Originally Posted by PQleyR
Axenrot is a definite step up from Lopez though, wouldn't you say?
Rhapsody of Fire's latest album is good. Enjoyed Sabaton's 'Coat of Arms' too, although it's basically the same as all their other albums.
Not at all, Lopez was a very expressive, emotive drummer who brought in some really cool latin and jazz influences, there is a real cool shuffle feel with him drumming and he knows how to balance taste and chops.
I think his unique drum style really shows on Damnation, Axe couldn't play that, Axe is too traditionally metal.
Lopez never blasted, Axe is one of those drummers whose play style is completely ingrained with it, he is a death drummer.