Oh, god, what was I thinking clicking on this for the third time.
Why would that be lame? The guy just wanted some blast beats. Let's not claim being progressive fans and then get mad at bands for trying anything even slightly out of the box. If the other guys thought blast beats were completely lame, they probably wouldn't be in the song. Portnoy was keen on pushing direction
, but I don't think any single member could have pushed a concrete idea
/song bit if the rest of the band completely resented it. The RRAAAAAAAAWWWWWRRR verse was a compromise with JP... remember that?
What I find uncool in the ending stages of DT with MP is that direction they were pushing - the resulting songs, when they were bad, were just a product of that. MP might have been the main
person pushing, but he wasn't the only one.
What I find uncool about MP's relationship with JLB - their PROFESSIONAL relationship, since we can only guess about their personal relationships, and the only thing certain there is that they have opposite personalities, which CAN lead to clashes - is that, for several years before leaving the band, MP has been writing for some imaginary singer who could accommodate his changing tastes in everything, instead of the singer he was, more or less in his own words, stuck with working with. And I don't need to tell you what kind of situations could that lead to, because we saw several scenarios happen.
The guessing part of the post, because, if you can all do it, so can I: I don't think JLB suffered a lot of hurt feelings, he's a confident and flexible guy, and knows a lot of us wouldn't have DT without him. But after all the adversities he conquered, over and over, it probably wasn't very pleasant to hear one of your bandmates basically doesn't appreciate what you're doing for the band anymore, and sees no problem in talking about it over the internet/media. It was strange. It was silly. It shouldn't have been done. But it is. And now we just have to deal with it or move the fuck on, DT and JLB certainly did. I think MP wouldn't have said it nor did the liking Facebook comments-thing nor the Thiago Campos-thing if he knew how upset it would make us. Or so I would like to believe.
There, I posted, now let's all kiss and make up: