Top Ten Most Underrated Metal Drummers

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41 Nick Augusto - Trivium
42 Steve Asheim - Deicide
43 Sean Kinney - Alice in Chains

This guys should be at least top 10 best metal drummers! Just listen to No excuses, what a master piece.

44 Richard Christy - Death, Charred Walls of the Damned

He also played in Control denied and cynic. His drum work In sound of perseverance was amazing and his power if the double bass in the song cut down by control denied is enough to put him I. The top 2 - Sabbath

45 Arejay Hale - Halestorm

The crazy tricks he does on stage are awesome, and no Halestorm show would be the same without them, but sometimes I believe people only think of the show when they think of Arejay Hale and that makes his actual skills at being a drummer somewhat underrated compared to the show.

He's amazing. I don't really know why he's on this list, though. He's not really underrated because everybody knows he's amazing.

Amazing at playing drums AND fun to watch. Like a front man behind drums!

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46 Jason Bonham - Led Zeppelin

This guy inherits his fathers drumming. No wonder he plays in zeppelin and in Scott Ian 's band Damnocracy!

47 George Kollias - Nile George Kollias - Nile Georgios "George" Kollias is a Greek heavy metal drummer and music teacher best known for his work with American technical death metal band Nile. V 1 Comment
48 Matt Halpern - Periphery

Matt Halpern has created a free style of drumming. He drums with pure emotion and an immense love for drumming which can be felt through your speakers. The combination of technique and passion make this drummer a godly person. If you don't know Matt, then don't be a drummer.

Seriously, if you haven't heard of him, hit him up on Youtube. Too many metal drummers nowadays are idolised for nothing but speed, but Halpern should be well within the ten most underrated due to his skill outside the bounds of fast semiquavers. Speed is great, but he has so many other things covered like polyrhythms, grooves, shuffles and ghost notes. And he's a fine improviser.

49 Brann Dailor - Mastodon Brann Dailor - Mastodon Brann Timothy Dailor is an American drummer/singer best known as a member of the Atlanta, Georgia metal band Mastodon, in which he is the drummer, backing vocalist, lead vocalist and primary lyricist.

This guy is insane. I would put him up there with Danny Carey, who Brann actually BEAT IN A DRUM COMPETITION. His drumming is sporadic, complex, and fast. Just listen to Megalodon, Divinations, or Capillarian Crest. He never reuses a fill. Just the fact that Dave Grohl thinks he's the best in the world should speak volumes about his playing.

He is definitely one of the best drummer. His beat is so complicated and fast. Just listen to aqua dementia

Definitely one of the best and most underrated

50 Ken Owen - Carcass

Great groove and feeling and brutally fast and exactly executed blast beats!

Descanting and Heartwork are true masterpieces powered by ken's drumming

51 Jürgen "Ventor" Reil - Kreator

Jürgen is by far one of the best metal drummers ever, his work on albums like Pleasure To Kill is phenomenal, and the intro to Terrible Certainty is fantastic.

52 Abe Cunningham - Deftones

Always creative. Rarely ever plays the same beat for two songs. If ever. Great drummer that can carry any song. If not for Abe, there wouldn't be Deftone

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53 Jason Bittner - Shadows Fall

He's not entirely underrated. He's a Grammy-nominated drummer but his band is not among the most popular ones and that's why he looks underrated. - Metal_Treasure

54 Simon McKay - The Agonist

He is a great drummer!

55 Ted Kirkpatrick - Tourniquet
56 Kevin Talley - Dååth
57 Kevin Lane - Whitechapel
58 John Boecklin - DevilDriver

The best I think.

59 Paul Bostaph - Slayer, Exodus, Testament
60 Chad Szeliga - Breaking Benjamin, Black Label Society Chad Szeliga - Breaking Benjamin, Black Label Society Chad Szeliga is an American drummer and percussionist from Elyria, Ohio. He is best known as the former drummer for the band Breaking Benjamin.
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