Discussion: What Frontman Attributes Are Crucial for Success?

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What do you imagine your favorite frontman/woman as? Maybe as a mighty warrior standing atop a golden stoop releasing soaring vocals that could ruffle the feathers of a bald eagle? Or maybe as a soulless void in the bowels of the Marianas Trench releasing a silence-filled cacophony with the ability to switch the magnetic poles of the earth? Now what if the frontman/woman lacks tangible talent at all? Can you still enjoy the performance? Or will you ever even see the artist live? What attributes are most important to you?

First off, the motivation behind this discussion started from a recommendation to W. for Washington Think Tank. In that post, we discussed the three things that may help contribute to a great metal vocalist: vocal ability, showmanship, and longevity. I wanted to build off this and start a discussion on whether or not these three thing are as important for a band/vocalist to be successful in today’s musical climate.

In this age of DIY bands/artists, there is access to innumerable amounts of talent through a slew of different outlets. This saturation of artists seems to create a diminishing role for the classic “frontman” attributes (e.g. important frontman moves, such Rob Halford whipping his Harley Davidson motorcycle onstage). With so many of the artists we consume only available via online sources and with little to no chance of ever seeing these artists live, I would argue that the importance of some of these attributes has diminished.

As an object lesson, consider the huge number of underground bands from whom you purchase music on Bandcamp. Some of you have likely purchased dozens, if not hundreds, of albums. Of all those bands, how many will you ever see live? This has to decrease the importance of  showmanship, right?

Granted, music is not entirely consumed because of great vocal abilities or frontman showmanship. The marketing behind the accessibility of bands is a huge driving force, for instance. But in the live setting where you are unfamiliar with an artist (where music is typically at 11/10 and comprehending/digesting the music is at a staggering 1/10) the vocalist is crucial in captivating the audience’s participation. So does your obscure metal band vocalist get a pass on showmanship abilities even though his/her vocal abilities rattle the chest hair off Mr. Putin? Examples for each viewpoint are aplenty and will not be presented here (I want to keep your opinion untainted!)

I would argue that for a band to be successful outside of our obscure corner of the internet that a vocalist must have all of the  attributes I’ve mentioned and an array of complementary skills, amongst other things (i.e talent, perseverance, management, luck! ). However, if a band is widely successful outside of our murky pit, it is not likely we are going to be listening to them anyway.

So guys, what do you guys think? Does a singer need all three to be successful in todays music industry climate? Or could you give a rats-ass about any of the attributes as long as you dig the tunes? Sound off below!

GL

 

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    • CyberneticOrganism

      They run screaming.

  • God ov All

    Carach Angren’s new album leaked and Ive been listening too it while waiting for my physical copy to get here. Goddamn does it rip. (excuse some of the lolbuttz-y lyrics. English is not their first language)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzMOS-ux204

  • God ov All

    BRUCE FUCKIN DICKINSON. Rarely have I ever seen a man exert himself like he does to put on an amazing show.

  • Travis Ryan and the Ethan Lee Mcarthy need to do some sort of collaboration. That is all.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus

      Ethan Lee McCarthy is one of the most ferocious vocalists in metal, hands down.

  • Dagon

    If you think Bandcamp, then yes, showmanship is probably having a downswing, but I think it is still required to pull in those large numbers and to get festival gigs. Look at the headliners, they are usually huge bands with great frontmen, regardless if you actually enjoy their sound or not. Case in point, Amon Amarth:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH3XsGL4ucs

    • I like Amon Amarth, though each album usually has a few songs I don’t care for. The good songs make up for that.

      • Dagon

        I like them but am not a huge fan or anything. But they are definitely one the most well known modern bands and this is greatly due to their live performances IMO.

    • sweden strikes again <3

  • CyberneticOrganism

    The header image is majestic.

    http://i.imgur.com/jPTTgr2.jpg

    • Holy shit. This is my new god.

      • God ov All

        🙁

        • Dagon

          We should share a beer and drown our sorrows… Kids these days just don’t understand.

          • God ov All

            Ill invite zeus over. he just hasnt been the same since.

          • Dagon

            Poseidon is a no go, dude’s pussy whipped af

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Call Hades too, tell him to bring that awesome dog of his.

          • God ov All

            I dont think he will come. Its winter, so his lady is with him right now.

          • VVayne Brady

            +1 for sick mythology reference.

          • Edith Hamilton is thrilled right now.

      • Dagon

        I’m reading this…

      • VVayne Brady

        I’ve had this image on my phone for years.

    • Dagon
      • Dagon’s Shocked Right Nipple

        Black&White2?

        • Dagon

          Impossible Creatures, released in 2002 or 2003.

          • Dagon’s Shocked Right Nipple

            looks like a Molynuex to me.

          • Herr Schmitty

            +1 for new name.

  • Hubert, Goat ov ……Satan

    I never thought about this. I don’t think of a band as a frontman with his or her backing band but more of a group of people that make music. I don’t separate the singer with the rest of the band. I guess I don’t really care, at all.

    • I think in metal the backing band is often more important than the vocalist.

  • IronLawnmower

    I don’t really pay attention to the frontman. Mainly because 9/10 I’m up at the front headbanging.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      I always look at the band as a whole, I’ve never been too concerned with how great the frontman/woman is. They’ve gotta play their part just like the rest of the group.

      What annoys me is when they get too involved in what the crowd is doing (or not doing) and start scolding you for not moshing hard enough, or gesticulate too wildly about getting a circle pit formed, or any other standard frontman thing where it becomes a distraction to the performance and you feel like you’re back in school again being nagged by a fucking math teacher.

      “LET’S GET A FUCKING CIRCLE PIT GOING MOTHERFUCKERS! NO, STOP… WE WILL NOT CONTINUE UNTIL I SEE EVERY ONE OF YOU FUCKERS MOSHING THE FUCK OUT! HERE WE FUCKING GO CHICAGO… YOU CALL THAT A PIT?!”

      • VVayne Brady

        Also, overuse of the F bomb can be really distracting.

        • Dagon’s Shocked Right Nipple

          Overuse of Robb Flynn makes Karhu go crazy.

        • Further Down the Metal Hole

          I feel disappointment every time a favourite of mine resorts to such ways.

      • Hubert, Goat ov ……Satan

        FUCK those guys. I hope you terminate them all.

      • Agree with you there. If your audience is not motivated by your music alone then you need to step up your song writing game.

  • I don’t think ALL of this necessarily falls to the vocalist. Certainly, having a front man with an engaging personality and live charm is exceptionally useful for winning over new fans. But insinuating that the vocalist also have management skills implies that you may be arguing that the front man is the mouth piece, business manager, and image of the band, and I don’t think that’s necessary anymore.

    I think it also depends on the band’s goals. If a band wants to stay a studio project, then they must put all their effort into crafting the greatest product they possibly can. Intelligent marketing is great, but word of mouth trumps all forms of music marketing.

    If a band wants to make it big and get out on the road, they have an abundance of new issues. The above still applies 100%, but they also need to have a live presence. This includes every member of the band. You need live energy, or no one is going to care or remember that band who played good music and just stood there. The front man certainly has a lot more responsibility here, but if the other band members are doing absolutely nothing and just playing, they’re doing it wrong.

    Front man needs to man that merch table almost immediately after the show. If possible, let him skip breaking down the stage (NO, LOCAL BANDS THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU YET.) He is the most easily identifiable member of the band to 95% of people, so if people want to talk to the band, they’re going to remember his face, not the drummer’s (sorry). Front man needs to be patient, gracious, and knowledgeable on the bands merch/plans.

    I have lots of other ramblings but that’s all for now

    • As a frontman I value your opinion!

      GL

      • Next show we open for a big touring band i’m convincing my band to let me skip breakdown

        • Stockhausen

          I’m always on merch booth duty (hahaha doody) and I love skipping breakdown. We’re really efficient anyway, and make sure no one waits on us.

          • Guacamole Jim

            Let’s play a show together where things run smoothly!! I would murder 35 local Edmonton bands in order to make this happen.

          • Stockhausen

            I’m so in. Death to long movers, death to set run-overs, death to posers.

          • Guacamole Jim

            It drives me insane – especially when we’re the headlining act for the evening. Weeks before every show we find out our time limits, and tailor our set to fit the parameters, and then show up at the gig on time. Then we sit around for hours as each band with a half an hour set plays for 45 minutes and takes an additional half an hour to tear down. All our friends leave, and we finally get on after midnight and play to the sound guy. We started requesting opening slots because we got so frustrated.

          • Opening slots >>>>>>>>

          • Guacamole Jim

            It’s sad that this is true. I wish shows were run properly, and that the headlining slot was a good spot to have, but it’s just not the case.

          • I just want to play at a reasonable hour and leave when I feel like it so I can go to work the next day. I am old.

          • Guacamole Jim

            ….. honestly, I struggle after every show to want to stay. I know I should support the other bands, but A) they suck, B) I’m tired, and C) fuck it.

          • D) The guacamole is going bad. Gotta get home to eat it.

          • I feel you. I stick around when bands are killing it/dudes I wanna see but otherwise the ‘scene’ can eat a bag of dicks. Austin won’t suddenly run out of rock bands because I want to go to work non-hungover.

          • HessianHunter

            “Supporting the scene” is stupid. I’m going to support artists I dig in whatever scene they’re a part of. I don’t like shitty metal more than I like good indie rock.

          • If I didn’t have this insatiable desire to support the scene, I would literally be in bed by 11 pm on nights i have shows

          • I am all about that 2nd slot spot on the bill

          • Stockhausen

            Yeah dude, clueless kids at shows is unbelievably infuriating. We were playing a state away on a weekend run one time, and a band took FOREVER getting on stage, and went at least three songs over their set time. They were bumbling idiots with rock star syndrome (and dreads/jerseys/camo shorts in 2014) and the singer said “You guys wanna hear another one?” at the end of their third song over, and our drummer yelled over everyone “NO. YOU’RE WAY OVER SET TIME AND YOU NEED TO GET OFF STAGE.” I will always cherish the look on lead douche’s face after that.

          • Guacamole Jim

            Your drummer is my hero.

          • Max

            The guitarist in my former band once dealt with massive overstayers by simply getting the soundman to pull the plug on them completely. This was after repeated entreaties to finish their set – and baring in mind, since they were total Tool clones, their songs were too long anyway.

          • Stockhausen

            That’s how it’s done. I’m going to make sure to be nice to sound guys so I can have them do that next time it happens.

    • Front man needs to be experienced in poser slaying as well.

      • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

        Not true. The frontmen of Depeche Mode and Duran Duran were successful at what they were doing and people called them posers. They’re still selling out arena worldwide.

      • Poseur Diposeur

        Poser Disposal*

    • Edward/Breegrodamus

      Doug Moore manned the Pyrrhon merchandise table when I saw them play live here. Dude was / is also exceptionally personable and courteous.

      • Hubert, Goat ov ……Satan

        I bet he speaks in SKRONKS.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus

          Also vile putrescence.

          • Stockhausen

            Excellent term.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            A Stockhausen original

          • Stockhausen

            ov DOOM.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            A Stockhausen original ov crushing doom and eternal rending.

      • I think once you achieve a certain success, the front man doesn’t need to man the merch table anymore. My advice was more for bands who are playing to a crowd where they are relatively unknown.

        • Stockhausen

          If Tommy Rogers manned the merch booth, people would die in that swarm.

    • more beer

      A good frontman gets a venue moving. I saw Origin and 1349 last night Jason from Origin had the crowd totally into it and the whole place was moving. The singer from 1349 was good at what he does. But that interaction wasn`t there and there was a lot of just standing around.

      • I’ve seen 1349, I know what you’re talking about. I love that band but I walked out after one song

        • more beer

          Don`t get me wrong it was a good set. There just wasn`t that energy. A lot of people left. I was with a buddy who is the frontman in a pretty big band.(he`s played Wacken) we both talked about the differences in the two. We were in total agreement about the energy in the room for both bands. It was all the frontman that brought that. Also I don`t think the singer from 1349. speaks a word of English which doesn`t help either.

      • MoshOff

        At Summer Slaughter Jason Keyser manned the merch booth straight after Origin’s set and was SWARMED with people wanting to buy merch.

        • more beer

          That guy brings it that`s for sure.

      • CT-12

        Origin kills live and Jason is a super nice dude

        • more beer

          There is no doubt about that. They should have been headlining.

    • Guacamole Jim

      I agree with almost everything, except the bit about not remembering the drummer’s face. I can, without being arrogant, say for a fact that I’m the most memorable member of my band (they’ve all commented on it before), and the most “frontman” I get is doing backing vocals on choruses and such. For me, when I play live, I give it my all, and people notice and connect with that, even if I’m not able to interact with the audience in ways any other member of the band could.

      • I’m the most memorable member of my band because I play a giant guitar. It seems a lot easier than being really good at all of those things.

        • Guacamole Jim

          Stick with your shtick, man.

        • Dagon

          And you do a damn good job at it. Jerome, AZ = feels, to me.

      • of course you can say that, we’re part of the #GuacamoleFanClub.. But don’t get to cocky! >_>

      • Sure, I’ve seen bands with a member who is NOT the frontman who easily outshines everyone else on stage, but that’s usually an exception. I’ve mostly seen stationary guitarists/bassists who sometimes maybe bob their heads during the heavy parts.

        Drummers are split 3 ways for my experience: 1) Amazing. Sometimes has a lot of presence, sometimes doesn’t, but is always fun to watch. 2) Laser death eyes at all other members of the band because someone is messing up.
        3) Concentration face of absolutely no interaction with anyone.

        I wish bands were made 100% out of people like you

        • Guacamole Jim

          hahahahah I’ve definitely done #2 a lot. #3 bores the shit out of me, but it seems the vast majority of drummers tend to fall into that category. I blame it on bands settling for inexperienced drummers who haven’t had enough practice, so they need to maintain strict concentration just to make sure they don’t get lost or mess up. It’s way better to be practiced up so that in the live situation you can lose yourself in the music and the flow and just rock out.

        • When Ben 1st joined Converge he was the most entertaining member of the band. He always had a Joker face on while he was piaying. Now he’s got long hair and you can’t see his facial expessions behind the kit.

      • …or its cause you’re Glock Jim…

      • HessianHunter

        I play drums a lot like Animal from The Muppets, so people tend to notice me acting a damn fool. Luckily in a band with two drummers, I can often just grab a floor tom and run out into the crowd when I’m feeling antsy/confrontational.

    • Well said, spot on man!

  • Dagon
  • Allegaeon frontman is fucking hilarious live.

    • MoshOff

      The funniest live banter I’ve witnessed in my life was when Opeth went on after Ozzy Osbourne the last day of Hellfest 2011 and Mikael gets up to the mic after the first song and goes “I hope you enjoyed our opening band, Ozzy Osbourne”, and people started booing like crazy. I almost died from laughter, what a troll.

  • Tyree
    • Dagon’s Shocked Right Nipple

      Marissa Nadler is amazing.

  • BASEDBEARD

    Honestly, it doesn’t matter much about showmanship, to me anyway. I’ve been to dope fucking shows where the band barely moves. It’s mostly the tunes, man

    • Tapir McPhallus

      There’s at least one thing on which I can agree with you, bae.

      • BASEDBEARD

        Aw, don’t sell us short baebae, we both like folk, black and gaze

    • Scrimm

      There are some who have a commanding presence without moving much. Gorguts comes to mind for me. All depends on the band I guess.

  • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

    What a frontman needs to be successful is presence, talent and showmanship. The frontmen of any succesful band has these three qualities.

  • Scrimm

    Frontman you say? The best in the biz.

    • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

      I consider the best metal frontman a contest too hard to judge because there’s so many good metal frontmen.

      • Scrimm

        No one even comes close, I’ve seen literally hundreds.

        • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

          There’s so many. The frontmen for Napalm Death, Voivod, Ringworm, Exhhumed and countless classic rock bands are awesome and in the case of the classic rock bands one of the major reasons for their success or decline. If a band like that can keep their frontman position relatively intact or get a beter replacement they will have success. If they change too many times or have frontmen that don’t connect they will decline and have more failures.

          • Scrimm

            All those suck in comparison

          • CT-12

            Iron Maiden is, and always will be, my favorite band, hands down, but comparing musicians is silly when everybody has their signature. Bruce fucking rules (obviously), but you can’t even compare his style to Barney Greenway (favorite growler in existence) or Human Furnace (one of the most aggressive frontmen and singers in existence). They’re all great, all deserve the praise for what they do.

          • Scrimm

            I’m especially on a Bruce trip today given the recent news.

    • If Freddie Mercury was alive, he might be Bruce’s only competish.

      • Scrimm

        Today of all days there is no competition.

        • i’ll agree with you, he is the best.
          but for small venues, my vote would go towards probably Travis Ryan of Cattle Decapitation. you seen them live??

          • Scrimm

            Several times, but it was years ago so I’m sure he has improved I almost got to see Bruce with his solo band in the 90’s in a tiny bar here but it got cancelled.

  • Dischordia’s fronthunk is pretty funny, I remember him saying, “This next song is called Zone of Perpetual Darkness…cause it is!”

    • Scrimm

      I hope I get to see them.

    • Stockhausen

      Ha. I like using that one. I’m the least br00tal frontman in between songs.

  • I always loved Angela’s Gossow stage presence. Since watching her in live videos reminded me to pay attention to the corporal gestures and body communication in a live setting, if the band and their music permits it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33U3bGZOcX8

    I also enjoy more calm live stages, like Katatonia, where you don’t see them moving too much or headbanging tooo much, because they concentrate in replicate the dynamics of their music:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O59aGv_jTGM

    I think that the entire metal style give us, the listeners, a wide range of options that suits every personality. It’s awesome and I’m proud and happy to be able to hear a lot of different musical options.

  • Poseur Diposeur

    So I saw Pig Destroyer recently and it fucking ruled, and it got me thinking about something.

    Pig Destroyer made their sound guy/samples operator a full member of the band, but live he really functions as a sort of hype man. He drinks whiskey, jumps up and down, gets in the crowd’s face etc. Slipknot’s extra members/trash can slappers have kind of a similar role because their limited contribution to the sound frees them up for crowd interaction or backing vocals. I feel that more metal bands should have an extra member that barely plays an instrument and mostly just gets the crowd going. I’m interested in hearing y’all’s opinions.

    If you guys really want to see the impact of a hype man in a kind of rock n’ roll setting you should watch the whole Radio Bemba Sound System concert by Manu Chao on youtube

    • Dagon

      I am upvoting you for Manu Chao
      >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      • Poseur Diposeur

        Nice. Radio Bemba Sound System is the coolest concert video I have ever seen. I wish more people in the States were into him besides gross hipsters

        • Dagon

          He’s pretty unknown in Brazil as well, even among reggae crowds. He’s sort of big in Europe, though.

    • Dagon’s Shocked Right Nipple

      This could be a good idea.

      • Dagon’s Shocked Right Nipple

        Provided they don’t fuck around the bands sound.

    • Stanley

      The Happy Mondays have this tool called Bez whose sole role is to dancing around like a complete plonker. Flush.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43eMCobo15c

      • Poseur Diposeur

        That’s all he does? And he’s like, in the band? (never heard of this band before)

  • Stockhausen

    I’d also like to point out that I’ve seen some great frontmen/women that have been memorable by totally disengaging from the crowd. This is NOT the same as just standing there or not moving, but I’ve seen some band where the vocalist hunches over, kneels down, faces backstage, or something similar in a way that conveys an interesting detachment. I can’t think of any off the top of my head, anyone know what I’m talking about?

  • HessianHunter

    I actually kinda hate “frontmen” and “stage presence”. It’s realistically true that if your band looks cool while playing, people will like you more, but I wish it weren’t the case. At a certain point all that stuff becomes rock n’ roll theater, not any kind of art I’m interested in absorbing.

    Yeah, I’m the guy who was yelling at you all to dance when you’re at shows, but that’s because I was working on the presumption that the music made you want to move. It’s kinda lame to just go through the motions of “moving around” just to fit in or look cool though, whether you’re an audience member or a performer. At that point your band is a spectacle, not a musician group. Spectacles are great and there’s a whole world of marvelous performance art out there, but to me the role of “really cool rock band” is a very boring role to play. If you want to “perform” on a stage to become more than a handful of people playing music, I’d be much more interested in some Peter Gabriel shit than high-kicks and headbanging.

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/8c/27/08/8c2708a470a76e00fdb756ab4f22293e.jpg

  • Paris Hilton

    HELLLLL YES a vocalist (and band for that matter) needs showmanship! I ain’t bout to be shellin out 45 motherfuckin peezies that I could’ve spent on liquor and gummy worms to watch a bunch of sweaty dudes stand still and play tunes that sound dreadfully exact to the record. I’m there to see something new, not hear the exact same fucking thing I listened to in the car on the way there! You’re in the entertainment business, bucko, ENTERTAIN!! Metal especially is about theatrics and over the top performances; and if y’all think that takes a big budget, it’s your creativity account that’s bankrupt, not your chequing.

    • Scrimm

      I agree with this comment much more than the one below.

    • Yes, you ugly son-of-a-bitch.

      GL

      • Paris Hilton

        I prefer the term “unconventially attractive”

  • I have enjoyed reading all your responses guys. Thanks!

    Also, I would not recommend drinking all the “water juice” from the bottom of a ramen noodle cup. You will likely regret the decision, as I recently have.

    GL

    • Herr Schmitty

      There’s your mistake, bro! Don’t get the cup; get the standard Ramen Noodles package with the seasoning packet and boil that shit in a pot. Make it brothy, baby!

    • Scrimm

      You just killed my appetite and I should thank you since I don’t have shit to eat in the house anyway. Never been able to stomach ramen.

    • and here i thought we were all going to have ____ ____ for lunch

  • old_man_doom

    I think it’s pretty cool when frontmen do this shit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGNldN6_uZw

    • Scrimm

      Not a big fan of John Bush but I saw Anthrax open for the Misfits in the 90’s and he climbed waaaay up on the pa speakers and did a flip into the crowd. It was pretty badass.

  • I don’t know if times have changed but if a band I really like is making a tour stop near me, I make an effort to catch them to see if they live up to what they put on record. The vocalists that impress have ability and showmanship. I don’t think longevity is a requirement.

  • FeelTheTacoBell

    Freddie Mercury had it all. Across all the styles of music.

  • FeelTheTacoBell

    Freddie Mercury had it all. Across all the styles of music.

  • I think the live experience should about the whole band and not just the singer. If you ever get the chance to see All Else Failed live – do it.

    http://youtu.be/grOQoEwZavQ

  • CT-12

    Just gonna put this out there, I hate the vox for Artificial Brain. It’s the last thing I pay attention to with those guys, and it moreso gets in the way than anything. I just don’t know how you have a band full of sick ass musicians and you decide to bree your way through an entire album, change it up a little bit man!

    • Lacertilian

      The fact that I agree with you but still listen to them shows how awesome the music is though.
      Either that or I’m a glutton for punishment.

      • CT-12

        Totally agreed, I still bump the shit out of that album. Dude just needs to mix up a bit for me to make the band feel a little more whole.

  • Virgil the Ghost Poet

    OK I want in in this. The to coolest frontmen that I have seen are GroovieMan of TKK and Pig of KMFDM. Groovie man hit the stage with his stoner smile and a long red leather trench coat. That was cool. He sang his stripper fucken sleaze and you know he not only played the part but lived it.
    Pig aka Raymond Watts came out 3 songs in wearing his own shirt like Danzig and a cowboy hat. He was the coolest fucken guy in the room.
    I get brought in by guys that are the opposite of me. I’m more like Pete Steele a big brooding guy who would rather be invisible. You would never see me wearing a red trench coat or a cowboy hat.
    Other guys like Jimmy Urine of MSI with his energy and Al Jourgenson with his high on heroin attitude or the mighty Danzig. Bash him and Manson all you want but they are great performers.

  • Lacertilian

    As a teenager I thought Tom Araya was a great frontman, although these days not so much.
    I’ll also jump in the bowl while you fuckers flush me for saying I like Randy Blythe as a frontman.
    The vocalist from The Bronx was really great with the crowd when I saw them circa 2006.
    Neil Fallon from Clutch never dissappoints.
    Mike Patton delivers.
    Tony Foresta is tops in Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan etc.
    Youngy from King Parrot is supposed to be ridiculous live (can’t wait to see them)
    and of course Robert Plant & Jim Morrison.
    *dusts off flame suit*
    Come at me..

    • Brouroboris

      Youngy is a force of fucking nature.

      • Brouroboris

        Last time I saw King Parrot he spent half the set running from the stage to the back kicking people and jumping off the bar.