is discussed on this forum, there always has to be someone who says "he's overrated," or "I've seen better," or "he's not as good as so and so."
Is there ANYONE alive or dead about whom this cannot be said?
Those type of comments seem to me to be the product of a childish mind who can't engage in a discussion on any level above comparing the drummer in question to their present idol, whoever that is.
Drumming is not a competition, it is an art. And it's an art that Mike Portnoy has excelled at and in which he has carved out a stellar reputation as a professional drummer.
I think that any pre-pubescent critic who strides out here saying "over rated" should tell us exactly how HE is rated in comparison. And by whom. And according to what criteria.
I've seen this over and over again, and I just don't get it.