Best Progressive Rock DrummersI have the highest respect for Progressive Rock Drummers, as their songs have overly complex rhythms and odd time signatures!
That's why I decided to make a list about those drumming legends!
The Top Ten
No one plays like Mike Portnoy! He will always be the best!
He is my favorite Drummer...of all time..
A real legend!
Relentless with a Beathoven-like compositional understanding of exactly what is needed for any piece of musicV 1 Comment
This guy seems to always know the perfect fill and has an insane amount of creativity. Porcupine Tree became a heavyweight when he came on board.
The best drummer in the world. Makes every song he plays in so much better.
A genius on drums.
The most lyrical of all drummers. I've never known a drummer that can enhance the song as Phil. For me he's the best.
There are a lot of great drummers on this list. I voted for Bill Bruford because he managed to play really complex rhythms and polyrhythms while remaining tasteful and serving the song. He is the only man who has played in Yes, King Crimson, and Genesis. That says a lot. - Gg2000
Really glad to see him on this list. - IronSabbathPriest
Godfather of prog percussion
Mastodon has a interesting mix of sounds, which this master drummer manages to pull off! Basically his drumming shows a lot of technic and energy! - CastlevaniaFanboy128
An incredible drummer who rightly belongs on this list who demonstrated keen precision and creativity while complementing both Keith Emerson and Greg Lake's music. The solo on Karn Evil 9 live version is still one of the best ever...
In my opinion, Carl is in the top 5 best in the world. Saw live performance of Fanfare for the Common Man-remembering it still takes my breath away. But ELP is sadly under appreciated in my opinion
Just hear his unique drumming in "Brain Salad Sugery" studio album and in the live "Welcome Back My Friends To The Show that Never Ends". There is nothing like it! A genius!
He is still playing great today with his legacy band. What is great about this you get to see a top notch musician in a small venue. Besided if Buddy Rich says your good, Your good.V 2 Comments
Check out "April Ethereal" (Opeth) - IronSabbathPriest
Martin lopez is awesome. Very underrated
He isn't a drummer. He's a percussionist.
Can't touch him
I can't believe I almost forgot Bozzio! He played with Fran Zappa, but honestly this guys talent is mostly shown in his great solo career!
Also Bozzio has the biggest drum kit I've ever seen! - CastlevaniaFanboy128
The rhythmic heartbeat of Camel!
Who added this? Linkin Park aren't prog.
Not progressive at all.
In the court of the crimson king has some of the most amazing drum parts in prog rock ever made by Michael Giles
One of the top ten greatest alternative metal drummers of all history
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2. Mike Portnoy
3. Mike Mangini