Top Ten Most Underrated Metal Drummers


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21 Alex Pelletier - Despised Icon
22 Jeremy Spencer - Five Finger Death Punch

Jeremy Spencer is definitely one of the best metal drummers out there. He deserves way more attention!

His groove is incredible and his double bass is better than most others.

23 Thomas Stauch - Blind Guardian Thomas Stauch - Blind Guardian Thomas ("The Omen") Stauch, also known as Thomen Stauch, is a German metal drummer best known as the drummer for the metal band Blind Guardian (1984-2005) and one of the founding members. He worked with various bands and is the current drummer for Serious Black.
24 Rick Allen - Def Leppard Rick Allen - Def Leppard Richard John Cyril "Rick" Allen is an English drummer who has played for the hard rock band Def Leppard since 1978. He overcame the amputation of his left arm in 1985 and continued to play with the band, which subsequently went on to its most commercially successful phase.

He's an inspiration for not having an arm yet still doing what he loves, but I never really considered definitely Leppard metal

How many people actually know that this guy has one arm?

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25 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.

Seriously I think it's because he's so quiet but people don't realize that this guy is as great a drummer as anyone. He doesn't miss a beat

This guy is one of the most creative drummers ever

Still underrated in the underrated list

Extremely complex dude

26 Mike Wengren - Disturbed

Joey Jordison underrated?
Are you kidding me?
Mike Wengren from Disturbed ist one of the best, but also most underrated drummers.
He is fast but powerful, a beast on the drums!

27 Inferno - Behemoth

Genuinely the only one out of these people who I think is not only super speedy, but can do atmospheric drumming like religious beats etc

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28 Felix Bohnke - Edguy; Avantasia Felix Bohnke - Edguy; Avantasia Felix Bohnke, born 2 September 1974, is the drummer of heavy metal band Edguy. He joined the band just before they recorded the Theater of Salvation album in 1998.
29 Jon Larsen - Volbeat
30 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 He was named the number one drummer in the "Metal" category, in the July 2008 more.

Just try to replicate some of those polys he lays will suddenly find yourself in doubt of your supposed skills

This dude is god. Play this joey jordison id love to see you try and fail

Just hear the song bleed. Enough said.

This man must have 4 arms and 3 legs.

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31 Zach Gibson - The Black Dahlia Murder
32 Mike Bordin - Faith no More, Ozzy

After 6 Faith no More albums and such a standard kit he manages to never sound or drum the same every album. Respect

Has probably gone thru more snare drum skins than any other drummer on this list. Wields his drumsticks like Thor's hammer! Probably should have been in the band Manowar, but is still brilliant in FNM.

33 Paul Mazurkiewicz - Cannibal Corpse

No one pounds them harder in the world

34 Cozy Powell - Rainbow, Black Sabbath Cozy Powell - Rainbow, Black Sabbath Colin Trevor "Cozy" Powell was an English rock drummer, who made his name with many major rock bands and artists like The Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Robert Plant, Whitesnake and Black Sabbath.

Cozy set a world RECORD for the most drums (400) played in under one minute, live on television (BBC). He was quoted as saying in an interview, "I drive like I drum - madly". - Metal_Treasure

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35 Ray Luzier - Korn

Same skill level as David, don't just bash him because he replaced him, jesus.

36 Ian Paice - Deep Purple Ian Paice - Deep Purple Ian Anderson Paice (born 29 June 1948) is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the English rock band Deep Purple. He has been the band's only constant member since its foundation.

The first metal drummer who used double bass (1971, Fireball). - Metal_Treasure

37 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.

Listen to songs like Ruin, Redneck, Grace, black label, Laid To rest and you will know that he is the most underrated drummer. But all other drummers listed are good too - nooreldeen

Chris adler is the best modern metal drummer. He is the most technical drummer nowadays

38 Danny Carey - Tool Danny Carey - Tool Daniel Edwin "Danny" Carey, born May 10, 1961 in Lawrence, Kansas, is an American drummer and instrumentalist best known for his work in American Grammy Award-winning progressive rock band Tool. He has also contributed to albums by and played with such artists as Zaum, Green JellĂż, Pigface, Skinny more.

Music isn't about technique and speed, it's about sounds and emotions. No ones better at painting a picture with drums than carey

Phenominal talent but he's not really underrated. He's one of the most respected/recognized in the business! In terms of underrated drummers, Matt Halpern and Matt Garstka should be on the list alongside Duplantier, Haake, Dailor, Orbin and Rudinger

39 Hannes Grossmann - Necrophagist
40 Martin Lopez - Opeth
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