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Top 5 Drummers of all time

Discussion in 'Non-Opeth Music Chat' started by Black Rain, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. Brackofthemountain

    Brackofthemountain CTHULU PUPPETMASTER

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    In no particular order...

    George Kollias- Nile(way better than Laureno)
    Tim Yeung- Hate Eternal(pushing the grindcore envelope that much farther)
    Daniel Erlandson- Arch Enemy(more tightness than that douchebag from LOG)
    Gene Hoglan- SYL(motherfuckin accuracy!)
    Dave Lombardo- Slayer(and like... one of the testament albums)
    Jon Tempesta- Rob Zombie(also impressed the shit outta me on that Testament album)

    ...and that kid from the Black Dahlia Murder... apparently, he's only 19.
     
  2. Brackofthemountain

    Brackofthemountain CTHULU PUPPETMASTER

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    yeah... but he cheats.

    Most musicians out there weren't music instructors to begin with. Dream Theater bored me after Change of Seasons.
     
  3. preachsin

    preachsin haha..back from the dead!

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    cheats? i didnt know it was cheating to practice more than anyone.
     
  4. Salvatore

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    Right on man! Neil is the first person I thought of. I think alot of these Opeth fans were born in 1990.
     
  5. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    I hope you all realize that 90% of those drummers would get slain by Jazz drummers.
     
  6. preachsin

    preachsin haha..back from the dead!

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    hell, the drummer from Phish is better than any rock or metal drummer.
     
  7. [KOTNO]Narrot

    [KOTNO]Narrot Eats and spits corpses...

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    favorite ones:

    richard christy
    sean reinert
    m.lo
    van williams
    the guy who drummed on elements by atheist

    at least 3/5 technical metal i guess. i appreciate original drumming i think but i dont really know anything about drums so i cant even dare to judge who are the best. + there are so many drummers i dont know (especially all those jazz drummers) that it wouldnt make any sense whatsoever
     
  8. Gugnir

    Gugnir Spear of Odin

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    5.Martin Lopez(You Know)
    4.Dave Lombardo(Slayer)
    3.Pete Sandoval(MORBID ANGEL)/Hellhammer(Mayhem) they tied.
    2.George Kollias(Nile)
    1.FLO MOUNIER(Cryptopsy) just listen to the polyrythms on the new album.....Youll see why.
     
  9. ViCyniC

    ViCyniC Member

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    We have winner!

    Though I will say I like listening to (last three can play jazz well):

    Peart
    Hoglan
    Lopez
    Reinert
    Weckl
    Chambers

    Oh, and Ulrich is a disgrace to drumming.
     
  10. EVH316

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    That's because they're jazz drummers

    I can't believe I've just read six pages on drummers and not one person has mentioned Vinnie Colauita - a man widely regarded as the greatest drummer of all time (and rightly so). The man defies belief.

    Others:

    Dave Weckl
    Bill Ward
    Virgil Donati
    Dennis Chambers
    Carter Beauford
    Terry Bozzio
    Billy Cobham
    Steve Gadd

    But Vinnie reigns supreme
     
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    Everyone thinks that most jazz musicians are super virtuosos at their instruments and are unbeatable and metal musicians are inferior. That's really lack of knowledge.

    The most virtuos musicians that I've heard are either in Dream Theater, Pain of Salvation or Opeth. I've never heard a jazz musician do what the others can't.

    Not to mention the lack of great jazz vocalists, we have Buckley, Gildenlöw or even (or especially?) Mariah Carey for that.

    Jazz characteristics are improvisation, which requires having had a lot of musical theory and polyrhythmics.

    Portnoy for example, has no idea what music needs, thus he is inferior to most jazz musicians. But take a look at Mournier or Lopez, they are frickin geniuses, able to play highly complex polyrhythms, they fuse several genres (especially Lopez) perfectly, they do know, what a song needs etc.

    By the way: Johan Langell merely plays what D. Gildenlöw tells him to play. I'd say Gildenlöw is the better drummer.


    My list:

    1.Lopez
    2.D. Gildenlöw
    3.Mournier
    4.Danny Carey
    5.PTree dude (So called friend is ingenius)
     
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    Sorry, you lose. Vinnie is king - and no Lopez can't do what he does.
     
  13. Longinus

    Longinus excerpt guy

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    Double negation = a yes
     
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    Fuck it man, Portnoy, Lopez, Lombardo, Donati, and DEFINTELY NOT ULRICH!
    Even if the Danish fiend COULD play drums, he's a fucking moron cunt, and damn annoying.
     
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    gatedropper Prince of Peace

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    Great list there. But they are all so good that only God could tell us who is the better drummer. I am not tallented enough to.
    I like Chris Pennie from Dillinger Escape Plan too.
     
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    Gugnir Spear of Odin

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    The drummer who performed on the new nile album is named GEORGE KOLLIAS..... and yes im a nile fanboy
     
  17. in limbow

    in limbow wobmil ni

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    Mitch Mitchell is da bomb man
     
  18. Tumn

    Tumn baptized in blood

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    Since nobody mentioned it, Flo Mounier was influenced by Jazz and also plays Jazz, not just metal in Cryptopsy.
     
  19. Hieronimus

    Hieronimus Music-addict

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    Meh, Mounier isn't that special.

    Asgeir Mickelson, Jan Axel von Blomberg, Buddy Rich. All ye need.
     
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    Hellhammer is better than Jan Axel von Blomber IMO.
     

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