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Poll Names SLIPKNOT's Jay Weinberg Best Drummer In Metal

Posted by on December 6, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Music Radar recently polled readers on who they thought the best drummer in metal is, and their opinions might surprise you. Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg was named the Best Metal Drummer of 2019, followed by Paul Bostaph of Slayer and Ray Luzier of Korn. Oddly, Chris Kontos also made the list despite only touring with Machine Head as a live member for their Burn My Eyes tour and participating in the re-recordings of the new album.

The rankings are:

  1. Jay Weinberg (Slipknot)
  2. Paul Bostaph (Slayer)
  3. Ray Luzier (Korn)
  4. Jocke Wallgren (Amon Amarth)
  5. Chris Kontos (Machine Head)
  6. Christoph Schneider (Rammstein)
  7. Art Cruz (Lamb of God)
  8. Jason Bittner (Overkill)

So do you think deserved to be on this list? I'd say Danny Carey of Tool definitely deserved more recognition given his performances on Fear Inoculum, and Moon Tooth drummer Ray Marte has been nothing short of an absolute damn monster.

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