Hardest Songs to Play On Drums


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21 The Enemy Inside - Dream Theater The Enemy Inside - Dream Theater

Tool and dream theater should be all over this countdown

Lol what is wrong with people a Blink 182 song in front of a Dream Theater song. Also who the hell said Lars Ulrich can actually play drums, (Metallica fanboys).

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22 Inamorata - Animals as Leaders Inamorata - Animals as Leaders

One does not simply think that other songs can be as difficult as this.

23 Cafo - Animals as Leaders Cafo - Animals as Leaders

I don't know about the other drums but I try to play the intro with double stroke rolls on the left hand, makes it nearly impossible to do it very clean. Rest of the song might not be as funky with timing as 'tempting time' in my opinion, but still really challenging.

Difficult combination between double bass en the changing time signatures. Also you will need some great stamina to play the whole song. I learned the song in 6 weeks but have had problems with being too tired to finish it. technically I have mastered it though

Alternating poly-rhythms and irregular time signatures. Even counting when the snare hits are is a challenge.

24 The Betrayal - Fleshgod Apocalypse The Betrayal - Fleshgod Apocalypse
25 Silent Flight Parlaiment - Between the Buried and Me Silent Flight Parlaiment - Between the Buried and Me
26 Beyond Bludgeoned - Brain Drill Beyond Bludgeoned - Brain Drill

How can the drummer do this? This song must leave the drummers hands broken! This should be at least in the top 3! This is way harder than Dance of Eternity.

27 Brianstorm - Arctic Monkeys Brianstorm - Arctic Monkeys

Sorry but no. Very fun song to play but I've only been drumming six months and I can play this song. There is actually a lot of other arctic monkeys songs that are even harder

Love playing this song but not too hard

It's super fast which usually makes a song hard - aspasiz

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28 Almost Easy - Avenged Sevenfold Almost Easy - Avenged Sevenfold

It's funny that this song would be titled as so; it's far from easy to play on drums.

Almost easy, when I listened to the song, It's the exact opposite of almost easy

29 Painkiller - Judas Priest Painkiller - Judas Priest

Such a badass song, possibly my favorite, and the drumming is a huge part of what make it a classic. Listen once and you'll know what I mean. Such intense drumming that never lets up during the song's six minutes

This in my opinion should be higher up on the list but it's not the hardest song on drums.

30 Your Treachery Will Die with You - Dying Fetus Your Treachery Will Die with You - Dying Fetus

Damn this is the hardest song I have ever heard

I've tried this song muulitple times, and jesus is it hard, It is defaintly one of the hardest.

31 Ingesting Blattaria - Blotted Science Ingesting Blattaria - Blotted Science
32 The Glass Prison - Dream Theater The Glass Prison - Dream Theater
33 Laser Cannon Deth Sentence - Dethklok Laser Cannon Deth Sentence - Dethklok
34 Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold

In my opinion, this isn't Avenged Sevenfold's most difficult song; Burn it Down is much more difficult. This song is really difficult to perfect though.

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35 Shall Rise Shall Be Dead - George Kollias

This should be in top 10. No one can cover this song the way George Kolias has played this song.

Why is Blink 182 and A7X over this, DT and Tool? What is wrong with people. Ad much as I respect and like those bands, George Kollias, Portnoy and Danny Carey are gods if not less. Start voting sensibly.

36 The Count of Tuscany - Dream Theater The Count of Tuscany - Dream Theater

Incredible. Dream Theater and Rush should be filling it up. Dance Of Eternity, La Villa Strangiato, The Count Of Tuscany, Tom Sawyer, the Glass Prison, YYZ and especially Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence. - Beatlesboy9

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37 Karn Evil 9 - Emerson Lake & Palmer Karn Evil 9 - Emerson Lake & Palmer
38 Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce

When its DragonForce, it involves Rapid Firing Double bass drums and very fast hands, it looks impossible (unless you are highly experienced drummer)

The drums in this... Oh my god, this has got to be the hardest song in the world on drums.

This song is harder than the first 14 on this list

Without question this song is one of the hardest.

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39 Psychosocial - Slipknot Psychosocial - Slipknot

I'm not talking about psychosocial because there are harder songs of joey, but he is the best drummer! He is very fast and he has an excellent technique... And where is Dave Lombardo on the list?

Very hard, But Gematria And All Hope Is Gone Should Be Here, Both are very hard songs...

Joey Jordison gets WAAY too much hate. Just because some people don't like Slipknot doesn't mean Joey is a bad drummer! Check out Disasterpiece, People = S#! T, Sulfur, Vendetta and Eyeless. All very good with fast double bass and tricky fills galore. As for Psychosocial, it's really not that hard. But still fun and great fills.

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40 Llama - Phish Llama - Phish

This is definitely one of the most challenging songs I have come across. I'm not really a fast drummer (at least not as fast as most rock drummers) and it's the same beat the whole time. The fast bass pattern in it definitely kicks my ass. It's still pretty fun to jam to though.

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Top Remixes (10)

1. Kascade - Animals As Leaders
2. Endeavor - T.R.A.M.
3. Inamorata - Animals as Leaders
1. The Violation - Fleshgod Apocalypse
2. The Carbon Stampede - Cattle Decapitation
3. Beyond Bludgeoned - Brain Drill
1. Dance of Eternity - Dream Theater
2. A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold
3. La Villa Strangiato - Rush

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