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Posted by on 20.12.2011 at 21:14
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



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Marcel Hubregtse
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  22.09.2012 at 12:56
Written by Daniell on 22.09.2012 at 12:27

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.09.2012 at 11:46

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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  22.09.2012 at 13:05
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.09.2012 at 12:56

als when you compare him to Kollias or Mournier, actually when you compare him to a lot of drummers


Kolias doesn't impress me, Flo is great though. Lombardo owns them all any day of the week anyway
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  22.09.2012 at 16:18
One of the reasons I love listening to Mastodon's Remission so much is Brann's drumming.
Marcel Hubregtse
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  22.09.2012 at 16:26
Written by BlueMobius on 22.09.2012 at 16:18

One of the reasons I love listening to Mastodon's Remission so much is Brann's drumming.


by far his most impressive drumming for Mastodon on that one. absolutely brilliant there
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Koen Smits

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  25.09.2012 at 21:59
Written by Daniell on 21.09.2012 at 13:35

I think Morbid Angel's Pete Sandoval is the most overrated extreme drummer around. He has speed, but that's basically all he has.


just listen to this:

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MetalSpider

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  26.09.2012 at 22:34
Written by Koen Smits on 25.09.2012 at 21:59

Written by Daniell on 21.09.2012 at 13:35

I think Morbid Angel's Pete Sandoval is the most overrated extreme drummer around. He has speed, but that's basically all he has.


just listen to this:




Never seen this before! Awesome! The man knows how to drum for sure!
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  06.10.2012 at 08:42
^That was cool! I've never seen or heard anyone put drums to classical. I love the fill down the toms he does with the music at 1:15 and throughout the piece.
Grody2themax

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  06.10.2012 at 10:16
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.
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  06.10.2012 at 16:40
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
Frost: Hellfire
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.
The Philosopher

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  27.11.2013 at 15:48
Individual Thought Patterns, Destroy the Opposition, South of Heaven, Organic Hallucinosis and Unquestionable Presence for me.
3rdWorld

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  28.11.2013 at 18:04
Strapping Young Lad - The New Black. The song Almost Again is brilliant.
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  28.11.2013 at 23:28
Well no one have mentioned Tool's drummer?
Edit: this thread is about extreme metal drumming. So, fuck it
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  28.11.2013 at 23:49
Written by mz on 28.11.2013 at 23:28

Well no one have mentioned Tool's drummer?
Edit: this thread is about extreme metal drumming. So, fuck it

If this was for metal drummers in general, I'd back you up all the way.
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  29.11.2013 at 05:26
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.
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  29.11.2013 at 10:34
Another obscure band with impressive drumming was Vörnagar. Their only full-length "The Bleeding Holocaust" is a very decent melodeath album. And the most notable thing about it is very good drumming.

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  29.11.2013 at 14:42
Written by Mr. Doctor on 28.11.2013 at 23:49

If this was for metal drummers in general, I'd back you up all the way.

I'm really fapping over the idea of he playing in an death or black metal record. Too bad such thing would probably never happen
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  29.11.2013 at 20:14
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
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  29.11.2013 at 21:22
Written by Timmeh on 06.10.2012 at 08:42

^That was cool! I've never seen or heard anyone put drums to classical. I love the fill down the toms he does with the music at 1:15 and throughout the piece.


http://tourniquet.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-shadow-of-the-masters

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.
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BoxCar Willy
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  30.11.2013 at 06:05
Nothing beats Flo Mournier.
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  30.11.2013 at 06:52
Written by BoxCar Willy on 30.11.2013 at 06:05

Nothing beats Flo Mournier.

'Cept this guy:

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  02.12.2013 at 02:24
Written by Joodicator on 29.11.2013 at 21:22

Written by Timmeh on 06.10.2012 at 08:42

^That was cool! I've never seen or heard anyone put drums to classical. I love the fill down the toms he does with the music at 1:15 and throughout the piece.


http://tourniquet.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-shadow-of-the-masters

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.

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