Originally Posted by Kongo
That pretty much conveys everything I'm about to say. I'm not picking a fight with you, but I guess you live under a rock. The guy has been playing the same crappy solo since the 90's he has not gotten any better. Plus, besides his slump of not ever getting any better, the guy isn't very friendly. I live in the same town he grew up in that is how I know that. He's not one of the elite drummers out right now, there are so many better then him. If this was said on his little "forum" he would edit your post and ban you because that's the way that he is. He's over rated and could never compete with real drummers such as Gavin Harrison, Morgan Ågren, Thomas Haake and many many more. Sorry.
I have to agree. I personally don't like what Dream Theater is all about at all, I think they focused so much on the "complexity" of their songs that they don't really remember what musicality means. Not to mention Portnoy gets the prize for biggest ego in that band...and his stuff has gotten old ages ago. Got to give him some credit though, I don't understand how he memorizes those songs...I mean, we're talking about 25 minute + songs with tons of different parts and time signatures. It's sad to see so many young players look up to him so much, when he really didn't invent anything and his style isn't very special musically. It's very stupid music (in my opinion).