Originally Posted by Garvin
I'm sure I'll be tarred and feathered for this... I'll try to be as diplomatic as possible.
Yes, I'm very impressed by his speed.
I won't tar or feather you. My flatmate got the MD2005 DVD the other day and we had a watch. He loved Eloy, thought he was the best thing on the DVD - even moreso than Jason Bittner or Chris Adler (he's a metal guy) and surprisingly even more than guys like Jojo Meyer or Keith Carlock.
Personally I didn't get it. He's an amazing, amazing player for a kid that age. Better than me now, and he's more than a decade younger. Astonishing. But from a musical perspective I didn't really enjoy what he did. The other "undiscovered" guy (Jon Willis) on the MD2k5 DVD did it for me a lot more - he had a lot less chops on show, but I think I'm in love with his cymbal set and he was hardly slack on the incredible chops front either.
And still younger than me. D'oh.