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Re: Into the Great Divide (Mike Mangini on Drums)
« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2018, 04:51:37 AM »
dunno about the "good drum sound"
an I the only one who thinks opposite: kicks are bloated, cymbals sound like paper.  :(
(maybe expectations have really lowered over the last couple of years)
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Re: Into the Great Divide (Mike Mangini on Drums)
« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2018, 02:27:42 PM »
Some new snippets online. Tell me you hear JP's style on guitars too... :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4nnODqHzvY

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Re: Into the Great Divide (Mike Mangini on Drums)
« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2018, 03:57:21 PM »
maybe it is JP's new solo record ;-)

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Re: Into the Great Divide (Mike Mangini on Drums)
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2018, 02:14:06 AM »
maybe it is JP's new solo record ;-)

That would be a pretty cool move.
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Re: Into the Great Divide (Mike Mangini on Drums)
« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2018, 06:30:11 AM »
Liking what I'm hearing so far. You can definitely hear JP's influence in the guitar riffs.

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Re: Into the Great Divide (Mike Mangini on Drums)
« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2018, 06:40:05 AM »
maybe it is JP's new solo record ;-)

That would be a pretty cool move.

The Great Divide logo resembles JPís personal logo  :\      Hmmmmmm
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Re: Into the Great Divide (Mike Mangini on Drums)
« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2018, 02:46:21 PM »
I'm not convinced. And the other musicians are still clueless.

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Re: Into the Great Divide (Mike Mangini on Drums)
« Reply #43 on: January 09, 2018, 03:01:00 PM »
There are no other musicians. He played all instruments except drums.

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Re: Into the Great Divide (Mike Mangini on Drums)
« Reply #44 on: January 10, 2018, 03:28:40 AM »
Or it's Mangini's solo album and he just magically learned how to play the guitar without telling anyone  :o
Honestly, considering this man's talents, I wouldn't be too surprised if this was the case.
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Re: Into the Great Divide (Mike Mangini on Drums)
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Re: Into the Great Divide (Mike Mangini on Drums)
« Reply #47 on: January 12, 2018, 09:29:44 PM »
If the rest of the album is as good as these 3 tracks, I think I can safely say this will be my album of the year :metal
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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Re: Into the Great Divide (Mike Mangini on Drums)
« Reply #48 on: January 12, 2018, 10:57:33 PM »
After listening to the songs, Iím seriously considering pre-ordering this.

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Re: Into the Great Divide (Mike Mangini on Drums)
« Reply #49 on: January 13, 2018, 01:59:05 AM »
Given all the singles a chance but I guess I'm just misssing something? Sounds like very bland/vanilla instrumental progmetal to me, like the type of songs bedroom musicians would write. The drums are good but drums alone are never really enough to convince me to like a song
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« Reply #50 on: January 13, 2018, 03:11:30 AM »
If the rest of the album is as good as these 3 tracks, I think I can safely say this will be my album of the year :metal

I am anticipating that the narrations might bring this down for me.

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« Reply #51 on: January 13, 2018, 09:51:02 AM »
If the rest of the album is as good as these 3 tracks, I think I can safely say this will be my album of the year :metal

I am anticipating that the narrations might bring this down for me.

It depends on how they're done. This is a concept album after all, so there should be some kind of story to follow. I just hope they work in favor of the tracks (like the hypontist spoken words at the end of Fatal Tragedy, for example) and don't mess with the flow of the songs.
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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Re: Into the Great Divide (Mike Mangini on Drums)
« Reply #52 on: January 16, 2018, 01:07:58 PM »
I'll be interviewing Zack for Lotsofmuzik this Friday. If you have any questions for him, send me through via PM!

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« Reply #53 on: January 16, 2018, 01:37:47 PM »
I'll be interviewing Zack for Lotsofmuzik this Friday. If you have any questions for him, send me through via PM!

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It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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Re: Into the Great Divide (Mike Mangini on Drums)
« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2018, 02:34:20 PM »
Listening to it right now (the PR send me a promo link for a review) and this is really really great but it's too soon for me to write an accurate review. The spoken intros are not really important but bring context and consistence to the story but if you want to get rid of them, you can create a playlist.
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Re: Into the Great Divide (Mike Mangini on Drums)
« Reply #55 on: January 16, 2018, 02:42:17 PM »
Listening to it right now (the PR send me a promo link for a review) and this is really really great but it's too soon for me to write an accurate review. The spoken intros are not really important but bring context and consistence to the story but if you want to get rid of them, you can create a playlist.

I only heard it once. At times, it's amazing how much the guy sounds like a mix of Petrucci, Vai and Satch. Like you, I can't form an opinion yet, but the first listen was quite promising. It's like DT without vocals.

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Re: Into the Great Divide (Mike Mangini on Drums)
« Reply #56 on: January 16, 2018, 02:54:18 PM »
I only heard it once. At times, it's amazing how much the guy sounds like a mix of Petrucci, Vai and Satch. Like you, I can't form an opinion yet, but the first listen was quite promising. It's like DT without vocals.
Yeah it reminded me of the 90s Dream Theater (with the keyboards sounding like Kevin Moore) interspersed with some Yes, Pink Floyd and Steve Vai.
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Re: Into the Great Divide (Mike Mangini on Drums)
« Reply #57 on: January 16, 2018, 03:22:08 PM »
I pre-ordered the CD. Hopefully, for those who pre-ordered it, can get the copy earlier than the release date.
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Re: Into the Great Divide (Mike Mangini on Drums)
« Reply #58 on: January 16, 2018, 04:21:33 PM »
Some people said that maybe this was Petrucci solo album, I can confirm it is not Petrucci solo album  even thou when there are lots of similarities on the guitar playing and thereís a reason to be so sure this is not his solo album: Mangini sounds incredible on this album.  :metal

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« Reply #59 on: January 19, 2018, 03:28:18 PM »
I just got off the phone with Zack. What a nice guy!!! We had a 25 minute interview, and he touched upon a bunch of different things: how this project came to life, how Richard Chyki got involved and how it led to MM being invited, his influeces, touring plans, the Neve console...I will transcribe it, and once itīs publised in Lotsofmuzik, weīll post the link here. One spolier I could give you is what he said about Mangini: heīs super prepared, and came into the recording sessions with not one, not two or three, but FIVE different suggestions of fills for each part of the album.

Gzarruk, I asked him your questions! And I cannot thank MinistroRaven enough for putting me in contact with all the musicians Iīve been interviewing recently. It started off with the interview with Derek for the release of Psychotic Symphony, and weīve done a lot in the past few months!

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Re: Into the Great Divide (Mike Mangini on Drums)
« Reply #60 on: January 19, 2018, 05:33:36 PM »
See, Mangini just needs time to create his drum arrangements. He also was afforded time with  the Annihilator albums.

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« Reply #61 on: January 19, 2018, 07:09:11 PM »
See, Mangini just needs time to create his drum arrangements. He also was afforded time with  the Annihilator albums.

Thatís what I told RodrigoAltaf this afternoon, Mangini hasnít been given the chamce to unleash his potential in DT, maybe thatís exactly what JP and the other guys want/need, but still a shame IMO.

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« Reply #62 on: January 19, 2018, 08:35:01 PM »
Canít wait to read it! :tup
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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« Reply #64 on: January 22, 2018, 12:02:25 PM »
Canít wait to read it! :tup

Wait no more, I just published the interview Rodrigo did a couple days ago, sorry for the delay.

http://lotsofmuzic.weebly.com/home/into-the-great-divide-a-new-and-exciting-project-featuring-zack-zalon-and-dream-theater-drummer-mike-mangini

I've enjoyed the interviews so far (this and Orphaned Land's), It's nice to hear more info about this project and how it came to be. It is something different in the sense that he's not an "established musician". Thanks for the link!
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« Reply #65 on: January 22, 2018, 01:53:56 PM »
Canít wait to read it! :tup

Wait no more, I just published the interview Rodrigo did a couple days ago, sorry for the delay.

http://lotsofmuzic.weebly.com/home/into-the-great-divide-a-new-and-exciting-project-featuring-zack-zalon-and-dream-theater-drummer-mike-mangini

This was a great read! It's totally understandable that he's focused mostly on his company and business, so he isn't planning to tour or release more albums, but, man, if the rest of the album is as good as the 3 tracks that they've released, I really wish he'd make another album in the future.
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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« Reply #66 on: January 22, 2018, 01:59:02 PM »
Glad you liked it guys...and in case you're wondering, the rest of the album is just as good as the samples. I loved it!!!

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« Reply #67 on: January 22, 2018, 02:01:32 PM »
the rest of the album is just as good as the samples. I loved it!!!

Yes it is!

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« Reply #68 on: January 23, 2018, 04:11:48 AM »
the rest of the album is just as good as the samples. I loved it!!!

Yes it is!

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Re: Into the Great Divide (Mike Mangini on Drums)
« Reply #69 on: January 23, 2018, 07:37:43 AM »
Here is my rave review of the album. Sorry I don't have time to translate it into English but google trad should do the business :D http://blog.yourmajesty.net/2018/01/23/chronique-into-the-great-divide-avec-mike-mangini/
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