Guitarists, bassists and drummers certainly know how to make a big heavy sound - but if you want to really engage with a crowd and connect with them on another level, you need a great vocalist.
Music has served us with many great frontmen (and women) over the years, but some have excelled and made a name for themselves that will stand the test of time. The question is, who?
This week's Wednesday Question is:
Who is the best metal frontman of all time?
We're sticking to metal so there's room to zoom in on other genres in the future, but there's still plenty to choose from. You might opt for showmen like Bruce Dickenson, or a mumbling icon like Ozzy Osbourne. Maybe you prefer the soaring melodies of Maynard James Keenan, or the roar of Angela Gossow.
Whatever your favorite is, post one nomination per comment and upvote others that you agree with. We'll post the results in a top 10 metal frontmen list this Friday.