Fuck's up with all the haters here?! No fans? People are so negative on this site...Jesus, for a band that's been going over 25 years, I think they're still putting out very solid stuff. To each his own I guess!
Mangini was a positive edition I thought. His drum solo live was incredible and at least it meant Portnoy's crappy backing 'grunts' are absent from new albums. People have to remember that on 'A Dramatic Turn of Events' Petrucci wrote the drumming on a drum machine then Mangini basically just followed that. On the one they're working on now expect some crazier and more creative drumming.
Digging: Sonata Arctica - Winterheart's Guild