not into metal myself. im in a band that plays heavy rock( not into heavy rock either) and we do some metal songs but i dont sit at home and listen to metal or sit behind the kit and play along to it. I'd actually even perfer not to play double kick and just focus on the hi hats more spicing up the music that way. but thats just me, i know everyone has their preference of genre. im a funk / fusion guy myself. i dont know why. its just what i enjoy playing. but then again, we as drummers cant limit ourselves to one genre. the more influence of all styles we have, the better musicians and writters we can become.
Im with mcneal on this one. Seeing the crowd beat each other up the whole night is kinda funny but i'd fuel more off of just a crowd dancing and having fun. once again. its only my preference. not saying any genre is better than any other one.
i play everything, im in a metal band and i enjoy it but like the others id choose funk and jazz and such over metal any day becuz of the sheer fun u get with it, metal is cool and its what i play in the group but personally id rather groove, plus i see it being more musical when grooving and i like to bring that to my metal band...tis an interesting twist i think ^^
I pretty much play both prog/classic rock and metal. I also play some punk and alternative stuff. Whatever gets me going on the kit, really. I want to get into playing jazz more as it's totally new territory for me and I love listening to swing and bebop.
One may consider me a rock drummer, simple, groove, laidback vs. pushing, loud. .. But I'm working on my "metal" skills like fast double base and uptempo beats and 16th rolls over all toms an stuff .. I have a nice little project playing that kind of stuff and its fun for me to watch me going nuts on the set.. It's like a bungee jump: woooooo now the break comes the break comes .. It's really good for me I need to learn to play more relaxed to get the fast stuff done.
I think its my duty as a drummer to be able to play a lot of different styles and feels.
I play metal for my band and I love metal, but I play almost any other style. I try not to limit my drumming to one genre of music. And who doesn't love some good fusion stuff eh? I play whatever is called for.