Top Ten Most Important Members of a BandIronSabbathPriest When I say important, I mean the bands driving force, main songwriter, occasional producer, etc. So don't go around adding Kurt Cobain, Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson. Or anyone like them.
The Top Ten
The leader of Opeth. The guy who does everything. He writes most of Opeth's material, and is a fantastic songwriter. - IronSabbathPriest
He puts effort. Deserves to be at the top - EpicJake
Sorry if I spelt it wrong. Chuck and Death produced almost 20 years of pure awesome music. And when he died, we had the saddest musician death. And the end to the greatest death metal band. - IronSabbathPriest
This guy is just a legend. Him and Porcupine Tree are one of my favourite bands. And his solo career is pretty amazing as well. Hand Cannot Erase is easily the best album of the year so far. - IronSabbathPriest
This guy is unbeatable! Even when Layne Staley died. He reformed the band with Willem Duvall and they still kick ass today. - IronSabbathPriest
Yes, he's the driving force there. His songwriting is the most important part. - Metal_Treasure
Tobias Sammet and Jeff Waters are #1 and #2 for me - nobody does what they do.
Tobias Sammet runs 2 successful bands in parallel! He sings for 2 bands, writes music and lyrics for 2 bands, tours with 2 bands, etc. He's been doing that for 15 years!
Sometimes he plays bass.
Tobi founded Edguy when he was 14.
Then he founded Avantasia - a superband that includes many famous singers from all over the world and it's difficult to coordinate. This type of projects also need lots of talent and versatility to write songs that fit the styles of so many different singers. Besides, Avantasia is a metal opera and the stuff is not easy.
Tobi is a top 10 metal singer and overall a super-talented musician. He is also one of the smartest and coolest guys out there. - Metal_Treasure
Annihilator = Jeff Waters. He's one of the most multi-talented metal musicians. Definitely a guitar virtuoso.
He's basically a lead guitar player but his roles in the band are more than that:
Founder, leader, songwriter, lyricist, and when needed - rhythm guitar player and even bassist and lead vocalist. He founded his own studio and became a producer.
Annihilator didn't have a bassist for their debut album (which is a masterpiece) and Jeff Waters created and played all the original bass lines (besides creating everything else).
He also did lead vocals on several albums - he's not a songbird but he's not bad (ex. - King Of The Kill, 21). - Metal_Treasure
RIP Lemmy, you will be missed.
He has good voice, good musics everything that a band needs.
This guy is fabulous.
Founded 2 legendary bands, wrote remarkable songs for both bands, played guitars, did lead vox, backing vox. - Metal_Treasure
Best for ever
The guys from Primal Fear are very good and skillful musicians but they wouldn't sound that good without the great songs Mat Sinner writes. Primal Fear just have good songs.
Mat Sinner is also their bassist and co-founder of the band. I always compare Mat Sinner with Steve Harris - both are Grey Cardinals: they exert power behind the scenes, without drawing attention to themselves. Also both are bassists and know how to write good songs.
Songs: Strike, All for One, Diabolus, King for a Day, The Man (That I Don't Know). - Metal_Treasure
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