Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum
Not my favorite Dream theater album (and I've been a huge fan since 92).
But I have to say it sounds like Portnoy had been practicing before recording this one, which is only odd given how often he says he never practices anymore!
I wouldn't have thought he needed to practice. Since DT joined Roadrunner, they have done 2 year long tours, interspersed with studio time. As with other bands, Roadrunner have these guys on the road for such a long time that the tour becomes the practice.