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Rypro 525
10-15-07, 08:57 PM
list is in alphabetical order
Phil Anselmo (Pantera/Down)
Randy Blythe (Lamb of God)
Glen Danzig (the Misfits)
Johnathan Davis (Korn)
Zack De La Rocha (Rage Against the machine)
King Diamond
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
Ronnie James Dio (Heven and Hell)
Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy)
Davey Havok (AFI)
James Hetfield (Metallica)
Al Jourgensen (Ministry)
Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Pussifer)
Marilyn Manson
Ozzy Osbourne
Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr Bungle)
Greg Puciato (Dillenger Escape Plan)
Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses)
Bon Scott (AC/DC)
Chuck Schuldiner
M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold)
Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour)
Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad)

Surprised at no mention of Rob Halford

cdollaz
10-15-07, 09:34 PM
No Rob Halford. BWAHAHAHA!!!! Nobody has heard of half the crap on that list. Marilyn Manson!! BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

sauce07
10-15-07, 11:25 PM
Lemmy?

scarredgod
10-15-07, 11:46 PM
King Diamond is the best, period. glad to see he made it.

johnbook
10-16-07, 12:24 AM
Total B.S without the master himelf - Rob Halford

Also..What about..

Dave Mustaine - Megadeth
David Wayne - Metal Church
Brian Johnson - AC/DC

Josh-da-man
10-16-07, 06:06 AM
G. G. Allin

cdollaz
10-16-07, 07:58 AM
Geoff Tate spanks most of those also.

Lateralus
10-16-07, 08:35 AM
I'm not a big Rob Halford fan but he should be on the list.

I got to give credit though they do have Al Jourgensen and Mike Patton which I believe are two of the best.

Jason
10-16-07, 09:06 AM
I've seen some bullshit lists in my day, but damn!

No Halford? No Glen Hughes? No Ray Gillen? Waaaay to much modern shit, too many non-metal acts (RATM, Tool). Was this list written by Hot Topic employees?

edstein
10-16-07, 09:09 AM
Nice to see MJK on the list. And WTF, no Geoff Tate or Rob Halford?

DVD Josh
10-16-07, 10:38 AM
Tate/Halford aside, Anselmo has always been my favorite.

dick_grayson
10-16-07, 10:39 AM
they didn't even spell Glenn's name right (Danzig)

xfilefanfreak
10-16-07, 10:41 AM
vince neil gets my vote

covenant
10-16-07, 11:06 AM
Also..What about..

Brian Johnson - AC/DC

Angus is the defacto frontman of AC/DC....Brian Johnson is just there for the voice.

wm lopez
10-16-07, 11:24 AM
No DAVID LEE ROTH or ROBERT PLANT?

covenant
10-16-07, 11:25 AM
No DAVID LEE ROTH or ROBERT PLANT?

top Metal frontmen

DVD Josh
10-16-07, 11:27 AM
top Metal frontmen

Led Zeppelin was definitely considered a metal band in their heyday.

dadaluholla
10-16-07, 11:43 AM
Yeah I would definitely refer to Led Zeppelin as metal before AFI.

dick_grayson
10-16-07, 11:53 AM
here are some of my thoughts:

Led Zeppelin is hard rock.

The Misfits were punk. Danzig (solo) is hard rock.

AFI is pop-punk (a genre I don't even acknowledge)

GnR - is Hard Rock
ACDC is Hard Rock
Korn - shit


Zack De La Rocha (Rage Against the machine) - definitely not metal




Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr Bungle) - not metal




M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold) - what the fuck has this band done to deserve to be on this list?

islandclaws
10-16-07, 11:58 AM
Chuck Schuldiner!

Pretty good list, except for some glaring omissions.

cdollaz
10-16-07, 12:25 PM
I was wavering on Patton being metal. But thinking about alot of the Faith No More stuff, I think it is metal.

FantasticVSDoom
10-16-07, 12:47 PM
top Metal frontmen
Then why are some of the people there on the list?

db27
10-16-07, 05:17 PM
trying to discuss the merits of what should be included within a genre of music is tough, and really relies on how an individual defines it for themself. I have worked in the industry for years, everyone sees everything different and tries to convince you otherwise.

the line between them is just far too blurry in most cases, hard to put a label on anything these days, which is good IMO.

metal is one of the most diverse categories out there as well, but is of course just a evolution of rock, which is an evolution of blues, which is just an . . .(my point).

MetalGator311
10-16-07, 05:37 PM
If Davy Havok is on the list, they certainly could have put Scott Weiland on there

bunkaroo
10-16-07, 05:43 PM
Geoff Tate spanks most of those also.

Was going to post the same thing.

cactusoly
10-16-07, 11:39 PM
Alice Cooper
Rob Zombie
Dave Mustaine
Paul Stanley

B5Erik
10-16-07, 11:43 PM
NO Rob Halford?

You have GOT to be kidding me? What a lame list....

Rypro 525
10-17-07, 01:06 AM
If Davy Havok is on the list, they certainly could have put Scott Weiland on there
i wonder if they were thinking of early AFI when creating the list (more punk/hardcore then the pop shit they make now.)

turborobb
10-17-07, 03:59 AM
I knew the list would piss me off before I even clicked on it ha ha

Where's Paul Stanley? Sabastian Bach? Don Dokken? grrr At least Dio is there.

(and please people, lets not start the what is and isn't Metal arguement again, thanks)

7Keys
10-17-07, 08:01 PM
Thumbs down to:
AFI Guy and De La Rocha

Missing:
Mustaine, Halford, Tate, and...

I think Michael Kiske should be on there. Don't under-estimate Helloween's influence.

GuessWho
10-18-07, 02:38 PM
G. G. Allinhe'd shit on this list.



then eat it.

Supermallet
10-18-07, 03:09 PM
In what world is Faith No More not metal? Mike Patton definitely deserves to be on there.

Also, nice to see Bon Scott get the nod. Brian Johnson has a great set of pipes, but Bon always was and always will be the archetypal frontman.

Jason
10-18-07, 06:22 PM
I think Michael Kiske should be on there. Don't under-estimate Helloween's influence.

Like the people at Revolver have ever heard of helloween...

argh923
10-18-07, 06:26 PM
AFI?!?!?! rotfl

covenant
10-18-07, 06:34 PM
Brian Johnson had a great set of pipes,

fixed,
he was abysmal on Live at Donnington, hardly understandable.
But perhaps that performance came after a long string of shows and his voice was shot.

jdodd
10-20-07, 11:26 PM
No Ian Anderson = no sale

The Cow
10-20-07, 11:42 PM
Gotta love how they can't even say Black Sabbath anymore. :rolleyes:

Agree with others, lack of Tate/Halford is ridiculous. But whatever, it's yet another list to get people to talk.

mndtrp
10-21-07, 03:49 AM
Devin Townsend, cool.

ty812
10-21-07, 11:14 PM
Definitely disappointed not to see Mustaine on there.

paradicelost
10-22-07, 02:57 PM
King Diamond is the best, period. glad to see he made it.
King defines metal you can't do better than him.

kakihara1
10-22-07, 03:47 PM
I can't believe no one is commenting on Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy). I what world would she be considered a good singer? Her and her band are awful.

I agree some of these bands aren't metal and even if they were to include these other genres there are far better singers in each. However I agree that Mike Patton belongs.

joeblow69
10-23-07, 12:42 PM
I can't believe no one is commenting on Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy). I what world would she be considered a good singer? Her and her band are awful.

I agree some of these bands aren't metal and even if they were to include these other genres there are far better singers in each. However I agree that Mike Patton belongs.
Well, I think you are confusing being a "good singer" with being a "good metal frontman". Those 2 things are not necessarily the same thing.

mndtrp
10-24-07, 07:47 AM
Well, I think you are confusing being a "good singer" with being a "good metal frontman". Those 2 things are not necessarily the same thing.
I was going to say the same thing. She's a pretty good frontwoman (PC!!!), very enjoyable to watch.

7Keys
10-24-07, 08:38 PM
Joey Belladonna formerly of Anthrax is one of my favorites.

kakihara1
10-25-07, 03:52 PM
Joey Belladonna formerly of Anthrax is one of my favorites.

Me Too!! I went to them when he was touring with them a few years back, it was phenomenal. :)

Trout
10-26-07, 06:53 PM
My vote would go for Mark Greenway...greatest "voice" ever.