The only visuals we get are of his armpits. Yeah he's a great player but it's a gimmick and it looks stupid and distracting. I can't believe he's actually comfortable playing that way. You waste a lot of energy with your arms up over your head like that for so long, plus the added distance your stick has to travel going from drum to crash. I get that some drummers prefer their cymbals higher than others, but that's just nuts. Check out about 5:15. He can barely even reach that high.
It’d be funny if we could confirm that the cymbals are even higher than they were last album.
But yeah - looks so goofy. Just play the fucking song!