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Who's the greatest Metal singer of all time? (poll)


By vid1900

2 years ago



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“Who is the greatest Metal singer of all time?”

  • Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Solo) 114 votes
    39%
  • Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden, Solo) 26 votes
    9%
  • King Diamond (Mercyful Fate, Solo) 8 votes
    3%
  • Lemmy Killmister (Motorhead) 24 votes
    8%
  • Klaus Meine (Scorpions) 27 votes
    9%
  • Andy LaPlegua (Coil, Combichrist, Panzer AG) 1 vote
  • Alice Cooper 19 votes
    7%
  • Tom Araya (Slayer) 12 votes
    4%
  • Rob Halford (Judas Priest, Fight) 61 votes
    21%

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#101 2 years ago
Quoted from drsfmd:

No Rob Zombie? Phil Anselmo? FFS, neither Ozzy nor Hetfield are on this list.

I saw White Zombie open for Pantera back in the mid 90's. Even though it was WZ I was there to see, Pantera blew them off the stage.

As much of a WZ fan as I was/am, Rob Zombie sounds terrible live imo.

#102 2 years ago
Quoted from RJW:

I saw White Zombie open for Pantera back in the mid 90's. Even though it was WZ I was there to see, Pantera blew them off the stage.
As much of a WZ fan as I was/am, Rob Zombie sounds terrible live imo.

I was working in radio back then, and saw both live many times... and you’re right, Pantera was better live, but RZ has a hell of a voice.

#103 2 years ago

I put my vote in for death metal rooster.

#104 2 years ago
Quoted from paddlepaw:

I put my vote in for death metal rooster. » YouTube video

I’ll see that, and raise you Caininus

#105 2 years ago

Come on...it’s OZZY no doubt. Prince of f’n Darkness

#106 2 years ago

That guy:

#107 2 years ago

On your list:
Halford,Dio,and Dickinson.
Not on your list:
UDO...
3 weeks ago in Racine Wisconsin.

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#108 2 years ago

https://consequenceofsound.net/2014/05/axl-rose-is-the-greatest-singer-of-all-time-or-so-says-this-chart/

Axl Rose is a beast.

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#109 2 years ago
Quoted from Cdoubleu1:

Come on...it’s OZZY no doubt. Prince of f’n Darkness

Clown Prince of Darkness maybe.

The only thing lower than his 6 note singing range is his IQ

(J/K - Ozzy is a great entertainer, just not so much a singer).

#110 2 years ago
Quoted from pinzrfun:

Geoff Tate is probably the best trained.

Long time Queensryche fan, I never get tired of hearing him sing. His voice is still amazing when I listen to The Warning and Queen of the Reich.

#112 2 years ago

Donald Duck:

#113 2 years ago

Man that chart is all kinds a wrong. Yer tellin me Freddie Mercury and Thom Yorke have a lower vocal range than Barry White? Lol.
Nothin against you Rocky Top (and Axl does have an insane range) but I don't see how that chart is based in any sort of reality at all.
Edit: Nm, I see that "sort page" now. Derp. I'm just gonna go put my helmet on...

#114 2 years ago

To me it’s not only about how much range a singer has. It’s also about his stage presence and the way he delivers the music he’s singing.

Dio was mystical when he preformed. Even in his 60s. Greatest of all time.

#115 2 years ago

Rob Halford of Judas Priest no question,sounds better than guys half his age.dio is close second. Sabbath and Judas Priest are heavy metal! Axl rose is a half ass whiner. Watch out seattle as two big crazy Canucks headed south to see Judas Priest on April 15th! Lock your doors! Lol

#116 2 years ago

There is only one singer in that poll that does not have his AARP card.

#117 2 years ago

Where's the vids guide to heavy metal singers

#118 2 years ago

I personally think that heavy metal needed to be defined at the start of this thread as lots of rocker posers are popping up......
I'm just waiting for someone to say David lee Roth so I can bust a gut laughing ffs!

#119 2 years ago

Speaking of Rocker Posers, I'm a little early for April Fools, but it has to be April 1 somewhere. Pat Boone for Dishonorable Mention (worse ever).

#120 2 years ago

Let’s not forget about Ian Gillian. To me he sang on the best Deep Purple album of all time

#121 2 years ago

<blockquote cite="#4313229"
UDO...
3 weeks ago in Racine Wisconsin.

Please tell me they did Balls to the Wall.

#122 2 years ago

Joey Belladonna FOR THE WIN.

#123 2 years ago

my personal favourite right now is this guy, Devin Townsend.

RJD was probably king though, way better than ozzy. hetfield doesnt even deserve to be mentioned in this discussion.

#124 2 years ago
Quoted from ChrisS:

<blockquote cite="#4313229"
Please tell me they did Balls to the Wall.

They didn't.

#125 2 years ago
Quoted from ChrisS:

Joey Belladonna FOR THE WIN.

That's a negatory.

#126 2 years ago

Mike Patton is a great vocalist but not a great singer. There is a difference.

#127 2 years ago

Steve Grimmett - Grim Reaper Range is incredible

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#128 2 years ago

Dave Brockie / Oderus Urungus

#129 2 years ago
Quoted from dhard:

Bon Scott #1 hands down

I second that vote - love Bon Scott. After Bon, I'd go with Ozzy.

#130 2 years ago

That dude from Burt Reynolds Death Metal Experiment

#131 2 years ago

I think when you consider Axl’s range, tone, air raid/buzzsaw delivery, etc...he’s the best. He’s a great front man as well.

The last great rock star in my opinion.

#132 2 years ago

Sebastian Bach should absolutely be on this list! MF could sing and hit whatever notes he wanted when he wanted. Beautiful voice!

#133 2 years ago
Quoted from stuckey_t:

Sebastian Bach should absolutely be on this list! MF could sing and hit whatever notes he wanted when he wanted. Beautiful voice!

Go do yer makeup somewhere else.

#134 2 years ago
Quoted from Rockytop:

Axl Rose -- The last great rock star in my opinion

That guy is funny...
I can only think of Edith Bunker when I hear his shrill thin tone... and the oh-woah-oh-woah's...

hehe
-mof

#135 2 years ago

Make way make way

#136 2 years ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Make way make way
» YouTube video

My two favorite songs on this album are slipping away and turn up the night. But they are all Fantastic!!!

#137 2 years ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Go do yer makeup somewhere else.

you know it's true. the dude was the king of hair metal

#138 2 years ago

Didn't Neil Diamond do a metal cover album

#139 2 years ago

Olaf. BERSERKER!!!

#140 2 years ago

Ronnie James Dio was a midget so hard to say he was the greatest Metal singer of all time. Somewhere there should be a category for the ability to land chicks if you wanna be the greatest! Metal gods landed chicks! Since Rob Halford is number 2 no reason Sebastian shouldn't be on this list.

Axl Rose should be on this list too, CHRIST

#141 2 years ago

There's no metal on this list just classic rock

But on the list Halford

The list needs more pig squeals

#142 2 years ago
Quoted from stuckey_t:

Ronnie James Dio was a midget so hard to say he was the greatest Metal singer of all time. Somewhere there should be a category for the ability to land chicks if you wanna be the greatest! Metal gods landed chicks! Since Rob Halford is number 2 no reason Sebastian shouldn't be on this list.
» YouTube video
Axl Rose should be on this list too, CHRIST

Did you just say Rob Halford landed chicks?

#144 2 years ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

Did you just say Rob Halford landed chicks?

You know the answer to that....HELL what a shock

#145 2 years ago

35 seconds into this video, HAIR METAL, 80's METAL

#146 2 years ago

This is my favorite for what still gets played on the radio, still feel the emotion from when I was in college when I hear today:

System of Down - Serj Tankian

I'm curious, does Rage Against the Machine count?

#147 2 years ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

Mike Patton is a great vocalist but not a great singer. There is a difference.

Please explain because I think he’s both.

#148 2 years ago
Quoted from Chisox:

Please explain because I think he’s both.

I love Patton, always have. He can do really cool creative things with his voice, but he never demonstrated a power or tone like Geoff Tate or Dio. He is one of my favorite musicians so no disrespect and this is all largely subjective so what the hell do I know.

#149 2 years ago

There's no James Hetfield on the list, it's a joke.
He's the most talented singer guitarist and composer in Metal IMO

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