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Maynard James Keenan vs. Peter Steele – Greatest Metal Frontman, Round 1

Maynard James Keenan vs. Peter Steele
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This first round battle in the Greatest Metal Frontman tournament features an eclectic matchup between Maynard James Keenan and the late Peter Steele.

Maynard James Keenan fronts Tool, one of the most unique and complex bands to ever hit a recording studio or stage. The intricacy of his vocal patterns blends effortlessly within the many layers of Tool’s music. Add the fact that Maynard also fronts A Perfect Circle and Puscifer, and he’s one of rock and metal’s most accomplished frontmen.

Peter Steele was a hulking man with a booming deep voice and an exaggerated sense of sarcasm and wit. He made Type O Negative’s live approach an “us vs. them” mentality, taunting the crowd and often making self-deprecating comments about his own band. The gothic doom band are often categorized as a blend of the Beatles and Black Sabbath, a compliment which the singer-bassist proudly boasted.

Maynard James Keenan or Peter Steele? Cast your vote for the Greatest Metal Frontman in the poll below! Voting for this round closes on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 11:59PM ET. Fans can vote once per hour, so keep coming back to make sure that your favorite metal musician wins!

Next: Lemmy Kilmister vs. Al Jourgensen

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