Pearl Reference RF924XSP Drum Set
Pearl’s Reference drums are in a league all by themselves as drum in the set is like a separate work of art. The shells are made of a combination of birch, maple, and mahogany with the combination varying by size; for example, the larger drums have more mahogany to bring out the low tones. Everything about these drums is designed to produce the optimal amount of perfect sound with the drums using bridge lugs to avoid infringing upon the sound.
The hardware is some of the most durable in the industry, with die-cast hoops that can take a pounding and still hold the drum's tone while the tom’s sturdy mounting hardware for the toms allows for the drums to ring out. The drums are available in a variety of beautiful finishes, and sizes with many different configurations are also available.
These are some of the best drums that money can buy, but they are fairly expensive although worth the large price tag if you want the absolute best sounding drums. It is important to note there’s a similar model called Reference Pure which are lighter than these Reference drums, and probably not appropriate for Metal music. I recommend the Reference for metal drumming over the Reference Pure.