Originally Posted by LeeLovesSabian
I honestly can't say.
Maybe someone who has a bit of a deeper voice.
It's weird, because I think that Portney and Petrucci have better voices than he does.
Well, at least in As I Am.
I can say this: Mike has stated he wanted to do music without keyboards for a while. I know he really digs "Train of thought" for it's hard hitting and dark sound. I am reading into that also that he might prefer vocals the same way.
I don't know if it was Rush, YES or ELP who started it, but it seems one of the staples of progressive rock is to have a high-pitched vocalist.
I always wondered what "tom sawyer" would sound like if Marylin Manson had sung it.