Hardest Songs to Play On Drums

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181 Amen Brother - The Winstons
182 The Aftermath (G3) - Escape the Fate
183 To Keep from Getting Burned - Motionless In White
184 Take the Time - The S.O.S. Band
185 Jellybelly - The Smashing Pumpkins V 1 Comment
186 What May Be Safely Written - Nile

In some terms so easy... But for the sakes of the drummers legs and stamina

187 Oath of the Abyss - Devildriver

Everybody talk and talk but I see no devildriver here, just go and listen this.

188 Mother North - Satyricon

Very fast double bass and filled with blast beats of all kinds. Very technical and lengthy which don't make it easy for the drummer in the slightest way.

189 Recharger - Fear Factory
190 Cherub Rock - The Smashing Pumpkins
191 Song for the Dead - Queens of the Stone Age
192 Black Tongue - Mastodon
193 Unsquare Dance - Dave Brubeck

I'm very surprised this is the only Jazz song on the list. Jazz and Swing are without a doubt the hardest types of music to play, followed by rock and metal. This song is all rimshots and hand claps, but being written in 7/4 time means that this thing is a beast. But if you're able to manage it, its extremely fun to play.

194 Freezing Moon - Mayhem
195 10000 Days - Tool
196 Boiler - Limp Bizkit

This is a song that requires you to play every cymbal at once and the bridge with the toms is very hard especially with the hi-hat in between.
Some of the songs on the list are a joke compared to this.

197 Cassandra Gemini - The Mars Volta

Why is this not on the list? WHY IS MARS VOLTA NOT ON THE LIST AT ALL? Easily the hardest drumming song I've come across and probably the longest one. There is a 2-kick mid tom last tom 2- kick snare rhythm (I have no idea what it's called) but you have to play it for two minutes. Also, it's 2 polyrhythms a SECOND. Jon Theodore is a true beast (why did he have to leave? Not saying Thomas Pridgen is bad or anything but still). Clocking in at 31 MINUTES this epic that was probably played with all parts consecutive, and there is about 2 minutes in total break time. So far from all the songs I've played, this is easily the hardest and I've played The Dance of Eternity. A long-shot second is To Forgive is to Suffer by Death but that still doesn't compare to the drumming landmark here. Listen to this song, then try to play it, to all of the drummers out there.

198 High Horse - Oceans Ate Alaska

Hardest song to play right. This song is very difficult to play it has very complex parts and crazy double bass rythims and speed

199 Kingborn - Fleshgod Apocalypse

Watch David Diepold's cover on YouTube and you'll see what I mean

200 Twentythree - Yellowcard
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