Best Female Metal Singer

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The Top Ten

1
Floor Jansen (After Forever)
Floor Jansen has the best technique and the most versatility out of any female metal vocalist. This woman exudes metal. She is not only the best female vocalist in the genre, but one of the best voices in metal as well.

Since After Forever disbanded, she's been working with her project "Revamp". Both bands are worth checking out alone for Floor's voice. At the time of writing there is also a very high possibility that she will become the third lead singer for Nightwish, and I very much hope that this happens. She deserves to be recognized by a wider audience because she is so fantastic at what she does.
Anything that is not that gothic melodic screamo blacken everything dead dull hott topic crap... Unfortunately that is exactly what is taking over and people will not know what (heavy) metal really is. RIP, real heavy metal. We will not forget you though the drone zombie majority will never know you. RIP Femme Fetale, Doro Pesch of Warlock, Vixen, and many more. Great years now gone, and good things never last. The black drone cloud crowd is here taking over like a world zombie apocalypse. There are good female metal voices out there, but I have also made my point. Own the road, all ye true heavy metal bitches; raise your heavy metal horns and yell freedom! Rroo...
Floor Jansen is a brilliant combination of high technology and emotion in her voice. Stunning clean vocals, a beautiful operatic voice, ominous scream and crystal gentle ballad performance!
[Newest]She has a really beautiful voice. she can sing anything and I think that she has the best technique and the most versatility out of any female metal vocalist.

2Tarja Turunen (Tarja, Nightwish)
Tarja got this wonderful voice, and the perfect additude on stage. She is very beautiful and got nice dresses on stage. Rock On Tarja :-)
Tarja is the best singer that Nightwish has ever had
And now, her solo cR.Is also very successful
She was the first to mix metal and opera
Love her
Tarja has a beautiful voice, both strong and full of emotion. Albums like Oceanborn and Wishmaster show her ability best. I don't like her simply because she's a soprano, there are many out there in metal. She has indeed a unique voice, the one who introduced me in this kind of music. Nightwish and Tuamas's music were undoubtedly the most complimentary to her voice. I like her solo career, but it cannot be compared to the greatness that Nightwish is. To those that claim that operatic voices have no emotion, listen to "Two for Tragedy" and "Dead Boy's Poem".
[Newest]Of course she is the best! Floor is great too but she will never have the level of Tarja since they are so different between each other.

On stage, floor is the winner. On a voice quality speaking matter, TARJA cannot be defeated.

3Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation)
VOICE OF AN ANGEL AND A DEMON AT THE SAME TIME... AND ALL THAT WITHOUT ANY MUSIC CLASSES; JUST PURE NATURAL TALENT! NOT LIKE SOME-SO CALLED SINGERS- WHO NEED CLASSES ALL THE TIME, AND SOUND THOUSAND TIMES WORSE! AND YOU KNOW WHY IS THAT? BECAUSE TECHNIQUE doesn't MATTER-ONLY HEART AND SOUL. YOU HAVE TO FEEL THE SONG, NOT JUST TO TAKE STUPID CLASSES, AND THINK THAT YOU ARE PRINCESS OR SOMETHING! NOT TO MENTION THAT SHE IS WRITING SONGS AND MUSIC FROM THE BEGINNING, TAKING CARE ABOUT SCENERY, COSTUMES, NEVER COMPLAINING ABOUT TRAVELING AND TOURING ANT by the way-HAVING THREE KIDS BESIDES EVERYTHING! SHE IS A DRAGON NOT A WOMAN! AND SHE IS SO UNDERRATED!
Best growling- Otep Shamaya (Otep)
Best opera metal- Lory Lewis (Therion)
Best new age metal- Amy Lee (Evanescence)
The most melodic and touching voice ever, who can sing whatever you want, even without any singing classes- SHARON DEN ADEL!
She is very underrated singer only because she doesn't pay a journalists to call her "a Goddess", like some other singers do (like Tarja Turunen, whos husband pays every interview and headlines with such a ridiculous title, to make you feel like that there is nobody else who sings even better! )I just hope that the voting is going to be fair once for all, and that the REALLY THE BEST is going to win!
Sharon is:
-one of the first and the best female vocals in metal music
-pioneer of the Gothic/symphonic metal
-role model for all other female frontwomen who started to dress like her (tarja)
-writer of all songs from the first album
-naturally talented without music school and singing classes
-some of them are just beautiful, some are just talented, but SHARON HAS IT ALL...!
[Newest]What to say? She is simply fantastic! She has an amazing voice! A true goddess! Just listen to one song with her voice to fall in love!

4Simone Simons (Epica)
Not only one of the hottest, but also one of the greatest voices in female-fronted bands, or any genre of female singing for that matter. Listen to 'Tides of Time', it's a beautiful ballad which brings out the best in Simone's vocals.

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Her range soars octaves above Tarja's. Her voice is also very versatile, stretching from operatic to lower, dark pitches.
Her voice will make you fall in love with her.
[Newest]She is very cool 😎

5Doro Pesch (Doro, Warlock)
DORO SHOULD BE THE FIRST! SHE IS THE TRUE QUEEN OF FEMALE FRONTED METAL BANDS- BECAUSE SHE IS THE PIONEER OF IT!

A LOT OF OTHERS ARE JUST PATHETIC COPYCATS AND "WANNA BE DANGEROUS CHICK" BITCHES! THEY ARE NOT IN A METAL WORLD BECAUSE THEY LOVE IT, BUT BECAUSE THEY SMELL THAT IT BRINGS MONEY AND FAME; LIKE TARJA TURUNEN (SHE don't LISTEN TO METAL, SHE don't HAVE A METAL VOICE, SHE don't DRESS LIKE LIKE METALHEAD - BUT SHE IS CONSTANTLY PUTTING HER ASS INTO THAT WORLD TO GRAB SOME MONEY FROM IT! )
DORO FOREVER!
Saw her in concert for the first time this year and she gave so much energy. You can tell she loves what she does. Doro is the best.
Why isn't Doro number one is beyond me! The true pioneer in women in metal
[Newest]She's The Queen of Metal and should be number 1! She's the only one on this list that is actually Metal!

6Anette Olzon (Nightwish)
I love Anette because she is a great singer and a down-to-earth person. We don't need other divas like Turunen, and Imaginaerum is a perfect album. She's the perfect singer for Nightwish, and I can't wait to hear what she'll be able to do in the future
I love both Tarja and Anette for Nightwish. I'm voting for Anette because she is potentially more moving than Tarja.
Anette is so beautiful person with very amazing voice.
[Newest]Anette rocks more then Tarja! I really love New Nightwish era!

7Heidi Parviainen (Amberian Dawn)
Heidi really does have a beautiful voice. I really like sopranos, but here, especially. I don't think anyone really compares.

djh101

One of the bests! In my opinion should be in 4rd

8Vibeke Stene (Tristania)
She has the most unique, touching voice in the world. I can cry because f her singing, there is no other singer who do the same with me. Shame that not so many people love her
She has an incredible voice, angelic and hypnotic, full of emotions. Besides, she has a unnbeatable singing technique.
She is one of the few women of metal genre that has a voice that sounds just as beautiful in studio and live.
She is the queen, tarja floor, simone are really amazing, no dobut, but is something about vibeke that makes her the most beautiful and touching soul singer, unique and simple the best,

9Charlotte Wessels (Delain)

10Liv Kristine (Liv Kristine, Leaves' Eyes, Theatre of Tragedy)

The Contenders

11Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil)
Best voice ever, powerful and high at the same time... She is THE Metal Queen! Amazing girl.
Amazing person and singer, her voice is so beautiful and powerful! Love her so much
She's an amazing singer, she has a special voice. When I heard her for first, I was amazed. Two words: Angelic voice.

12Lori Lewis (Therion)
Lori has the best voice of the classical trained singers. This voice fits the Therion music perfectly.

13Lisa Johansson (Draconian)

14Ailyn (Sirenia)
Amazing singer, and a person.

15Akane Liv (Liv Moon)

16Katarina Lilja (Therion)

17Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy)
The best female vocal fry
By far the best she growls better than many men
Angela is best m/
[Newest]The power of her voice has not equal

18Noora Louhimo
Do yourself a favor and listen Battle Beast's self titled album. Great new METAL band and awesome front woman Noora Louhimo true METAL singer. ImI (>_<) ImI

19Nitte Valo

20Alissa White-Gluz (The Agonist)
EXTREMELY beautiful and talented

21Melissa Ferlaak (ex-Visions of Atlantis, Echoterra)

22Elize Ryd
She is young and not well known, but once you have heard her singing you will never forget it. Elize has very beautiful voice, she sounds like an angel but at the same time she can deliver very strong vocal performance.
Probably the most beautiful voice, not only in metal, but just in general. She has excellent voice control and a super clear voice. I'm afraid that the only reason she isn't ranked much higher is because her band, Amaranthe, isn't as famous as Nighwish, Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil, etc. Although I still do love those other singers, too.

23Monika Pedersen

24Maria Brink (In This Moment)
Maria Brink is a fantastic vocalist, amazing live, brings a lot of energy to In This Moment's stage presence, and really gets the crowd going. Seeing her at Mayhem Fest in 2010 was possibly one of the best experiences I had throughout my teen years. She is a fantastic addition to the world of metal, and I expect In This Moment to be a name we will continue to see for many years to come.
I first heard Maria at Ozzfest and was completely blown away. In This Moment and Maria Brink should have been on the main stage instead of the second. They were better than any band that played on that second stage and better than Lordi which made the main stage. Complete travesty of Metal.
By far should be #1

25Sabine Dünser (Elis) R.I.P.

26Leather Leone (Chastain)
Leather leone is one of the most talented singers on the planet, she can give any man a run for there money... She is my metal queen!
Just listen to "Surrender to no one"!
She is the best female metal vocalist in my book!

27Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering, Agua de Annique)

28Amy Lee (Evanescence)
Incredible vocalist,
Amy is one of the only remaining singers who can actually sing!
Best woman metal singer
I lovee amy lee she is the best singer eveer her voice is very beautiful <3<3<3<<<<<

29Carmen Elise Espenaes (Midnattsol)

30Marcela Bovio (Stream of Passion)

31Otep Shamaya (Otep)
Can do some clean with some awesome screamo

32Manuela Kraller (Xandria)

33Virginie Goncalves (Kells)

34Lisa Middelhauve (Xandria)
Way too good to not have her considered a top-class voice. She could even match one of the top 5 singers on the top 10 list just by taking into consideration her talent.

35Nienke de Jong (Autumn)

36Sandra Schleret

37Kuroneko (Onmyo-Za)

38Alexandra Pittracher (Darkwell)

39Ji-In Cho (Krypteria)

40Sabine Edelsbacher (Edenbridge)

41Morgan Lander (Kittie)
I've loved her voice since the 1st time I heard it! She can sing like an angel and growl like a beast. Always been a huge fan of Kittie!

42Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)
Here range between a beautiful Amy Lee tone as shown in "Break In" to her sexy raspy voice as shown in "Mz. Hyde" makes her in my opinion the best female rock/metal vocalists. And her stunning good looks just puts the sugar on top!

43Amanda Somerville

44Nera (Darzamat)

45Aya (Unsun)
Her voice is great and maybe greatest among female rockers. Their songs also very energic and having great tone in face the truth..

46Cadaveria (Opera IX)

47Orly Lari (EarlyRise)
Most underrater singer ever!

48Suzuka Nakamoto (Babymetal)
She is the youngest on this list at just 16, But she's also the best. This young lady from Japan has the pure beautiful voice of an angel. An angel of Death.
If you see her stage, you will know she is already star in this field even though she just come out.

49Maria Breon (HolyHell)

50Sabina Classen (Holy Moses)

51Anne Nurmi (Lacrimosa)

52Helena Iren Michaelsen (Imperia)

53Maxi Nil (Visions of Atlantis)
The perfect singer for vision of atlantis
Awesome very powerfol voice

54Sonya Scarlet (Theatres des Vampires)

55Anna Murphy
Anna is supernatural talent, she is voice engineer, sings 6 languages, uses 3 music instruments perfectly, & has all atmospheric voices... She is the best!

56Flora (Kerion)

57Krysta Cameron (Iwrestledabearonce)

58Candace Kucsulain
Her voice tears my soul..

59Lita Ford (Lita Ford, The Runaways)

60Masha (Arkona)
Warrior & strong singer, she is better than millions

61Kelly Johnson (Girlschool) R.I.P.

62Sarah Jezebel Deva (Angtoria, Therion, Cradle of Filth)

63Mariangela Demurtas (Tristania)

64Alina Dunaevskaya (Markize)

65Morgan Lacroix (Mandragora Scream)

66Stephanie Luzie (Atargatis)

67Cat (Mortal Love)

68Candice Clot (Eths)

69Ann Boleyn (Hellion)
I am surprised she is not on the list. Her band, Hellion, was the first metal band with a female singer to be on MTV and VH1, and Ann Boleyn was mentored by Ronnie James Dio. She was voted in the top 40 of all time best female singers on VH1 so this is surprising.

70Dawn Crosby (Detente, Fear of God)

71Betsy Bitch

72Marie-Hélène Landry (Despised Icon)

73Julie Kiss (To-Mera)

74Agnete Kjølsrud (Animal Alpha / Djerv)

75Vicky Psarakis (The Agonist)

76Dianne van Giersbergen (Xandria)

77Ann Wilson (Heart)

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