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Old 03-13-2015, 01:13 AM   #1
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Who's your favorite heavy metal frontman of all time?

Phil Anselmo anyone? It's a tie between him and Mustaine for me.
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:40 AM   #2
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I kind of want to say Lemmy or Phil Lynott. Lemmy is metal incarnate and Phil is probably my favorite hard rock/early metal frontman ever. Otherwise I would go with Hansi Kursch or Russell Allen, but there are so many greats, it's really hard for me to pick. I'll probably thinking about this all day now.
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:56 AM   #3
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There are some contenders, Dio, Ozzy, Lemmy and Halford are pretty high up on the list, but Mustaine has to be on last place.
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Old 03-15-2015, 01:05 AM   #4
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Mustaine is thrash metal come on. Maybe not all of his albums, but he generally come under thrash. That being said, he's not a great front man. He mostly stands in one spot and keeps moving his hair out of the way all the time. My favourite is Bruce Dickinson.
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Old 03-15-2015, 01:09 AM   #5
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I kind of want to say Lemmy or Phil Lynott. Lemmy is metal incarnate and Phil is probably my favorite hard rock/early metal frontman ever. Otherwise I would go with Hansi Kursch or Russell Allen, but there are so many greats, it's really hard for me to pick. I'll probably thinking about this all day now.

Kursch is power metal. Is it really that difficult to stick to heavy metal?

Though Motorhead was a stepping stone to early metal, it is still a rock band.
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:17 AM   #6
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The OP was a precedent, and from it I assumed we were using "heavy metal" as I presume you would use "metal."

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Old 03-15-2015, 09:54 AM   #7
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Kursch is power metal. Is it really that difficult to stick to heavy metal?

Though Motorhead was a stepping stone to early metal, it is still a rock band.


Calm down there, kiddo. No need to have a meltdown over it. Though it's kind of funny that you would get mad at TS and then misclassify Motorhead as a rock band.
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Old 03-15-2015, 12:22 PM   #9
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Kursch is power metal. Is it really that difficult to stick to heavy metal?

Though Motorhead was a stepping stone to early metal, it is still a rock band.


Bitch pls. TS said heavy metal then said Phil Anselmo and Mustaine so I don't think he's going by traditional metal vocalists.
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Old 03-15-2015, 12:28 PM   #10
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I agree that TS has a wrong idea of heavy metal. I even corrected him in my post above. Those of us who have a better idea should correct him, I remember being very overwhelmed with all the metal genres when I started off.

But I apologise for being a prick about it.

Motorhead is often considered a heavy metal band as well as a rock band, but I have often heard Lemmy himself referring to the band as a rock and roll band, so who are we to disagree?
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Old 03-15-2015, 12:56 PM   #11
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It's cool man. And yeah, I'm aware of Lemmy saying they aren't a metal band. You have to consider too that Lemmy "was" before metal "was", so he maybe prefers to be associated more closely with what his influences are rather than all the stuff that has emerged since.
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Old 03-21-2015, 02:23 PM   #12
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My favourite metal frontman is probably Chuck Schuldiner. He seemed really mellow and open-minded, which is what I like from people. That and I'm a big fan of Death
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Old 03-25-2015, 05:38 PM   #13
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My favourite metal frontman is probably Chuck Schuldiner.

I agree.

Phil Anselmo had attitude, but he is a pretty big douche, actually. Kinda goes with his sound/style, I think maybe he has too much testosterone or something, though.

Dave Mustaine is a really smart guy, and I think he would probably agree with me that his live persona/fronting is something he's had to work on over the years vs being a natural at it. It never was "great," more like "adequate." Great guitar player, though.

I have a soft spot for Mikael Akerfeldt because he is an introverted sort and I can tell he HATES crowds of people. He's always making offensive comments and just basically being rude to the audience to front for his discomfort with people. I love that about him!

I can relate.

James Hetfield (puts up tomato shield) is actually a really great front man. Bandleader? NO!! He's like the whipped husband who does everything his wife (Lars) says and then takes passive-aggressive pot shots at her. Metallica (James and Lars) are like an old married couple, and James is Lars' bitch! Live, though, James does have charisma.

Ozzy is in fact a terrible front man. He's terrible at pretty much everything except.. well.. being Ozzy, which is fortunate because that is one kick ass thing to be awesome at!

Lemmy is great, but not really metal. Once my friend and I made a Periodic Table of Metal and put Motorhead in the "metalloids" section. Other metalloids: AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, CCR.

I'll shut up now.
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James Hetfield (puts up tomato shield) is actually a really great front man. Bandleader? NO!! He's like the whipped husband who does everything his wife (Lars) says and then takes passive-aggressive pot shots at her. Metallica (James and Lars) are like an old married couple, and James is Lars' bitch! Live, though, James does have charisma.


Everyone hates Lars but without Lars' brain Metallica would never have gotten huge they way have.
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Old 03-25-2015, 06:03 PM   #16
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I kind of want to say Lemmy or Phil Lynott. Lemmy is metal incarnate and Phil is probably my favorite hard rock/early metal frontman ever. Otherwise I would go with Hansi Kursch or Russell Allen, but there are so many greats, it's really hard for me to pick. I'll probably thinking about this all day now.

Yes, Phil Lynott is perhaps criminally underrated.
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:53 PM   #17
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I preferred Lemmy when he played with Hawkwind
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I think Tom Araya deserves some respect as a frontman. He's actually aged pretty well, and grey hair looks pretty badass on him.

Chuck Billy is better than ever, despite putting on a few extra pounds, lol.

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Everyone hates Lars but without Lars' brain Metallica would never have gotten huge they way have.

That's a bad thing?

I think success killed Metallica. After MOP they thought they were rock gods, so told the producers the **** up the AJFA mix, and from there the decisions they started to make became an avalanche.
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Anselmo or Peter Steele both ****ing giants

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