Originally Posted by JT1
He is one of my favourite drummers by far and here's me thinking that not many people know who he is! I was listening to Ghost Reveries this morning in the car and it was just what i needed, i didn't know what frame of mind i was in and didn't know what to listen to and i thought Opeth. His drumming is unreal, fluent, crisp, clean, sharp, extremely diverse, technical and yet he has a lot of feel. In my opinion he is one of (if not) the best all round drummers i've ever heard, and Axe is also very very good. Saw them at Download this year, what a performance that was!
Never really was a huge Axe fan. He's definitely decent and can play pretty well. But as far as I'm concerned, another viking is not what Opeth needs. They need that beautiful blend off badassery and grooviness. That's what Lopez id. Axe just can't pull that off.