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!

Unique and very fitting

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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

Simply the best

The best

3 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

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

Disarm the Descent is some of the best drumming I've ever heard in my life. I love Foley's drumming!

He's good I'd put him in 2nd place

5 Ben Gordon (Parkway Drive)

Listen to karma or boneyards all I have to say.

Doesn't even like drumming makes no sense.

6 Michael "Moose" Thomas (Bullet for My Valentine)

He is an awesome drummer, songs of Bullet For My Valentine have great drum beats because of him!

7 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.

8 Jason Costa (All That Remains)

Very good and fast

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


9 Daniel Williams (The Devil Wears Prada)

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

10 Jay Fitzgerald (Overcast)

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

The Contenders

11 Simon McKay (The Agonist)

The tempest. Enough said.

12 Valentino Arteaga (Of Mice & Men)
13 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

14 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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15 Chris Turner (Oceans Ate Alaska)

Everybody should know who this man is

So talented drummer on his genre

His accuracy is insane! And my god,that mini china!

Crazy speed and accuracy..should be in top spot

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16 Ryan Burt (The Amity Affliction)
17 Sean Heenan (Attila)
18 Jake Garland (Memphis May Fire)

Should be top 10 this guy is fantastic!

19 Thomas Rindlisbacher (Breakdown of Sanity)

Just Listen to it

20 Angelo Parente (Motionless In White)
21 Brent Taddie (Crown The Empire)
22 Alex Lopez (Suicide Silence)
23 Adlin Masronnie (Victim In Distance)
24 Nic Pettersen (Northlane)

Insane technique

25 Ryan Seaman (Falling In Reverse)
26 Adam Grey (Texas In July)

God how is it possible to have him at this position?

Awesome drummer, should be on the top 5

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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. James Sullivan (Avenged Sevenfold)
2. Jordan Mancino (As I Lay Dying)
3. Jason Costa (All That Remains)
1. Jordan Mancino (As I Lay Dying)
2. Justin Foley (Killswitch Engage)
3. Jerod Boyd (Miss May I)


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