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Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.


Yeah look it up he was before Metallica and they others came to be, he was the one who invented Heavy Metal and Metal not Metallica and the other bands and did you know this Metallica, Iron Maiden and the other Heavy Metal bands didn't like hair bands and Metallica is that that Heavy Metal cause a few of there songs are not Heavy and so Iron Maiden and the other Heavy Metal bands began to hate Metallica cause they weren't really a heavy metal band and just listen to there older songs that will prove a lot - rocknrollhorselover

He? Is this a Dio solo vocalist love-in thread? It's a Top Ten Metal Band thread, and Dio (the band) were good, but just sheer idiocy has made a Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell vocalist the position where he is. There's no disputing his vocal talent, but start talking about Holy Diver etc. instead of just the man - as great as he was.

Correct. The list is about the greatest metal bands of all time, hence Metallica at 1, Iron Maiden at 2, and Black Sabbath at 3. This is not a 'Top Ten Solo Vocalist Of All Time' list, so that's why Dio is where he is. Start talking about Dio the band and he'd be way further down the list. Incredible gun for hire vocalist though, no question.

This is the only thing in the list I am annoyed to see where it is. Even though Iron Maiden is better than Metallica, I can tolerate it being first. I can't tolerate Doo being so low on the list, I don't know why no one seems to appreciate this and as much some others higher. Maybe it's just me. - kempokid

Dio deserved number 1 on this list not Metallica for a few reasons 1. Dio was THE best singer of all time 2. His Guitarist doesn't use to much wah like Kirk Hammett to make him look like a badass 3. If it wasn't for Dio Hard Rock/Metal probably would suck even harder than Metallica Dio deserves number 1 not 22

I don't even see why I'm voting here. The list is so ass backwards. Cannibal Corpse is at like 40 with Marilyn Manson ranking higher... and in my personal opinion Dio, Black Sabbath, or Megadeth should be higher than Metallica.

Dio should at least be in the top 10 because of the amount of badass he has, and then I'm not even talking about his influence or legacy

I wanted to vote for Metallica, but it was already on top. So here it is, Dio, the band that created "Don't talk to strangers" and "Holy diver". Dio must not be on 15 :/

DIO started out strong because there was a hunger and excitement in the music but his albums started to get boring and he was always on about dragons and mysticism. - frankmartin

Dio at no. 17! This is totally bull. Dio should be placed at no. 1. No one can sing as awesome as dio and Dickinson sing. And they are the role models of metal. Stop voting bull.

When you lay the foundations of an entire genre, and still make better stuff than most, if not all other bands, you are pretty much a legend.

But Metallica have lasted, and despite Dio's amazing vocal talent, the horns symbol was just Dio deservedly taking the piss out of Satanism, as did Metallica.

It is undoubtedly true that Dio (the man) improved every 100 bands he was in, but there was a band named Dio (the band, not the individual) that also existed, so does anyone of Ronnie James Dio's fans have anything constructive to say about Dio (the band)? PS: My favourite metal band is Hetfield. *wink*

Dio should be in the top ten at least. - Rambles

Yeah you people suck Dio should be WAY higher if not number one. His band was certainly better than Megadeath. Megadeath shouldn't be on the list at all.

The symbol of metal fans use "devils horns" was influenced by dio to metal so what are we discussing

Dio has so many great songs. Should be a lot higher. Top 10 easy. Come on people vote for the man on the silver mountain.

Dio the individual, or Dio the band? The individual improved every band he was vocalist for - and that includes Sabbath. Dio, the band, had some top albums, but he was basically a gun-for-hire. Want a great record? Hire Dio. Listen to Rainbow's 'Stargazer' for evidence.

Ronnie James Dio is the best metal singer of all time, and they are not satanic or anything, whats not to love? - Lucretia

Because thrash is the best movement in metal, that's why Bullet For My Valentine are above Dio.

DIO should be in the top 10... It's a shame that Avenged Sevenfold is higher...

It shocks me that Dio is so low down on the list! How did this even happen?! D: this guy's a god!

Nirvana wasn't metal, and it's higher than this? Please. THIS is metal.

Dio must be at least in the top 5 because it's a former band of metal

Dio is far better than Disturbed and Dream Theater. He was a god!