this is like walking into the twilight zone.. LOL
FTR, Pridg didnt finish Berkelee, and sounds like the other Gospel Chops drummers plus, Thomas Lang, Dylan Elise, Mike Mangini... quite a few people, he's just a bit faster. Stylistic versatility is a no-brainer... There's no way Pridge would sound any good doing tabla solos or Zep material, or any Puscifer material.. or Pygmy Love Circus, or Volto... He's got one or two styles down all good but he just can't meld. Rudimentary knowledge is unquestionably Carey in my mind too, but i wont do a bit debate about that...
I'm not really sure if that's a fair assumption... Thomas uses a little everything as far as rudiments go, and has a lot of very interesting ways to mix them up, so it's a tie if anything. Both of these guys have serious low scores on something on another; unlike anyone else (that i've heard) in the top 30... Carey's being speed and pridgens being control... but that being said these 2 are about as apples and oranges as it gets.
Virgil Donati (Planet X)
Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment)
Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, Solo)
Neil Peart (Rush, Buddy Rich Big Band)
Danny Carey (Tool, VOLTO!)
Mike Mangini (Steve Vai, Extreme, Annihilator)
Jack DeJohnette (Solo, Charles Lloyd, Miles Davis)
That's how I'd order those guys, personally... I took out the ones i didn't know.