Originally Posted by darkguardian50
Ripper is awesome, this whole shitkicking match with IE fans over which was better is stupid in my opinion. Both are great (and obviously very different) singers.
That's always gonna happen when a band switches a major member, especially a singer. The man who is seen as the voice of the band. I like Barlow better but Ripper did a great job in IE. Since Schaffer writes all the stuff the material will never suffer due to line up changes and he can get any capable singer, as he proved on NOTSR to sing the stuff. As long as the material is great and the singer can pull it off it's not that big of an issue for me.