I know, you could no sooner choose a favorite star in the heavens.
The question of greatest metal vocalist comes with a ripple effect of other questions.
What is metal?
Is... Zeppelin "metal?"
Is... Tool "metal?"
Is… hard rock… metal?
What makes one the "greatest" - tone, technicality, range, emotion?
All questions aside, have fun with it.
I doubt you’ll take issue with any of the answers in this video. Hear from bands Health & The Hu, from Matt Sorum, Geezer Butler, Lzzy Hale, Phil Anselmo, and a bunch more.
SPOILER - here’s who they mentioned:
Ronnie James Dio
Tom Araya (for greatest… scream)
Geezer Butler (as mentioned by himself, lol)
Maynard James Keenan (got an honorable mention)
For my personal answers, I’m going with Phil Anselmo, Corey Taylor, and James Hetfield.
I mean, Phil’s speaking voice alone is so… so soothing, no?