Top Ten Thrash Metal Drummersryanrimmel
The Top Ten
Lombardo's double kick is absolutely insane. A thrash metal drummer is graded on a scale of 1-Lombardo. - ryanrimmel
Lombardo is brutality, lombardo is thrashV 1 Comment
Most underrated band of the big 4, but Benante is easily one of the best drummers ever. - ryanrimmel
Menza had a 9 year stint with Megadeth. He is heard on Cryptic Writings, Countdown to Extinction, Hidden Treasures, Youthanasia, and Rust in Peace. (Often cited as the greatest thrash album of all time) - ryanrimmel
Crazy double kick, listen to Pleasure to Kill and you will understand. - ryanrimmel
I would rate Gene Hoglan higher than Nick Menza and Lars Ulrich. - Metal_Treasure
Hoglan has worked with many bands, such as Testament, Death, Dethlokk, Opeth. But his biggest accomplishment is his work in Dark Angel in the 80s and 90s. - ryanrimmel
He's the best drummer on this list and the best metal drummer in general. Nobody else (except Randy Black - the other Annihilator drummer) can handle both thrash drumming and prog metal drumming at his level of technical skills.
Annihilator's technical thrash requires both thrash and prog skills (Randy Black also combines these 2 types of drumming skills; another thing in common is that both Mike Mangini and Randy Black are ambidextrous).
Speed is not everything but Mike Mangini is officially the fastest metal drummer. - Metal_Treasure
Annihilator's Alice in Hell earned the band critical acclaim. Mangini and Annihilator are staples of how thrash metal should be graded. - ryanrimmel
Even though Mangini wasn't the drummer on Alice in Hell (1989), everything is correct - Alice in Hell earned the critical acclaim; Mangini and Annihilator are staples. Mangini's first album came out in 1993. - Metal_Treasure
Recognition works in a weird way - Mangini was a great drummer 25 years ago but he got attention in 2011, when joined a very popular band (Dream Theater). - Metal_Treasure
You always need to include Lars. Metallica's early albums defined thrash metal. - ryanrimmel
Igor spent 20 years in Sepultura before forming Cavalera Conspiracy with his brother, Max. The album Arise is probably his best album. The intro on Territory is one of the greatest drum intros in heavy metal history. - ryanrimmel
Annihilator's technical thrash is prog influenced and requires both thrash and prog drumming skills.
Similarly to Mike Mangini, Randy Black also combines these 2 types of drumming skills - Randy started his career in a Rush tribute band and he had to come close to Neil Peart.
Another thing in common is that both Mike Mangini and Randy Black are ambidextrous, which is not only sick - it gives them more autonomy in the drumming process because they are not dependent on left or right limbs (their left and right limbs are equally good). - Metal_Treasure
Amazing ambidextrous drummer. He's like a metronome. One of the drummers who finds ways to make drums a leading metal instrument, at least for some song sections. In his case it's not easy because he competes with Jeff Waters - a guitar virtuoso.
Try 'Ultra Motion' - its speed is over 210 bpm (single strokes). Pay attention to his double bass in the middle (2:15-3:15) - it's not a difficult beat to play but it's speed and the beat change itself make double bass sound beautiful. For a minute drums are a leading instrument (play this section louder! )
Annihilator - Ultra Motion [HD/1080i]
(it's uploaded by AGENT Thrasher).
Make sure you found the original track because Annihilator re-recorded this song with a new lineup. The original is from 'Waking The Fury' album 2002 - brownish cover art with band members photos. - Metal_Treasure
Havok is part of the new wave of thrash metal along with Evile, Municipal Waste, and Bonded By Blood. Pete Webber is very underrated. Listen to the album Time is Up. - ryanrimmelV 1 Comment
Is heard on Exodus's first 3 albums, Bonded By Blood, Pleasures of the Flesh, and Fabulous Disaster. He rejoined Exodus for short stints before joining permanently in 2007 - ryanrimmel
The pioneer of thrash drumming, enough said.
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Top Remixes (5)
2. Gene Hoglan (Dark Angel, Testament)
3. Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Testament)
2. Mike Mangini (Annihilator)
3. Gene Hoglan (Dark Angel, Testament)
2. Nick Menza (Megadeth)
3. Gene Hoglan (Dark Angel, Testament)
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