Drummers: Is Lars Ulrich considered one of the greats?

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  1. annostyle

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    I mean, its Metallica were talking about. One of the greatest and biggest bands to ever exist. I hold James Hetfield in high regard as one the best rhythm players no question, if not the best. Kirk Hammett too as an undeniable lead player, one of the best to come around. But what do you drummers think of Lars? I'm a guitar player, so I'm out of the loop on what drummers think about other drummers.
     
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    Im a guitar player.
    Isnt Lars the bass player?

    He cant be that good on drums then.
     
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    gtrbarbarian Silver Supporting Member

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    No. Unless keeping up with Hetfield's tempo is considered the only great attribute.
     
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    He's the Kirk Hammet of drumming.
     
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    He's the perfect drummer for Metallica.
     
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    He's a good fit for his band.
    In comparisons to other drummers... ooft. ...
     
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    Lars is the drummer
    Didn't he pioneer the double kick drum style?
     
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    What? Ever hear of Ginger Baker?
     
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    Got any examples?

    I think of Philthy Animal as the pioneer.
     
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    Phil Taylor of Motorhead was doing the double bass ,at the latest, on Overkill, which came out in 1979. At least 4 years before Metallica's first album.
     
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    Exactly and here's the thing most people don't get...

    Its HIS band.

    No Lars no Metallica.
     
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    gtrbarbarian Silver Supporting Member

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    Yes, I agree. He makes up a huge part of Metallica's sound. The question was: Is he considered one of the best?
     
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    lmao
     
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    No, he's a crap drummer.
     
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    No.

    Metallicas greatness is the sum of it's parts.
     
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    Modern Drummer has him at #42.
     
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    Define great. Great at what he does? Yeah, he's pretty good. Great in a Neil Peart, Billy Cobham, Buddy Rich technical kind of way? Not so much.
     
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    Listen to St. Anger and decide for yourself :D
     
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