I love the new album, it is great. The band definitely can play with out MP. But with that being said, nothing will ever replace those albums with Portnoy, thats just fact. I love the new album favorite song is Breaking All Illusions but nothing will live up to the Mike Portnoy stuff. My opinion
I can definitely say this is DT's best album, although I love LOVE Octavarium, The storyline of SCenes From A Memory is amazing, Dance of Eternity that instrumental still blows my mind.