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Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2 – Vote!

Greatest Metal Drummer
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It's time to launch Round 2 of our Greatest Metal Drummer competition! Having started off with 32 of metal music's all-time best Skin Bashers and Technical Masters, we're down to 16 competitors after the conclusion of the first round.

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Mike Mangini vs. Danny Carey – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2

Mike Mangini vs. Danny Carey
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Current Dream Theater stickman Mike Mangini scored a victory over Opeth player Martin Lopez to advance in Round 1 of our Greatest Metal Drummer competition. Could we see Mangini facing off against former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy in the future? For that to happen, Mangini will have to defeat an extremely talented drummer in this Round 2 battle.

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Tomas Haake vs. Joey Jordison – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2

Tomas Haake vs. Joey Jordison
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Meshuggah's Tomas Haake battled ex-Suffocation drummer Mike Smith in Round 1 of our Technical Masters Division, and despite Smith's blueprinting of the brutal death metal genre, Haake secured a win. Meshuggah's music has been tagged as "crushing" for many years, and Haake's polyrhythmic pacing vi

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Gene Hoglan vs. Mike Portnoy – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2

Gene Hoglan vs. Mike Portnoy
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Gene Hoglan has been an MVP in every band he's been in, most notably TestamentDeath and Dark Angel. Gojira's Mario Duplantier is an absolute BEAST behind a drum kit, but he was no match for the one-an

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Dave Lombardo vs. Pete Sandoval – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2

Dave Lombardo vs. Pete Sandoval
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Former Slayer stickman Dave Lombardo steamrolled over Municipal Waste drummer Dave Witte in Round 1 of our Greatest Metal Drummer competition. Lombardo is certainly a favorite among the remaining competitors, but the Slayer legend has his

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Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan vs. Vinnie Paul – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2

The Rev vs. Vinnie Paul
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There is no doubt that late Avenged Sevenfold drummer Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan is beloved by his fans, and that was very evident in his decisive victory against the very talented System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan in Round 1 of the Greatest Metal Drummer tournament. During his career, 'The Rev' provided distinct combination of power and technique for Avenged Sevenfol

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Lars Ulrich vs. Charlie Benante – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2

Lars Ulrich vs. Charlie Benante
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Queensryche's Scott Rockenfield offered a more than respectable fight during his Round 1 battle with Metallica's Lars Ulrich, but when the polls closed, Ulrich had accumulated the greater amount of votes. Ulrich's win, and the victory of his Round 2 foe, creates a fight not only between iconic thrash d

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Tommy Lee vs. Nicko McBrain – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2

Tommy Lee vs. Nicko McBrain
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Our Round 1 battle between Motley Crue's Tommy Lee and Faith No More / Ozzy Osbourne's Mike Bordin made for some nail-biting competition, but in the end, Tommy Lee emerged victorious. The master of percussive showmanship advances to the next round to face one of two Iron Maiden leg

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Bill Ward vs. Clive Burr – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2

Bill Ward vs. Clive Burr
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In a battle of Black Sabbath drummers, the band's original skin basher Bill Ward defeated Vinny Appice in Round 1 of our Greatest Metal Drummer competition. Ward now moves onto Round 2 to face an equally legendary drummer from another god-like metal act.

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Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 1 – Vote!

Greatest Metal Drummer
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In this Greatest Metal Drummer competition, we've compiled 32 of metal's most legendary stickmen with one goal in mind: finding the greatest one of all time.

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