Top Ten Best Metal Drummers

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101 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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102 Brandon Saller (Atreyu)

Brandon Saller is one of those drummers who can eat a pie while drumming plus he sings too. Brandon Saller also has helped me get out of a rough patch in my life with his phenomenal music with Atreyu and Hell Or Highwater. Brandon is a very underrated musician that should get all kinds of awards because how amazing he is musically and humanity wise. He should be deemed as one of those rare musicians that while he is music man he also inspires others with his kindness and other qualities he carries. If I were you I vote for him without a blink of an eye because he is the almighty God of Drumming and Singing with kindness. No puns intended. -Mariah Hanna founder of Atreyu Fans-USA and Idaho HoH Street Team Leader

This guy is an awesome person. I got to talk with him for 30 minutes or so and have a beer with him when he came to my town and he is just an awesome guy, let alone he is one of the best drummers around ANNDd one of the best singers of our generation. HIs voice is so intoxicating and he is just so passionate about what he does and he makes it look easy! He deserves at lead top 10 I would think! DO IT! Vote for him!

Brandon can kick ass on drums when he wants to! He mainly concentrates on keeping a solid beat and playing a few fills! Mainly so it can fit for his singing! He keeps it simple on the chorus's and rips out the rest!

It's hard to sing while playing drums. But Saller showed how easy he do it. The best.

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103 Romain Goulon (Necrophagist, Obscura)
104 Horgh (Immortal)
105 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.

106 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

107 Yogi Watts (Demon Hunter)

Dude can play for being so large. My guy

Big guy but one of my inspirations

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108 Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor (Motorhead) Phil Philip John Taylor, better known as "Philthy Animal" Taylor, was an English rock drummer in the British Rock 'n' Roll band Motörhead from 1975–1984 and 1987–1992 recording eleven studio albums and four live albums, including No Sleep 'til Hammersmith and Nö Sleep at All, between them.

Veru underrated drummer... Aggressive style and fast playing with many fills... Solid time keeper, one of my influences and one of the reasons I started practice

109 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?

110 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.

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

111 Dani Löble (Helloween)


the Best!

112 Yuki (Versailles)

Awesome skill, I like he's played in song ascended master, after cloudia, revenant choir, aristocrat shymphoni, and new song and new band jupiter blessing in the future

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113 JP Millenix

Great enough for the drummer Indonesia

114 Alan Cassidy (The Black Dahlia Murder,The Breathing Process)

Needs to be in the top 10 - Mikbiter15

115 Peter Wildoer

Seen Wildoer live with Pestilence. Absolutely amazing technique. Top ten drummer no doubt.

116 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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117 Oliver Fokin (Ensiferum)

Listen to "Ensiferum" and "Iron" albums, especially songs like "Hero In A Dream", "Windrider", "Battle Song", "Iron" and "Into Battle".

118 Ken Owen (Carcass)

Maybe not the fastest, or heaviest in metal but I think he has the most interesting style.

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119 Vyl (Keep of Kalessin)

Vyl is a beast! Top notch drummer, fast and furious! - spooky714

120 Will Hunt (Evanescence) V 1 Comment
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