- Apr 25, 2013
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I think the specific answer has been said, it’s that the “demigod” drummers are really good at making music. I find making music of any kind really difficult. I can get close in almost any situation, but I can’t really sell it and fit between the cracks like these guys do. They know exactly what to play at exactly the right moment and they play it without any self-doubt at all. Listening and playing true to the music is just as difficult wether the right groove is double-bass polyrhythms or a simple 4ondafloor.You just said that you think what they do is more subtle and "inside" and didn't provide any actual examples measurements or reason to it. Those are just mostly vague terms with loose interpretations of what that means that are relative to the person listening. I think there are vast subtleties to many rock and metal performances, and I thin k there are many folk/classic rock/jazz performances that aren't so much subtle as they are just hamming it up.
You can view "better" as getting recognized or any positive way you want to rank it, It's just a general term.
Your tastes are perfectly fine and there is 0 thinks wrong with what you like to listen to. I can't speak for VB but personally I want a more thought out answer with comparisons and reasoning, and that's hard to do for something as subjective as music.
This isn't about just rock/metal. There's a wealth of gospel, hip hop, RnB, reggae, dance, and electronic music drummers that are just dripping with incredible ability that see no sunlight despite being part of decently well known groups. It's easier to speak from rock/metal for me because I listen to that genre more, but this isn't a one genre issue.
Again, there is no actual answer to the question here. You're just using a career as a reasoning as to why these guys are good. You're not explaining anything, you just threw out some broad information about their careers and said "Interpret their art the way I do".
I understand the financial commitment of records across generations. so your statement doesn't really apply and doesn't answer the question.
Not knowing what to say is a main issue here. I personally have asked for a specified type of answer, and it's not being addressed. Instead you seem to be going off about physicality and the amount of notes used, two things that haven't been brought up. This seems more to be a misunderstanding about the question which is what I wanted to avoid myself. If your answer is a simple "They had/have abundant careers" that's fine, but it's not really satisfactory as an answer because it doesn't address the difference between these "demigod" drummers and the others as far as actual ability or even taste. It's reminiscent of when people ask for specific parameters on a snare recommendation only to have them ignored and have half the people say "Supra" or "Acrolite" when they didn't want one of those to begin with.
And I'm in the same boat with the brain break part. This makes it go in wayyyyy different directions and gets me fired up, helps me perform better and feel refreshed. Ultimately I don't think i'll get my answer but the conversation is enjoyable. Plus there are things being said that aren't answering me but are good perspectives to read.