Love the band, adore Petrucci's God-given talent and musically I think the current self-titled album is an absolute treat BUT LaBrie would have to be the single worst vocalist I've heard out front of a big name prog rock band. I'm assured that this vocals will grow on me - that was 5 years ago and it hasnt happened yet. I claimed a while back that DT need a Geddy Lee out front and was howled down by fans of both bands, but clearly I'm a slow learner :D
Edit: my question is whether you've grown accustomed to his vocals and - if so - how long did it take ?
So, who would I replace him with ? My first choice would be Clint Boge, an Aussie formerly of The Butterfly Effect:
Of course, there's more to fronting a band than vocal range or delivery - LaBrie clearly meshes with the band if he's been there since 91. Most marriages dont last that long ;)
(Apologies to any longtime DT fans I may have offended with the above rant - just one persons opinion - happy to hear yours)
Edited by estreeter - 5/27/14 at 6:08pm