Hardest Songs to Play On Drums


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21 Inamorata - Animals as Leaders

One does not simply think that other songs can be as difficult as this.

22 The Enemy Inside - Dream Theater

Tool and dream theater should be all over this countdown

Lol what is wrong with people a Blink 182 song in front of a Dream Theater song. Also who the hell said Lars Ulrich can actually play drums, (Metallica fanboys).

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23 Cafo - Animals as Leaders

I don't know about the other drums but I try to play the intro with double stroke rolls on the left hand, makes it nearly impossible to do it very clean. Rest of the song might not be as funky with timing as 'tempting time' in my opinion, but still really challenging.

Difficult combination between double bass en the changing time signatures. Also you will need some great stamina to play the whole song. I learned the song in 6 weeks but have had problems with being too tired to finish it. technically I have mastered it though

Alternating poly-rhythms and irregular time signatures. Even counting when the snare hits are is a challenge.

24 The Carbon Stampede - Cattle Decapitation

I don't know why people call this "noise", I could just as easily call the music that's very popular now noise, but that's just opinion, this song requires more musical skill than 100% of songs now days.

This song sounds terrible its just noise and screaming. whoever thinks this is good music, then you need your ears checked!

Whoever thinks this is good music has a different opinion than you. - Fiend

Dis amazing

25 The Betrayal - Fleshgod Apocalypse
26 Silent Flight Parliament - Between the Buried and Me

Uhh, this should be in the top 5 if not the top spot. And for that matter where is Melting City?

27 Beyond Bludgeoned - Brain Drill

How can the drummer do this? This song must leave the drummers hands broken! This should be at least in the top 3! This is way harder than Dance of Eternity.

28 Painkiller - Judas Priest

Such a badass song, possibly my favorite, and the drumming is a huge part of what make it a classic. Listen once and you'll know what I mean. Such intense drumming that never lets up during the song's six minutes

This in my opinion should be higher up on the list but it's not the hardest song on drums.

Should be higher up just because of the beginning drum solo

29 Almost Easy - Avenged Sevenfold

It's funny that this song would be titled as so; it's far from easy to play on drums.

Almost easy, when I listened to the song, It's the exact opposite of almost easy

30 Your Treachery Will Die with You - Dying Fetus

Damn this is the hardest song I have ever heard

I've tried this song muulitple times, and jesus is it hard, It is defaintly one of the hardest.

31 Ingesting Blattaria - Blotted Science
32 The Glass Prison - Dream Theater
33 Laser Cannon Deth Sentence - Dethklok
34 Eeyore - Slipknot

Very hard song to play that's for sure. Can not possibly do that drum solo because I only play single pedal and that's not actually humanly possible. Should definitely be higher.

35 Shall Rise Shall Be Dead - George Kollias

This should be in top 10. No one can cover this song the way George Kolias has played this song.

Why is Blink 182 and A7X over this, DT and Tool? What is wrong with people. Ad much as I respect and like those bands, George Kollias, Portnoy and Danny Carey are gods if not less. Start voting sensibly.

36 Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold

In my opinion, this isn't Avenged Sevenfold's most difficult song; Burn it Down is much more difficult. This song is really difficult to perfect though.

This really is a hard song to drum, a couple of rhythms and beastly fills.

R.I.P. Jimmy.

37 Brianstorm - Arctic Monkeys

Sorry but no. Very fun song to play but I've only been drumming six months and I can play this song. There is actually a lot of other arctic monkeys songs that are even harder

Love playing this song but not too hard

What? It's two minutes long - Songsta41

Please look at these drums JESSUUs

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38 Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce

When its DragonForce, it involves Rapid Firing Double bass drums and very fast hands, it looks impossible (unless you are highly experienced drummer)

The thing about this song isn't that it's technically hard, it's just blast beats, but those blasts are at 300 bpm so it's very tiring and it requires an inhuman amount of stamina. I know that I wouldn't be able to go through the whole song. - kk2001

Guys just listen to this...

Has anyone even heard this song? This deserves to be WAY higher on the list. The tempo marking is so high and the double bass grooves are extremely intensive. I don't see how even things like Moby Dick could beat it honestly.

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39 The Count of Tuscany - Dream Theater

Incredible. Dream Theater and Rush should be filling it up. Dance Of Eternity, La Villa Strangiato, The Count Of Tuscany, Tom Sawyer, the Glass Prison, YYZ and especially Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence. - Beatlesboy9

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40 Karn Evil 9 - Emerson Lake & Palmer

This song should be #1. - UncommonLoon

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Top Remixes (10)

1. Kascade - Animals As Leaders
2. Endeavor - T.R.A.M.
3. Inamorata - Animals as Leaders
1. The Violation - Fleshgod Apocalypse
2. The Carbon Stampede - Cattle Decapitation
3. Beyond Bludgeoned - Brain Drill
1. Dance of Eternity - Dream Theater
2. A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold
3. La Villa Strangiato - Rush

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