"Drum Nation Volume 3" (Magna Carta; 2006)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Wow, the third CD in a series whose sole scope highlights the know, that dude that hangs in the back of the stage and beats the hell out of things? Thanks to Magna Carta, exposure is given to some of metal's finest sticksmen, who too often get overlooked, on "Drum Nation."

And, while this CD tends to have quite the clinical vibe, if you're a drummer (or any kind of musician for that matter) and want to hear guys like Kenneth Schalk, Chris Adler, Jason Bittner, and Chris Pennie throw down some vicious beats on top of an amalgamation of world beat, TV/film score, jazz-rock and metal, look no further. Just don't expect any annoying vocals or unnecessary melodic choruses to come into play here. "Drum Nation" is just masters at their crafts giving the listener an exposition in excellence. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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