What a great album "A Dramatic Turn of Events" has turned out to be. The Spirit does Carry On indeed. Very well done boys! I listened to the new disk for the first time yesterday. It was great. I listened again today. It was amazing. Tomorrow? I cannot wait to listen again, and again. As with all DT records, you really can't digest everything until you listen about five or ten times. I can't anyway.
I cannot wait to see you guys play here in Dallas/Ft. Worth again next month. I've been to every show here since 1996 and before that all your shows in Chicago since 1992. You've never let me down. (You played here soon after Dimebag Daryl of Pantera was killed and your rendition of Cemetery Gates - with Vinny Paul joining MP on drums - was inspired. Not a dry eye in the house. Thank you for that!)
Oh, Mike Mangini is a monster. Much more musical than MP. But understand, I was sad to see MP go. I'm just thrilled with the new addition and how much Mike Mangini adds to the overall sound. It is certainly different, but in a good way. Welcome to the fold, Mike M.
See you from ROW #5 on October 27th, 2011.
P.S.. My bud from Sacramento and another from Chicago are flying-in for the show too. They are as anxious as I am.