1 Dave Lombardo - Slayer
David "Dave" Lombardo is a Cuban American drummer, best known as a co-founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
I'm giving him number 1 because he's responsible for making double bass so famous. He's one of the best drummers in the world without a doubt. - MetalFoREVer1228
Amazing drummer but I reckon Kollias is MUCH faster with his double bass.
I have herd no finer!
He's not human. - Userguy44
2 George Kollias - Nile
Georgios "George" Kollias is a Greek heavy metal drummer and music teacher best known for his work with American technical death metal band Nile.
He's a technical monster. He gets to some very high tempos. - MetalFoREVer1228
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3 Lee Stanton - Thy Art Is Murder
4 Tim Yeung - Divine Heresy, Morbid Angel
I can't even begin to say just how incredible this guy is. - MetalFoREVer1228
5 Shannon Lucas - The Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains
6 Gene Hoglan - Dark Angel, Death
Eugene "Gene" Victor Hoglan II is an American drummer. He is acclaimed for his creativity in drum arrangements, including use of odd devices for percussion effects and his trademark lengthy double-kick drum rhythms.
The guy who taught it to Lombardo
7 The Rev - Avenged Sevenfold
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 alternative metal/ metalcore ...read more.
A7X is the worst band on earth
He was the greatest drummer in the world FICTION
8 Flo Mounier - Cryptopsy
Flo Mounier is the drummer of technical death metal band Cryptopsy. He has toured Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia and the United States as a headlining act over the last 24 years, and combined record sales have reached over 300,000 copies to date.
9 Francesco Paoli - Fleshgod Apocalypse
Francesco Paoli is the drummer for the Italian technical death metal band Fleshgod Apocalypse, formed in 2007.
Dave Lombardo is definitely no match to Francesco Paoli. He's higher simply due to the popularity of Slayer.
10 Zach Gibson - The Black Dahlia Murder, Abigail Williams, Gutrot, HatePlow
11 Pete Sandoval - Morbid Angel
The Commando, fastest mofo ever to sit on a throne.
12 Joey Jordison - Slipknot, Murderdolls, Scar the Martyr
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. He is the co-founder and drummer for the Blackened Death Metal band Sinsaenum ...read more.
13 Alan Cassidy - The Black Dahlia Murder, Abigail Williams
Ha! Basically any drummer TBDM has had plays fast double bass. - MetalFoREVer1228
14 Inferno - Behemoth
15 Mike Mangini - Dream Theater, ex-Annihilator
Mike Mangini is an American drummer. Since 2010, he has been a member of progressive metal band Dream Theater, following the departure of founding drummer Mike Portnoy.
16 Nick Augusto - Trivium, Maruta, Implosive Disgorgence
17 Aaron Kitcher - Infant Annihilator
18 Horgh - Immortal
19 Lars Ulrich - Metallica
Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American thrash metal band Metallica.
Dyers eve and the entire kill em all and justice album
20 Dominator - Dark Funeral
21 Randy Black - Primal Fear, Annihilator, Dusk Machine
Randy Black is a Canadian-born metal drummer and recording artist best known for his stints as the drummer for Annihilator, Primal Fear, Duskmachine, and Bif Naked. He is an ambidextrous drummer.
22 Dave McGraw - Cattle Decapitation
23 Tomas Haake (Meshuggah)
Tomas Haake is a Swedish drummer and main songwriter of the experimental metal band Meshuggah. He is known for his polyrhythms and technical ability. In 2012, he was named the 5th best Modern Metal drummer by MetalSucks.net. He was named the number one drummer in the "Metal" category, in the July 2008 ...read more.
This guy may not be the fastest, but he deserves much better than 29... especially considering he plays the song "Bleed" live... just a thought
24 Mike Smith - Suffocation
25 Chris Adler - Lamb of God
Christopher James Adler is an American drummer, best known as a member and founder of the groove metal band Lamb of God, and Grammy Award winning member of Megadeth.
26 Ian Paice - Deep Purple
Ian Anderson Paice (born 29 June 1948) is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the English rock band Deep Purple. He has been the band's only constant member since its foundation.
27 Matt Greiner
He is so faasst.
28 Neil Peart - Rush
Neil Ellwood Peart (born September 12, 1952 in Hamilton, Canada) is a Canadian-American musician and author, best known as the drummer and primary lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances.
29 Mike Portnoy
Michael Portnoy is an American drummer primarily known as the former drummer, backing vocalist, and a co-founder of the progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater. Known for his technical skill as a drummer, Portnoy has won 30 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine.
30 Hannes Grossmann - Necrophagist
31 Travis Smith