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Top Five Favorite Metal Singers

Discussion in 'The Iron Maidens' started by BookOfThel78, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. BookOfThel78

    BookOfThel78 \m/ Power Metal Fan \m/

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    Mine are:
    1. Bruce Dickinson/Kirsten “Bruce Chickinson” Rosenberg
    2. Rob Halford/ Tim "Ripper" Owens
    3. Michael Kiske
    4. Ronnie James Dio
    5. Geoff Tate
     
  2. E.O.G.

    E.O.G. Enemy Of God

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    IMO right now Ripper is the best. :worship: Not so much of a frontman,but as a singer,no one can beat him nowadays! My heart is bleeding for the guy though.Such an incredible singer with shit out of luck.He would deserve a much better recognition and treatment!
     
  3. Kirsten "Bruce Chickinson"

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    Wow, now that's some serious flattery... :eek: But, truthfully, "I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy!" :worship:

    Myself aside, excellent choices. I agree Michael Kiske is phenomenal--and I used to love Helloween--but he wouldn't make my Top 5 list. And how are we defining "metal"? I dunno, I'm a huge fan of so many singers, like Eric Martin, Ray Gillen, Jeff Keith, etc., etc. I don't think I can pick only 5.

    But I will agree--especially after I've seen him perform live on multiple occasions-- Tim "Ripper" Owens is the best all-round "metal" singer these days. Absolutely jaw-dropping incredible. And couldn't be a nicer, more down-to-earth fellow.
     
  4. E.O.G.

    E.O.G. Enemy Of God

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    ...and AMEN to that! :headbang:
     
  5. Melisan

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    1) Chuck Billy
    2) Speed Strid
    3) Bruce
    4) Anette Olzon
    5) Sharon Den Adel

    Myles Kennedy, honorable mention.
     
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    hurricanenita MEGA MURRAY

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    Anette Olzon over Tarja Turunen, really? That's an opinion you don't hear often. I like her voice a lot too although I'm still partial to old Nightwish. That first single from Imaginareum is a great song
     
  7. E.O.G.

    E.O.G. Enemy Of God

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    Well,if we're talkin' about favorite singers...is it too embarrassing if I admit that I like Christina Aguilera? I know it sounds REALLY bad but the chick actually CAN sing! She got problems memorizing the lyrics sometimes though :heh:
     
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    hurricanenita MEGA MURRAY

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    Everyone likes Christina Aguilera. The topic was metal singers though ;)
     
  9. momadave

    momadave Your hippie fan

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    Here's my 5
    1. Bruce
    2. Hetfield
    3. Dio
    4. Mark Osegueda
    5. Tom Araya
     
  10. Metallicat180

    Metallicat180 Rockstar-In-Training

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    I'm definitely of that opinion too Nita. I never liked Nightwish until Dark Passion Play came out.

    Anyway, five vocalists that I really love (in no particular order):

    James Hetfield
    Bruce Dickinson
    Gigi Hangach
    Robb Flynn
    Michael Poulson
     
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    Maybe I'm odd (wo)man out on this, but I do not like the whole Nightwish style of operatic female voice with metal. Yes, the women have nice voices but that concept (or gimmick)...um...annoys the fuck out of me.
     
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    Metallicat180 Rockstar-In-Training

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    I completely agree with you Kirsten. I've never been a fan of the whole Nightwish/Within Temptation style of music. I'm certainly not a big Nightwish fan, but I did think Dark Passion Play is a great album. That's one reason I love Gigi and Phantom Blue so much. It's girls singing/playing but it's ballsy metal too. Not this nicey nice way of singing like these other bands. With Gigi, you know it's a girl but she can sing metal better than alot of guys out there.
     
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    ragman71 New Metal Member

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    bruce
    king diamond
    mike ness
    bobby"blitz"(overkill)
    joey belladonna
     
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    E.O.G. Enemy Of God

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    :oops: Oops...and for the second time today! :erk:

    Ditto! :D
     
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    Absafuckinlutely! I love Gigi's voice, too, for exactly the same reason. :headbang:
     
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    E.O.G. Enemy Of God

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    And for the guys' point of view,let's not forget how hot she was! (or still is?...I don't know) :devil:
     
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    Your mind will be changed with the full Imaginaerum. I have, um, obtained a copy. I'll buy it when it comes out but damn if I'm waiting 6 freakin weeks.

    Anyway, her singing is vastly improved on this album. Tuomas knew how to write for her and she improved tons thanks to 2 years of touring. On the new album there's a jazzy song, where she sings more of a lounge style, and another called "Scaretale" where she basically channels the Wicked Witch of the West. Yes, Tarja was an opera singer, but I doubt she would ever take the chances Anette took on this album.

    Also, after reading the book on Nightwish, I just plain don't like Tarja any more or that dick of a husband of hers. He got away with meddling in that band's affairs for years, thanks to Finnish passivity and their tendency toward avoidance of confrontation. I mean, getting a band thrown off an Iron Maiden tour would have been grounds for murder by almost any other band.

    And this is a favorites list, after all. :)
     
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    It wasn't a strategy on their part. It's just that Tarja was a friend who joined the band and had an incredible voice. Have you ever heard "Elvenpath" from their first album? It opens with her speaking. Listen to how deep and strong her voice is, and remember she was about 18-19 years old when did that album.

    The fact is she was going to opera school in the early years of the band and simply sang Nightwish songs in that style. So she fitted herself to the band. The first album was before her opera school days, so she hasn't gone full operatic yet. She's pretty easy to understand on that album.

    When she got bounced, Tuomas said he was not looking for another opera style singer. Clearly they didn't in their choice of Anette, which was a huge risk on their part. They chose a singer who was essentially a 35-year-old rookie.
     
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    Metallicat180 Rockstar-In-Training

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    She still looks as amazing as ever, don't you worry! And she still has THAT voice!! :D
     
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    Metallicat180 Rockstar-In-Training

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    How did that happen?
     

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