Everyone on this board is always complaining about drummers that hit too hard and are too loud. But what about drummers that play too quietly? I recently auditioned with a pretty good rock cover band, but I couldn't really connect with the drummer. There was no real authority in his playing - he played quite quietly, almost meekly imo. He wasn't a bad player, per se, he just didn't own it - I didn't enjoy playing with him at all. I did two sessions with them, and I wasn't really feeling him on the first one, but the second session was actually worse - I never felt settled in with him, I was continually watching him, trying to feel his one, trying to get locked in. The rest of the band was at reasonable volume, btw. I didn't get the gig, but I was 85% leaning toward turning it down if I got the offer - even though the money was pretty good. This made me think that I'd rather play with someone too loud than too quiet any day. I know the crushers have their enemies here but to me it seems like the lesser evil of the two sides of the spectrum. Thoughts?