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!
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 worked with Yes, King Crimson, and Genesis. That says a lot.
Really glad to see him on this list.
Godfather of prog percussion
The younger drummers in this list probably looked up to Neil as a mentor, I know Mike Portnoy did.
Greatest progressive rock drummer of all time period
It's a joke he's at #3 in this category
He is the KING drummer
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
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.
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!
No one plays like Mike Portnoy! He will always be the best!
He is my favorite Drummer...of all time..
A real legend!
It needs a lot of taste to appreciate and so to understand that he is the best drummer ever. This is obviously seen in genesis from 1970 to 1980.
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.
Can make any odd time signature groove
So glad to see Phil getting the appreciation he deserves. Check out the 3 studio albums Genesis put out after Gabriel left; and the Seconds Out live album. And Abba’s Agnetha Folstod (“i know there’s something going on”). Drumming like this spreads joy!
As much as I love Floyd and Nick Mason, he is too high... He's not that good compared to the octopuses on this list. Still serves the music very well though
Has the cleanest drum notes I have ever heard. Makes excellent use of his whole drum set, especially his special small cymbals.
Has insanely good timing.
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 rhythmic heartbeat of Camel!
Danny is too low, the guy is a beast! He can switch between odd time signatures every other bar easily.
The polyrhythms on Lateralus and Eulogy alone should push Danny higher up the list.
Are yall serious this man should be number 1 and Neil Pert number 2!
He isn't a drummer. He's a percussionist.
Martin lopez is awesome. Very underrated
Check out "April Ethereal" (Opeth)
Can't touch him
In the court of the crimson king has some of the most amazing drum parts in prog rock ever made by Michael Giles
Excellent drummer but linkin park aren't progressive rock
Who added this? Linkin Park aren't prog.
Brilliant. Moving! Shows he loves the art and engages with the audience.