Thrash metal could not exist without Dave Lombardo’s diabolical flying double bass. Lombardo’s foot work evolved metal and moved the genre out of the Deep Purple and blues-based roots of England and brought the devil into the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Lombardo was responsible for steering the Machiavellian Raider ship known as Slayer. From retrospect, looking back to 1982, we see the birth of demonic drumming.
The inhuman drumming style of Dave Lombardo qualifies him as the God of Thrash. The Raiders should retire his jersey when he hangs up his kit.