Best Metalcore Drummers


The Top Ten

1 Matt Greiner (August Burns Red)

He should be number 1 he is so technical there's no one better then him

Amazing technique and feel. He doesn't copy anyone, just has his own style.

Best drummer I've ever heard! Techniques are amazing! Stay metal!

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2 Jordan Mancino (As I Lay Dying)

Flawless drumming. Listen to basically any As I Lay Dying song. He plays incredibly on all of them really. - MetalFoREVer1228

The metalcore drummer in whole the world

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3 Ben Gordon (Parkway Drive)

Listen to karma or boneyards all I have to say.

Doesn't even like drumming makes no sense.

4 Justin Foley (Killswitch Engage)

Amazing technical skill. Listen to Blood Stains from their new album or For You or to Unearth's latest album Darkness In The Light. He does awesome on the Unearth album as well as in Killswitch Engage. - MetalFoREVer1228

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5 Jerod Boyd (Miss May I)

Such an awesome drummer. Listen to Masses of A Dying Breed, Forgive and Forget, Hey Mister, or Apologies Are For The Weak. His drumming speaks for itself. - MetalFoREVer1228

Jerod boyd is an amazing drummer. He deserves a lot more credit than he gets. By far the best drummer in metalcore today.

His drumming is unbelievably fun to listen to. It really stands out in the music, which is what separates a good drummer from a mediocre one.

6 James Sullivan (Avenged Sevenfold) James Sullivan (Avenged Sevenfold) James Owen Sullivan (February 9th, 1981 - December 28th 2009), better known by his stage name "The Rev" (Short for "The Reverend Tholomew Plague") was an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the former drummer, backing vocalist and co-founder of the American heavy metal band Avenged more.

He did such an awesome job during A7X's metalcore days. Listen to Forgotten Faces, Turn the Other Way, Remenissions, Chapter Four, The Art of Subconscious Illusion, anything on Sounding the Seventh Trumpet or Waking the Fallen. R.I. P Jimmy. - MetalFoREVer1228

Honestly one of the best drummers ever

7 Michael "Moose" Thomas (Bullet for My Valentine)
8 Jay Fitzgerald (Overcast)

Classic metalcore. Hear any song on any Overcast album, mainly Reborn to Kill Again. He's definitely a great drummer. - MetalFoREVer1228

9 Simon McKay (The Agonist)
10 Daniel Williams (The Devil Wears Prada)

They base their songs on what drum tracks he writes. It's a varied technical style.

The Contenders

11 Luke Holland (The Word Alive)

Very raw during the start of his career, but as he has gotten older his technique has progressed and is easily a top five.

Followed his early YouTube as a kid 16 and playing Matt Greiner songs perfectly? Tells you all you need to know

12 James Cassells (Asking Alexandria)

Good rhythm and control. But was best in the second album

Crazy double bass how is he not at least number 5

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13 Ryan Burt (The Amity Affliction)
14 Valentino Arteaga (Of Mice & Men)
15 Thomas Rindlisbacher (Breakdown of Sanity)

Just Listen to it

16 Angelo Parente (Motionless In White)
17 Jason Costa (All That Remains)

Very fast, skilled, technical with rhythem, control and pose. One of my all time favorites

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18 Brent Taddie (Crown The Empire)
19 Jake Garland (Memphis May Fire)

Should be top 10 this guy is fantastic!

20 Sean Heenan (Attila)
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List StatsUpdated 21 Feb 2017

100 votes
26 listings
3 years, 223 days old

Top Remixes

1. Jordan Mancino (As I Lay Dying)
2. Justin Foley (Killswitch Engage)
3. Jerod Boyd (Miss May I)



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