#1
This is probably old but i read that Alexi Laiho talked **** about Dream Theater and their music and stuff. So it got me thinking, who is the better player Alexi or John? i don't only mean speed and stuff also songwriting, like who makes better riffs.

My vote goes to John i think he is pretty much better in everything, though Alexi is a great player but i think John is better!
#2
John Petrucci, by far. He's a far better composer than Alexi can ever be.

And aren't vs. threads not allowed in here?
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#3
No versus threads, *reported* (hopefully I did this right, I've never reported a thread before, someone else do it just in case).

And just so you get one response, John owns him technique wise, but songwriting, and riffs is opinion.

Edit: Sorry mate, but rules are rules, and this will probably just turn into a flame war.
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#4
johns better

alexis good, but he can talk about john
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#6
they're both all talk...

there are way better players than both of them...

jimi, page, vai, satch...the list is relaly long, and then you can see john and alexi...


but they still are good players...only overrated


that's just my thoughts about it...

also alexi isnt so much better than petrucci that he should talk **** about him...its insane...


but who cares...i just listen to their music...and i dont wanna be THEM...i wanna pick up the good things from them...
#7
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It's alright. It's just that this will turn into a flame war between cob fans and dream theater fans, so just close this thread.
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#8
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they're both all talk...

there are way better players than both of them...

jimi, page, vai, satch...the list is relaly long, and then you can see john and alexi...


but they still are good players...only overrated


that's just my thoughts about it...

also alexi isnt so much better than petrucci that he should talk **** about him...its insane...


but who cares...i just listen to their music...and i dont wanna be THEM...i wanna pick up the good things from them...


Jimi and Page? Pentatonic damn near everything > not Pentatonic? I love the guys, but srsly.
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#9
Out of personal taste i like Children of Bodom more than Dream Theater but yes Petrucci is better than Alexi.
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Out of personal taste i like Children of Bodom more than Dream Theater but yes Petrucci is better than Alexi.

+1
#13
lol didn't think this question would be ever asked. Petrucci> Alexi and his family's musical talent combined. Ie, better composer, FAR better technical player, etc etc

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#14
The amount of fail presented in this thread is astounding.

I hope it gets closed soon.
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#15
Lawl, it hasn't been closed yet. Anyways, John by far. Alexi isn't really anywhere near John on skill level.