Interesting that I found a forum Derek's a part of, seeing as he is one of my favorite drummers of all time.
And this is why.
Honestly, first time I heard of Derek Roddy, I thought, "Oh, ok, another drummer who blasts like crazy, big deal." Then I found "Faceless One," and my mind got blown. Derek, you've got some incredible technical skill, far and beyond your well-touted blasting skills. I'm glad you auditioned for the likes of Dream Theater, and hope you pursue that kind of thing further. Your blasting is impressive, but you've shown already you're an incredibly capable technical percussionist, and I hope to hear more of that from you.
Keep up the good work.