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 Thrash Metal Thrash Metal Thrash metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its fast tempo and overall aggression. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead work.The genre evolved in the early 1980s from combining the fast drum beats 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

3 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

4 Speed Metal
5 Technical Thrash Metal

Before Dream Theater Mike Mangini played for Annihilator. - Metal_Treasure

6 Power Metal
7 Death Metal
8 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

9 Progressive Power Metal
10 Heavy Metal

The Contenders

11 Blackened Death Metal V 1 Comment
12 Metalcore
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1. Progressive Metal
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