Most Technical Drummers of All Timenooreldeen
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He is the real technique.. Hear his drums on songs like Honor Thy Father (Dream Theater), Nightmare To Remember (Dream Theater) Roots Of All Evil (Dream Theater)... God Hates Us (a7x), Save Me (a7x) Dream theater lost their greatest member.. And dream theater won, t be the same without Portony - nooreldeen
DT will not ever be as good as they were with Mike. They truely have lost part of their soul and Mangini is not the answer. He's a little faster but boring not creative
Voting for this guy 100%.. He is brilliant and helped DT get to the popularity they're at now - BimmyJim
Mike Mangini is better.V 1 Comment
I feel that he is the ultimate package when it comes to, power, stamina, technicality, creativeness behind the kit. He is not called the Professor for nothing.
I considered him to be one the best of all time and can play anything from Rock to Jazz.
Neil is the best drummer ever to live. -bill
Simply the most layered and technically advanced player ever. Period. No question.
Been a drummer for for 31 years. Not even close to his level, some of the only stuff I still can't play perfectly.
He is amazing! The biggest prove on that he is technical the he can do faster drums than Joey Jordison twice the speed but without making' the drums sound bad... Drummer Of Japan X does fast style but he ruins the sound of his drums because he tries to be speed with no creativity - nooreldeen
He is simply awesome, amazing how fast he is more than so many overrated drummers! - Ananya
The pinacle of greatess, just amazing. No question he's the best and he also plays jazz & latinV 1 Comment
He isn't quite as entertaining as Portnoy was either Dream Theater, but Mangini is a god. He is near unmatched in technical skill and has set many worlds fastest drummer records, primarily being the first to beat 1,200 single stroke roll hits in a minute. That's ought to count for something.
This guy is insane on drums. He's the perfect drummer for such an insane band as Wintersun.
He is sooo...UNDERRATED.
He started playing drums when he was just 6, His parents saw him hitting the pots and pans since he was 3 years old! ( Born drummer..)
So his parents decided to buy him a drum kit, then he stared practicing along Iron Maiden, AC/DC and many other bands, Since he was 13 .
He played in local bands until the late '80s when he formed Cartilage with his friends heavily influenced by death metal which became very popular in underground scene....Later he formed many bands, and hey...let me tell you he has played with more than 30 bands... - Ananya
He is so amazing I didn, t hear a lot of tool songs actually but I have to say he is one of the most technical.. - nooreldeen
The only person on this list who even compares is Mike Portnoy. Jordison and Adler are definitely not morr technical.
Listen to la enfant savage and you will know the he is one of the most technical.. Underrated drummers - nooreldeen
Listen to liquid fire, explosia, l'enfant sauvage, backbone, gift of the guilt and you will know that he is the best young metal drummerV 1 Comment
His work for Dark Angel is also remarkable - some of the fastest and heaviest thrash songs out there (Darkness Descends, Merciless Death). - Metal_Treasure
He has much fast skills, dethklok has shown us that
Anyone who created this list hadnt known a bit about Technical Drummnig. - GREYBOYYV 1 Comment
He is the most technical drummer of all time and the most underrated too!
Hear Black Label, Omerta, 11th Hour, Ruin, Walk With Me In Hell
He is a real drumming beast.. Seriously I can, t pick between him and joey.. But I give it 51% Joey and 49% Chris
Joey got the talent, the speed and Chris adler Got the Technique, Style.. - nooreldeen
He is a beast on drumms hear hourglass, Set To Fail, In Your Words, Ruin, Omerta, Laid To Rest, 11th Hour, Now You Have Got Something To Die For, Ghost Waking, Black Label (amazing kick-pedals) - nooreldeen
He is one of the most underrated drummers nowadays..
Hear Warrior, Indestructible, Haunted, Enough, Asylum, Stricken, Perfect Insanity, Facade, Living after Midnight ( actually it is a judas priest song but Mike Wengren did it well) - nooreldeen
Technically speaking, the best drummer on the planet. Should be #1.
I have to agree-Thomas Lang is superior to everyone I have ever listened too. His feet can do what others only dream about. Take a listen-you won’t believe your ears!
Apparently, most people think technical drumming is just really fast playing, playing strange time signatures, and a lot of fills that utilize a double bass pedal to make everything sound as crowded, complicated, and quick as possible. Sure, a lot of the drummers listed are very talented, but you don't need to play heavy music (like metal and such) to be technically great.
Personally, I find the vast majority of higher ranking drummers to play music that is... well... awful. Like, really bad.
When I listen to the previously listed drummers' songs, it's almost as if they approach the songs with a mentality of "how can I make MY instrument stand out more than the other instruments and what is the most complicated, counter-intuitive, crazy drum track I can lay down to prove how awesome I am? " Buddy Rich, on the other hand, had the chops, but also knew how to play with the music! When it was his time to shine (i.e. a drum solo) he did so brilliantly, but when he ...more
Not only the greatest technical drummer, but also one of the the ultimate technical musicians, in any genre. It seems unlikely that any other will be taking his crown anytime soon.
Somehow not on here? And that's truly a shame.
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