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Dream Theater - Mike Portnoy + Mike Mangini = OMFG!

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Zanzibar_BuckBuck_McFate, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Zanzibar_BuckBuck_McFate

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    This is epic in the world of Dream Theater.

    Mike Mangini has been announced as the new drummer for Dream Theater.

    Discuss.

    I'm so looking forward to seeing what DT + Mangini will be capable of. True, their last 4-5 albums have been ho-hum.
     
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    Meh, can't see why Dream Theater fans expect anything different in future albums than the ho-hum they have been getting since Train of Thought. The whole "Portney was ruining the band with his crappy metalcore influences" would have made sense if not for the fact that I am yet to see any evidences that he writes more than 1-2 songs per album. Unless they get rid of Petrucci too I can't see there be much changes to the crappy songwriting of Dream Theater.
     
  3. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    Train of Thought is an awesome album and is one of my favorites from them. I didn't think that was 'ho hum' or 'average' at all
     
  4. Belligerent

    Belligerent Greekus Urungus

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    Dream Theater fans :lol:
     
  5. IntoPhagist

    IntoPhagist FloriiiiiiiooooooOOO!

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    I liked them all, Systematic Chaos was bleh though.
     
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    SomeGuyDude My name is sorrow.

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    My favorite part of this is that everyone called this forever ago, it's not even news.
     
  7. Onder

    Onder Gegen unendlich

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    Looking forward to the new album.
     
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    Their last couple albums are bloody awful. Can't see anything changing with a new drummer. They're a band clearly going downhill.
     
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    The Butt Unholy gas, flares from my ass

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    People care about Dream Theater? wat
     
  11. lonelyroad

    lonelyroad New Metal Member

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    what differenece can Mangini make? The problem is the style they chose and their long lost songwritting skills...
     
  12. Zanzibar_BuckBuck_McFate

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    I think without the huge Portnoy influence, John Myung might step up his writing game. Both with music and lyrically. One could hope, anyway.
     
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    Last good album was Train of Thought, although that was already leaning heavily into the metal sphere, and the keys have moved way too far towards being an auxiliary guitar and additional soloing source instead of providing a different songwriting angle or an atmospheric or prog element.

    I'm interested to see what they come up with, but I think Mangini will be a yes man to the Petrucci Rudess show. I hope not however, cos if a band needed fresh blood it's DT.
     
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    I agree that the keys have moved more from the atmosphere/prog element in a solo/auxiliary spot. Good observation. I think Rudess is a genius, but he's no KevMo. I wish he'd lay back and provide atmosphere and darkness back into their writing. Yeah, he can play fast and all, but I want to hear powerful and dark fucking prog/metal.
     
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    Me too. I think that's what we all want from DT. With a real cheesefest ballad in there to keep things from getting too serious.
    I loved The Count of Tuscany hahaha what a song!!
     
  16. Alex78

    Alex78 Fretbuzz Virtuoso

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    Petrucci is a great songwriter and guitarist IMO. The vocals, the keyboards and the lyrics though, they are terrible. That's why I'm hoping for another Petrucci solo album or Liquid Tension Experiment (without Rudess please).
     
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    Yep, Dream Theater really needs some fresh blood in thier veins, but i think they started writing already before Mangini was brought in by the band so if upcoming album does still sound ho-hum dt songwritingwise, maybe the 2nd one w/ him would make his presense be truly heard. and Yep, Train of thought is the last album that really kept my interest.. but not impressed me since scenes froma memory.
     
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    Have to aggree with Alex here. If James LaBrie quit i think i would have listened to more Dream Theater. I think Mangini might put an extra edge to their music so i am looking forward to hearing the result.
     
  19. Systematic Riffage

    Systematic Riffage LZZY HALE'S #1 FAN

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    I still think Metropolis Part II: Scenes From A Memory. Is there best. Such epic tracks & solos on there.

    As far as Mangini goes...It's not really gonna change much IMO.
     
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    I liked them all.Thanks for doing this!
     

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