Spectacular drumming is a key component to heart-skipping soul altering metal. While all drummers in metal bands usually give 110%, there are a few notable drummers that always give 210%. The Heavy Metal Sasquatch (in his never ending pursuit of the moshpit) has set out to determine who is at the top of the drumming elite. This led me to an article featured @ metalsucks.net showcasing their list of the Top 25 Modern Metal Drummers. While the list is impressive in its comprehensiveness the Heavy Metal Sasquatch has a few alterations of his own to make to the list!
The Top 5 @ MetalSucks.net
2. Mario Duplantier - Gojira
3. Danny Walker - Intronaut, Exhumed, Jesu
4. Brann Dailor - Mastadon
5. Tomas Haake - Meshuggah
The Top 5 @ Heavy Metal Sasquatch
1. Blake Richardson - Between the Buried and Me
2. Chris Adler - Lamb of God
3. Navene Koperweis - Animals as Leaders, Animosity
4. Mario Duplantier - Gojira
5. Flo Mounier - Cryptopsy
Defense: Blake Richardson is the best modern metal drummer in my opinion! He skill is undeniable creating masterpieces every time he touches the sticks. Beyond this his technique is mind blowing; after reviewing videos of the drummers in question, it always came back to the Between the Buried and Me drummer. Blake Richardson is hypnotising behind a drum set, and deserves to be #1 among his peers! Don\t believe me?? Check out this video and see for yourself!
It was extremely hard to rank any of these guys above the other. Every single person on the top 25 list deserves to be there! If you haven't already checked these guys out, where the hell have you been! Feel free to challenge my list and post your own alterations in the comments!
-Special thanks to MetalSucks.net for their hard work compiling the list - Check out the full list @ www.metalsucks.net/the-top-25-modern-metal-drummers.
-Heavy Metal Sasquatch out! \mXm/