Top Ten Best Metal Drummers

The Contenders: Page 7

121 Rocky Gray (Evanescence)
122 Tony Castanza (Machine Head)

Another underrated drummer. Anyone who knows machine head knows that they are fast and loud so to keep pace with that you gotta be a rock steady drummer. And in Tonys case, VERY steady. Listen to Beautifull Mourning

123 Steve Asheim (Deicide)

114? How Disrespectful,And The Drummer From Deftones is Rank Higher?

V 1 Comment
124 Amilcar Christofaro (Torture Squad)
125 Ted Kirkpatrick (Tourniquet)

This list made me laugh out loud so much. But I'll add a vote for Kirkpatrick. You could switch him with almost any thrash drummer, and people would never know the difference. Great speed and precision. Check out Psycho Surgery and Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance.

Ted is one of the most underrated, yet highly revered drummers of all time. If he were a secular drummer, I am almost certain his name would be synonymous with Danny Carey, Carl Palmer, John Bonham, Mike Portnoy, 'Rev', Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, Simon Phillips, or Terry Bozzio. As the OP mentioned, give Psycho Surgery a quick listen and you'll wonder why you've never listened to Tourniquet before. Ted is truly gifted and blessed.

Very much underrated, simply because of his choice of music (Christian metal) in my opinion... If people would listen to their CD - Tourniquet (band) - Psycho Surgery I think some opinions may change.

My personal favourite drummer.

V 8 Comments
126 Aaron Kitcher (Infant Annihilator)

Extremely technical drummer, very fast. Amazing player, deserves to be higher.

Inhuman speed, laser precision and blasting brutality. Enough said.

Should be much, MUCH higher on the list than this.

Listen to the song "Decapitation Fornication" by Infant Annihilator. The first minute will blow you away. No triggers were used in the recording of the song, but many infants were annihilated.

Needs to be higher - Mikbiter15

V 7 Comments
127 Frost

People are truly retarded to not have Frost within the top 15. The man has amazing skill in all his different bands show casing his style. But I guess Norwegians who play Black Metal aren't as popular as Dutch drummers in a American band. So I see this is obviously a popularity contest, not a best drummer contest.

Huh? Frost should be on the top 10, not here. Frost is the best drummer I've ever seen live. He is unique!

When Black Sabbath's drummer is "better" then frost.. What is happening to this world?

Best drummer!

V 2 Comments
128 Thomas Stauch (Blind Guardian) Thomas Stauch (Blind Guardian) Thomas ("The Omen") Stauch, also known as Thomen Stauch, is a German metal drummer best known as the drummer for the metal band Blind Guardian (1984-2005) and one of the founding members. He worked with various bands and is the current drummer for Serious Black.

Hands down one of the best metal drummers of all time.
He has the whole package, technique, speed and creativity.
Just listen to tracks like "Welcome to Dying", "The Script for my Requiem" or "Battlefield".
His performance is especially impressive on the album "A night at the Opera".

129 Tetsu Kikuchi (D'erlanger)

better drummer than yoshiki, more complex drumming styles - ronluna

130 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

V 4 Comments
131 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...

V 1 Comment
132 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.

V 2 Comments
133 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

V 1 Comment
134 Abah Andris (Burgerkill) V 1 Comment
135 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.

V 1 Comment
136 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.

137 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.

V 1 Comment
138 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!

V 3 Comments
139 Ingo Schwichtenberg (Helloween) Ingo Schwichtenberg (Helloween)

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

140 Ash Pearson (3 Inches Of Blood)
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Hard Rock-Metal Drummers Top Ten Most Underrated Metal Drummers Fastest Metal Drummers Best Death Metal Drummers Top Ten Best Progressive Metal Drummers

List StatsUpdated 23 Jun 2017

19,000 votes
232 listings
8 years, 75 days old

Top Remixes (78)

1. Joey Jordison (Slipknot)
2. Chris Adler (Lamb of God)
3. Mario Duplantier
nooreldeen
1. Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Testament)
2. Danny Carey (Tool)
3. Matt Cameron (Soundgarden)
Overclark94
1. Brann Dailor (Mastodon)
2. Jimmy The Rev Sullivan (Avenged Sevenfold)
3. Bill Ward (Black Sabbath)
Ewok_of_destiny

WRemix
View All 78

Posts

Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P