Metal The Best Metal Drummers of All Time  

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A metal band is really only as good as their drummer. Unless they're Metallica. But, that's neither here nor there. So, here are the best metal drummers of all time! These are some of the best drummers in rock... the greatest bangers of things with sticks EVER in music.
list ordered by
1
1,411 879
Neil Peart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Progressive metal, Swing music, Heavy metal
2
1,360 901
Dave Lombardo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal
3
1,163 791
John Bonham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Blues-rock, Folk rock, Heavy metal
4
1,080 705
Mike Portnoy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Metalcore
5
1,215 884
Nicko McBrain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Progressive rock
6
1,474 787
Richard Christy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Heavy metal
7
1,597 1,300
Mikkey Dee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Black metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal
8
822 610
Bill Ward is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Doom metal, Blues-rock, Heavy metal
9
762 613
Danny Carey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Progressive metal, Experimental rock, Industrial rock
10
831 707
Vinnie Paul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal
11
658 576
Chris Adler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal
12
663 432
Joey Jordison is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
håkon-sandviken-reinikka added Horror punk, Doom metal, Glam metal
13
532 477
Charlie Benante is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal
14
461 463
Nick Menza is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal
15
505 388
Gene Holgan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
16
530 376
Alex Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Heavy metal, Jazz fusion, Hard rock
17
648 607
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Doom metal, Rock music, Grunge
18
436 362
Cozy Powell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock
19
364 266
The Rev is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
jesper-edström added Progressive metal, Third-wave of ska, Ska
20
564 474
Tommy Lee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Glam metal, Nu metal, Electro house
21
334 268
Vinny Appice is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Heavy metal, Hard rock
22
317 284
Tommy Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Instrumental rock
23
351 290
Clive Burr is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Heavy metal, Speed metal, Hard rock
24
262 257
Mike Mangini is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Instrumental rock
25
276 206
Ian Paice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
chazz-royster added Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Progressive rock