This release from Canadian drummer Flo Mounier is one of the first, (and still one of the only) educational sources around at the moment on “Speed Metal”, “Grindcore” and “Death Metal” drumming which is a growing genre of music. The first disc of this two disc set focuses on the techniques needed to play effectively in this genre. Flo discusses the basic elements fundamental in playing extreme metal drums as well as showing exercises, routines and tips facilitating speed, endurance and control. The second disc focuses on live performances with Flo s band Cryptopsy, clinic performances, over the top solos, extreme songs and drum duets. As Flo’s playing has inspired many different types of drummers, so will the contents of this 2 DVD set.
The DVD-Rom (Disc 1) is PC and Mac compatible. Flo Mounier is the drummer of the Canadian Death Metal Band Cryptopsy. He has been with the band ever since they renamed themselves from Necrosis to Cryptopsy. He is most known for his technical skills and speed incorporationg double bass drumming and blast beats mixed with a jazzy play of ehythms. He is considered one of the most talented Heavy Metal Drummers of all time.
Contents DISC 1 :INSTRUCTIONAL
Hand and foot techniques
Warm up routine
Upper and lower body warm up for practices and shows.
Warm up for the feet with no practice equipment.
Stretching and workout tips
Speed, endurance and control building exercises
Drum set-up and drum head tension
Influences and great drummers
Song rehearsal (multi angle)
Cold Hate, Warm Blood
Upper and lower body alternate video channels to learn the songs.
Drum notations for Phobophile, Cold Hate, Warm Blood and We Bleed.
DISC 2 :PERFORMANCES
Drum Solo (16:46)
Demons Stole My Soul – Rock ‘n Roll in Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. Toronto, Canada. 06/16/2005
Watch an excerpt from this video.
Drum Solo (5:53)
Cohoes, NY. USA. 04/12/2005
Drum Solo (4:35)
QC. Canada. 11/06/2004.
Montreal Drum Fest 2003 (23:03)
Instrumental medley of early
Once Was Not compositions with fellow Cryptopsy members, followed by a
drum solo, Phobophile (instrumental) and a duet with drummer Ange
Live footage (27:34)
Six songs filmed from behind the drums during the Canada 2004 and USA 2005 Tours.