Best Modern Metal Drummers

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1 Jimmy Sullivan (Avenged Sevenfold) Jimmy 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 ...read more.

He is the master of drumming. He had amazing skills. Rest in peace rev, he'll always be my idol FoREVer. For me he is the best drummer. We all can see his drummind in A little piece of heaven and even vocals! His last song fiction is a really really good song with deep lyrics and awesome drum beat! Long live rev!

He will be my idol foREVer

The rev is a kick ass durmer
And a icon

The Rev ledgend lives even though the master himself isn't with us any longer... but even though the rev is the greatest who ever lived, in all respect, he's not the absolute best... for example I know not a lot of people like Black Veil Brides but their drummer Christian Coma is my favorite (skill wise). For proof, look at CC BVB drum solo live in the UK... this video proves that he is truly one of the best. His double bass mixes are the definition of speed, smoothness, and perfection. The funny thing is that my four favorite drummers of all time are CC from Black Veil Brides, The Rev from A7X, Jordan Mancino form As I Lay Dying, and Joey Jordison from Slipknot and they're all the best on Earth! R.I. P Jimmy, your legend will CARRY ON forever!

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2 Joey Jordison (Slipknot) Joey Jordison (Slipknot) Joey Jordison, is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer best known for his work as the former drummer and co-songwriter for the heavy metal band Slipknot as well as guitarist in the Horror-punk band Murderdolls.

Everyone says that he's overrated, which is fair. But while he's overrated, that doesn't mean that he isn't still better than everyone else. Songs like The Blister Exists, Eyeless and Welcome show just how good at drumming he is. I'm not Slipknot's biggest fan, but in my opinion Jordison is definitely the best there is in terms of drummers. - Porcupine

Amazing drummer that is consistent with his drumming in slipknot and scars the martyr and will go down in history if he can keeps up the good work

3 Jordan Mancino (As I Lay Dying)
4 Andols Herrick (Chimaira)
5 Chris Adler (Lamb of God) Chris Adler (Lamb of God) Christopher James Adler is an American drummer, best known as a member of the groove metal band Lamb of God.
6 Jason Costa (All That Remains)

This guy is a metal drummer that uses traditional grip. That's pretty beast. - MetalFoREVer1228

7 Kevin Talley (Dååth)
8 Shannon Lucas (The Black Dahlia Murder)
9 Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall)
10 Arin Ilejay (Avenged Sevenfold)

He's no Jimmy, but he's pretty damn good - MetalFoREVer1228

His Drumming in Hail to the King was amazing

The Contenders

11 Abe Cunningham (Deftones)
12 Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch)
13 Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork)
14 Tomas Haake (Meshuggah) Tomas Haake (Meshuggah) Tomas Haake is a Swedish drummer and main songwriter of the experimental metal band Meshuggah. He is known for his polyrhythms and technical ability. In 2012, he was named the 5th best Modern Metal drummer by MetalSucks.net. He was named the number one drummer in the "Metal" category, in the July 2008 ...read more.
15 Mario Duplantier Mario Duplantier Mario Duplantier is a French musician and artist best known as the drummer of technical death metal band Gojira.

Precise fills, brutal blasts and almost jazzy grooves, this guy must be the most skilled modern drummer around.

16 Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)
17 Mike Wengren (Disturbed)
18 Nick Augusto (Trivium)
19 Jaska Raatikainen (Children of Bodom) Jaska Raatikainen (Children of Bodom)
20 Ray Luzier (Korn)
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3. Joey Jordison (Slipknot)
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