recently counted down the Top 25 Modern Metal Drummers, as voted by their staff, and without going into the whole list, we can't really argue with their #2 pick - Gojira's Mario Duplantier!

They write, "It can’t be easy being the drummer of one of the heaviest, best and critically acclaimed metal bands on Planet Earth. Especially not when your brother is the frontman and guitarist, two roles that usually attract more attention from the masses than drummers do. But perhaps there’s nothing like a good old fashioned case of sibling rivalry to motivate a fire under one’s ass; not only has Mario Duplantier managed to make his presence in the band felt in an incredibly tangible way, but he’s become a bonafide standout superstar within Gojira’s ranks and he’s absolutely, without question, one of the greatest drummers in modern metal."

There's much more at the site - read the whole thing!

Gojira's Roadrunner Records debut will be released later this year. Stay tuned.