Best Metalcore Drummers


The Top Ten

1 Matt Greiner (August Burns Red)

Chris Turner and Adam Gray are the only people who can hold a candle to Matt Greiner!

Listen to his work on The Frost. You will understand.

He's insane. he's num 1 for sure

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

2 Jordan Mancino (As I Lay Dying)

The best

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

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3 Justin Foley (Killswitch Engage)

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

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

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

4 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 alternative metal/ metalcore 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

5 Ben Gordon (Parkway Drive)

Listen to karma or boneyards all I have to say.

Doesn't even like drumming makes no sense.

6 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.

7 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!

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)

The tempest. Enough said.

10 Chris Turner (Oceans Ate Alaska)

His jazz roots combined with his metal core and creativity cause and amazing performance with great timing and amazing drum parts.

Seen this guy drum and he's tiers above the rest

Everybody should know who this man is

So talented drummer on his genre


The Contenders

11 Daniel Williams (The Devil Wears Prada)

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

12 Luke Holland (The Word Alive)

Hot lol

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

13 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

We support James Cassells😍😙

14 Valentino Arteaga (Of Mice & Men)
15 Ryan Burt (The Amity Affliction)

I love amity but Ryan was a terrible drummer and lazy when playing live.

16 Thomas Rindlisbacher (Breakdown of Sanity)

Just Listen to it

17 Jake Garland (Memphis May Fire)

Should be top 10 this guy is fantastic!

18 Nic Pettersen (Northlane)

Insane technique

19 Dan Searle (Architects)

One of the most technical advance drummers in metal.

20 Jason Costa (All That Remains)

Very good and fast

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


21 Angelo Parente (Motionless In White)
22 Brent Taddie (Crown The Empire)
23 Jared Easterling (Fit For a King)
24 Sean Heenan (Attila)
25 Alex Lopez (Suicide Silence)
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

Adam is number one

Behing Matt Greiner please :O

27 Adlin Masronnie (Victim In Distance)
28 Matt Byrne (Hatebreed)

Speed and accuracy, killer drumming day in and out.

29 Ryan Seaman (Falling In Reverse)
30 Alexander Shelnutt

Best Drummer from A Day To Remember - Metacore75

31 Vinny Mauro (Motionless In White)

Really underrated - ace_comet667

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List StatsCreated 14 Jul 2013

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Top Remixes

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


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