Alex Gonzalez from the latin band (Mana) hes an amazing drummer and has showman style and very explosive .the album of "cuando los angeles lloran" this dudes toms are just out of this world . check em out guys ;D
You guys ever hear of DREDGE? His snare sounds good. ABE CUNNINGHAM's from the DEFTONES has a nice kick. Listen to his stuff on a ghood stereo really loud and you'll agree. I think Stefan from CONFESSOR has a very cool and unique kit and drum style. I like the open G2 sound of TOMAS HAAKE from MESHUGGAH's toms.
I like Gabe Serbians cymbal selection with The Locust. Probably my favorite overall sounding drummer is Sam Watson from The Apex Theory... I also like the way Nick Barker's drums sound on the last Dimmu CD (Death Cult Armegeddon). If only John Longstreth could get his levels correct in a studio... god damn undermixing...
Danny Carey's kit, Neil Peart's drum sound on "Counterparts" and his snare drum sound on "Presto", Dave Weckl, Buddy Rich, Ringo Starr on the early Beatles' recordings, Gavin Harrison on Porcupine Tree's two albums "In Absentia" and "Deadwing", and I also love Tim Alexander's old drum sound. Hmmmmm. Steve Smith's Sonors sound really good. Charlie Benante's Tamas on Anthrax's "Sound of White Noise". I love his kick sound especially. Vinnie Paul's sound on "Far Beyond Driven" is great. Dave Grohl's kit on Queens of the Stone Age's "Songs For The Deaf". Josh Freese on A Perfect Circle's "Mer De Noms". Heck, might as well mention Tim Alexander's kit on the first track off of that album as well. Snare sounds just awesome with the first few hits of "The Hollow".
ALL of the drummer's on the "Burning For Buddy" CDs have amazing sounding kits.
I honestly think Bobby Jarzombeck from Iced Earth/Demons & Wizards/ Spastic Ink
on the Demons & Wizards album-Touched by the Crimson King the set has so much clarity its almost as if you were there listening to the set. without the background distortion of a studio or feedback from the amps.
honestly that whole cd was mixed to sheer perfection, i mean perfect. everything was smooth.