Top Ten Best Progressive Metal DrummersList of the Best drummers in Progressive Metal/Djent/etc. Bands.
The Top Ten
Best drummer in the world indeed! No one can or will ever do it like he does!
My opinion, he is the best drummer in the world. Keep it up Portnoy so we love you! :)) laugh out loud
He is a best drummer in the world. And also better than mangini
Best Drummer in the history of mankind.
Best drummer of this era.
This dude's restraint, tribal groove, and rhythms are INSANE. Dude is pushing 60 and this boy is STILL GOING HAMMM
Danny Carey is not only the best progressive metal drummer in the world, he is one of the best drummers of the modern era. Without Carey, Tool doesn't exist, period. He is beautiful to watch on the drums as he effortlessly delivers some of the best sequences on the planet. The only frustration is that Tool hardly ever comes out with new material, but when they do, it's always a step above the previous sound.
Danny Carey is better I'd say. Portnoy is also a legend, but greatly overrated. Carey on the other hand is not known by people as well as Portnoy but I think Carey is technically better. Drumming is not just speeding up your double bass. Get it.
I keep seeing this debate about Mangini vs Portnoy. First of all, they are both two of the best drummers in the world. They are both off the scales amazing at what they do (in fact anyone who can play every DT song is). Technically, Mangini kicks Portnoy's ass, that's a fact. Mangini can do a lot more and is much more technically advanced. But it's Portnoy's showmanship that everyone loves. Also it's one thing to write the drums to a DT song (Portnoy) but another to be able to cover it note for note (Mangini). In my opinion there is no better drummer they are both amazing in their own way. Portnoy shouldn't have messed about with taking breaks etc and this wouldn't have happened anyway! - carterthedrummer
One of the or simply the fastest drummer ever. - zxm
Much better than Portnoy, this guy is a beast!
Simply the best.
Listen to bleed and you will understand what true talent is - jakespencer22
MIND BLOWING...can't explain...in my opinion MIKE and CARREY are bests...haake is below them!
Thomas is like a butter menthol for my soul
He's not a man... he's a machine!
He is a monster! When he was in opeth he did something that will never be repeated
You should be a drummer and listen part to part to find out what he plays specially in ghost reveriies.
Best in the history of prog metal with no doubt...
Le Awesome... :)
He is probably one of the greatest drummers out there. After Mike Portnoy and Neil Pert. OF COURSE.
Great drumming PLUS singing? Come on!
Dailor takes the cake!
Jason rullo is the best prog drummer for me because his rudiments is better than any drummers here.. Peace
Better than Portnoy!
Watch the parallax drums video, he is so effortless on playing very complex parts, but not for the sake of complexity, but for the groove or texture of a passage.
Blake's ability to play incredibly technical and complex rhythms while maintaining flawless technique and dynamics is simply and utterly mind blowing. - MistaCrave
Blake Richardson's technical ability is beyond belief.
With Porcupine Tree he showed us his talent, with King Crimson shows that even accompanied by 2 more drummers can stand out and be a monster.
Gavin Harrison is the best drummer in the world period. Let alone the best drummer in any individual category of music that he plays. You don't win progressive drummer of the year multiple times without being the best.
I just saw him with King crimson. I was lucky all the pawn shops were closed, otherwise I would have sold my drums and quit playing. What a beast!
He can really groove in odd time signatures and make the music feel good
I wouldn't say anyone underestimates his drumming or questions his ability. he is just not higher in the list only because his bands are not as well known as Dream Theater or Tool. He is very technical and unorthodox. That makes his style unique and brilliant.
One of the most insanely technical and progressive musicians out there!
He is easily the best drummer in this..
Periphery drummer is easily the best new progressive drummer out there. Obviously he is no mike portnoy or mangini, but if you listen to Make Total Destroy or Feed the Ground, then you'll know what I'm talking about. Technically superior to any other drummer on this list besides the Dream Theatre drummers.
Its all about polyrythems, Halpern can do em, and the only other drummer that can do em is Thomas Haake from Meshuggah. You guys obviously aren't very deep into drumming if Matt Halpern isn't in the top 5
He is only below Mike from DT!
Most imaginative drummer ever.
Just look at his body of work!
What is this guy even doing here?
This guy is NOT progressive
Kidding right? What is he doing here?
Glad that Metal_Treasure chose this guy on his remix. He is really a very good prog metal drummer, also prog rock. His solos are great - zxm
Most underrated drummer
God playing drums but better...
Easily the best drummer of all time.His ability knows no borders,He can play anything any time but his lines are really really hard to play. No one is more relax and capable in playing drums.Even is hardest and most technical parts.
Maybe that's his secret.Always laughing
This dude is seriously a beast. Very underrated cannot even believe he's not on this list... Rhythm Drummer named him #7 last year. He's the current drummer for Animals As Leaders.
After the burial has some of the most technically demanding music in prog metal today, and Dan carle absolutely nails every single solitary part to the point just short of perfection. Dan is a robot and gives no care.
He is very under rated because Ronnie and Jackie take up all of the attention not being mean here Ronnie and Jacky are my idols but Ryan should not be over looked Ronnie and Jackie well deserve the attention they get but Ryan is being over looked to much look up Ryan seaman drum solo and come back and vote
Take a look at any of his solo work. One of the most creative, musically acute drummers of our generation. Leagues above the competition in terms of skill and versatility while also having incredible compositional skills. Check out his EPs or his YouTube channel to see what I'm talking about. A truely masterful drummer,
You guys realize that this is a list about "progressive" drummers, right? How about actually including a REAL progressive drummer..
Do YOU realize that this is a list about progressive METAL drummers? How about actually including only progressive METAL drummers. And this guy isn't metal. - Metal_Treasure
Can't believe this guy was not even added to this list until now..
Beast of a drummer!
Check out this band of you want some face punching And Equally emotional Music.