I love metal drumming. Many metal drummers possess skills that are very original & unique and cannot be found in any other kind of music genre. Borrowing styles from hardcore punk,free jazz,blues, Avant-garde etc, there is a lot of variety to be found in Metal drumming.
A lot of factors goes into making it good like originality, proficiency, dynamics , Techniques, Production Style (I mostly prefer slick production styles since thats what i started out with) etc. So What do you think are the best drummed extreme metal albums ever??
Eg. Death - Human
Kronos - Titans Awakening
The Red Chord - Fused Together In Revolving Doors
Hate Eternal - I,Monarch
Viraemia - Viraemia EP
Fleshgod Apocalypse - Mafia EP
The hate part was referring to Pete Sandoval not the drum machine And live they do have a human drummer btw.
As for Pete Sandoval anyone thinkng he is only about speed is clearly deaf. Pete drums extremely varied (and at times fast as well) with intricate fills and all. Compare him to Tim Yeung and you'll see Tim is most mostly about speed and not Pete
Yes, the hate part was about Pete Sandoval. And yes, I must be deaf, because Sandoval has never impressed me. But sure, if you compare him to such a bland drummer as Tim Yeung, he will come out on top.
als when you compare him to Kollias or Mournier, actually when you compare him to a lot of drummers
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Some of my favorite drumming performances are as follows:
Cynic (any album) Sean Reinhart has a unique groove. He really contributed a lot to the overall flow of Cynic's songs imo.
Exivious (Exivious)- While on the topic of Cynic, Exivious also has awesome drums, which I believe are mostly improv. He gets some great grooves going
Obscura (Omnivium) - Hannes has great blasts, and keeps it really metal but doesn't hold back on creativity at all.
Sceptic (Pathetic Being) - The drumming on this album sounds really adhd. Most brutal snare ever too!!
Revocation (Empire of the Obscene) - Theres a lot of quick little bass drum and ride patterns in this album that play over a separate guitar rhythm. It sounds like a flutter. Alliance and Tyranny is a good example of this. The drumming on this album is really tight overall as well, and the tone is great.
Dissection (Storm of Lights Bane) - I've already seen people mention Dissection, but the drumming is always really good. There are tons of blasts and kick/snare kind of beats in this album, but what makes it interesting is how varied the rhythms are and how the drums are used to build up certain riffs. Take note of the intro in Retribution.
Beyond Creation (The Aura) - The drums sound really triggered, but triggered sound really fits the feel of the album. I don't feel like coming up with any examples for this, but theres been a lot of cases listening to the album where I'm really impressed by the drummer.
Sodom (Agent Orange) I guess Sodom isn't really a technical or very progressive band. But, I really like the drumming on this album. A lot of times, the most impressive stuff isn't all that impressive at first glance.
Element (The Energy) - The drums on this album are all programmed, but its the ideas that count. I really like stuff when the snare comes in on interesting beats. Hence, why I like the drumming on this album.
When it comes to drumming, I love me some Lombardo...but if we are talking the more "xtreme" genres I am a big fan of Ken Owen. He is so solid and has great tempo.
I am also a Donald Tardy fanboy. He compliments those chugs so well
Lombardo: Reign In Blood
Owen: Symphonies Of Sickness
Tardy: Cause Of Death
Sandoval: World Downfall
(I know I get 0 points for originality on those album picks...and I don't care )
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08.10.2012 at 04:16
Still haven't heard a better drumming performer then Tony Laureano. Especially on In There Darkened Shrines, possibly the production helped crystalize that display. Flo's top quality as well as Lambardo. Reinert on Human worth a mention.
Hardly anyone will know this one, but I'm really impressed with the drum work on these albums:
"Looks Down In The Gathering Shadow" and "The Worst of All Possible Worlds" by Exhausted Prayer
It's a local band from my area in LA that combines elements of prog, black, death, and thrash metal. The drum work was one of the first things that stood out to me about these releases. Can't find any clips of the songs on Youtube, but samples of them are on iTunes if you want to check them out. I personally stumbled upon the first one at my record store a couple years ago and i just ordered the latter on Amazon.
...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
Death - Individual Thought Patterns
Deceased - Fearless Undead Machines, King Fowley's drumming is sloppy at times but has so much heart that it wins me over.
Impetigo - Horror of the Zombies, Dan Malin is probably the most underrated drummer in Metal. Just about all Impetigo is proof of this.
Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
Slayer - South of Heaven
Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
On the same topic, pretty much any Tourniquet album is guaranteed to have superb extreme metal drumming. Even if I don't think of thrash as extreme metal.
Intriguing, however I've banned myself from listening to classical music with modern drumming. After listening to Pete Sandoval performing Mozart's 25th symphony a few times I realised that I was staining a beautiful composition as every time I went to listen to the original I was also 'hearing' drums... All good now though I'm able to enjoy it once again. Alls Im sayin is that is dangerous shit man, be careful! if you are a fan of the originals.