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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
1,406 875
Neil Peart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Progressive metal, Swing music, Heavy metal
2
1,354 897
Dave Lombardo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal
3
1,154 789
John Bonham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Blues-rock, Folk rock, Heavy metal
4
1,213 879
Nicko McBrain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Progressive rock
5
1,075 702
Mike Portnoy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Metalcore
6
1,472 783
Richard Christy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Heavy metal
7
1,596 1,297
Mikkey Dee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Black metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal
8
819 608
Bill Ward is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Doom metal, Blues-rock, Heavy metal
9
826 705
Vinnie Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal
10
757 610
Danny Carey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Progressive metal, Experimental rock, Industrial rock
11
657 574
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
532 476
Charlie Benante is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal
13
659 428
Joey Jordison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
håkon-sandviken-reinikka added Horror punk, Doom metal, Glam metal
14
459 462
Nick Menza is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal
15
503 387
Gene Holgan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
16
562 452
Keith Moon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
slaft added Skiffle, Pop music, Rock music
17
527 375
Alex Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Heavy metal, Jazz fusion, Hard rock
18
645 605
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Doom metal, Rock music, Grunge
19
436 361
Cozy Powell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock
20
561 472
Tommy Lee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Glam metal, Nu metal, Electro house
21
359 263
The Rev is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
jesper-edström added Progressive metal, Third-wave of ska, Ska
22
317 282
Tommy Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Instrumental rock
23
333 266
Vinny Appice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Heavy metal, Hard rock
24
350 288
Clive Burr is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Heavy metal, Speed metal, Hard rock
25
283 237
Ginger Baker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Blues-rock, Jazz fusion, Jazz