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(Topic ID: 213494)

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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#1 2 years ago

Cast your votes!

Argue until you get a 7 day ban from this thread!

Live or Studio?

Manly growling or squealing like a girl?

You call that metal? That's hard rock!

What about XXXXXXX ????? He's the greatest singer on earth!!!!!1

Here's a band you never heard of from Belgium......

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#36 2 years ago

If anyone has any doubt about Dio's prowess, just listen to this one:

Dio - I Speed At Night

#37 2 years ago

King Diamond at his finest.

Mercyful Fate - Come to the Sabbath

#38 2 years ago

Klaus Meine and his amazing range

Scorpions - Pictured Life

Catch a Train

#39 2 years ago

Andy LaPlegua - Why can't we have more immigrants from Norway?

#42 2 years ago

Who says Cooper is not metal?

Alice Cooper - The One That Got Away

#43 2 years ago

This video probably cost more to produce than the entire album.

Slayer - Repentless

#46 2 years ago

Probably the best Priest song singing wise.

Judas Priest - Deal With The Devil

Judas Priest - Electric Eye

#47 2 years ago

Anyone who says the only good Maiden is the early stuff has not heard their best stuff:

Iron Maiden - The Wicker Man

Iron Maiden - Paschendale

#48 2 years ago

Don't you love hearing Motorhead songs are are not Ace of Spades?

Motörhead - Get Back In Line

#50 2 years ago

Honorable mention #1:

Glen Danzig - Powerful singer mixing Metal, Blues and even a little Elvis & Jim Morrison.

Danzig - Long Way Back From Hell

#53 2 years ago

Su-Metal & Halford together doing Painkiller

#54 2 years ago
Quoted from usandthem:

Off list- Ozzy

Back before samplers and electronic gadgets were good enough to use live, Ozzy would have other singers backstage who would sing his songs for him.

You can't be nominated for "best metal singer of all time" if you can't sing live.

It would be like nominating the Monkees for best live band.

#85 2 years ago

This was the video that let everyone know that Rob Halford was gay:

#90 2 years ago
Quoted from mof:

Like most polls on Pinside, these are not the best 9 metal singers of all time.

It looks like most of the final singers from that poll ended up in the Pinside poll.

It's odd that Dickinson beat Halford in your poll....Could be Russian meddling in our metal.

#99 2 years ago
Quoted from Metengo:

Nice wristwatch. Is it a retro commercial for Digiwatches?

He died a long time ago, probably was state of the art at the time.....

(edit: I just looked it up, he took those nude pics in 1995)

#109 2 years ago
Quoted from Cdoubleu1:

Come’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).

#116 2 years ago

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

#153 2 years ago
Quoted from dhard:

Where's the vids guide to heavy metal singers

Can you imagine the endless arguments ???


You don't know the difference between Hard Rock and Metal ????

I'd say that's more Power-Grundge than Metal !

It says on AMG that DRI is Speed Metal NOT Heavy Metal, are you stoopid?

He was only Metal on those last 3 albums. Before that he was Blues Based Hard Rock, FYI.

Sorry dude, that's total Nu-Metal.

Aggrotech is how they define themselves, so I don't know where you get off calling them Heavy Metal.....

That's Math Metal, not Metal.

They've been Doomcore for years, wake up!

Did you not know he was the leader of the Post-Metal revolution??????

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#156 2 years ago

Now that this thing ran it's course, WOW, Dio really mopped the floor with everyone else!

I wrongly assumed that the Maiden pin would boost Bruce to the top.

Lemmy and Klaus beat Bruce too.


#158 2 years ago
Quoted from dhard:

Well you stacked the poll with him on top what did you expect most people only read the first few and you buried Rob Halford on the bottom

I copied the top 10 out of 25 from another poll on the web, and that was the order the names were in.

Obviously no one had a problem finding Halford.

Although it was funny that Old Man Pinside gave Andy LaPlegua last place, cuz he was 7th in the other poll....

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