Top 10 Metal Sub Genres with the Best Drumming


The Top Ten

1 Progressive Metal

Not always, but prog metal drummer's drum sets are big. That is one of the first things to notice in prog metal drumming. - zxm

Drummers like Tomas Haake/Meshuggah, Mike Portnoy/Dream Theater, Mike Mangini/Dream Theater, Brann Dailor/Mastodon, and several more. - Metal_Treasure

Better bass drumming, complex drumming, more pieces (usually). better technique. Yes, it should be at number one. - zxm

2 Technical Death Metal

Very sick drumming in general: for example, George Kollias of Nile, Flo Mounier of Cryptopsy and Francesco Paoli of Fleshgod Apocalypse. - Metal_Treasure

3 Thrash Metal Thrash Metal Thrash Metal is a Heavy Metal subgenre developed during the early 1980s and an early precursor of Extreme Metal. Thrash Metal features a faster and more aggressive guitar work than Traditional Metal with shredding and double-bass drums and can range from melodic singing to loud shouts. more.

Yes, zxm has read one of my comments. What I actually said was that the overuse of snare drums annoys me. The overuse and not the use. I mean a hardcore punk beat on snare drums that is good to me for up to 10-15 seconds, 20 seconds max, depending on the song. After that I feel the drummer should put a fill, or better - use the double bass. Thrash bands and even individual songs that are more influenced by hardcore punk tend to overuse this snare drum beat. - Metal_Treasure

I saw in one of Metal_Treasure's comments that thrash metal drumming use excess snare drums. Well, I have seen it too. I prefer drumming with more uses of other pieces like floor tom, tom tom drum, double bass etc. - zxm

I agree with what's being said about the snare drum. It's why I think Dave Lombardo is somewhat overrated. It's all to do with how good the production is, too. - IronSabbathPriest

Despite this small detail about the overuse of snare drums in thrash that sometimes happens, I have to say that thrash drummers are among the best in metal. - Metal_Treasure

4 Power Metal
5 Death Metal
6 Groove Metal

In my Opinion this should be number one because most Groove Metal bands have really great drumming For Example Lamb of Gods drummer is considered one of the best metal drummers ever and I agree his drumming is perfect also Fear Factory, White Zombie, Pantera, Machine Head, also have great drumming - christangrant

7 Speed Metal
8 Technical Thrash Metal

Before Dream Theater Mike Mangini played for Annihilator. - Metal_Treasure

9 Extreme Progressive Metal
10 Heavy Metal

The Contenders

11 Progressive Power Metal
12 Blackened Death Metal

Bands like Behemoth. - Metal_Treasure

13 Metalcore
14 Sludge Metal Sludge Metal
15 Alternative Metal Alternative Metal Alternative metal is a music genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres normally associated with metal.
16 Nu Metal Nu Metal
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