Best Death Metal Drummers

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The Top Ten

1 George Kollias - Nile George Kollias - Nile Georgios "George" Kollias is a Greek heavy metal drummer and music teacher best known for his work with American technical death metal band Nile.

I love his drums man I am a death metal drummer an I don't have anything on him his blast beats are insane.

This guy is very good. he's better with his hands then most death metal drummers and in the top 15 fastest double base pedals ever so yeah he's number on. - maggot-104

Insane drummer, his solo album is pure class

Godlike hand speed, insane blastbeats and double bass faster than a machine gun. His solo album is pure awesomeness.

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2 Gene Hoglan Gene Hoglan Eugene "Gene" Victor Hoglan II is an American drummer. He is acclaimed for his creativity in drum arrangements, including use of odd devices for percussion effects and his trademark lengthy double-kick drum rhythms.

Gene deserves to be #1, he can play everything, from Death Metal to Technical Death Metal to Melodic Death Metal, Power Metal, Black Metal. - GREYBOYY

What the hell? George kolias number.1 ok
But gene holgan not even in top ten? He is one of the best drummers nowadays hear his drums with Death, Dethklok Or Any band he joined in - nooreldeen

3 Paul Mazurkiewicz - Cannibal Corpse

Cradle of filth and suicide silence are not death metal laugh out loud, and cannibal corpse is one of the best

Should be the top of the list, for he is has the best timing in the world, he never misses a note and plays exactly like in the cd when he plays live.

Techniqualy not the best, but he has style that is reconizable and its one of those things that make Cannibal corpse sound different from any other death metal band. he's also one of the pioneers in this genre.

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4 Francesco Paoli - Fleshgod Apocalypse Francesco Paoli - Fleshgod Apocalypse Francesco Paoli is the drummer for the Italian technical death metal band Fleshgod Apocalypse, formed in 2007.

Nobody can't beat him on blast beats

God-tier drummer! just listen to his INSANE blastbeats in "The Violation" or the precision in "Minotaur"...

5 Krimh - Decapitated

Great drummer, just check out his YouTube channel!

6 Pete "The Feet" Sandoval - Morbid Angel

He is one the best drummers

Not higher how? He blast beats like a motherf*****, his work on Formulas Fatal to the flesh is just amazing

YouTube HIS SOLO DRUM CHECK. AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHY HE IS CALLED THE FEET.

He basically created the death metal drumming style

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7 Mike Smith - Suffocation

Talking about Mike Smith is not only about his career with Suffo but also his contribution into death metal and extreme drumming technique. God has sent him to the world for inventing death metal drumming.

Who's the master? Of course Mike Smith. With his multi instrumentalist background, he's able to put the "art of drumming" proportionaly. He's the best drummer ever.

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8 Dave McGraw - Cattle Decapitation V 1 Comment
9 John Longstreth - Origin, Skinless, Gorguts
10 Zbigniew "Inferno" Promiński - Behemoth

Inferno is my master in death and black drumming

Great doublebass drumwork, A variety of blastbeats.
When he's playing live he uses different kinds of tempo's for the blast making the liveset diverse, also great technic.

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The Contenders

11 Richard Christy - Death

Only one one album of Death but he was the best one in my opinion.

The blast beats were awesome. - GREYBOYY

12 Flo Mounier Flo Mounier Flo Mounier is the drummer of technical death metal band Cryptopsy. He has toured Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia and the United States as a headlining act over the last 24 years, and combined record sales have reached over 300,000 copies to date.

What! 29th place! On extreme tracks like defenestration and two-pound torch. great drummer and has been around for 23 years. needs to be top 3 easily.

Utterly insane drummer,his talent hasn't gotten through unnoticed but he still needs more than what he gets!

13 Hannes Grossmann - Necrophagist, Obscura
14 Lyle Cooper - Absvrdist, The Faceless, Abhorrent

Planetary Duality is a piece of art because of his work. What a creative and cool drummer!

Shawn Cameron?!?!? But no Lyle Cooper? Listen to his work with Abhorrent and look me in my face and tell me even a quarter of this list is on his level.
Disgraceful. - Xenosapien

15 Derek Roddy

I hate all of you, derek roddy is up there with george kollias in skill level and he's not even in the list at all. his work in I, Monarch is some of the best drumming I've ever heard in death metal.

By far the best drummer in the death metal scene right now, he's up there with george kollias but plays so well that he's done every single recording in one take, hence the nickname derek "onetake" roddy

Derek is the mastermind and he is best known as Derek "ONETAKE" Roddy. Hails to this flawless lunatic m/

16 Steve Asheim - Deicide

Steve is the founding drummer of technical death metal drumming. Being one of the founding members of Deicide he also is one of the defining death metal drummers. His blast beats are insane, especially his early works (i. E Deicide and Legion) was completely impossible for it's time. The producers at Morrissound Studios were dumbfounded on how to clearly handle a blast beat like that. He is ranked the 14'th fastest blast beat drummer of all time (According to Guiness) and that alone makes Steve a drumming god. Not to mention that he can play the rack toms and cymbals so fast and fluently that I'd sometimes rather just listen to Deicide's drum tracks and not the whole song. He may not be as fast as George Kollias or some other drummer but he is a musical genius and will always be my top drummer.

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17 Spencer Prewett - Archspire
18 Shawn Cameron - Carnifex
19 Martin Marthus Škaroupka - Cradle of Filth

As for me, he's inimitable drummer. He has high level of technical and speed.

What a razor sharp player dead on nice blasts in COF but speed and precision & taste with Inner FeAr

20 Fabio Ramirez - Internal Suffering, Christ Denied
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1. George Kollias - Nile
2. Gene Hoglan
3. Krimh - Decapitated
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1. George Kollias - Nile
2. Gene Hoglan
3. Francesco Paoli - Fleshgod Apocalypse
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1. George Kollias - Nile
2. Gene Hoglan
3. Paul Mazurkiewicz - Cannibal Corpse
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