Top Ten Best Metal Drummers

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81 Hannes Grossmann (Obscura, Necrophagist) V 1 Comment
82 Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down) Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down) Shavo Odajian is an Armenian-American bassist, musician, and composer for the Armenian-American band System of a Down.

Shavo Odadjian. Greatest metal drummer of all time. Probably the greatest drummer of all time. His creativity, speed, double bass skills, and technicality say it all. What more can I say except... Shavo.

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He is a beast of the drums

I thought he only played bass

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83 Vinnie Apprice (Dio, Black Sabbath)

Powerful, creative, Amazing. One of few drummers who's drum set is a 360 in performance.

84 Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall) V 1 Comment
85 John Otto (Limp Bizkit)
86 Jimmy DeGrasso (Megadeth)
87 Lyn Jeffs
88 Doug Bohn (Suffocation)
89 Tom Hunting (Exodus) Tom Hunting (Exodus)

Very good drummer and underrated

If you love Dave Lombardo you'll dig this go out and buy 1988's 'Fabulous Disaster'...NOW!

90 Chris Kontos (Machine Head)

39 what, this dude is buddy love of metal/hardcore. When he left machine head, it was over with the fun. It became a lame slow and boring band, machine head dudes, thanks for nothing.
And the new attitude adjustment is a killer(all the records are, and don't forget the demo with kristallnacht on it)
Chris you rule

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91 Merlin Sutter (Eluveitie)

Why is he but higher? Oh wait I know, people that voted here just listen to radio, they don't know what real metal sounds like.

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92 Louie Clemente (Testament)

Louie Clemente embodies everything that lars did in the 80s. Only he's faster.. HOW? Louie is a great drummer and is very good with the base. Listen to More than meets the eye, The evil has landed, stuff like that.

Louie did not play More that meet the Eye. Paul Bostaph did.. More like Ulrich level drummer to me.

I like the fact that Louie didn't use a lot of double kick drumming on their records,sometimes too much
double kick sounds cluttered and messy.Less is more ya know.On ya Louie!

93 Sean Reinert Sean Reinert

One of the best metal drummers. easily top five along with lombardo, hoglan, portony and kollias

180?! What is with that? His work with Cynic and Human by Death should put him in the top 100 at least. How does Chris Fehn get higher when all he does is play a beer keg?

94 Romain Goulon (Necrophagist, Obscura)
95 Ray Luzier

Really? If there's anyone on this list who deserves to be in the top 10, it's Ray. He's one of the few all-around drummers on this list.

Yo man just vote for him cause words can't describe how incredible and how talented he is man he is a beast dude. He should be up with the top 10. Woooh KoRn power

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96 Randy Black (Primal Fear; ex-Annihilator) Randy Black (Primal Fear; ex-Annihilator) Randy Black is a Canadian-born metal drummer and recording artist best known for his stints as the drummer for Annihilator, Primal Fear, Duskmachine, and Bif Naked. He is an ambidextrous drummer.

One of the fastest drummers, very technical and creative. Ambidextrous.

Awesome fills and intros. Incredible musicality and versatility - he uses a wide range of beats/styles from all metal subgenres.

One of the most underrated. - Metal_Treasure

97 Horgh (Immortal)
98 Travis Smith (Trivium)

Come on guys, all those top mainstream drummers such as Jordison are nothing compared to Travis Smith and his classic technique. Just try to listen to Pull Harder... and you'll get it.Chris Adler, Jimmy Sullivan and Travis Smith are the greatest drummers of our days.

A drummer that beats any other he should be in the top 3 for sure. Kirisute gomen has the best double bass I have ever heard and shows what smith is able to do. He is a living legend.

99 Kevin Talley (Daath)

Seriously, his stint with Dying Fetus may be some of the best drumming ever created.

One of the best metal drummer!
Check out his playing with Dying Fetus

100 Yogi Watts (Demon Hunter)

Dude can play for being so large. My guy

Big guy but one of my inspirations

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