Best Extreme Metal Drummers

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Extreme Metal is a term of the genres that are Black Metal, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Doom Metal and sometimes speed metal.

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1Austin D'Amond (Chimaira)

Homie is just hitting the sticks hard. So heavy and diverse. It blows me away to see a drummer nail every different sound. And I love how Austin will sit down and actually talk to you. Like you known him all you lives... Do not underestimate this guy...

Austin the one of the best, very unique beats and cymbal patterns. Been watching him Since the Bleed the Sky days hope for the best for him. Now he's been in Chimaira and now DevilDriver. The dude is a BEAST

One of the most diverse and impeccable drummers I've ever heard. Saw him play live while chimaira a few months back and he blew my mind. This guy deserves to be on the top ten.

To watch Austin play live is such a treat! Great Drummer!

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2Zbigniew "Inferno" Promiński (Behemoth)

An extremely underrated drummer in a, sadly, underrated band. Pure awesomeness.

Simply the best extreme drummer

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3George Kolias (Nile)

Unreal speed and yet never gets sloppy.

When it comes to extreme metal drumming, this guy is the definition. Single foot blast at 295bpm? No problem. Just listen to "Kafir" and you'll agree

Lets be hoest, dave rules, but technically kollias is simply the best, for me followed by inferno and vitek.

Kolias is a machine!...

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4Nicholas Barker (Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir)
5Dave Lambardo (Slayer)

He is the best thrash metal drummer alive he did very amazing work with slayer... He is the drummer who began playing with the fast style without him there won, t be most of the death metal drummers... And most of the drummers nowadays all of them are influnced by dave lambardo - nooreldeen

The best of the best...Dave is a thrash metal god

Dave is once of best drummer of all time

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6Kevin Talley (Dååth, Chimaira, Six Feet Under)V1 Comment
7Faust (Emperor)

Black metal legend, brutal, insane

8Shannon Lucas (All That Remains,The Black Dahlia Murder)

Very amazing drummer he did good jop with both All That Remains and The Black Dahlia Murder... - nooreldeen

Shannon is such a great drummer and a fantastic guy. He is very underrated most of the time. His work with TBDM and battlecross is one of a kind. Sucks that he isn't with them anymore but good to see he went back to school. Shannon rocks!

9Gene Holgan (Death, Death Angel, Testament, Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad)

He's a great drummer, and doesn't need to rely on triggers for his kick drum strokes to be audible. Great humble dude, and is really versatile.

10Vinnie Paul (Pantera)Vincent Paul Abbott, also known as "Vinnie Paul", is an American professional drummer and producer who is best known for being a former member, and co-founder, of the heavy metal band Pantera.

Very amazing drummer not actually extreme metal drummer
But pantera are thrash metal bands mixed with some groove metal.. - nooreldeen

Wow I didn't know pantera was more than one band. Jeez, nooreldeen, work on your English

The Contenders

11Joey Jordison (Slipknot)Joey Jordison, is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer best known for his work as the former drummer and co-songwriter for the heavy metal band Slipknot as well as guitarist in the Horror-punk band Murderdolls.

Slipknot isn't extreme metal. They're nu metal.

12Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse)
13Jan Axel "Hellhammer" Blomberg (Mayhem)

Hell hammer is just beast listen to grand declaration and lair abyss and see drums at its highest level

I don't like him as a person but he's a great drummer.

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14Alan Cassidy (Abigail Williams,The Black Dahlia Murder,The Breathing Process)

Very amazing drummer really... Words can, t describe the greatness of this drummer hear his drummer with black dahlia murder in songs like "Into The Everblack"
And you can try his drumming with abigail williams he is E P I C I can, t believe that nobody knows about him expect few.. - nooreldeen

15Martin Lopez (Opeth,Amon Amarth)

Very amazing drummer he is very underrated seriously - nooreldeen

16Derek Roddy
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18Horgh (Immortal)V2 Comments
19The Rev (A7X)James Owen Sullivan (February 9th, 1981 - December 28th 2009), better known by his stage name "The Rev" (Short for "The Reverend Tholomew Plague") was an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the former drummer, backing vocalist and co-founder of the American heavy metal band Avenged ...read more.

Decent drummer but not extreme metal so get him off the list

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20Jayson Sherlock (Mortification, Paramæcium, inExordium, Horde, ect … )

I can't believe that this guy and Jan Axel are low in this list

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List StatsUpdated 9 Dec 2016

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Top Remixes

1. Nicholas Barker (Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir)
2. Zbigniew "Inferno" Promiński (Behemoth)
3. Austin D'Amond (Chimaira)
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1. Dave Lambardo (Slayer)
2. George Kolias (Nile)
3. Gene Holgan (Death, Death Angel, Testament, Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad)
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