Originally Posted by Frost
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.
I agree, I think Lopez's groove is nearly unparalleled, but I think Axe was just trying to impress with his first album with them. I think he too has nice groove but just leaves less space. He has great potential, and if anyone can replace Lopez's place with them it would be him.