Top Ten Best Metal Drummers

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121 Tetsu Kikuchi (D'erlanger)

better drummer than yoshiki, more complex drumming styles - ronluna

122 Gavin Harrison

Gavin harrison should be on the top 3... What just listen to porcupine tree!

Most underrated drummer. He is not even in this list. He ought to be in top 20 at least!

I think he deserves to be MORE higher!
He is one of the best drummers in the whole world.. I'm my opinion he should be at the list of 5

Didn't know that Gavin plays metal) But he is my favorite

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123 Tim Yeung (Divine Heresy)

If you listen to dh album you would think they use a drum machine, the speed of his blast beats and double bass are unbelievable

very fast/ talented drummer -

The best drummer in the world...

The best of the best...

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124 Shinya (Dir en Grey)

Obviously not as famous as any on the top 10, most people don't listen to oriental metal I guess...but if you know a thing or two about drumming you will know that this guy has some incredibly clever work using his toms and odd patterns and still can also deliver good blasts and speed without relying so much on the feet as most metal drummers tend to do,even though with his technique he probably could if he wanted too.

Shinya and Inferno should be nearer the top ten and considering who has been placed as top ten both should be well up there. You'd have to scroll down to No.5 (Portnoy) before seeing someone worthy of being up there.

Shinya has very nice flow to his drumming style and has played some wonderful pieces. Perhaps not worthy of the top ten (not that he isn't better than the current top ten) but still fit for top 25.

This is my top pick, I've seen dir live loads of times and his precision and coordination are unrivaled in my opinion.

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125 Eric Carr Eric Carr Paul Charles Caravello better known by his stage name Eric Carr, was an American musician who was the drummer for the rock band Kiss from 1980 to 1991. Caravello was selected as the new Kiss drummer after Peter Criss left, when he chose the stage name "Eric Carr" and took up the "Fox" persona.

Always delivered, always committed

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126 Abah Andris (Burgerkill) V 1 Comment
127 Aquiles Priester

Best Brazilian drummer (he was born in South Africa but he's Brazilian for me kkk) and one of the best in the world! His work at Angra was just amazing.

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128 Ingo Schwichtenberg (Helloween) Ingo Schwichtenberg (Helloween)

The drums on Walls of Jericho is amazing, and it shaped what would be power-metal.

129 Gil Sharone (The Dillinger Escape Plan)

Listen to their first album (Calculating Infinity) or any of their albums for that matter. Gil Sharone is the underrated legend of Mathematical Hardcore. His sheer complexity, accuracy and insanity is unparalleled and set apart from everyone else.

130 Jason Rullo (Symphony X)

There's other drummers I like better, but Jason had to get my vote because of his placement on this list. I would have figured he would be much more relevant to drummers or drum enthusiasts.

He's one of the best metal drummers of all time.

He is the greatest drummer of all time.

He is awesome.

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131 Morgan Rose (Sevendust)

How this guy is so far down the list is beyond me. He has a way of just making complex drumming seem easy. And he just has a way of grooving while doing it. He also has a very distinct sound to his drumming.

Where he is?! See some videos on youtube... This guy really know how to be badass

This guy belongs in the top 50. At least!

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132 Eloy Casagrande

He's a beast! I just don't understand why he's not already in this list. He's fast, very technical and powerful!

What this kid does is AMAZING

Way to underrated

133 Chris Gartdrumm Gartmann (Three)
134 Adam Gray (Texas In July)

Uses amazing linear patterns that no one else does. Should be top 50 for sure

135 Kai (The GazettE)

He is Awesome I think he will go far and become one of the best drummers the world will ever see his an amazing drummer

He's best drummer in Japan you must listen song filth in beauty, this song will make you head bang and head bang

136 Thomas Lang

Again, not metal but a machine.

137 Jen Ledger (Skillet) Jen Ledger (Skillet)
138 Roel van Helden (Powerwolf)

Simply one of the best

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139 Aoyama Hideki (BABYMETAL)
140 Matt Nicholls (Bring Me the Horizon)

Matt is a terrible, generic drummer and BMTH is not metal, so he shouldn't really be here.

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