Drum Teacher Reacts to Inferno – Drummer of Behemoth

Drum Teacher Reacts to Inferno – Drummer of Behemoth


hi my name is Marthyn Jovanovic I’m a
drum teacher and in this video I’m gonna be analyzing a live drum video of
behemoths drummer inferno who is playing slaves shall serve before I start off
with this video I want to give a big shout out to the guys at blastology.net I know they are not around anymore the page is not online anymore
but back in the day like 10 years ago even more than 10 years ago blastology.net filmed and released a lot of really interesting drum videos of
Inferno Derek Roddy George Kollias and so on and these videos were what got me to
metal drumming in the first place so big shout out to them if they see this video
thanks a lot ok let’s start the first thing that’s really
interesting is the snare angle and also the Tom angle because his snare his rack
Tom’s and also his floor tom are not flat
they are angled and the reason for that is you know he’s using the French grip
which means his thumbs are facing up and if you’re using a French
grip all the time it’s way easy to hit the drums without hitting the rim if
your drums are angled that way this goes for the snare drum but especially
for the toms if your toms are totally flat and you’re using French grip all
the time it’s really difficult to hit the drum without hitting the rim but
the way his drums are angled this is way easier can also see this with the ride
cymbal it’s not flat also angled as well so let’s continue
I like the mini china on the left side 14 or 16 inch that was a nice quad fill this quad fill now
was really really nice played and well performed you know I see a lot of young
drummers who start using quad fills right away quad filll would be right hand
left hand right foot left foot because it’s easy to play fast and to get
fast and you’re using quad fills because you’re separating the notes between
hands and feet but actually they are not that easy to perform because the notes
have to be lined up perfectly and to for the quad fills to sound good if
you don’t line them up perfectly they sound like garbage and
that’s what happens most of the time but this quad fill was amazing really tight
playing what you can see here as well is when
he’s playing with the right hand on the snare drum when he’s playing fast
with the right hand on the snare drum like in this blast beat variation his hand moves
from up here to down here so and when he plays like that his hand moves down I
also have seen a lot of comments of drummers who are critiquing him for not
hitting that hard and the thing is you know I wouldn’t critique him for that
because I know he’s not getting a big swing of his sticks when he’s playing but
you know he’s using French grip and but he’s not using any fingers at all it’s
only the turning motion of the wrist if he would use a mix of wrist turning
motion and fingers it would be easier to get like a big beater swing like for
example Hannes Grossmann who is playing mostly French grip with his left hand on
the snare and he uses a mix of wrist and fingers he calls it the hybrid technique
and this way it’s easy to get a big stick motion out of it
but the way he plays it like if you close your fingers totally and play like
that everything just comes from the turning
motion of your forearm which is generated by your biceps by the way then
you’re not gonna get this big stick motion out of it here you can see that he’s resting his
bassdrum beater against the bass drum head he’s also sitting like really on the
front part of his drum stool if you do that you’re gonna tend to lean forward
which is exactly what he does and this way it’s easy to imply constant pressure
on your pedals which results in the bass drum beater resting against the bass
drum head I personally prefer to sit a bit further back because then I’m more
balanced but the way he sits is like this way you tend to lean forward into
the drum kit 1/16th note triplet double bass the song is at
270 this is like almost like sixteenth notes at 200 ppm around that tempo
until now please also pay attention to his kick
drum he was not missing one note till now there was not one mistake in this
performance really well executed now also now you can see his left foot
he’s using axis pedals in this video these are the pedals he used back in the
days and his vdl is almost all the way on the
top he’s not using the back position it’s all the way on the top
to the front of the pedal and this way it’s also easier to push the bass drum
beat against the bass drum head if the vdl would be all the way back it would
be way harder almost impossible to rest the beat against the bass drum head now
he took his left foot off the bass drum pedal the bass drum beater was swinging back
and you could clearly see that he’s not using a big beater angle so it’s not like
45 degrees or 90 degrees it’s closer to the bass drum head around 30 degrees these are 16 notes at 270bpm for
the first song of the set also great now he’s playing a five
stroke roll pattern with his feet incredibly tight please keep in mind
this was the first song of their set so they are starting out with the fastest
song of the set as first song of the set which is really difficult for
everyone who ever played live for a metal band everyone will tell you that
this is really tough and till now again no mistakes at all
great drumming really tight I can see he ‘s getting
into it he’s warmed up now that’s one thing that’s also really
important I know that he’s not hitting that hard but he’s hitting hard enough
you can hear everything the thing is when he’s playing a blast
beat I understand the volume is not that high so he’s not hitting that hard but
in between when he’s playing a trash beat the great thing is now he would
have time to hit really hard but he’s able to keep the volume at one
certain level if he would hit really hard during the trash beats and the
volume would drop down for the blast beat his sound guy would have a hard
time mixing him but the way he’s performing it just sounds fine that’s the reason why this guy sounds so good live watch how he sits really far to the
front – still leaning forward all the time great video great drumming from Inferno I’ve seen him many times live because he
often played with behemoth right after I played with belphegor and I’ve
watched every show he was always amazing regarding his pedal settings
back in the day first he used axis a long boards just
want to tell you about his pedal settings a bit it was a medium to high spring
tension VDL almost all the way to the front
beater close to the bass drum head and yeah perfectly tight and controlled
double bass after that he switched to trick pedals
for some time and after that he started using the czarzie kopyto the polish
direct drive pedal and he’s still using them now alright that’s it for this
short video thanks a lot to inferno for this amazing performance thank you for
watching my videos don’t forget to leave a like comment underneath if you want a
certain drum video to be next on this channel don’t forget to copy and paste
the youtube link of the video you want then it’s very easy for me to find it on
YouTube that’s it for today hope you have a great day cheers from Vienna bye

100 comments

  1. I hope this observation on how Inferno plays helps you figure out for yourself which of his skills at the drum kit would be interesting for you to practice.

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  2. I'm not a drummer by any means but the trigger on his kick drum sounds a little loud and kinda takes control over everything

  3. I'm not into drums or anything, but I love metal and I love to see the amount of effort put into it. I don't know how people can tolerate that "commercial" crap they listen to which isn't even 10% as complex as something like this.
    There is a huge amount of complexity on each and every instrument and even the vocals which some claim it's easy – "oh, they're just screaming". It isn't easy and these are masterpieces.

  4. Awesome analysis. Very easy to follow and you make very interesting points. Are there any channels that cover different drum techniques for rock drummers?

  5. I would really like to see you do a video on dirk verbauen, got a really interesting style :3
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0MHihA0h61k this song in particular showcases his style I think

  6. Very "clicky" bass kinda annoying I'd be very interested to know what causes that almost lift off click rather than a "thud" type sound

    I think you may have touched on an explanation because he leans forward like you said. Plus his beater heads are very close to the drum head.

  7. I saw behemoth from behind the sound boards last week and they actually did adjust the snare mic for this song. Great show and great video thanks!

  8. would b fun if u reacted on peter kriss… show the world how shitty he is and the drummer of guns 'n roses , Matt is his name if Im not mistakin, who uses the same break each song each time , 4 instance , november rain, same same same… shame!!! Im no Lombardo or a brilliant drummer at all but that Matt dude should b sampled so he can go sit backstage and have his beer or whatever he is on… yikes …

  9. For the love of god, please explain Nicholas Barker's tech. Seems like he's not even hitting the drums! Ha ha.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1VxJvAR6NU

  10. Great analysis of a great player.
    And speaking of analysis…you called this a "React" video, but I couldn't help but think to myself why you would call it that. "React" videos are pretty trendy right now, but you're not just reacting to him and just giving your thoughts on what he did, you're analyzing his drumming and giving us information on what exactly it is he's doing. This is not a mere "Reaction", it is an analysis.

  11. How about an analysis on Canada's Montreal,Quebec's heaviest drummer Flo Mounier of Cryptopsy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_1RZcM3zso

  12. Flo Mounier from Cryptosy, Spencer of archspire, Paoli of fleshgod, inferno from behemoth, and Kolias from Nile, the fucking best!!

  13. i will try to keep this simple and short -GOOD LUCK TO ME , LMMFAO ! .HERE IT IS ,THIS AWESOME DRUMMER IS EMPOWERED BY SOMETHING THE MAJORITY OF THE HUMAN RACE HAS REALLY NO KNOWLEDGE OF .HE LIKE ALL MEMBERS OF HIS GROUP ARE ALL GIFTED WITH A VERY SPECIAL BUT SHORT LIVED GIFT FROM THE DARKSIDE ! LIKE MANY OTHER MUSICIANS PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE ,WHAT LITTLE WE MAY HAVE LEFT ,SOLD THEIR SOULS FOR EXTREME FAME AND FORTUNE SO THEY COULD BRING ENTERTAINMENT TO THEIR MILLIONS OF FANS !NO MATTER HOW GREAT MOST PEOPLE MAY THINK THEY ARE ,TO BE AS GOOD AS THESE GUYS AND MANY MANY OTHERS ,YOU GOT TO PAY A VERY SIGNIFICANT PRICE ! THERE ARE MANY MEDIOCRE MUSICIANS OUT THERE ,AND UNLESS THEY ARE WILLING TO PAY THE FULL PRICE WILL NEVER TRULY ATTAIN MUSICIAN godHOOD !!!!! I ASK THIS NOW PEOPLE ,IS ETERNITY IN HELL WORTH THE FEW DECADES OF FAME ???? WELL SOME WOULD AGREE IT IS ,TO THEM I SAY ,PARTY ON DUDES ,GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT ,NO REGRETS,NO SURRENDER !!!

  14. 3:10 "I wouldn´t critique him for that, because I know he´s not getting a big swing of his dicks" – simulating his dick swinging with forearm and palm.

  15. A classy analysis, helps me to appreciate how tricky it is to play the drums at that level. It's surprising how some people think they own the artist and keep criticising or saying what one should or shouldn't do. It takes years of practice, humility and passion to play like that. Muscle memory and myelin. It's not muscles that play, it's brains.

  16. Podrías hacer un análisis del baterista de la banda canadiense Quo Vadis, exactamente la canción On the shores of Ithaka. Me gusta mucho tu canal y videos.

  17. I was a drummer for years, I have been in hiatus for about 8 years and I feel like I've learned so much just from watching two of these videos—despite not even having a drum set at the moment! I agree that you should call these "breakdowns" or "analyses" since they are much more than a reaction video! Thanks for the great content.

  18. Get too the engineer boots!
    ( heel= natural pivot point , allowing
    For less leg lift, yet nuff too a
    " triggerred kit& drum tech, yes?
    Never had drum kit.. could write drum "tabluture"as accident by 9
    Yrs old( i was meant fer this
    Just , no $ or roof over, which too
    Treat w/respect

  19. I’m a drum teacher as well.You don’t have hit everything hard to play good.Plus you save drumheads and cymbals man.I don’t use triggers.I use click pands and wood beaters.

  20. Immer wieder coole Videos, ich hab zwar keine Ahnung vom trommeln, aber ich schau's mir gern an.
    Inferno ist einfach eine Maschine, schon 3x live gesehen und einfach quasi nicht gepackt, wie gut er das auch live runterholzt.
    Weiter so, Grüße aus NÖ 👌😉🤘

  21. Can you tell me which drummers are critisized him so that i can laugh into their faces and tell them to go and buy glasses and hearing aid!!!😉

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