Best Lesser Known Metal Drummers


The Top Ten

1 Andols Herrick (Chimaira)

2 words.. Pure-talent.. But also where are drummers like Gene holgan, Martin Lopez, Igor Cavalera, Paul Mazurkiewicz, Mario Duplantier (he should be the 1st spot in lesser known metal drummers) can, t believe I didn't find him in this list.. But this is a prove that MetalFoREver1228 doesn't know many good drummers and doesn't know many good bands... But he will be one of the most successful users on this site soon.. - nooreldeen

He is beast in songs like Empire, Power Trip and Implements of Destruction. Overall, an incredible drummer who deserves more credit. - MetalFoREVer1228

2 Jordan Mancino (As I Lay Dying)
3 Justin Foley (Killswitch Engage)

Never underestimate a guy with a big red beard. - MetalFoREVer1228

4 Nick Augusto (Trivium)
5 Kevin Talley (Dååth)
6 Shannon Lucas Shannon Lucas

His work with both All That Remains and the Black Dahlia Murder is phenomenal. Incredible hand and footwork. - MetalFoREVer1228

7 Alan Cassidy (Abigail Williams, The Black Dahlia Murder) Alan Cassidy (Abigail Williams, The Black Dahlia Murder)

He just recently joined BDM and did an outstanding job on Everblack. - MetalFoREVer1228

8 Arin Ilejay (Avenged Sevenfold)

He's only recorded two songs with A7X but both have some pretty awesome drumming. He also does great live. - MetalFoREVer1228

9 Ray Luzier (Korn)
10 Michael "Moose" Thomas (Bullet for My Valentine)

The Contenders

11 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.
12 George Kollias (Nile) George Kollias (Nile) Georgios "George" Kollias is a Greek heavy metal drummer and music teacher best known for his work with American technical death metal band Nile.
13 Pablo Viveros (Chelsea Grin)

Really good drummer, listen to the new chelsea grin record that drops on july and am sure you'd agree.

14 Ben Harclerode (Whitechapel)

Perfect balance of technical and brutal drumming, this guy gets creative when necessary and its totally a good thing because he fits perfectly in whitechapel

15 Dave McClain (Machine Head)
16 Shawn Drover (Megadeth) Shawn Drover (Megadeth) Shawn Drover is a Canadian musician, best known for his work with the American thrash metal band Megadeth.
17 Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
18 Martin López (Opeth)
19 Alex Pelletier (Despised Icon)
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