The international heavy metal scene has no shortage of amazing drumming talent. From radio-friendly heavy hitters, to drummers in bands at the extreme end of the spectrum who have garnered critical acclaim or cult status, every person on this list can lay claim to immense skills behind the kit.
Whether you're a fan of heavy grooves, frantic blastbeats, brain-busting polyrhythms or a combination of everything, there's a drummer here for you.
So, who has supplied the beats that kept your head banging all year?
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