I'm doing this pretty ambitious EP project with a local metal band. Our plan is to track all the instruments with precisely programmed midi drums and as a final thing replace the programmed drums with the real ones. I can imagine that with bad luck this could go horribly wrong, yet I've also heard some succes stories. The reason we're going to record the drums last is that we want to have the freedom to work on arrangements and songwriting while recording, which wouldn't be that easy with final drums already laid down. I'd describe their music as something like the energy and speed of Lamb of God flavoured with the melody and harmonic complexity of the Still Life era Opeth. Mainly pretty straight forward riffing, so not that much of parts where the guitars or bass would really need the drum groove. If you guys have any experiences about this kind of work routine, I'd really like to know. Thanks!