holysong wrote:Playing/doing everything singlehandedly usually means average quality unless Daron proves this wrong
Well yeah, that's what I was thinking, and again all I can compare this to is Serj and Elect the Dead. Although he did a fair job overall, it's seriously painful for me to listen to Lie Lie Lie on the album now since hearing Dan Monti's soaring guitar solo live. And Serj didn't even pretend to be a drummer.
Daron may be an accomplished drummer by now, but he will never play like John Dolmayan, and obviously he's okay with that. I have no doubt that the music will be fabulous otherwise, but I too worry that it will lack the passion and intensity that John's drumming brings to the table, and be "slower" or whatever.
It makes me sad that John's not on it. And the way his short FB responses read, I wonder if he is also sad that he's not playing on it.