Greatest Metal Drummer

Tomas Haake vs. Mike Smith – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 1
Here we have a matchup with two drummers who completely own their style. Meshuggah are an incredibly complex band that pioneered polyrhythm and solely influenced the djent subgenre. The music of Meshuggah would seemingly drive most drummers to lay down the sticks forever, but Tomas Haake was up for …
Mike Portnoy vs. Sean Reinert – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 1
Mike Portnoy is lauded for his drumming in Dream Theater, some considering him the metal version of Neil Peart. His complex rhythms and ability to change time signatures on a dime earned him his reputation. He also has the uncanny ability to memorize entire albums of drumming from other bands, note …

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