WHEN YOUR SNARE DRUM IS AN EMPTY BOTTLE OF MOTOR OIL, YOU’RE THIS KID AND YOU RULE
When your drum set consists of two bottles of motor oil, some kind of old shelving component, a couple of blankets and a wicker hat as a drum throne and you STILL manage to kill it, that’s the very definition of metal. And when you’re all of maybe 8 years old and you’re playing as well as this kid, in a rural area of the Meghalaya state in India no less, I’d say you’ve got a pretty bright future ahead of you if you choose to pursue it. This kid is seriously impressive — I guess those bass pedals are real, but those double-bass chops and “snare” rolls are impressive nonetheless.
As one YouTube commenter astutely noted, this kid’s kit sounds better on a cell phone camera than Lars’ kit on St. Anger did on millions of dollars worth of recording gear. And as another commenter noted, that does indeed appear to be As I Lay Dying’s “Confined” he’s playing starting around 1:30.
Someone get this guy into a band, pronto.