Thread: Mike Portnoy
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Old 01-18-2006, 12:33 AM
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Default Re: Mike Portnoy

Originally Posted by tymile
i actualy find it amazing that so many people have so much negative feedback on him.
Eh, I just really can't take the whole approach. It all seems very stiff and intellectualised, while similarly dense and complex playing like you'll see out of Danny Carey or Thomas Haake has more flow, purpose and passion. IMHO.

dream theater does not rip off rush.
They have clearly ripped off Tool, RATM and Pantera though ;)

peart definitely is an amazing drummer and has potential
I think you have to credit him with a lot more than potential these days, he's something of a legend in a way that Portnoy certainly isn't yet. Peart defined a style of playing, if anything Portnoy has merely refined it a little.
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