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Old 2006-01-11, 00:09
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I wouldn't make blanket statements like 'death metal is the most physically demanding.' I've seen at least one jazz drummer - the South Side's own Avriel Ra - whose physicality was ridiculous, by whatever standard. It all was ridiculous, actually; I've never been more impressed by a drum performance. But he's not a common jazz drummer, and that's neither here nor there.

Death metal drummers will get recognition when death metal itself gets recognition. Most people don't even know what it sounds like; how can they be expected to appreciate it? Anybody who's actually attuned to music will be impressed by metal musicians, but that's a fairly small number of people, especially considering the number of them who've actually been exposed to the music. This is fairly late in the game to be realizing that death metal's an underexposed genre in comparison to genre x.
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