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post Aug 24 2011, 01:48 AM
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DT with new drummer Mike Mangini:



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post Aug 24 2011, 02:09 AM
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they don't "need"mike
but this guy is no portnoy
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post Aug 24 2011, 03:00 AM
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i personally like mike smile.gif


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post Aug 24 2011, 09:34 AM
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Possibly hard core fans will like the older stuff more, dunno smile.gif This drummer kicks ass man smile.gif


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post Aug 24 2011, 03:34 PM
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So far I like M Mangini but I agree that he's no Portnoy,

Drums on the new song sound a bit generic compared to previous albums imo, but I'm waiting for the complete album to give a good listen.


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post Aug 24 2011, 03:39 PM
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It sounds different... even more than the studio song that I've heard but he is very good so I think that we will get used to him.


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I think of this like i do with megadeth, they've had many lead guitar players.

And therefor i´ll just have to do the same thing i do with megadeth, wait and see wich i like better.
I like much by portnoy, but i also like the preview of magini's drumming on the new Dream Theater album.
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post Aug 24 2011, 04:19 PM
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I once bought an album with Dream Theater, and it was live and horrible.
The front singer sounds really bad, I heard he had some throat or vocalcord problems.

Anyway can you name me 2-3 song titles, I need to hear to become a fan? smile.gif


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post Aug 24 2011, 07:01 PM
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Well I certainly wouldn't complain about a drummer with Mangini's skills ! cool.gif


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QUOTE (Ulrik @ Aug 24 2011, 05:19 PM) *
I once bought an album with Dream Theater, and it was live and horrible.
The front singer sounds really bad, I heard he had some throat or vocalcord problems.

Anyway can you name me 2-3 song titles, I need to hear to become a fan? smile.gif


There are many great songs!

If you want to start easy and don't go to progressive to start, try "Pull me under", "As i am","Honor thy father", "A nightmare to remember", "Constant motion", "Another day", "Take the time", "The spirit carries on", "Through her eyes", "Strange dejavu", "I walk beside you" and "Forsaken". The songs ive mentioned is in most of their "styles". More balladish, more rockish and more metal.
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post Aug 24 2011, 08:52 PM
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Wow, nice suggestions, thanks smile.gif This will be useful for me too smile.gif


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post Aug 24 2011, 10:23 PM
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Mike Portnoy is a beast. Immensely talented songwriter and drummer. Yes he started Dream Theater, yes he put in a ton of work, But I think people forget that Dream Theater is not Portnoy alone. LaBrie, Myung, Rudess, and Petrucci all compose Dream Theater as well. Mike wanted a break from DT, but in my eyes, DT was everyone elses main focus, not every side project that came along (Lets face it, Portnoy put a lot of food on his plate within a short time), no wonder he was tired.

Mike Mangini is equally talented in technique, and better in some areas compared to Mike, and vice versa. So that area of debate is done for. Songwriting wise it mostly falls on Petrucci, Rudess, Myung, and LaBrie - which is fine by me, has anyone forgotten how AMAZING Petrucci is? Or how incredibly underrated LaBrie's solo project is? Plus, Mangini is just...I mean come on, the guy is an insanely talented drummer, he can do anything. I have no worries.


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I'm not a big DT fan , but i can say that this man does his job perfectly !


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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Aug 24 2011, 10:23 PM) *
Mike Portnoy is a beast. Immensely talented songwriter and drummer. Yes he started Dream Theater, yes he put in a ton of work, But I think people forget that Dream Theater is not Portnoy alone. LaBrie, Myung, Rudess, and Petrucci all compose Dream Theater as well. Mike wanted a break from DT, but in my eyes, DT was everyone elses main focus, not every side project that came along (Lets face it, Portnoy put a lot of food on his plate within a short time), no wonder he was tired.

Mike Mangini is equally talented in technique, and better in some areas compared to Mike, and vice versa. So that area of debate is done for. Songwriting wise it mostly falls on Petrucci, Rudess, Myung, and LaBrie - which is fine by me, has anyone forgotten how AMAZING Petrucci is? Or how incredibly underrated LaBrie's solo project is? Plus, Mangini is just...I mean come on, the guy is an insanely talented drummer, he can do anything. I have no worries.


Those are my thoughts anyhow. smile.gif

Yeah you're right. I think the biggest "loss" is on the writing and production as Portnoy is a walking library of music info. But I agree Petrucci is an enormous part of it and you can tell by listening to his solo album and projects.

as for recommendations to start with DT, it's really hard as they are sort of like Queen for metal. They cover a wide range of styles, but maybe this:

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