Greatest Metal Drumming Performances

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The Top Ten

1 Painkiller - Judas Priest

Scott Travis is the best metal drummer painkiller is his best performance and all the other songs on the painkiller album are great as well painkiller should be first not honor thy farther that song sucks

Imagine drumming the 13 minute extended version, pain all around.

Mad drum intro by Scott Travis - petrucci75hammet

Not Only is it the best drumming performance it might also be the best preformance for everything else The Guitar Riff is my Favorite riff ever and Rob Halfords Vocals here are jaw droppingly amazing - christangrant

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2 Honor Thy Father - Dream Theater

Oh... My... God. I wanna see any of the posers out there who call themselves "prog metal"... "bands" do that alternating roll.
P.S. when you watch DT videos on youtube watch out for imsorry110 (reddrums110). - fireinside96

Brilliant double bass in 3 parts of the song
The song itself has such great lyrics
The hardest song to drum played by the best drummer ever!

Holy crap... that roll at the beginning... let's see anyone other than Portnoy try to get half that speed. Mind-blowing

Just perfect.

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3 Ticks & Leeches - Tool

Freakish drumming by Danny Carey! - petrucci75hammet

Whats Wrong with you GUYS? Why you just don't listening to the oficcial songs And then drummers performances. LARS ULRICH SUCKS. He play sekk and destroy LIKE Battery...

4 War Ensemble - Slayer

War Ensemble has double bass nearly all the way through, crazy stuff, and Raining Blood is even faster on drums. Slipknot's Joey Jordison is great too, but I don't know why they picked Before I Forget down there, that's a pretty slow Knot song. - calmeehan

Very good drumming but not as good as Seasons In The Abyss, in my opinion. The drum rolls in Seasons are insane at times.

This has the best drum work in history of metal. It always sends shivers down my spine every time I played this song.

5 Bleed - Meshuggah

If you can play this, then you are not human...

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6 Battery - Metallica

Really fast intense metal drumming by Lars Ulrich! - petrucci75hammet

7 Telos - Between the Buried and Me
8 Before I Forget - Slipknot

before I forget that this song is one of the best metal songs ever and the drums by joey jordison are really really good for me 1st place is the correct one
SLIPKNOT Best metal band actually
HOO

He hits everything on it he is the best

9 Hangar 18 - Megadeth
10 An Epic of Time Wasted - Avenged Sevenfold

Not even close to art of subconscious illusion, darkness surrounding, the entire city of evil album, critical acclaim, scream, almost easy, unbound the wild ride, tension, crossroads, a little piece of heaven

Even though it doesn't fit the song, neither does any of the drumming in that album, the rev is still in my opinion a fantastic and original drummer who passed away way to early

The Contenders

11 The Essential Salts - Nile

George Kollias - isn't he the most insane drummer ever?
(technical death metal). - Metal_Treasure

12 Your Betrayal - Bullet For My Valentine
13 Eyeless - Slipknot V 1 Comment
14 Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Megadeth

Nick Menza, though slightly underrated can really drum even in fast songs like this! - petrucci75hammet

15 Haunted - Annihilator

Epic and skillful drumming (Mike Mangini). Awesome intro - fast and long (50 seconds). - Metal_Treasure

16 The Violation - Fleshgod Apocalypse

Francesco Paoli is a sick sick sick drummer (technical death metal). - Metal_Treasure

17 Chasing The High - Annihilator

Mike Mangini - unmistakable musicality and technical skills. - Metal_Treasure

18 Blacken The Cursed Sun - Lamb Of God
19 Four Walls - While She Sleeps
20 Never Enough - Dream Theater

Mike Portnoy's drumming rhythms are really groovy in this. - petrucci75hammet

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1. Bleed - Meshuggah
2. The Essential Salts - Nile
3. Honor Thy Father - Dream Theater
Metal_Treasure
1. Telos - Between the Buried and Me
2. Painkiller - Judas Priest
3. Ticks & Leeches - Tool
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1. Hangar 18 - Megadeth
2. Your Betrayal - Bullet For My Valentine
3. Four Walls - While She Sleeps
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