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
1Mike ManginiMike 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
2Gene HoglanEugene "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
3Tomas HaakeTomas 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 MetalSucks.net. He was named the number one drummer in the "Metal" category, in the July 2008 ...read more.
Technical and progressive death metal (Obscura), jazz, metal-jazz fusion - Metal_Treasure
5Mike PortnoyMichael 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.
6Randy BlackRandy 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
7Mario DuplantierMario Duplantier is a French musician and artist best known as the drummer of technical death metal band Gojira.
8Brann DailorBrann 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.
Rage, Yngwie Malmsteen, Masterplan, Metalium, Tarja, and more - Metal_Treasure
Currently he's in Overkill but he has played for Shadows Fall - Metal_Treasure