SICARIUS Drummer BRANDON ZACKEY Blasts Through “Serenade of Slitting Throats” With This Exclusive Drum Playthrough


I always get real excited when I find drum playthroughs (particularly in the extreme metal genres) that feature REAL playing. To me there is nothing more boring than watching some guy tap his drums like a wimp while mysteriously achieving 127 M@X1MUM V3L0C1TY hits with perfect articulation and awe-inspiring precision and speed. However, every now and then you come across a drum playthrough that features a drummer who can actually play!

Brandon Zackey from the US black metal band Sicarius happens to be one of those drummers that can actually play his parts impressively without the help of Mr. Beat Detective/Lord Quantization. His hits are hard, his fills are interesting, and his drums sound great. Sometimes in the black metal genre I find that its hard to distinguish what exactly is going on, but the mix on this playthrough sounds great and really allows his parts to shine through.

This song is the title track of their 2017 LP entitled Serenade of Slitting Throats released via M-Theory Audio. You can purchase that album here. You will also want to follow their Facebook page to stay up on all the goings-on in the Sicarius camp, as it seems that they stay pretty active.

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