1 Jimmy The Rev Sullivan
James Owen Sullivan, professionally known by his stage name The Rev, was an American musician, composer and songwriter, best known as the drummer, composer, songwriter, co-lead vocalist and founding member for the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold.
I would'nt say he is THE best, but he is in the top five. Blinded in Chains is enough on it's own to put him up there. Where the crap is Danny Carey or Neil Peart? Mike Portnoy anybody? - moose4life19
only one word to describe him AMAZING! best drummer of today. R.I.P. Rev - 987654
listen to beast and the harlot for sick double kick playing - moose4life19
The Rev is the best - EliHbk
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2 Mike Mangini
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.
3 George Kollias
Georgios "George" Kollias is a Greek heavy metal drummer and music teacher best known for his work with American technical death metal band Nile.
4 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.
5 Flo Mounier
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.
6 Yoshiki Hayashi
Yoshiki Hayashi is a Japanese musician, songwriter, composer and record producer. Better known by his stage name Yoshiki, he is best known as the leader and a co-founder of the heavy metal band X Japan, for which he is the drummer, pianist and main songwriter. The band achieved breakthrough success ...read more.
7 Neil Peart
Neil Ellwood Peart, OC (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. V 1 Comment
8 Tomas Haake
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.
9 Dave Lombardo
David "Dave" Lombardo is a Cuban American drummer, best known as a co-founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
He's amazing, technical, impulsive, improvisation, style. Come on... Listen.
great fast and technical player.
10 Gene Hoglan
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.
Amazing... all that needs to be said.
11 Lars Urlich
great technical player... can play good double bass when needed
lars is brilliant of course, but it's a pity the rev died.
Epic drummer, Epic songs, Epic band. Should be number 1 - yyy1yyy1
12 Rob Bourdon
he is talented.. he can synchronise drum with NuMetal music and make it sound amazing, I thought he just the only one can do that
He's great! from Linkin Park!
13 Joey Jordison
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 was killer in Slipknot and is still
Go go go joey
14 Randy Black
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.
15 Brann Dailor
Brann Timothy Dailor is an American drummer/singer best known as a member of the Atlanta, Georgia metal band Mastodon, in which he is the drummer, backing vocalist, lead vocalist and primary lyricist.
incredibly talented technical drummer.
16 Ken Owen
Ken Owen is amazing he always knows how to improvise anytime anywhere.
17 Pete Webber
18 John Stanier
great to listen and to learn from all around great listening and great drumming.
19 Martin Lopez
He plays great with his band they always synch and always know how to play with eachother.
20 Mike Bordin
Love ozzy love mike its a rule.
21 John Humphrey
I friggin loving Seether right now. seriously... John doesn't get any of the drummer God credit he deserves. That being said there are so many people that are on this list that could easily be a contender. - fireinside96
22 Chad Smith
Chadwick "Chad" Smith is an American musician and current drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which he joined in 1988 and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
23 Chris Adler
Christopher James Adler is an American drummer, best known as a member of the groove metal band Lamb of God.
24 Morgan Rose
25 Jimmy Chamberlin
James Joseph "Jimmy" Chamberlin is an American drummer and record producer. He is best known as the drummer for the alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins.
Blows Chad smith and all of the others out of the water, so experimental and just great
26 Robert Ortiz
I don't care what you people call him I love him
27 Chad Szeliga
Chad Szeliga is an American drummer and percussionist from Elyria, Ohio. He is best known as the former drummer for the band Breaking Benjamin.
Amazing drummer of breaking benjamin
28 Taylor Hawkins
Oliver Taylor Hawkins is an American musician, best known as the drummer of the rock band Foo Fighters.