Dream Theater Distance Over Time
» Back to review

Comments:Add a Comment 
kalkwiese
February 27th 2019


6211 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Menalized

bloc
February 28th 2019


63720 Comments


Speaking of Breaking Benjamin, I saw people referring to the track as "Diary of James" lol

Digging: Julien-K - Harmonic Disruptor

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
February 28th 2019


12239 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Unpopular opinion: I realise I MUCH prefer Mangini's drum sound to Portnoy's later sound. The drums on this sound closer to I&W which I liked and didn't annoy me the way Portnoy's snare usually does, probably because I&W's drums were triggered.



Mangini's playing is also less obtrusive and supports the music better. Which probably makes drum nerds unhappy.

veninblazer
February 28th 2019


11755 Comments


@SitarHero: I was surprised how much I didn't mind Mangini when I went through the albums. Saw a video comparing Portnoy to Mangini and it portrayed Mangini as the snare-basher with no regard to dynamics, not Portnoy.

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
February 28th 2019


12239 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yes I go through Portnoy moods, but for the most part I think the guy is a little overrated. And I am not a fan of his snare sound and usage.

bloc
February 28th 2019


63720 Comments


Mangina talk is funny because in literally every Dream Theater vid I watch there is a huge conversation going on about how much he sucks and what he's doing wrong lol

veninblazer
February 28th 2019


11755 Comments


@Sitar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG8ddJ9yO6w this is the video I was thinking of

Ocean of Noise
February 28th 2019


10930 Comments


Mangini is boring

Portnoy is overindulgent

Personally I prefer Portnoy because he's at least interesting to listen to but both have their problems

They should have gone with Marco Minnemann after Portnoy left

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
February 28th 2019


12239 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"@Sitar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG8ddJ9yO6w this is the video I was thinking of"



Yeah, there's that snare again. Sometimes it's tolerable, but I was listening to A Change of Seasons a couple of days ago and as much as I love that song Portnoy sure does get in the way a lot. That's one thing you can never accuse Mangini of. Getting in the way of the other musicians. The most obnoxious thing about him is his damn cymbal placement on his kit.

OmairSh
February 28th 2019


17000 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

"They should have gone with Marco Minnemann after Portnoy left"



Imagine if they chose Bobby Jarzombek. Fucking beast in terms of technical ability, creativity, and elevating the music.



But I'm glad he's in Fates since they're still composing great stuff

Digging: J Balvin - La Familia

Meridiu5
March 3rd 2019


3194 Comments


They should have gone with Marco Minnemann after Portnoy left

He woulda been dope. My vote was with Aquilles but his interview was terrible rofl



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2019 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy