The drummer and founder of Dream Theater, Mike Portnoy defined the Progressive drum style with an extremely basic but billion-dollar technique. Portnoy isn’t the fastest, or the most flashy, player; Mike’s main goal is to serve up a better music scene and test it out as soon as possible. That is, the music is noted for perfection in each musical frame combined with creativity. It caught the attention of the Avenged Sevenfold band, and they decided to invite Mike Portnoy to join their tour in 2010. The trip helped the Dream Theater fan base soar, showing that Mike Portnoy was motivated. to keep Dream Theater growing and challenging new frontiers.
The world Metal Village probably won’t find any drummer that might be interesting, and perhaps more eccentric than Lars Ulrich. As the founder, drummer and composer for the “giant” Metalica, Lars Ulrich crushed other forces after some of the group’s famous recordings. His style of drumming is very simple, but equally intelligent and powerful. Not following a trail, with flashiness with the legendary couple Bass, instead of following the basic drum lines, Lars Ulrich uses more muscle than basic (this will be proven when you watching the clip, Lars Ulrich uses the bass pair to turn into the sound of a submachine). Thanks to Metalica’s immense influence, it is not uncommon to say that Lars Ulrich is one of the most famous and influential drummers in the past decades.