The king of the progressive metal community Dream Theater’s 14th studio album “Distance Over Time” is one of the most intriguing albums of their career. Since the drummer Mike Portnoy has left the band, they had some hard times to find their style. They had a great substitute with Mike Mangini, who is one of the most “technical” drummers in the world, but they had mixed reviews for his performances in the last albums. His drum sound was considered a bit robotic and most of the critics said that he is not able to play as “soulful” as Portnoy. They also didn’t make really heavy albums with Mangini as they did with Portnoy. In a way, this album is a test for Mangini’s writing skills and his contribution to the band.
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