Best Extreme Metal Drummers

Extreme Metal is a term of the genres that are Black Metal, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Doom Metal and sometimes speed metal.

The Top Ten

1 Austin D'Amond (Chimaira)

Homie is just hitting the sticks hard. So heavy and diverse. It blows me away to see a drummer nail every different sound. And I love how Austin will sit down and actually talk to you. Like you known him all you lives... Do not underestimate this guy...

Austin the one of the best, very unique beats and cymbal patterns. Been watching him Since the Bleed the Sky days hope for the best for him. Now he's been in Chimaira and now DevilDriver. The dude is a BEAST

One of the most diverse and impeccable drummers I've ever heard. Saw him play live while chimaira a few months back and he blew my mind. This guy deserves to be on the top ten.

To watch Austin play live is such a treat! Great Drummer!

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2 Zbigniew "Inferno" Promiński (Behemoth)

An extremely underrated drummer in a, sadly, underrated band. Pure awesomeness.

Simply the best extreme drummer

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3 George Kolias (Nile)

Unreal speed and yet never gets sloppy.

When it comes to extreme metal drumming, this guy is the definition. Single foot blast at 295bpm? No problem. Just listen to "Kafir" and you'll agree

Lets be hoest, dave rules, but technically kollias is simply the best, for me followed by inferno and vitek.

Kolias is a machine!...

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4 Nicholas Barker (Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir)

His the reason old Cradle of Filth sounded so dark and brutal back then, I wish he never left.

His drumming in lock up is insane.

Great speed and control.

5 Dave Lambardo (Slayer)

He is the best thrash metal drummer alive he did very amazing work with slayer... He is the drummer who began playing with the fast style without him there won, t be most of the death metal drummers... And most of the drummers nowadays all of them are influnced by dave lambardo - nooreldeen

Greatest drummer ever he should be number 1 he invented the blast beat

The best of the best...Dave is a thrash metal god

Dave is once of best drummer of all time

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6 Kevin Talley (Dååth, Chimaira, Six Feet Under) V 1 Comment
7 Faust (Emperor)

Black metal legend, brutal, insane

8 Gene Holgan (Death, Death Angel, Testament, Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad)

He's a great drummer, and doesn't need to rely on triggers for his kick drum strokes to be audible. Great humble dude, and is really versatile.

9 Shannon Lucas (All That Remains,The Black Dahlia Murder) Shannon Lucas (All That Remains,The Black Dahlia Murder)

Very amazing drummer he did good jop with both All That Remains and The Black Dahlia Murder... - nooreldeen

Shannon is such a great drummer and a fantastic guy. He is very underrated most of the time. His work with TBDM and battlecross is one of a kind. Sucks that he isn't with them anymore but good to see he went back to school. Shannon rocks!

10 Vinnie Paul (Pantera) Vinnie Paul (Pantera) Vincent Paul Abbott, also known as "Vinnie Paul", is an American professional drummer and producer who is best known for being a former member, and co-founder, of the heavy metal band Pantera.

Very amazing drummer not actually extreme metal drummer
But pantera are thrash metal bands mixed with some groove metal.. - nooreldeen

Wow I didn't know pantera was more than one band. Jeez, nooreldeen, work on your English

The Contenders

11 Joey Jordison (Slipknot) Joey Jordison (Slipknot) Joey Jordison, is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer best known for his work as the former drummer and co-songwriter for the heavy metal band Slipknot as well as guitarist in the Horror-punk band Murderdolls.

Slipknot isn't extreme metal. They're nu metal.

The most overrated drummer alive.

12 Jan Axel "Hellhammer" Blomberg (Mayhem)

Hell hammer is just beast listen to grand declaration and lair abyss and see drums at its highest level

Just listen to Pagan Fears

I don't like him as a person but he's a great drummer.

His drumming is so fast and sick!

13 Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse)
14 Alan Cassidy (Abigail Williams,The Black Dahlia Murder,The Breathing Process) Alan Cassidy (Abigail Williams,The Black Dahlia Murder,The Breathing Process)

Very amazing drummer really... Words can, t describe the greatness of this drummer hear his drummer with black dahlia murder in songs like "Into The Everblack"
And you can try his drumming with abigail williams he is E P I C I can, t believe that nobody knows about him expect few.. - nooreldeen

15 Martin Lopez (Opeth,Amon Amarth)

Very amazing drummer he is very underrated seriously - nooreldeen

16 Derek Roddy

No matter where he stands in the ranking, each one of them should be equally rated as the greatest.

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18 Horgh (Immortal) V 2 Comments
19 The Rev (A7X) The Rev (A7X) James Owen Sullivan (February 9th, 1981 - December 28th 2009), better known by his stage name "The Rev" (Short for "The Reverend Tholomew Plague") was an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the former drummer, backing vocalist and co-founder of the American heavy metal band Avenged more.

Decent drummer but not extreme metal so get him off the list


20 Trey Williams (Dying Fetus)
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Top Remixes

1. Nicholas Barker (Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir)
2. Zbigniew "Inferno" Promiński (Behemoth)
3. Austin D'Amond (Chimaira)
1. Dave Lambardo (Slayer)
2. George Kolias (Nile)
3. Gene Holgan (Death, Death Angel, Testament, Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad)



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