Drums Of Destruction

Perverse as it is, there’s no denying the sense of accomplishment that comes from splitting the head of your snare drum with the force of your attack. Counterproductive; expensive; indicative of poor technique — all these things remain true. But still. You know you put the snare head at the mercy of the Obama Death Panel.

And so here’s a video of Dave Witte, one of the greatest metal/grind/hardcore drummers there has ever been and ever will be. I was in high school when I first saw Dave perform with Black Army Jacket in an NYU student center. Another drummer, Derek from Automaton, was there, and I saw him soundlessly mouth Dave Witte’s name in awestruck reverence. Enjoy.

The rest of my day will be spent cooking and writing.

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