Re: Chris Adler
I have that MD '05 Fest DVD, and I highly suggest everyone get it as soon as availability and/or finances allow(not everyone will drop $50 for a DVD).
Chris's clinic part was great, but his warmup on the special features part is my favorite thing he does on it.
I also own As the Palaces Burn, Ashes of the Wake, and the Killadelphia DVD. All are pretty much 9.5 out of 10 (the singer erks me a little bit).
As far as Chris as a drummer is concerned, I'd say he's good. His patterns are really creative and always fit the song. (May have something to do with the fact that he and his little brother, Willie, are the core of the songwriting process for the band.)
Really great in general. Great Drummer, Great Band. Great Music.
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