xdoseonex wrote:dreamtheaterfan1128 wrote:If you ask me, Neil's style is very basic. Neil cant do one middle section of a dream theater song, the time signature changes, and not that, but what Mike does in those time sigs is nothing but incredible, I mean Going to half time in the middle of a measure, pure genious. And Rush now Is horrible, Rush dont write like they used to. And Dream Theaters music is so advanced on every level, concept albums, Musicians, Song structure. Its all perfect.
thats a dumb thing to say. mike portnoy draws most of his influence from neil peart. and peart can play anything mike can play. i'd go with neil peart by a longshot. you have to remember anything mike portnoy is playing, hes playing because neil peart invented it
just because mike was heavily influenced by neil doesn't mean that everything he plays is taken from him. in fact it doesn't mean anything he plays is taken from neil. danny carey is one of my biggest influences and my style is nothing like his.
in fact, there are really very few concrete similarities between these two drummers. they're both in popular progressive rock bands, but there's no way you can hear one of them playing and mistake it somehow for the other.