Who is the best prog drummer of 2017?

More than any other genre, the drummers of the prog world are constantly seeking new ways to push what’s possible behind the drum kit, both on-stage and in the studio.

This shortlist consists of progressive drummers who have dedicated their lives to mastering their art and who continue to manipulate time, technique and feel to produce some of the most complex music around, and this year contributed to amazing recorded music and live shows. Who gets your vote?

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Last year’s winner: Martin 'Axe' Axenrot (Opeth)

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