Malignant Narcissist Posted November 16, 2021 Share Posted November 16, 2021 AVFtTotW was in heavy rotation this past week, probably my most played DT album since maybe Black Clouds. No favorites yet, Answer the Call could certainly be in consideration. Transcending Time is a well balanced song by their standards, has a lot of Rush elements and a good melody. It's probably the one that first caught my attention after just a couple listens. I enjoyed the documentary on the Bluray. They all seem content with the band's trajectory. I suspect Portnoy may have been a bit heavy handed as producer, they all seemed pretty relaxed and enjoying themselves. Strong personalities are fun for those with strong personalities. Rarely for anyone having to engage with them daily. Haven't seen the documentary but I get the feeling that Portnoy and the other guys are just different mentalities 'energy and interests'-wise. Very tenuous theory and a sweeping statement but he seems like he loves getting stuck into all these projects and having a lot on his plate. The other guys all seem a little bit more introspective maybe needed for the intricate music they play. Not that MP's drumming isn't intricate.You'd say that most drummers would be a bit more extrovert but Mr Peart kind of showed that's not the case. But in some youtube interviews he basically said he'd be out drinking/socialising with other bands (e.g. his mates in Anthrax to name one band...) and when DT got together one or 2 of them would be on their phones whilst at a meal rather than chatting.Putting 2 and 2 together - different personalities. Probably saying the obvious. Good luck to them all I say! DT keep going and MP gives us quite a few quality projects (Flying Colors, Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo....the list goes on). Don't know about the others but pretty sure he's still mates with John Petrucci as they've done some stuff together since. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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