By drives I mean that it would be a significantly different album with a different player playing. Of course this can be said for the guitars because they are playing the melodies. My point was that it takes a certain degree of talent and creativity for the drums to be noticed and recognized as being great, far more difficult than the other parts of the album because the percussion plays more of a background role in many recordings. On this album, they take the spotlight, at least in my opinion.
Well said. Awesome review, by the way.