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Zime
04-30-2009, 10:33 AM
Who in your opinion is better? They are both awesome really. Kinda hard for me to pick but I'd go with Mike.

Vivica
04-30-2009, 11:18 AM
This is not even a question, Portnoy hands down.
Even if his set up is a little over the top... (http://www.photo-browser.com/photo/Fit/photo/La%20batteria%20di%20Mike%20Portnoy.jpg)

Korn Cakes
04-30-2009, 11:46 AM
This is not even a question, Portnoy hands down.
Even if his set up is a little over the top... (http://www.photo-browser.com/photo/Fit/photo/La%20batteria%20di%20Mike%20Portnoy.jpg)

Hmmm...
This
YouTube - Mike Portnoy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqU1rrQFr0o)

Versus this (also reason that I quoted Viv.
YouTube - Neil Peart Drum solo R-30 DVD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF-k4wg70rg)

Mike drums fast and it sounds better in my opinion.
But Neil is more diverse.

I'd rather listen to Mike though.

Vivica
04-30-2009, 11:50 AM
Mike drums fast and it sounds better in my opinion.
But Neil is more diverse..

I do not believe these points to be strictly accurate, please see - YouTube - Dream Theater The Dance of Eternity [DRUMS] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GujyX4jDv60)

Not really fast, but still pretty mad.

Korn Cakes
04-30-2009, 11:53 AM
I was going off the videos that I've seen of them.
Which isn't many for Mike Portnoy.
So it was kind of a rough assumption.

Vivica
04-30-2009, 11:57 AM
I have 2 Dream Theatre albums and one Liquid Tension album... as well as a video of an LTE live show... so i've seen/heard quite a bit of Mike Portnoy. (LTE also win bonus points for being one of the only bands i know who use the Chapman Stick (http://www.stick.com/articles/birth/sticks.jpg) as one of their main instruments, in place of bass.)

The bass in that video is almost as impressive as the drums.
If you can keep track of the timings during that song you've got one up on me!!

Zime
04-30-2009, 04:50 PM
Win for Mike.

zetnie
04-30-2009, 06:10 PM
Fucking Neil Peart are you kidding, well on the other hand, idk. Neil Peart is waaayy more diverse and can go fast too. Mike Portnoy, just fast. I've always liked Rush though, so I guess Neil Peart.

Videon
04-30-2009, 06:35 PM
Fucking Neil Peart are you kidding, well on the other hand, idk. Neil Peart is waaayy more diverse and can go fast too. Mike Portnoy, just fast. I've always liked Rush though, so I guess Neil Peart.
Neil Peart is a genius. Portnoy's overrated.

Tony
05-01-2009, 02:37 AM
This whole set-up is kinda ridiculous, I've gotten to the point where I don't feel like comparing pro-musicians to others, but somehow I just always end up doing it anyway.

They're nowadays playing completely different music, DT's newest album's two songs leaked and I got them and listened, that has nothing to do with Rush-stylish fresh prog anymore. Neil Peart plays with shitloads of more consistancy than Mike Portnoy, in fact many say MP speeds songs often when playing live. Neil always nails it, plus I like his drum solos a lot. I just don't feel like voting.

Vivica
05-01-2009, 08:44 AM
Why is everybody saying Portnoy can only do fast drumming, have you ever heard any Dream Theatre?

Zime
05-01-2009, 09:39 AM
I think Mike has a good style. Sure he may drum fast and whatnot but just the way he does alot of it. His setup may be a bit big but still. He makes all his sounds just flow.

Tony
05-01-2009, 10:09 AM
Why is everybody saying Portnoy can only do fast drumming, have you ever heard any Dream Theatre?

Yup, almost all albums. Also, most of LTE and DT's live DVDs too.

Also, I never said he can only do fast drumming. ;-)

Vivica
05-01-2009, 10:11 AM
Wasn't aimed at you my good man.

jpharaoh69
05-01-2009, 10:16 AM
the thing about portnoy that bugs me is that he always plays the same shit. peart is way more fun/interesting to listen to.

Tony
05-01-2009, 10:17 AM
Yeah I think the 90s were Portnoy's and DT's golden times, when I check scenes from new york (yea 2000) he's just rocking, timing and fills and everything just fits in he does a godlike job. Nowadays he tends to speed songs up live, I dunno maybe they've just gone downhill..