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Wizard
June 24th 2012


19897 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

You don't really know too much about drumming if you're calling him the best drummer as of now, no fucking way. But I will say this, the guy does what's needed to make the band sound thicker and then some.

D41V30N
June 25th 2012


949 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

*cough* George Kollias *cough*

NonApplicable
June 25th 2012


2142 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

"You don't really know too much about drumming if you're calling him the best drummer as of now, no fucking way."



When did I say he is THE BEST? I said he is ONE OF the best. This is a text based site right? When did people forget how to read? Regardless of what you guys think, Mario was voted #1 & 2 on the editors list and members list(212 votes) for "The Top 25 Modern Metal Drummers" by MetalSucks.com. Suffice to say, there is a large audience who agree that he ONE OF the best.



If I seemed harsh in this post, I'm not here to offend anyone. Just here to prove a point.

DonniSharK
June 25th 2012


466 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

>Suffice to say, there is a large audience who agree that he ONE OF the best.

Then they don't know a whole lot about drumming. You can't trust polls when anyone can vote. If it was a list compiled by a bunch of revered metal drummers themselves, it would be a different thing altogether.

NonApplicable
June 25th 2012


2142 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Sigh... 212 #1 votes plus the hundreds more who agree he should be on the list, are a lot of people

who don't know about drumming. You don't have to be a drummer to appreciate quality. Also like I

mentioned, there was a separate list were the editors put Mario in second place. Those dudes, live,

breath, and eat metal. I think they have at least a little credibility.



Secondly, Drumming isn`t just about technicality. If that alone was the deciding factor between the

best instrumentation, I would only be listening to the sea of shitty techdeath bands(not saying they

are all shitty). Abe Cunningham(Deftones) for example is an amazing drummer. Not because of raw

technicality, but because of how predominant he makes the rhythm section FEEL.



I agree, If the list was compiled by metal drummers themselves it could possibly be more accurate.

But... The drummers would vote up their influences and band friends they have made on tours, etc.

Not to mention, the majority of musicians no longer have the time or money to listen to every

release that comes out. This further limits their selection to a smaller pool of bands.

glezz
June 25th 2012


235 Comments


"That's not to say he isn't competent. He certainly is. But his drumming isn't anything out of the ordinairy and it never has been."
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That's bullshit. Just a listen to Mario leads to he is extraordinary.
He has a style that definitely sets him apart.
Why do you even try this nonsense? There are some actual musicians around here.

SpiritCrusher2
June 25th 2012


3859 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Secondly, Drumming isn`t just about technicality."



so true. I always put creativity in front of technicality. and damn the way he plays songs live is just incredible, he hits those drums so damn hard! m/

Emyay
June 25th 2012


6156 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is the best death metal album i've heard all year!

Etrius
June 25th 2012


50 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

don´t think this is death metal. isn´t progressive either if you don´t think pantera is progressive. i don´t care. some great shredding and the drummer is excellent, like some people noted already adds a lot of groove - most since pantera. contender for metal album of the year

Emyay
June 25th 2012


6156 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Its deathinetly not death metal. I haven't had too much time with this album yet, but i don't think its one of the death albums of the year. It does sound pretty sick when I turn it up to a deathening volume though. Death''s for damn sure!

KILL
June 25th 2012


74094 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

lol

Etrius
June 25th 2012


50 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

funny guy

Apostrophee
June 25th 2012


49 Comments


THE GIFT OF GUILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLT

glezz
June 25th 2012


235 Comments


"so true. I always put creativity in front of technicality. and damn the way he plays songs live is just incredible, he hits those drums so damn hard! m"

This is also bullshit.
Drums are almost purely technical. There are no modes or chords. One does not worry about harmony...

If you don't have technique as a drummer, you just suck. Go play in the White Stripes.
Technique is VITAL to drumming.

oltnabrick
June 26th 2012


33275 Comments


How does this compare to their other albums?

DonniSharK
June 26th 2012


466 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

How does this compare to their other albums?


Songwriting is on par with TWOAF, but the originality and experimentalism that had dominated Gojira through their entire career is gone. They now have a style that they play without experimenting. Gojira fans will find a bunch of great Gojira songs here but they won't find anything "new".

KILL
June 26th 2012


74094 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yea

D41V30N
June 26th 2012


949 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"Drums are almost purely technical. There are no modes or chords. One does not worry about harmony..."



Songwriting is sometimes more important than techniques. You might be able to play extremely fast or very technical, but not many drummers can write drum parts which really stands out or is still technical and goes perfectly with the glow with songs. Nowadays, most bands have some UltraDrummer v.420,000 who can play very fast and technical, but fail to write impressive drum parts.

MyWife
June 26th 2012


367 Comments


u no n album sux when an experimental prog deth band suddenly JUST STOPS experimenting

DonniSharK
June 26th 2012


466 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nowadays, most bands have some UltraDrummer v.420,000 who can play very fast and technical, but

fail to write impressive drum parts.


I'm sure they could play the stuff Mario plays as well. The reason the drumming is so pronounced is

because Joe and Mario are the combined songwriters. Same deal with Meshuggah; it's why the rhythmical

aspect is top notch in both bands. The music was written around the drumming! Or it sounds that way,

at least.



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