Frank's Favorite Drummers (cont'd) – Danny Walker of INTRONAUT
- Posted on August 17, 2009
Being a drummer myself, I'd have to admit I tend to hone in on his business more so than the rest of the band. It's a well known saying that "the drummer can make or break any band", but there is a lot more to it than hitting things as fast as you can to be amongst the top metal drummers of today. Much consideration went into the following list including: Agility, Diversity, Endurance, Style, Precision, Embellishment, & Showmanship.
Now, I'm not a big fan of "Top 10" lists, I personally feel there is no place for competition in music, but when Rob approached me with the idea of talking about my favorite drummers, how could I decline? I now present my 10 favorites in no particular order. (Give me a break! it was hard enough to narrow a list down to 10.)
Danny is yet another drummer I find myself talking about often, but after following his work over the past several years, I've grown comfortable expecting nothing but awesomeness from his forever growing bag of tricks. He's got some amazing chops, his own signature sound and style I can pick out from any play list, and severe versatility that has lead him to play with all kinds of different bands over the years. I highly recommend checking out Intronaut, and Uphill Battle (mp3 below) for a closer look at his best work. If your interested he also provides lessons via web, or in the LA area at his studio, I couldn't possibly imagine you'd be disappointed.
A few bands he's played with include: Phobia, Intronaut, Thornlord, Uphill Battle, Jesu, & Exhumed