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Who Is The Best Drummer Overall?

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Nicko McBrain - Iron Maiden20
Fredrik Andersson - Amon Amarth17
Chris Adler - Lamb Of God16
Joey Jordison - Slipknot13
Lars Ulrich - Metallica13
Dirk Verbeuren - Soilwork6
Michael Thomas - Bullet For My Valentine1
John Boecklin - DevilDriver0

Total votes: 233


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Posted by on 11.10.2008 at 04:22
Personally i think that Fredrik Andersson from Amon Amarth is the best overall. some of his best songs areValhal Awaits Me, Twilight Of The Thunder Gods or Cry Of The Blackbirds. but the others Like Joey or Michael Thomas and dirk are really good as well. if you think that another drummer is better than the others here then please add them.



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Ganondox

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From: USA

  15.11.2014 at 08:04
Needs more Brann Dailor of Mastodon. List doesn't even have the Atomic Clock. Why is Lars on it though?
krrrrebets
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  27.11.2014 at 21:05
Written by Ganondox on 15.11.2014 at 08:04

Needs more Brann Dailor of Mastodon. List doesn't even have the Atomic Clock. Why is Lars on it though?



I wonder why has Lars got 13 votes. I mean he's ok on Lightning and Puppets and even a little better on AJFA but other stuff isn't really any good. Far from the best overall .

But yeah, hard to point out anyone really. Kollias, Lombardo and McBrain perhaps. But there sure are hell of a lot more.
Oakdude

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From: Sweden

  11.01.2015 at 00:45
ITT: People voting for their favorite band's drummer, not actually best drummer.'

Where's Niel Peart? He'd be my #1, and Mike Portnoy? He definetly deserves to be on the list.

And cmon Lars Ulric isn't even on top 100.
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Nucky

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From: Slovenia

  14.01.2015 at 15:40
Nicko McBrain is my idol.. George Kollias is also very good..
Souliens

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From: Lithuania
  05.05.2015 at 13:00
George Kollias the best
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Staffpool

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From: USA

  16.05.2015 at 22:14
George Kollias is very good, but I'd say Hellhammer is quite better as an overall drummer.
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sam1oq

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From: The Netherlands
  24.05.2015 at 21:49
Mike Portnoy of course
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Spinozistic

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Age: 27
From: USA

  01.06.2015 at 23:42
From this list, Dirk Verbeuren stands out, his work on Soilwork's The Living Infinite was awesome. The choices in this list seem a little arbitrary.
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Sentinel65

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From: USA

  07.06.2015 at 07:30
Neil Peart, Dave Lombardo, Brann Dailor, Mike Portnoy.
I would say Dailor is personally my favorite, he is a ridiculous drummer, in terms of skill and personality, and the fact that he can sing while doing all of that is amazing.
Ganondox

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Age: 19
From: USA

  08.06.2015 at 04:38
I'm going to clarify Dailor is my favorite. Of the ones on the list it would probably be Nicko.
deadone
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From: Australia

  09.06.2015 at 07:55
Q.What do you call someone who hangs around with musicians?
B. A drummer.

Mwahahaha!


On a serious note: Gene "the Atomic Clock" Hoglan and especially his work on SYL. Extremely versatile and extremely creative!
Timmeh
Dudeman

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Age: 22
From: Australia

  09.06.2015 at 09:38
I'm a drummer so I pay a lot of attention to drumming in my music. I actually was never able to appreciate drumming until I joined a band as a guitarist and understood the difference between a splash, crash, china, ride etc. Then I became a drummer, so all of a sudden percussive technicality and creativity was something I could comprehend. Honestly you guys would not believe the amount of ways you can customize the sound of your drums for eg. the number of snare wires under your snare, the angle and tightness of your cymbals, what your sticks are made out of.
Then there are techniques like off beat drumming, syncopation etc.

A great drummer can boost the quality of a band tenfold.

Some of my favourites

  • Haake - Meshuggah
  • Chamberlin - The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Portnoy - Ex-Dream Theater
  • Hellhammer - Mayhem/Arcturus
  • Bercier - Quo Vadis
  • Dailor - Mastodon (can be a bit ADHD hyperactive sometimes, but I love him)
  • Richardson - BTBAM (probably my all time favourite)
  • Lombardo - Slayer
  • Carey - Tool
  • Harris - Isis
  • Harrison - Porcupine Tree
  • ----------------Special mentions----------------
  • Tomas Corn on the Lykathe album Elevenefris (just non human)
  • The drummer on the Opeth album Deliverance, my god that jazz influence
  • Drummer on Gorod's EP Transcendence (just beautiful)
Infernal Eternal

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From: Greece

  24.06.2015 at 20:58
Well, although I woul really like to vote for my compatriot George Kollias, hes just fast. I don't think there is a best overall drummer because the purpose of the drums in the various metal genres is not the same. That being said, some of my favourite drummers are Hellhammer and Vitek(R.I.P.)
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ADIresiduos

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Age: 44
From: Mexico

  01.07.2015 at 23:25
Written by Oakdude on 11.01.2015 at 00:45

ITT: People voting for their favorite band's drummer, not actually best drummer.'

Where's Niel Peart? He'd be my #1, and Mike Portnoy? He definetly deserves to be on the list.

And cmon Lars Ulric isn't even on top 100.

I also noticed the absence of Neil Peart; even though I like Rush but is not my favorite band, I do see that Neil is an awesome drummer! very precise, loose and seems to dominate different styles of drumming... just listen to YYZ and you'll know what I'm talking about. Best drummer doesn't mean the fastest and the coolest, it means versatile.

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