He doesn’t hit the snare at the beginning of the beat
Brother of Max Cavalera, drummer of “Sepultura”.
Although his unique tribal drumming is now well established, he played thrash metal in the early and middle “Sepultura”.
There is one part of his thrash beats that I can’t help but notice.
He doesn’t hit the snare at the beginning of the beat.
Even though “Sepultura”’s music is fast, it is even faster in the live performance.
In such a case, it becomes impossible to keep the beat because it is too fast.
The “method of not hitting the snare first shot” was a desperate measure that emerged (perhaps).
Some may wonder what the difference is in reducing the number of times the snare is struck, but it creates a lot of leeway by allowing the snare to be not struck at the beginning of the beat.
The speed cannot be reduced (such was the case in those days), nor can the rhythm be rattled.
This is the reason why this technique was born.
Seem to be sliding down, getting caught here and there
However, I am a little concerned about this “method of not hitting the snare first shot”.
I feel that the moment when the snare is not struck, it brakes the sense of speed.
If thrash metal is a music that slides down quickly like a water slide, Igor’s drums seem to be sliding down, getting caught here and there.
It’s a bit discouraging.
I recently bought a “Terror2000” album (about 5 years ago), which was also “method of not hitting the snare first shot”, and many others.
Both “Sepultura” and “Terror2000” are basically my favorite music, but there is one thing that bothers me.
I’m sorry if there are people who feel that the “method of not hitting the snare first shot” has a unique sensation and flavor.
I prefer the ” method of hitting the snare first shot “.
August 1,2010 Freakz
I think I’m writing about something I don’t really care about.
That’s fine, whether He hit the first shot or not.
What is more unshakable is that he is a great drummer who plays unparalleled and distinctive drums.
I give him my utmost respect.
March 9,2022 Freakz