Most Technical Drummers of All Time

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21 Steve Asheim (Deicide)
22 Thomas Lang (Stork)

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!

23 Buddy Rich Buddy Rich

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.

24 Tomas Haake Tomas Haake 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.

Easily the best technical drummer

Best drummer of all time.

25 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. V 2 Comments
26 Scott Travis (Judas Priest) Scott Travis (Judas Priest) Mark Scott Travis is a Grammy Award winning American rock musician, best known as the drummer for the English heavy metal band Judas Priest and the American heavy metal band Racer X. V 1 Comment
27 Virgil Donati (Planet X)
28 Zbigniew "Inferno" Promiński (Behemoth)
29 Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse)
30 Marco Minnemann V 1 Comment
31 Eloy Casagrande (Sepultura)
32 John Dolmayan (System of a Down) John Dolmayan (System of a Down) John Dolmayan is a Lebanese-born Armenian–American songwriter and drummer. He is best known as the drummer of System of a Down.
33 Tommy Portimo (Sonata Arctica)
34 Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American thrash metal band Metallica.
35 Chad Szeliga (Breaking Benjamin) Chad Szeliga (Breaking Benjamin) Chad Szeliga is an American drummer and percussionist from Elyria, Ohio. He is best known as the former drummer for the band Breaking Benjamin.
36 Matthew Greiner (August Burns Red)
37 Michael 'Moose' Thomas (Bullet for My Valentine)
38 Steve Gorman (Black Crowes)

I catch myself focusing on the drums when listening to the Crowes. Also, Gorman has played with Stereophonics and on Warren Zevon's "The Wind. "

39 Alex Pelletier (Despised Icon)
40 Trey Williams (Dying Fetus)
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