Who are the top Thrash Metal drummers?
Some of music’s most dynamic and drummers come from the world of heavy rock music. Names like Neil Peart and Mike Portnoy, John Bonham and Bill Ward come quick to mind and lip. However, with the birth of Speed and Thrash metal at the dawn of the 80s, a new era of drummer rose up that pushed the limits and set new standards for speed, dexterity, stamina, and brutality. This last week as Metalholic spoke to Slayer‘s Paul Bostaph, many of these names came up, and we decided to reach out to our readers–the true metal fans, to attempt to figure out, just who the best thrash metal skin-masters are.
You may cast your vote below. You may vote for more than one and more than once. If there is a name you think belongs on the list, it can be added below. All we ask is that you make sure the person you add is not already on the list, and that thrash/speed is their primary metal genre.
UPDATE: The poll was officially closed at 50,000 votes. These are the results of Fan Only voting. Some surprising results.