Best Extreme Metal Drummersnooreldeen 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
This item must have been spam voted to #1 judging by the % for him (21%) and #2 (12%), as well as his relatively low popularity. - Metal_Treasure
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.28 Comments
Dude is a living metronome and double bass beat - insanity
An extremely underrated drummer in a, sadly, underrated band. Pure awesomeness.
Seen him live crazy skills
Simply the best extreme drummer1 Comment
Kolias is a machine!...
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.1 Comment
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.
"What can I say? The man is featured on half of my all time extreme metal albums - from Cradle of Filth, to Dimmu Borgir, to Old Man's Child. Unique, fast and above all sheer creativity.
His drumming in principle of evil made flesh is my favourite drumming on a metal album ever.
His drumming in lock up is insane.
His the reason old Cradle of Filth sounded so dark and brutal back then, I wish he never left.1 Comment
Greatest drummer ever he should be number 1 he invented the blast beat
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
The best of the best...Dave is a thrash metal god
Dave is once of best drummer of all time1 Comment
Hell hammer is just beast listen to grand declaration and lair abyss and see drums at its highest level
His drumming is so fast and sick!
Just listen to Pagan Fears
I don't like him as a person but he's a great drummer.
He's a top 3 material when it comes to extreme metal drumming - Metal_Treasure
Come on, if you ask for a reason you haven't been paying attention to Meshuggah in the last 30 years.
Black metal legend, brutal, insane
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!
Doesn't get any better than him
I don't think he counts for extreme metal - Metal_Treasure
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
Joey in the top 10 and Flo Mounier at #31 makes me wonder who votes on these metal lists... - Metal_Treasure
Slipknot isn't extreme metal. They're nu metal.
The most overrated drummer alive.
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
Very amazing drummer he is very underrated seriously - nooreldeen
No matter where he stands in the ranking, each one of them should be equally rated as the greatest.
Extremely underrated from the public eye. Not only is he crazy good at drums, he's halarious on the Howard Stern Show
Excellent drummer! Crazy work with SepticFlesh!
Decent drummer but not extreme metal so get him off the list
THE BEST DRUMMER EVER!
I can't believe that this guy and Jan Axel are low in this list
Go listen to the first damned, song of winds of creation, and keep in mind that he was 15 when they recorded that album. Honestly this guy showed that when someone is dedicated enough they can achieve anything. Sadly he passed away at the age of 23 but his legacy remains and even Tomas Haake had said that if Vitek still lived he would have been the best drummer at this time in extreme metal!
Just listen to some of his track, then come back and vote, he was 17 when he recorded legendary 'nihilty' - a technical death metal masterpiece, sadly we will never hear what he could sound like after 20 years of playing since he died in a car accident during a tour.
Simply the best
He's already on the list.
Come on guys! This machine melts faces. m/
Most badass drummer ever.
Listen at tara-pillars of mercy and abzu album.
Amazing drummer. He doesn't use triggers as well, which makes his bass drum playing much harder and better sounding. Absolute beast
Now you've got something to die for...
Log fans, /
Cause he was the drummer in Extreme so probs makes him the best say what? Jolly good show.
He was such an amazing drummer. RIP
Excellent cymbal skills
Absolutely inhumane speed and skills.
Musically, really fast, flawless hand and foot technique, awesome drum sound!
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List StatsUpdated 13 Oct 2019
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2. Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy)
3. Tomas Haake (Meshuggah)
2. Zbigniew "Inferno" Promiński (Behemoth)
3. Austin D'Amond (Chimaira)
2. George Kolias (Nile)
3. Gene Holgan (Death, Death Angel, Testament, Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad)