Mike Portnoy fans may not agree, but the tracks that have been trickling out from Dream Theater’s newest, A Dramatic Turn Of Events, finds the group gelling fairly well around new drummer Mike Mangini. A Dramatic Turn of Events leans heavier on their heavy-prog side and, if that is carried through the rest of the disc, the recording might be their most enjoyable, and least confused, effort in a while. Time will tell (and that would be on its release date, September 13), but in the meantime, here’s a taste with the track “On The Backs Of Angels.”

A Dramatic Turn of Events is available for pre-order from Amazon.com.

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