Some metal drum covers

toddmc

Gold Member
Did these 6 x drum covers (and then kind of lost interest) : )
And no, I won't ask anyone to subscribe/ rate/ comment or even watch the damn things if you don't feel like it- watch or ignore as you will!

Fear Factory- Self Bias Resistor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke1J2AZt5wg&feature=plcp

Slayer- Raining Blood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5TiW97yRZ8&feature=plcp

Anthrax- Among The Living
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlL_1WGz9Y4&feature=plcp

Megadeth- Holy Wars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvhyGH4__98&feature=plcp

Metallica- Dyer's Eve
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDraX57AW7w&feature=plcp

Slayer- War Ensemble
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZqMt3_9QAY&feature=plcp
 

Arky

Platinum Member
Hey, thumbs up! The way you're playing it makes it look easy.

Seems you like to use heel-toe a lot ;-)
 

Arky

Platinum Member
Your playing does look very easy/relaxed so my guess was you could also do single strokes if you wanted. (Fast singles/rolls is no prob for me but broken patterns are challenging.) And it's not that fast - we're talking 220 bpm or so ;-) I'm sure you'll get there if you want.
 

toddmc

Gold Member
Your playing does look very easy/relaxed so my guess was you could also do single strokes if you wanted. (Fast singles/rolls is no prob for me but broken patterns are challenging.) And it's not that fast - we're talking 220 bpm or so ;-) I'm sure you'll get there if you want.
Sorry- I meant fast for me : )
But yeah, I tried for years to do even 220bpm with single strokes and just couldn't do it (until I discovered the "miracle" of heel-toe)!
 

Arky

Platinum Member
Well done! You pretty nailed it. I didn't like this particular song but watching you drumming is very enjoyable.
 

toddmc

Gold Member
Not one of my finer moments but felt like giving this one a crack. Doing a simplified version of what Mr Benante plays but I just can't get it to "swing" the way he does (comes back to that whole "can feel/groove be something you can learn" argument)!

Anthrax- Nobody Knows Anything
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAfYDB4yAe0&feature=plcp

Plus an Overkill song with the drumless middle part cut out (thought it wouldn't be terribly exciting to have 1.5 mins of me sitting twiddling my thumbs).

Overkill- Ironbound (edited version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrodPsFEPcU&feature=plcp
 

Arky

Platinum Member
Nice playing. I find it interesting to watch you play those songs. I haven't been listening to the bands you're covering for a long time. And back in the day I was only all ears to what the guitars were playing, haha (selective listening). So actually as I didn't pay attention to the drums at that time it's cool to see what the drummer parts look like.
 

Arky

Platinum Member
Well done, Mr. Sucherman - er, Mr. McGrath.
Some fills aren't 100% tight - so what.

Although back in the day I wasn't a Machine Head fan I think they do sound much more pleasing (to my ears) than most of what is around today. Those good old times, haha.
 
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toddmc

Gold Member
Yeah need to work on those timing issues mate. You'll have to explain the Mr.Sucherman reference to an ignorant metal-head : )
 

Arky

Platinum Member
Yeah need to work on those timing issues mate. You'll have to explain the Mr.Sucherman reference to an ignorant metal-head : )
Hahaha - sure!

[*buzz roll, rimshot*]

Well he's a superb drummer (mainly drumming with Styx, plus studio/session work), is featured here on Drummerworld and recently released his 2nd DVD (actually, a 2-DVD set again - I have both, they're easily among the best drum tutorials).

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Todd_Sucherman.html

The very first thing I heard from Todd - and which floored me completely - is his drumming on "Tears Of Joy" - watch/listen to it and you know what I mean.
http://www.drummerworld.com/Videos/toddsuchermantearsofjoy.html

Talk to the man in person - here's his Drummer sticky thread:
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40612&page=17
 
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toddmc

Gold Member
Glad I asked! I want that guys kit, his drum room (with that awesome view) and above all, even one tenth of his talent/chops.
Definitely not something I would have sought out on my own but that was a pleasure to watch - thanks for putting me onto it.
 

toddmc

Gold Member
First time recording with Triggera bass drum triggers.
Great for heel/toe but since there's no beater or head to hit (and hence no rebound), makes those quick doubles with one foot more difficult than usual (so much so I've had to use 2 feet where previously I could use one)!
Obviously need more practice in developing a lighter touch with this setup (and possibly some new DW9000's may be in order)...

Fear Factory- Replica
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_Xsefl5kP4
 

Arky

Platinum Member
Enjoyable! Doesn't look too hard (what am I talking of? pad practicing guy here, haha) but still fun to watch/listen to. It gets busy towards the end (double bass), haha.
 

toddmc

Gold Member
Enjoyable! Doesn't look too hard (what am I talking of? pad practicing guy here, haha) but still fun to watch/listen to. It gets busy towards the end (double bass), haha.
Thanks mate, went for a bit of an easier one while getting used to these new triggers. It's a weird feeling having little to no rebound (but its a hell of a lot quiter than the mesh head)!
 
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