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Old 04-27-2010, 04:28 AM
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Default Matt Halpern - Drummer for Periphery

Former drummer for Animals as leaders with Tosin Abasi, now plays for Periphery. For me he epitomises the modern metal drummer: independence, feel, chops, feel, speed, feel, power, dynamics and FEEL!

He grooves insanely hard, has a very relaxed and loose playing style which is very entertaining to watch and hear. His playing on their recently released eponymous album has to be heard to be believed (Totla mad and Zyglrox being two stand out examples).

He is a Meinl and Pearl endorsee I believe and seems like a genuinely nice guy. I'm surprised he hasn't a thread of his own here yet but hey, not everyone's as much of a Periphery fanboy as me I guess.

http://www.myspace.com/periphery
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3hBVSsI1_Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUIg8rSHPqc

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