Top Ten Metal Musicians With the Best Stage Performance


The Top Ten

1 Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath)

He knows how to move the crowd! - ryanrimmel

2 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.

While I'm not a fan of his music, he puts on a great show - ryanrimmel

Not metal but his music is awesome so his performances must also be good.-DarkBoi-X

I want to see him preform so bad 😩😭

3 King Diamond (Mercyful Fate) King Diamond (Mercyful Fate) Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums more.

I saw him twice and he is unbelievable. He has the microphone with 2 bones forming an inverted cross, the staircase, and people acting out his music on stage. It's hard to describe but its amazing. Look up a video of him live and you will understand - ryanrimmel

4 Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.
5 George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (Cannibal Corpse) George George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher is an American extreme metal vocalist for the American death metal band Cannibal Corpse and the lesser-known melodic death metal band Paths of Possession.

Best headbanger in the world - ryanrimmel

6 Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy) Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy) Massimiliano Antonio "Max" Cavalera is a Brazillian singer, guitarist, and songwriter who currently plays in heavy metal bands Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, and Killer Be Killed.
7 Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven and Hell) Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven and Hell) Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture more.
8 Rob Halford (Judas Priest) Rob Halford (Judas Priest) Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.
9 Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual) Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual) Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo is an American musician who is best known as the former lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Pantera. He currently is the vocalist of heavy metal bands Down and Superjoint Ritual.
10 Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle) Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle) Maynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.

You wonder 2 things
1- How is he that flexible?
2- What in the holy name of Satan is he doing?

The Contenders

11 Papa Emeritus (Ghost) Papa Emeritus (Ghost) Papa Emeritus, alias Tobias Forge is best known as the lead singer of the masked Swedish band Ghost. He is also the lead singer of the death metal band Repugnant and Swedish rock band Subvision

Ghost was a show unlike anything I'd ever seen before. Papa's stage presence is better than any frontman out there - ryanrimmel

12 Till Lindemann (Rammstein) Till Lindemann (Rammstein) Till Lindemann is a German singer, songwriter, musician, actor, poet, and pyrotechnician. He is best known as the lead vocalist and frontman of the German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein.

Fire. Lots of fire. - ryanrimmel

13 Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus) Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus) Gary Wayne Holt is an American guitarist from the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a guitarist, the bandleader, and the main songwriter for the American thrash metal band Exodus and is also a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer.

When he plays solos (especially those with so much whammy), he goes WILD on stage!

14 Jens Kidman (Meshuggah)
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Top Remixes (4)

1. King Diamond (Mercyful Fate)
2. George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (Cannibal Corpse)
3. Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath)
1. Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
2. Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
3. Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath)
1. Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath)
2. Marilyn Manson
3. Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)

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