After amassing 100,000 votes from their readers, the folks from Rhythm Magazine have presented a series of lists of best drummers in the world right now in a variety of categories.

These include the best rock drummer, the best metal drummer, as well as the best prog drummer in the world right now. The source pointed out:

“The nominees were what we considered to be the drummers and gear that have excelled in 2018.”

You can check it all out below.

Top 10 best rock drummers in the world in 2018 (according to Rhythm Magazine):

10. Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys)
9. Jason McGerr (Death Cab for Cutie)
8. A Nameless Ghoul (Ghost)
7. Dom Howard (Muse)
6. Jimmy Chamberlin (The Smashing Pumpkins)
5. Aric Improta (Fever 333)
4. Dave Grohl (Tenacious D)
3. Jean-Paul Gaster (Clutch)
2. Jon Beavis (Idles)
1. Roger Taylor (Queen)

 

Top 10 best metal drummers in the world in 2018 (according to Rhythm Magazine):

10. Joey Jordison (Sinsaenum)
9. Scott Travis (Judas Priest)
8. Valentino Arteaga (Of Mice & Men)
7. Dave Lombardo (Suicidal Tendencies)
6. Dan Searle (Architects)
5. Jason Bowld (Bullet for My Valentine)
4. Craig Reynolds (Stray From the Path)
3. Ben Gordon (Parkway Drive)
2. Zbigniew “Inferno” Promiński (Behemoth)
1. Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)

Top 10 best prog drummers in the world in 2018 (according to Rhythm Magazine):

10. Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle)
9. Nick D’Virgilio (Spock’s Beard)
8. Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson)
7. Marco Minnemann (The Sea Within)
6. Josh Eppard (Coheed and Cambria)
5. Adam Marko (Special Providence)
4. Ray Hearne (Haken)
3. Gavin Harrison (The Pineapple Thief)
2. Jay Postones (Tesseract)
1. Mike Portnoy (Sons of Apollo)

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