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100 Greatest Metal Drummers

Criteria: Metal Drummers are ranked for their influence, innovation, originality, and technical ability.

Legend: Drummer - Bands (Best Drumming Song)

Newly added names are in Red

Edited By: Adam2
List Begun: 01-26-2010


100 Greatest Metal Drummers
  1. Dave Lombardo - Slayer, Testament (Raining Blood)
  2. Bill Ward - Black Sabbath (The Wizard)
  3. Danny Carey- Tool (Ticks & Leeches)
  4. Mike Portnoy - Dream Theater (Stream of Consciousness)
  5. Cozy Powell - Rainbow, Black Sabbath (Stargazer)
  6. Nicko McBrain - Iron Maiden (Where Eagles Dare)
  7. Vinnie Paul - Pantera, Damageplan (Throes of Rejection)
  8. Gene Hoglan - Death, Strapping Young Lad (Symbolic)
  9. Lars Ulrich - Metallica (Dyer's Eve)
10. Martin Lopez - Opeth (Deliverance)
11. Bobby Jarzombek - Spastic Ink, Demons and Wizards, Halford (Multi-Masking)
12. Hellhammer - Mayhem, Arcturus, Dimmu Borgir (For to End Yet Again)
13. Matt Cameron - Soundgarden (Jesus Christ Pose)
14. Nick Menza - Megadeth (Take no Prisoners)
15. Tommy Aldridge - Ozzy Osbourne, Vinnie Moore (Saved by a Miracle)
16. Scott Travis - Judas Priest, Racer X (Painkiller)
17. Brann Dailor - Mastodon (Capillerian Crest)
18. Clive Burr - Iron Maiden (Genghis Khan)
19. Richard Christy - Death, Iced Earth (Harvester of Human Sorrow)
20. Derek Roddy - Hate Eternal (Faceles One)
21. Mark Zonder - Fates Warning (Nothing Left to Say)
22. Tomas Haake - Meshuggah (I)
23. Phil Taylor - Motörhead (Overkill)
24. J├╝rgen Reil - Kreator (Terrible Certainty)
25. Virgil Donati - Planet X (Midnight Bell)
26. Gar Samuelson - Megadeth (Wake Up Dead)
27. Tommy Lee - Mötley Crüe (Use It or Lose It)
28. Sean Reinert - Cynic, Death (Secret Face)
29. Charlie Benante - Anthrax (Schism)
30. Paul Bostaph - Slayer, Testament (Killing Fields)
31. Flo Mournier - Cryptopsy (Carrionshine)
32. Scott Rockenfield - Queensrÿche (Take Hold of the Flame)
33. Vinny Appice - Dio, Heaven & Hell, Derringer (Beyond the Universe)
34. George Kollias - Nile (Burning Pits of Duat)
35. Lee Kerslake - Ozzy Osbourne (Over the Mountain)
36. Pete Sandoval - Morbid Angel (Maze of Torment)
37. Mick Harris - Napalm Death (Scum)
38. Nicholas Barker - Dimmu Borgir, Old Man's Son (Kings of the Carnival Creation)
39. Igor Cavalera - Sepultura (Territory)
40. Mike Sus - Possessed (The Exorsist)
41. Joey Jordison - Slipknot (Disasterpiece)
42. Allen Blickle - Baroness (Rays on Pinion)
43. Ray Herrera - Fear Factory (Cyberwaste)
44. Proscriptor - Absu (She Cries the Quiet Lake)
45. Mario Duplantier - Gojira (The Art of Dying)
46. Sean Kinney - Alice In Chains (Sick Man)
47. Chris Adler - Lamb of God (Ashes of the Wake)
48. Matt McDonough - Mudvayne (World so Cold)
49. Aaron Harris - Isis (Not in Rivers but in Drops)
50. Jason Rullo - Symphony X (The Accolade)
51. Shannon Lucas - All That Remains, Black Dahlia Murder (This Calling)
52. Blake Richardson - Between the Buried and Me (Obfuscation)
53. David Silveria - Korn (Got the Life)
54. Brad Wilk - Rage Against the Machine (Snakecharmer)
55. Steve Flynn - Atheist (Mother Man)
56. Mike Smith - Suffocation (Redemption)
57. Mike Bordin - Faith No More, Ozzy Osbourne, Korn (Midlife Crisis)
58. Randy Castillo - Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe (Hellraiser)
59. Trivett Wingo - The Sword (Ebethron)
60. Yanic Bercier - Quo Vadis (Absolution)
61. John Dolmayan - System of a Down (I-E-A-I-A-I-O)
62. Des Kensel - High on Fire (Devilution)
63. Daniel Erlandsson - Arch Enemy, Carcass, In Flames (ehumanizer)
64. Kim Ruzz - Mercyful Fate (The Oath)
65. Ken Owen - Carcass (Heartwork)
66. Dave McClain - Machine Head (Imperium)
67. Ingo Schwichtenberg - Helloween (Eagle Fly Free)
68. Les Binks - Judas Priest (Exciter)
69. Ricardo Confessori - Angra (Caroline IV)
70. Jason Roeder - Neurosis (Locust Star)
71. Paul Mazurkiewicz - Cannibal Corpse, Tirant Sin (Hammer Smashed Face)
72. Tony Laureano - Nile (Sarcophagus)
73. Tony "Abaddon" Bray - Venom (Black Metal)
74. Felix Griffin - DRI (Tear it Down)
75. Daniel Svensson - In Flames, Diabolique (Brush the Dust Away)
76. Ted Kirkpatrick - Tourniquet (Ark of Suffering)
77. Frost - Satyricon, Gorgoroth (Mother North)
78. Fenriz - Immortal (Tyrants)
79. Steve Asheim - Deicide, Order of Ennead, Council of the Fallen (As if a Rose I Wither)
80. Hans Grossmann - Necrophagist (Stillborn One)
81. Scott Columbus - Manowar (Achilles, Agony & Ecstasy)
82. Dave Mackintosh - DragonForce, Bal-Sagoth (Through the Fire & the Flames)
83. Steve Zimmerman - Fates Warning (The Sorceress)
84. John Tempesta - Exodus, Testament, Helmet, White Zombie (See You Dead)
85. Nigel Glockler - Saxon (Motorcycle Man)
86. Deen Castronovo - Marty Friedman, Wild Dogs, Ozzy Osbourne (Saturation Point)
87. Shawn Drover - Megadeth, Eidolon (This Day We Fight!)
88. Travis Smith - Trivium (Falling to Gray)
89. Liam Sweeney - No Quarter Given (Falling Paradigm)
90. Mike Terrana - Rage, Masterplan (All I Want)
91. Rob Callard - Sylosis (The Blackest Skyline)
92. Tim Yeung - Divine Heresy (Bleed the Fifth)
93. Thomen Stauch - Blind Guardian, Savage Circus (When Hell Awakes)
94. Stian Kristoffersen - Pagan's Mind (The Celestine Prophecy)
95. Jimmy Sullivan - Avenged Sevenfold (Streets)
96. Tom Hunting - Exodus (Piranha)
97. Johan Langell - Pain Of Salvation (Fandango)
98. Louie Clemente - Testament (Over The Wall)
99. Adam Dutkiewicz - Killswitch Engage (My Curse)
100. Pete Gill - Saxon, Motörhead (Denim & Leather)

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Danny Carey
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Mike Portnoy
Mike Portnoy


Cozy Powell
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