Top Ten Best Metal Drummers

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141 Chris Gartdrumm Gartmann (Three)
142 Adam Gray (Texas In July)

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

143 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

144 Carlos Cantatore

Human machine with heart and control, I watched his playing in 2004 with Skylark in Japan, sickness! This guy kick ass with Annihilator too but he's not so mentioned in drummer world.

145 Matt "Skitz" Sanders (Damaged)
146 Hector De Santiago (As Blood Runs Black)

Double Bass Master... Especially On The Song My Fears Have Become Phobias... Listen To it To believe

147 Thomas Lang

Again, not metal but a machine.

148 Jen Ledger (Skillet) Jen Ledger (Skillet)
149 Matthew McDonough (Mudvayne)

144? Really?! Spug is an absolutely fantastic drummer in technical skill, energy, and overall presence. He flawlessly handles some extremely complex rhythms with precision and power. Easily top 10 or even top 5 in my book at the very least. Give "Perversion of a Truth," "Mercy, Severity," and "Beyond the Pale" a listen for a taste.

150 Chris Witchhunter (Sodom)
151 Shawn Crahan (Slipknot)

He's percussion in slipknot not drumming

152 Will Hunt

Will hunt is badd ass! He's a local legend in Orlando Florida. He was in a new band when ours was the tops in town.I remember when they would steal our beers,lil bastards! He is evanescence drummer. I'd also throw in Tim Diduro or Timbo...also local legend and badd ass drummer. Played with slaughter and skid row I believe...

153 Nils "Dominator" Fjellström (Dark Funeral)

A challenger appears! Listen to the drumming on "Stigmata" and "My Funeral" especially (both from the Angelus Exuro Pro Eturnus album), in fact, watch the video for the latter as well.

154 Inferno (Behemoth)

What the hell? Inferno is the best drummer

Inferno is like the Duracell bunny, goes on and on. He just kills it!

I'm a fan of him.
-Ron Killings

Long live the behemoth
Black metal- it don't get too much better than this.

155 Alex Lopez (Suicide Silence)

He is just the best...

He's just a beast, enough said.

156 Roel van Helden (Powerwolf)

Simply one of the best

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157 Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork)

This guy is a technical genius. He has everything a top drummer needs and more. The least drummers play so perfectly and intuitive and innovative like Dirk does. He also has some very good insight videos on how to get better at what he's best at.

Are you serious? Dirk at the 197 place? He's one of the 10 best drummer in metal. What's that "top" fake?

Extremely creative behind the kit

158 Matt Halpern (Periphery)

We all know how great the old school guys are, and we appreciate that they've paved the way, but Matt Halpern is the best drummer of this generation, he is the present and the future of metal drumming. Gotta give credit where credit is due, he's the man.

Let's be honest. Nobody on this list can play like Matt. He is light years ahead of almost everybody on here.

222? This list is a joke. I do like The Rev's writing though he is nowhere near Matt Halpern. - Iannnmg

Why isn't he on here... Best drummer in the world right now nevermind metal

159 Aoyama Hideki (BABYMETAL)
160 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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