Best Thrash DrummersI have always thought that drumming is very important for thrash metal. What are the best drummers in this awesome genre?
The Top Ten
Megadeth was always a band that combined the aggression of punk with the refinement of heavy metal and jazz. Nick was a master of drumming it. The job he's done on Holy wars is just crashing.
0:06, and also 4:58 in Holy Wars. Unreal badassery. Actually, basically all of Holy Wars and his material with Megadeth.
Nick had a passion for drumming! And he was able to pass down his passions to his loving kids. No better legacy. He was an awesome person to know, if you ever got the chance!
Speed, Groove and power...By far the best drummer Megadeth ever had.24 Comments
Definitely the greatest one not only in Thrash but in the Heavy Metal overall
Best drummer of thrash metal
Fast, accurate, incredible transitions. Some of the faster drummers lose the power hit on the drums, not Lombardo. It is a testament to how good Lombardo is that all the drummers that play with Slayer play slower live and that they still don't get the power hit on the drums, despite Slayer slowing down the songs for the replacement drummers. I think John Dette is the best replacement, but he's still not Lombardo. I have seen Lars Ulrich try to play Raining Blood and it's an epic fail every time.
Oh, snap! He was Testament's drummer? Did not know that.8 Comments
If you were to ask any of the thrash bands who was tops in drumming benante would be the popular vote. The speed and creativity gave songs like gung- ho and indians life.
This man is my Thrash Metal drumming hero. Wouldn't be playing drums the way I do now if it wasn't for Charlie.
Sick lad right here. Definitely the drummer I have the most respect for
His and Lombardo are my favorite drummers, but this man takes my vote.
Paul, great drummer. Any man who can step in and (somewhat) fill Daves shoes, respect!
Igor is the best drummer in my opinion, hands down he an lombardo a close 2nd.
Igor Cavalera is seriously a great drummer. I'd say he's underrated because all people know is Lombardo, Ulrich or Menza but Igor is the best of all. Just listen to his drum work in Beneath The Remains, Arise & Chaos AD. a wesome!
Igor is the best hands down better than all others on this list
Beneath the Remains - the most insane drumming in thrash metal history! Listen to any thrashy Sepultura song and the first thing you hear is the great man Igor Cavalera - Cmf973512 Comments
He was insane in the 80’s. But after the Black album he just got worse.
Serious!?!? Even his early stuff sucked live. Studio wizardry had him keeping time, but live, sorry. Shouldn't be on any drummer list. Nihilistic wanna be Lombardo. Hell, Jordison, or Weinberg. Not Lars.
Worst drummer ever, even he admits he's not great. He's just lucky he has real talent around him.
Look at his brilliant work from killém all, all the way through to And justice for all, simply an amazing drummer, yeah he fell away afterwards, but lets not forget the legend he once was/is5 Comments
This guy has been getting more attention since he joined Dream Theater in 2011. But he was great before that, when played for Annihilator - he was just more underrated than now. Mangini admitted that Annihilator's stuff made him learn to play faster and faster. And better. - Metal_Treasure
Definitely the best drummer on this list. Although his work on darknes descends is often used as an example, the drumming on leave scars is insane (for example the insane triplety double bass on the title track)
He was in Dark Angel not Death Angel
Just listen to Symbolic, that's all you need to hear of his insane skill.
Sould be at least 2nd or 3rd2 Comments
Criminally underrated drummer, I guess that's because Havok isn't as big as some of the other bands on the list. The guy has it all, speed, groove and incredible skill.
If people knew who Havok was, this guy would easily be a part of the top ten list.
Easily top 3. Solid argument for one of the best ever. Very surprised he's so low. Guess no one heard of him.
I rank their album Time Is Up as one of the best of all time right there with Bonded By Blood, Reign in Blood and Kill 'Em All. I was a senior in high school when Kill 'Em All came out. Any of you old schoolers have to listen to this album!
I was impressed by his work on RENEWAL, his drumming sounded "dry" and very precise
Should replac elats
Top 5...no question. Comparable to Lombardo...in my opinion better. Ventor is my top drummer.
Switch place with lars!3 Comments
How is this mofo not top 5 AT LEAST he is actually insane I don't even think he is human
This guy INVENTED thrash drumming. He set the standard and is still the best.
THIS GUY RIGHT HERE. I HAVE NEVER SEEN SOMEONE HAVE SO MUCH CLASS THAT HE MAKES A DIFFERENCE OVER A DRUMMER LIKE PAUL BOSTAPH. Insanely good drummer.
Listen to iconoclasm and you'll see why he deserves to be one of the top 5.
Combine the spontaneity and artistic maturity of jazz with the physicality and aggression of metal. The product of this combination is Gar Samuelson, who introduced a flavor to metal that few other drummers have matched. Whether he is laying down a thick groove in "Peace Sells" or keeping up with Mustaine's incredibly challenging timing in "Last Rites/Loved to Death, " Gar always maintained a powerful presence in the pocket and provided a reliable base for the fast guitars and bass.
One of the funkiest drummers to ever play thrash metal.
How come is Gar behind Menza? what guys
Top 5 for sure, and definitely ahead of Nic Menza. Blistering single stroke rolls, jazzy swing, great feel & transitioning between sections so smooth! Every drummer after Gar in Megadeth sounds too mechanical & I feel they lost a big part of their sound after he was gone.4 Comments
This guy sucks. He is Lars without even having the good songwriting aspect (literally the only good thing about Lars)
Heaviest drummer ever
Ticket to Mayhem and Cause for Conflict are some if the best thrash drumming on the planet
Very good drummer
The best thrash drummer ever!
The best of the best!Played with Whiplash Kreator and Massacre... a true beast and underdog
Incredibly versatile, never boring
Also stepped in to replace Dave Lombardo and Paul Bostaph in Testament for live shows when needed
The drumming on Illusions and swallowed in black is the most fierce and cutting edge for its time.
Most under-rated of ALL time in metal!
The early sodom stuff is so awful it's awesome. outbreak of evil!
He was the brutalst drummer.
His cymbal work was fantastic,speed and nice fills,very food drummer
I can't believe you have Ulrich here and don't know Greg...you guys don't know nothing about drumming for sure...One of the top 5 thrash drummers ever
Best thrash drummer I have heard
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2. Charlie Benante (Anthrax, S.O.D.)
3. Paul Bostaph (Slayer, Testament, Exodus)
2. Gene Hoglan (Death, Death Angel, Testament, Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad)
3. Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
2. Igor Cavalera (Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy)
3. Gene Hoglan (Death, Death Angel, Testament, Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad)
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