Originally Posted by Mystic
I don't think anyone understands that joey is not a complete speed demon, if you actually listen to some Slipknot tracks and not just listen to how damn fast every instrument is going, you can hear that he is using a lot of creative techniques and beats. He is not a fast drummer in my opinion, now inferno on the other hand phew get him some ice for those chops.
I know what you mean. He sounds fast but if you actually watch his hands, he complements his hands with his feet a lot, and he plays in four note groups a lot, such as HHFF, H being Hand and F being Foot. Then he just alternates toms, and played in 16ths it sounds BLAZINGLY fast, not to mention the tuning of his MMX Masters toms gives them that added punch. Glad to see I'm not the only one who picked up on that ;)