Many hands, many minds groove as one
Another major difference between the drum kit and our traditional drums is the number of players. An accomplished drum kit player could sound like five players were playing, but it is still his single thought process creating the groove. He is like a one man drum orchestra. It is not worse, just different. However five traditional drummers need to synchronise their creative thought processes to produce one single monstrous groove. The closest would be for the drum kit to be split up into different parts and each drum given to one player - one drummer plays the kick while another plays just the snare and another one tom etc. The team play of the traditional drum ensemble results in a different intricate groove.