Best Old School Thrash Metal singer



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Posted by ToMegaTherion, 29.10.2009 - 05:14
This is a genre that is much less to do with the vocalist and much more to go with the guitar work. But still, what do you look for in an old thrash singer?
Passion, Range, Control, Tone, Style, Image... I suppose it is a much different style to other metal styles of singing, and definitely an art in itself.

I would vote for Chuck Billy, largely because he encompasses most of the other thrash styles in one. Whereas the other tend to master one or two aspects and restrict what they can do otherwise.

Poll

Best Old Thrash Voice

James Hetfield (Metallica)
22
Tom Araya (Slayer)
19
Chuck Billy (Testament)
18
Other (Please Specify)
11
Bobby "blitz" Ellsworth (Overkill)
9
Joey Belladonna (ex Anthrax)
8
Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
4
Paul Baloff (Exodus, Hirax, Heathen)
3
Mark Osegueda (Death Angel)
2

Total votes: 96
12.08.2011 - 17:29
fabregassed
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 12.08.2011 at 17:10

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.08.2011 at 17:07
which one of the two vocalists?

Sanders more so than Sabin, but it's not like he was growling into the mic either.


Eric Knutson does it better than both imo.
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12.08.2011 - 17:31
Troy Killjoy
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Written by Guest on 12.08.2011 at 17:29
Eric Knutson does it better than both imo.

I've only heard one or two F&J releases, and I don't remember them well enough to agree or disagree.
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12.08.2011 - 17:34
BeastOfMetal456
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 12.08.2011 at 17:06

Written by Guest on 12.08.2011 at 15:14
Proves that not only harsh vocalists work with thrash.

Actually I think Toxik proved that better than anyone else.

I heard a Toxik once, pretty decent, and I'm givin' em another try.
Anthrax proved that too.
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12.08.2011 - 23:08
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Bobby fucking Blitz. I haven't minded instrumentals from Overkill as much as his voice.
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15.08.2011 - 01:15
strade
Definitely Russ Anderson for me, but one could argue how "old school" Forbidden is.
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15.08.2011 - 01:53
Marcel Hubregtse
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Written by strade on 15.08.2011 at 01:15

Definitely Russ Anderson for me, but one could argue how "old school" Forbidden is.


As old school as Testament.
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15.08.2011 - 02:11
fabregassed
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Written by strade on 15.08.2011 at 01:15

Definitely Russ Anderson for me, but one could argue how "old school" Forbidden is.


Why would Forbidden not be old school?
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15.08.2011 - 02:13
BitterCOld
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Two years later, it's still Keith Deans from Holy Terror. got that scorn-filled rapid fire delivery, but can also sing with some 'traditional' power when called upon.

still also dig Sean Killian's work on Vio-Lence' "Eternal Nightmare".
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15.08.2011 - 02:18
strade
Written by Guest on 15.08.2011 at 02:11

Written by strade on 15.08.2011 at 01:15

Definitely Russ Anderson for me, but one could argue how "old school" Forbidden is.


Why would Forbidden not be old school?


Well, I guess that since they are thrash and they're from the eighties, they should probably be considered old school. I just think that Forbidden has a somewhat slowed down, very melodic nature (especially on Twisted Into Form) that never really busts out into the breakneck riffs that classic thrash bands such as Slayer or Kreator used. Sort of progressive/technical, but not in a complete sense. I think it just depends on what you mean by old school.
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16.08.2011 - 04:59
Mothman
I'm going with Chuck Billy. His voice was made for Thrash Metal, and it matches the group's style perfectly.
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17.08.2011 - 07:58
king_matt
Chuck Billy has always been my favorite thrash metal vocalist.
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