Greatest Metal Drummer

Mike Mangini vs. Danny Carey – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2
Mike Mangini vs. Danny Carey – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2
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.
Tomas Haake vs. Joey Jordison – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2
Tomas Haake vs. Joey Jordison – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2
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 vitally contributes to that sentiment...
Dave Lombardo vs. Pete Sandoval – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2
Dave Lombardo vs. Pete Sandoval – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2
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 hands full as he moves on to battle one of metal's most technically revolutionary percussionists...
Lars Ulrich vs. Charlie Benante - Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2
Lars Ulrich vs. Charlie Benante - Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2
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 drummers, but a battle of 'Big 4' drummers...

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