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

By vid1900

2 years ago

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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by RocketFromTombs
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Topic poll

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

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

(292 votes)

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#15 2 years ago

Dio had the coolest voice. Halford had the best range. Geoff Tate is probably the best trained. Michael Kiske had the power.

#25 2 years ago

Guys, go on YouTube and listen to Keeper of the seven Keys part 1 by Helloween and tell me Michael Kiske isn't a beast. He isn't as popular as the others but WOW.

#58 2 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Honorable mention #1:
Glen Danzig - Powerful singer mixing Metal, Blues and even a little Elvis & Jim Morrison.
Danzig - Long Way Back From Hell
» YouTube video

Just think Vid, Danzig started in punk. Is there anyone else in the history of punk with a voice even close to as good as his?

#59 2 years ago

We also forgot James Labrie from Dream Theater. I've seen them a few times, the most impressive musicianship I've ever witnessed and Labrie never hit a bad note. Great live singer, great live band.

#126 2 years ago

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

#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?

#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.

1 week later
#160 2 years ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

Who won the category's first Grammy?
So the answer must be Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson. Q.E.D.

Hey man, they are great musicians! Not metal, but prog rock and have been kicking ass for 50 years!

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