Top 10 Most Versatile Metal Drummers

This is a list about metal drummers who have successfully played different music genres and/or metal subgenres. Or, they have used drumming techniques from different music genres and subgenres.

The Top Ten

1 Mike Mangini Mike Mangini is an American drummer. Since 2010, he has been a member of progressive metal band Dream Theater, following the departure of founding drummer Mike Portnoy.

Progressive metal, technical thrash (Annihilator), heavy metal - Metal_Treasure

2 Gene Hoglan Eugene "Gene" Victor Hoglan II is an American drummer. He is acclaimed for his creativity in drum arrangements, including use of odd devices for percussion effects and his trademark lengthy double-kick drum rhythms.

He has played for many bands from different metal subgenres - Death, Dark Angel, Testament, Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad, to name a few. - Metal_Treasure

3 Tomas Haake 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.
4 Sebastian Lanser

Technical and progressive death metal (Obscura), jazz, metal-jazz fusion - Metal_Treasure

5 Mike Portnoy Michael Portnoy is an American drummer primarily known as the former drummer, backing vocalist, and a co-founder of the progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater. Known for his technical skill as a drummer, Portnoy has won 30 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine.
6 Randy Black Randy Black is a Canadian-born metal drummer and recording artist best known for his stints as the drummer for Annihilator, Primal Fear, Duskmachine, and Bif Naked. He is an ambidextrous drummer.

He's ambidextrous and this is an advantage - Metal_Treasure

7 Mario Duplantier Mario Duplantier is a French musician and artist best known as the drummer of technical death metal band Gojira.
8 Brann Dailor 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.
9 Mike Terrana

Rage, Yngwie Malmsteen, Masterplan, Metalium, Tarja, and more - Metal_Treasure

10 Jason Bittner

Currently he's in Overkill but he has played for Shadows Fall - Metal_Treasure

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