One thing’s for sure,
the drumming always, always needs to follow the form of the song
Drummers know this; Amateurish use of rhythm tracks often don’t. http://alivedrumming.com/song-form-rhythm-tracks
No getting around it, if you accompany someone on the drums you need to always be outlining the song’s form and if you arrange your own rhythm tracks, you need to do the same.
That’s why Alive Drumming‘s Song Rhythm Tracks always uses the song’s form as the basis of the arrangement. It creates a great arrangement simply by structuring everything around the song’s form.