Top 10 Metal Drummers of 2016

Eligible are ONLY metal drummers who did something remarkable in 2016 - released albums or singles, delivered a great live performance, set a world record, and so on.

The Top Ten

1 Tomas Haake 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 He was named the number one drummer in the "Metal" category, in the July 2008 more.

A technical beast known for his polyrhythms. - Metal_Treasure

2 Francesco Paoli Francesco Paoli Francesco Paoli is the drummer for the Italian technical death metal band Fleshgod Apocalypse, formed in 2007.


Drums on Fleshgod Apocalypse's King. He's a fast and brutal technical beast. - Metal_Treasure

3 Gene Hoglan 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.

Played drums on the Testament's album - Brotherhood of the Snake. Gene is still "The Atomic Clock". - Metal_Treasure

4 Mike Mangini 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.
5 Mario Duplantier Mario Duplantier Mario Duplantier is a French musician and artist best known as the drummer of technical death metal band Gojira.
6 Sebastian Lanser Sebastian Lanser

Drums on Obscura's AkrĂ³asis. - Metal_Treasure

7 Charlie Benante Charlie Benante
8 Chris Adler Chris Adler Christopher James Adler is an American drummer, best known as a member and founder of the groove metal band Lamb of God, and Grammy Award winning member of Megadeth.

Drums on Megadeth's Dystopia. - Metal_Treasure

9 Felix Bohnke Felix Bohnke Felix Bohnke, born 2 September 1974, is the drummer of heavy metal band Edguy. He joined the band just before they recorded the Theater of Salvation album in 1998.

Drums on Avantasia album Ghostlights. - Metal_Treasure

10 Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American thrash metal band Metallica.

I added him because somebody will add him sooner or later. I know some people like him, some - don't. So vote, comment and remix. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Brooks Wackerman
12 Jay Weinberg Jay Weinberg Jay Weinberg is an American drummer and the son of drummer Max Weinberg. He has played with the punk band the Reveling and toured in 2009 as a drummer with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, substituting for his father.

Slipknot's young and exciting new drummer has been able to show case that this apple didn't fall to far from the tree but is this apple already bigger then the tree? Even his father (Max Weinberg), an American drummer for the E street band thinks his son is Better then him and he said," I don't know how he does it." Hey has already learned the slipknot style and is emerging as one of the very best. That being said he is only 27 and has tons of time to grow into somthing special.

The best

13 Patrice Hamelin

Drummer for Gorguts (technical death metal). - Metal_Treasure

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