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Friday, October 08, 2010 - 9:46 AM

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Chris Adler

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Chris Adler

Band:

Lamb Of God

Drumming since:

1994

With MEINL since:

2004

Birthday:

November 23, 1972

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4 responses to "live"

Chris Brewer posted on Oct 08, 2010 - 15:03 PM

I was filming Adler this night standing below his riser and next to him to get the usual angles. He motioned for me to come up behind him for this song, which I knew would create a very cool and unique viewing perspective for the viewer. The fact that LOG runs its monitors on an in-ear system allows for most background noise to be eliminated, thus giving the drums and cymbals a real feature in this video.

This video showcases many of the things that help make Adler's drumming stand apart from the rest. Cymbal work is one of those things, but also the cymbal sounds he chooses. Usually you will find drummers in heavy bands going for big cymbals, and in many cases that is certainly called for. But it's cool to see how Adler uses smaller higher-pitched cymbals in order to cut through the down-tuned wall of guitar sound.

For instance, look at the four crash cymbals in front of him. Left to right you have a Soundcaster Custom 14" Medium Crash, another Soundcaster Custom14" Medium Crash, a Mb8 16" Medium Crash, and a Byzance 18" Medium Thin Crash in Brilliant finish. These cymbals provide tight, quick, cutting accents in the face of all of that heaviness. When ridden on, for a washy effect, the 16" is HEARD!

Of course it goes without saying that his very small cymbals, i.e. the two Byzance 8" splashes, and the Soundcaster Custom 12" Distortion Splash are used in unconventional and effective ways as well. Who rides on an 8" splash?!?! Adler does, and it works.

Finally, check out all throughout this tune how he uses the Mb20 24" Pure Metal Ride, the cymbal that Adler designed in cooperation with Meinl. It is simply an awesome ride cymbal for heavy metal drumming. Piercing yet musical and warm.

Enjoy the video!

- Chris

ivys posted on Nov 17, 2010 - 15:48 PM

I think it will work if you a Meinl Artist, and Meinl give some amount of cymbals for free. In other case you need to be a rich person to renew the cymbals that you broke during metal hard hitting. P.S. Chris Adler is one drum metal God's ;-)

Enrique posted on Apr 08, 2013 - 20:47 PM

The worst is younger mdoren musicians first time in concert halls who don't yet understand that the entire room effectively acts as a large architectural speaker (or how effective they got them to work.. I mean hearing a pin drop outdoors in the back row levels of acoustic refinement), and decide they have to out play the rest of the band. If I feel the need to plug my ears during a solo in a symphony, babies start crying, and little kids are putting their fingers in their ears It's a bad sign.

Enrique posted on Apr 08, 2013 - 20:47 PM

The worst is younger mdoren musicians first time in concert halls who don't yet understand that the entire room effectively acts as a large architectural speaker (or how effective they got them to work.. I mean hearing a pin drop outdoors in the back row levels of acoustic refinement), and decide they have to out play the rest of the band. If I feel the need to plug my ears during a solo in a symphony, babies start crying, and little kids are putting their fingers in their ears It's a bad sign.

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