Originally Posted by drumguyjrk
Hey Tambian89 i think your opinion hardly matters in a situation. Just letting your experience speak for it self. Granted that you can learn alot in a few years, there is still a lot of drumming knowledge that takes many years to gain. A drummer is a unique person and has the right to show it through their drumming. They have their own right to learn whatever they want, they have the right to play how good they want, and they have the right to incorporate what types of music they want. I think The Reverend plays pretty good.
Given the fact that his drum parts are not all the same and they fit the music. I think next time you say something about a drummer you should listen very closely to all their music before you judge them.
Ok: My opinion hardly matters......how? That's pretty rude of you to say; I did nothing to really attack him or you. Are you saying that because I've been drumming for just over 2 years, I have no right to express my opinion? Send me a person message if you have something against me or something like that.
I have listened to Avenged Sevenfold, and personally I don't like them. I have looked at the drum parts, too. In terms of creativity, everything the Reverand has played has been done before. In fact, Blake Richardson of Between the Buried and Me seems to do a better job than the Reverand does; Richardson is able to play in not only a more appealing manner, but has a better sense of grooves, as they are far more interesting.
Of course I realize a person can do whatever they want; I myself do it in my own band. I just think that the Reverand doesn't seem to incorporate other styles into his drumming, and his so-called "grooves" have been done before (listen to ...And Justice For All
by Metallica, whom "A7X" cites as one of their main influences). Instead of attempting to encompass a wide array of styles, he sticks to typical hardcore grooves. I hardly consider him a bad drummer - he plays his style well - but I feel he gets far too much recognition, and is highly over-rated. His drumming is good, however, it is not a superior as everyone views it; he isn't that
good where he deserves this recognition. When he can bring something new to Hardcore music (which Blake Richardson has done), then I will consider as great as everyone else seems to consider him until then, I don't.