SCALE THE SUMMIT – Charlie Engen “The Warden” Drum Playthrough

Scale the Summit’s Charlie Engen lays waste to his kit in this drum playthrough of the band’s hit smasher “The Warden”:


Scale the Summit bring the mo’fuckin’ ruckus; sometimes instrumental bands can bore me a little bit as I like a nice sing along as much as the next dude, but these guys keep it interesting enough to keep my attention. There’s some really proggy shit going on here, but the band doesn’t disappear up their own arse, again like a lot of instrumental prog bands tend to do. The song remains to the point, it is not overly long, and there’s all sorts of stuff kicking off all over the place to keep the listener engaged. Charlie keeps it real cool as he smashes his way through this groovy behemoth of a tune, his relaxed playing style is easy to watch but he still uses enough power on the hits to make it sound like he means it.

Charlie’s Meinl Cymbals setup from left to right, if sitting behind the kit, is as follows:

  • 16″ Classics Custom Trash Crash (stack top)
  • 16″ Classics Custom Trash China (stack bottom)
  • 20″ Byzance Brilliant China
  • 8″ Byzance Dark Splash
  • 14″ Byzance Traditional Medium Hihats
  • 18″ Byzance Extra Dry Dual Crash
  • 10″ Byzance Extra Dry Dual Splash
  • 20″ Byzance Extra Thin Hammered Crash
  • 21″ Byzance Dark Ride
  • 18″ Byzance Brilliant China 18″ Classics Custom Trash Crash (stack top)
  • 18″ Byzance Dark China (stack bottom)

Watch til the end and let Charlie talk you through his set up – those Byzance cymbals look rather purdy don’t they?

The band’s new album is out now and you can get it here. The vinyl is sexy too so if you’re a fan of actually owning physical copies of music I would definitely recommend checking that out too.

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Heavy Metal fan, hailing from Harrogate, UK

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