Re: The Reverend
Seriously, there's whole worlds of drumming between where this guy is and where Chris Pennie is at. Pennie is terrifyingly good, this guy with the stage name appears decidedly average from everything I've seen.
As for the rimshots thing, that goes for most pro drummers since about the early 80s. It's no excuse for an abrasive snare sound - rimshots are an integral part of Vinnie's snare playing for a start. I don't hear people complaining about his sound in the same way.