Hardest Songs to Play On Drums

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81 The Negative One - Slipknot

This song isn't particularly hard as a whole, but when the China cymbal makes an appearance, it makes a VERY fast appearance

82 Goliath - The Mars Volta

Extremely surprised that no Mars Volta reached the top hundred! The drum line surpasses a few in the top ten in my opinion in terms of difficulty.

83 Panic Attack - Dream Theater

Not that hard to master, but still a great song.

84 Pearl Jam - Jeremy
85 What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse - The Black Dahlia Murder

It sounds difficult but anyone can play something that sounds difficult if you pound the drums without rhythm or technicality adding a few drum fills here and there

86 Rat Salad - Black Sabbath V 1 Comment
87 Vicarious - Tool

Danny Carey makes it sound easy. He can just throw a drum fill wherever he wants and the song still sounds amazing. Plus, the triplets at the end are incredible.

This song looks simple when watching someone do a drum cover but it isn't easy I recommend playing this song and other hard songs when you have at least 4 yrs of experience with the drums before attempting this and other hard songs.

88 AEnima - Tool V 1 Comment
89 Blinded In Chains - Avenged Sevenfold V 2 Comments
90 Fury of the Storm
91 Awake - Godsmack
92 The Legend of the Rent - Here Comes the Kraken

Whoever the drummer is for this band, if you did all this with just two pedals... That's amazing.

93 A Nightmare to Remember - Dream Theater
94 Roundabout - Yes

Yes is right up there with King Crimson and Tool in my book.

One of the best progressive rock in the world

I can't believe no one listed this yet

95 Close to the Edge - Yes

Only the bold dare try to transcribe this song. Start with the intro, when you get past that let me know.

Ok, all I want to say is this: what? This is highly unfair! most songs 1-20 or even 50 are just fast and no skil. Green Day? A7X? That's fast not technical. Listen to this whole song through and you will see not only is this not one of the hardest and greatest songs on the planet but one of the most complex drum songs you will ever see. Bill Brudford and yes, you are gods!

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96 All Hope is Gone - Slipknot

One of the most difficult songs.

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97 Rosetta Stoned - Tool

This is objectively number 1.

This song has a very complicated and intersting drum track

98 Sandstorm - Darude
99 Puddle - Chon

Math rock drums are usually personal, so it's probably easy for Nathan Camarena but impossible for everyone else. - Fiend

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100 No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age
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