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Moar Grateful Dead:
Led Zeppelin (I can dream, can't I?):
Without question dickinson...one fthe greatest singers in any genre let alone metal..
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And as for what is and is not considered metal, That depends on what generation your from, As well as where your from. It's all subjective. Where I'm from Hard Rock and Metal were more or less lumped together, Anything heavier was Thrash. So going by that logic, Metallica (The early stuff), Motorhead, Suicidal Tendencies, Slayer and the likes were Thrash, Not Metal.
As for the singer, However, I gotta go with Halford, But if he was on the list it'd definately be Geoff Tate.
Kiss, Mr.Big, Queensryche, Firehouse, Stryper, Winger, Quiet Riot, and More Rush!
Thrash is part of Metal....
You must have hung out with some pretty misinformed people when you grew up.
Despite all my rage, I'm still just Nicolas Cage
Wtf? Axl Rose and no Mustaine?
Seriously? He only really does any yelling on the first two albums (where he still primarily sings). After that, he's always singing. You can't play a song like "One" or "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" and yell. Either you have a really ****ty ear and are unable to tell the difference between singing and yelling or you are just taking a chance to join a bandwagon and bash something because everyone else does.
Anyway, enough ranting on my part. I go with Bruce Dickinson. You left out tons of people on that list several of those aren't metal vocalists.
I have to say a tie between Halford and Bruce as far as this list goes. I still say Toshi is the best metal singer.