Re: Gene Hoglan
Hoglan is a beast.
Go back to his drumming on Dark Angel's 1986 "Darkness Descends"...wow, he is in Lombardo terrority there.
And compare Dark Angel's album before that (I think titled We Have Arrived) and compare that to when Hoglan manned the kit. Hoglan turned Dark Angel from a nothing thrash band into a band that could have rivaled Slayer had they kept that momentum.
Dark Angel couldn't keep a lineup together and were not NEAR as good as Slayer live, then again few are.