Originally Posted by Ben Tormey
Stef Broks is the drummer for Textures, a Dutch technical metal band. He's a left handed player who uses polyrythmns extensively, much like Tomas Haake of Meshuggah. He uses Tama drums and Meinl cymbals. Since I also use Meinl, I've noticed that he has an unusual choice of ride for a metal drummer; he uses a 20" Amun ride where most endorsees would use a heavy ride from one of the other series (I think this is a nice choice, as I find "metal" cymbals don't always produce a tone I like).
I find his drumming interesting and tasteful, not just technically proficient, but he doesn't seem to be very well known.
Hit'em up on myspace, he's a cool dude and yes probably the most technically proficient metal drummers I've heard. He's very down to earth and not hung up with attitude.