Most Iconic People In Heavy Metalryanrimmel
The Top Ten
Easily, Dio gets my vote. He set the bar for metal vocals very high!
And lets not forget about his incredible personality - he's known for paying attention to every fan who has approached him. He talked to fans for hours after the shows. So talented and committed to metal but so accessible. He is the greatest metal personality ever and could be a role model for everyone. His ethics was impeccable.
So sad Dio is lower than Ozzy on this list (and on most of the lists) because Dio is way more talented than Ozzy.
And by the way, I don't see Tony Iommi on this list and I will add him. Again, another musician who is way better than Ozzy but gets less credits. - Metal_Treasure
He created the metal horns! M/
He fronted pioneering Heavy Metal/Hard Rock bands Rainbow & Elf
He started and fronted his own Heavy Metal band, Dio
He replaced Ozzy Osbourne as frontman of Black Sabbath
He was in a short lived band with former Sabbath members called Heaven & Hell - ryanrimmel
THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS
THE GODFATHER OF HEAVY METAL
-He is the legendary frontman of the first Heavy Metal band, Black Sabbath, and eventually is successful solo career. - ryanrimmel
Really talented singer, amazing personality, great sense of humor, one of the most intelligent metal musicians.
Hehe, he's also the best pilot and the best fencer among the metal musicians.
He's my #2 after Dio. - Metal_Treasure
The legendary longtime frontman of Iron Maiden. That powerful voice helped inspire a subgenre of Heavy Metal, called Power Metal. - ryanrimmel
Vocal icon for all generations of metal singers. It's difficult to beat his vocals. - Metal_Treasure
He fronted Judas Priest since they started in 1969 and is one of the very few openly gay metal frontmen. - ryanrimmel
Founder of Metallica, guitar player with a overstanding technical level, founder of Megadeth and the only one who was able to join marty friedmann with nick menza and dave ellefson to make one of the most important cycles in thrash history and today still is out the thrashers community!
Former lead guitarist of Metallica, and now lead singer and lead guitarist of Megadeth. - ryanrimmel
The longtime singer, songwriter, and rhythm guitarist of Metallica - ryanrimmel
The legendary riffmaster and shredder and mastermind behind Pantera - ryanrimmel
The Greatest Guitarist Ever Sad To See Him Die R.I.P Dimebag - christangrant
The incredibly badass vocalist and bassist of Motorhead. - ryanrimmel
Needs to be in the top 3. Ian Frazier "Lemmy" Kilmister's menacing,gravelly singing voice is legendary among metal vocalists.
The mysterious Man In Black, Genius, Riffmaster and Pioneer of metal. The mastermind behind two legendary bands - Deep Purple and Rainbow. His riffs and solos are so powerful that can open your 3rd eye.
He discovered and hired Dio (later in Black Sabbath; Dio), and some other remarkable metal musicians:
Cozy Powell (later in Black Sabbath), Bob Daisley (later in Ozzy; Black Sabbath), Don Airey (later in Ozzy), Ian Gillan (later in Black Sabbath), Jimmy Bain (later in Dio), Joe Lynn Turner (later in Yngwie), Doogie White - frontrunner for Bruce Dickinson replacement in Iron Maiden (but they hired Blaze and maybe made a mistake).
No, Maestro Blackmore didn't work as a recruitment agent for Black Sabbath and Ozzy - he was just way more influential than most of the metalheads can imagine. And he was a great hunter of metal talents. - Metal_Treasure
Steve Harris is the brain behind Iron Maiden. He personally wrote dozens of their best songs. - IronSabbathPriest
Bruce Dickinson is a very charismatic frontman but actually Steve Harris is the mastermind there. Steve Harris is the primary songwriter in the band and you can't deny that Iron Maiden songs are very well written and it's their biggest advantage. - Metal_Treasure
Steve Harris is best described by another metal musician - Tobias Sammet:
"Vienna has got Mozart
Chopin they had in Paris (kind of)
The Catholics got the Pope
England's got the Beatles
And even more so:
England's got Steve Harris
England's got Steve Harris
And if that wasn't enough for you
England's got Bruce Dickinson
And of on top of it - the other ones
In Iron Maiden too, yes it's true" (Edguy - England, 2014, bonus track). - Metal_Treasure
Probably the most iconic metal drummer. - Metal_Treasure
Another amazing shredder, riffmaster, and frontman
-He played guitar for Ozzy Osbourne
-He is the frontman/guitarist of Black Label Society - ryanrimmel
Metallica is a Great band with a asshole and lame drummer
Related ListsTop 10 People Who Define New Wave of British Heavy Metal Best Heavy Metal Bands Most People Don't Know Top 10 Reasons Why People Think Heavy Metal Is Satanic Best Heavy Metal Bands Greatest Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Vocalists
List StatsUpdated 24 Jun 2017
2 years, 126 days old
Top Remixes (5)
2. Bruce Dickinson
3. Rob Halford
2. Dimebag Darrell
3. Bruce Dickinson
2. Ozzy Osbourne
3. Bruce Dickinson
View All 5