Best Groove Metal Drummers


The Top Ten

1 Chris Adler (Lamb of God) Chris Adler (Lamb of God) Christopher James Adler is an American drummer, best known as a member of the groove metal band Lamb of God.

Are you kidding me -_-? Chris adler should be at the top.. Nobody can play like him he is a BEAST - nooreldeen

I'm not a fanboy but the beats of his drum kit are awesome.

Chris adler plays double bass very well!

2 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.

The best in my humble opinion. He fits into the Pantera equation so perfectly you sometimes forget he's there, but he is, permeating and accenting the sound masterfully.

3 Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch)

Jeremy is by far the best drummer of today. He' such an energetic player and his footwork is amazing!

Jeremy lays down some amazing grooves. Awesome tempos and skill. - MetalFoREVer1228

Greatest drummer ever!

4 Mario Duplantier (Gojira) Mario Duplantier (Gojira) Mario Duplantier is a French musician and artist best known as the drummer of technical death metal band Gojira.

I love Vinnie Paul and Chris Adler, but Mario is just better!

5 Igor Cavalera (Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy) Igor Cavalera (Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy) Igor Graziano Cavalera is a Brazilian musician. He is best known as the former drummer for Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura, which he co-founded with his brother Max in 1984. Max left the band in 1996, and Cavalera himself would depart ten years later, making him the last original member of Sepultura more.

He's good, this is the best drummer in the world!

6 Andols Herrick (Chimaira)

Nothing more to say, best one.

7 Dave McClain (Machine Head)
8 John Boecklin (DevilDriver)
9 Chris Kontos (Machine Head)
10 Zyon Cavalera (Soulfly)

He plays very similar to his uncle Igor. Gotta respect this kid. - MetalFoREVer1228

The Contenders

11 Jon Larsen (Volbeat)
12 Austin D'Amond (Chimaira)
13 Matthew McDonough (Mudvayne)


14 David Silveria (KoЯn)
15 Raymond Herrera (Fear Factory) Raymond Herrera (Fear Factory)
16 Matt Wolfe (Byzantine)
17 Micky Dolenz (The Monkees) Micky Dolenz (The Monkees) George Michael "Micky" Dolenz, Jr. is an American actor, musician, television director, radio personality and theater director, best known as the drummer and principal lead singer of the 1960s pop/rock band the Monkees.
18 Tomas Haake (Meshuggah) 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 He was named the number one drummer in the "Metal" category, in the July 2008 more.
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Top Remixes

1. Chris Adler (Lamb of God)
2. Mario Duplantier (Gojira)
3. Tomas Haake (Meshuggah)
1. Chris Adler (Lamb of God)
2. Vinnie Paul (Pantera)
3. Igor Cavalera (Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy)
1. Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch)
2. Chris Adler (Lamb of God)
3. Vinnie Paul (Pantera)


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