I have a huge, HUGE respect for drummers. First off, every limb of a drummer’s body is doing something: the hands have the sticks covered, left foot is on the high-hat and the right foot covers the bass pedal. Not to mention, his mind is needs to be in tip-top shape if he wants the sound of his “weapons” to be FULL.
As for singing drummers…
That’s another story.
To sing WHILE playing the drums is an amazing feat. It’s like juggling while eating, I tells ya! There are rare, singer drummers out there. Eventhough if a drummer can sing while playing, it’s VERY, VERY important that he can SING or at least… yeah… HE MUST SING WELL.
This band’s name is Atreyu, a hardcore metal band named after the dog from The Neverending Story. I’ve been listening to these guys since 2004 and my faith in them has never faltered. Their sound is raw and powerful and their vocalist’s presence is powerful enough to scoop you off your seat and eat you alive.
Atreyu - The Theft
Atreyu - Becoming the Bull
Not unlike this travesty