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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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.
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
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
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
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.