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Old 10-10-2012, 12:45
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I've been wondering who is the current greatest vocalist in metal? Obviously it was the great Ronnie James Dio but as he is no longer with us it's a tough call.

I would probably go with Rob Halford.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:46
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:48
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Phil Anselmo?
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Old 10-10-2012, 13:11
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Old 10-10-2012, 13:15
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Robert Plant? Ian Gillan? Geddy Lee?.....I guess it comes down to taste...
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Old 10-10-2012, 13:26
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Good call!

Plenty of good ones around to choose from ....
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Old 10-10-2012, 13:27
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reckon tom jones could have been great if he went in that direction.
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Old 10-10-2012, 13:28
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Old 10-10-2012, 13:43
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Old 10-10-2012, 13:45
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Jack Black - although he's an actor rather than a singer
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Old 10-10-2012, 14:14
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Old 10-10-2012, 14:16
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Old 10-10-2012, 16:11
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Old 10-10-2012, 17:53
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Old 10-10-2012, 18:13
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Old 10-10-2012, 18:37
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Although I love Robert Plant I doubt he could be classed as a metal singer. I'll plump for Bruce Dickenson.
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Old 10-10-2012, 18:39
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Old 10-10-2012, 19:09
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Robert Plant? Ian Gillan? Geddy Lee?.....I guess it comes down to taste...
They're rock singers, not metal.


If we're talking heavy metal singers, not growlers...

Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson or Biff Byford.
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Old 10-10-2012, 19:17
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They're rock singers, not metal.


If we're talking heavy metal singers, not growlers...

Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson or Biff Byford.
Halford was very good but is a pale imitation ofa singer now

Bruce has the slight edge over Biff

Sorry to be pedantic, but rock, metal what would you say is the difference?
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Old 10-10-2012, 22:18
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Bruce Dickinson, closely followed by Myles Kennedy.
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Old 10-10-2012, 22:48
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Bruce Dickinson, closely followed by Myles Kennedy.
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Old 10-10-2012, 23:51
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Christ, Corey Wassiname from Slipknot mentioned 11 posts before Bruce Dickinson?

That's a bit like having the blacksmith Werner Adolph Moritz (1831-1883) mentioned first in a list of the greatest people from Salzburg with the initials WAM.

Ok, Salzburg probably hasn't seen a better horse-shoer than Moritz since Gerhard Hargesheimer back in the late 18th Century, but still...
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Old 11-10-2012, 00:18
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They're rock singers, not metal.


If we're talking heavy metal singers, not growlers...

Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson or Biff Byford.
Well as Led Zeppelin were famed for inventing the genre now known as heavy metal you could at least give me Robert Plant I would refer you to Communication Breakdown.....some heavy riffs on that bad boy...
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Old 11-10-2012, 00:29
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Well as Led Zeppelin were famed for inventing the genre now known as heavy metal you could at least give me Robert Plant I would refer you to Communication Breakdown.....some heavy riffs on that bad boy...
There's nothing Metalheads love more than discussing the minutiae of genres.

I've lost count of the amount of times I've wanted to murder everyone in the world while listening to someone describe in detail why the band we're listening to at the moment is more Post-Industrial Metalcore rather than Melodic Mathcore.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:54
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You realise Layne Staley died in 2002 don't you?


I clearly wasn't paying that much attention. Oops.
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