If you want a glimpse into where drumming is headed in the future, the boundary pushing, time bending world of prog is a good place to start.
The exceptionally talented drummers in this field are true masters of the instrument, manipulating time and technique to deliver unique, fantastical beats, whilst maintaining that all-important feel.
Whether on stage, or on record, these drummers have produced prog gold this year. Who gets your vote?
Last year’s winner: Matt Halpern (Periphery)
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Voting closes at midnight on 15 November 2018.
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