At the heaviest anticipation of their career, Dream Theater's 11th studio album 'A Dramatic Turn of Events' arrives not only to show the difference of Mike Portnoy's departure, but the result of his replacement Mike Mangini, a musician as proficient as Mike Portnoy who now has to fill the shoes that led Dream Theater and fans. The aforementioned quote begs questions against the band for leaving Portnoy as it doesn't explain the breakup at all. According to an interview with Rudess, the real reason stems from Portnoy being the essential 'Dream Theater' police. Unlike Mike Portnoy's bombastic drum strokes, Mangini plays the part with no qualms as if being graded on proficiency instead of emotion. It's hard to distinguish his drumming from a drum track when he avoids the technical prowess that many Dream Theater fans are anxious to see.