This is what good prog drumming is all about. Grooving on odd time signatures without making them obvious or calling attention to the complexity inherent. Technically proficient as hell, and show-off-y enough to make it really fun to watch and listen to, but not too masturbatory to enjoy after repeated listens. And a melodic sense to the orchestration of parts that makes the band feel as though it moves together as one, making the riffs cohesive and intentional.

Earthside drummer Ben Shanbrom embodies all these virtues and more in this playthrough of their single “The Closest I’ve Come”. Watch this hard-hitter rip through it in multi-cam HD with great sound in the video below.

You can connect with the band on their Facebook page or learn more at their official website.

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