Top 10 Best Metal Vocalists


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The Top Ten

SU-METAL - Babymetal
For her age she has an unbelievable voice which will only improve over time and more training.
Definitely needs to be on this list if we are being fair here. Amazing vocalist.
Well you gotta admit, She HAS potential. Though she may be young, her voice gets you. Its not the type of voice that gives you a feeling that you are being brought to a place filled with the magic of the song, but more like, the feeling of familiarity... it feels like she is standing beside you, looks at you, grabs your arm and says "Lets have fun! ". Her voice is sincere and filled with the amount of fun she is having on stage. You can sense her... awe (can't get the right word)... in it.
[Newest]I love her powerful and beautiful voice...

2Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden
The legendary vocalist: Bruce Dickinson. Now in his mid-50's and he can still hit those incredible notes in almost every gig he plays. In many of his songs in Iron Maiden, Dickinson has showed his "scream" (most famously in Run to the Hills and Infinite Dreams) which is one of the most impressive vocal displays in metal.
Dickinson's the best of this group, but too take this list more seriously, besides Dickinson, and Dio. Where is Robert Plant, Rob Halford, or Axl Rose?. I may have changed my choice if you had included them in the discussion. They are legends and Household names. Dickinson Mr. Air Raid Siren gets the nod here!.
Bruce Dickinson is the Greatest lead singer in the world his range I unbeatable. He is a great guy friends with major people is a singer, musician, songwriter, pilot, fencer, broadcaster, author, actor, marketing director, and certified badass and going to defeat cancer and send cancer to purgatory to deal with Eddie. Up The Irons

3Roy Khan
Outside all the typical vocalist that people are listing on here... Corey Taylor, Matt tuck or Matt Shadows... Roy Khan can actually sing. He does not have a typical or weak singing voice... Its not poppy nor is it something that would be considered likeable by the mainstream community but he is by far one of the most unique and incredible voices that has ever been heard by human ears. His range is absolutely astounding, the only metal vocalist I've heard in the 2 decades of my listening to metal that can even top Roy is Devin Townsend. He also has a great control over his tone giving him an ability to make something sound beautiful, haunting, powerful... And so much more. He is more than just a "Metal vocalist" he is an artist, painting portraits with each note. He also is an outstanding live performer, he is charismatic, energetic when he needs to and subtle when its called for and using that he has the best stage presence imaginable. The man deserves so much respect and is without a doubt the top vocalist in metal history.
A man with a great great heart. A man with an extraordinary voice full of emotion. A man almost destroyed by his own creation. Always went on 200%. Brilliant work with vocal melodies, dynamics, harmonies, emotions, lyrics... He made every performance and recording so organic and mindblowing. Pure magic. People usually don't talk about this but I think that he's actually one of the greatest story tellers in metal genre. Listening to that guy and watching him perform is a real adventure. Roy Khan definitely deserves to be on a better position.
I truly believe he is one of the few singers that made music something more than just melodies and notes. He added emotions and magic.

His Kamelot where one of the best bands ever existed, with a unique charm. Karma and The Black Halo are simply two of the greatest albums ever made.
[Newest]Roy khan is an angel no human being can sing like him
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4Ronnie James Dio - Dio
Seeing Dio and Rob Halford not in the top 5 makes this list a complete joke. Dio is one of the greatest metal vocalists in music and has one of the most powerful and phenomenal voices of all time.
"sing me a song your a singer" is the best opening line ever in a song mainly because Dio's voice makes it sound so much better.


Ronnie james dio is the best. Rest in peace ronnie james dio. You are the best. Because your sound is wonderful. You will never die. And metal will never die!
[Newest]Number 1 Dio hands down... Bruce then Rob

5Rob Halford - Judas Priest
It's not even close. come on. Halford is off the charts, then when you get to the charts, Dickinson is next.
Just hear the difference between "Beyond the Realms of Death" and then "Painkiller".
Halford can sing with an extraordinarily clean voice, but can scream like no one else can do. He helped create metal, influenced lots of important singers and surely knows how to use his 4 octaves (though he is best at hitting high-pitched notes).
He truly deserves to be #1.
Rob is a very operamatic high active vocalist whom can scale better than anybody bar Freddy mercury his idol.. I rest my case, if it wasn't for priest n rob you wouldn't even have maiden n Dickinson... halford is the greatest! "! "
[Newest]He shouldn't be anywhere but number 1

6James Hetfield - Metallica
How come James is #1 in best metal/rock voices and in the best metal band of all time but he is #5 in metal voices? Still Bruce is second in my opinion still he has a extremely EPIC METAL voice but James is the best.
You cannot beat James' metal vocal ability at seattle 1989. It was amazing!
A big joke hetfield is at no 6... All the voters are blind.. Hetfield can sing hard medium and soft both like hard in creeping death, master of puppets.. Medium in ride welcome home, enter sandman and slow in unforgiven 2, nothing else matter.. He is best live performer... Metallica is best band of the world and they are god of metal... Hetfield deserve 1st position in this list... He is best vocalist + rhythm guitarist and member of Metallica.. Name of Metallica is enough...
[Newest]You are the best

7Corey Taylor - Slipknot
His voice just raise up my spirit!


Corey's scream is as close as you can get without actually yelling and ruining your voice. Given how angry slipknot's music is, listening makes for a very immersive experience. You feel the genuine rage that the band feels, especially on Iowa. But what he is less known for, and underappreciated for, is his expressive singing. He has a distinct voice, one of the most distinct ever--very easy to pick out. He doesn't have a great range, but he sure knows how to use what he has. he sings with a lot of power.
At least he has to be in the top 5. He's the best screamer their is.
Just listen to psychosocial, wherein lies continue, liberate for his highs and snuff, skin ticket, purity for his lows. He is AWESOME
[Newest]Corey is the best

8M. Shadows - Avenged Sevenfold
Great vocalist - good range, and great variation with both softer songs (like Seize The Day, So Far Away, and my personal favourite Victim) and heavier songs (like Nightmare, Critical Acclaim and Welcome To The Family).
M Shadows in my opinion should be at least 3. He has a powerful voice and uses it in the way he should use it! On hail to the king album his vocals are just amazing. It's not like any other metal singer. This is Raw power. If the Rev was still here and he sand on Hail to the king, he would be number 1!
Really unique voice. Amazing control and range coupled with an ability to incorporate heavy raspy growl for metal stompers or extremely clean and emotive vocals for ballads with perfect execution at all time.
[Newest]What just top 8 come on people M Shadows can sing!

9Ozzy Osbourne - Black Sabbath
Is this the best vocalist list or our personal favourite vocalist list? When ozzy sings even bats cry
Ozzy is awesome. By the way Ronnie James Dio should be on this list to
"The Godfather of Heavy Metal", "The Prince of Darkness" OZZY OSBOURNE!
He deserves to be up there on top!
He's way more talented than Bruce and any day way way WAY better than Corey Taylor
[Newest]Ozzy should be at least 3!

10Serj Tankian - System of a Down
I was gonna vote for Roy Khan, because he is incredible, but my loyalties will always be to Serj Tankian. System of a Down is my favorite band since I was 10 years old. Serj's has this incredible range of style and emotion. You get all these different kinds of songs like Question or Spiders or even crazy ones like Vicinity of Obscenity. And his solo work is amazing too. The big sound of Elect the Dead or the symphonic Imperfect Harmonies or the sorta punk rock Harakiri. Serj is an amazing talent.
Immensely powerful and most importantly, diverse voice. He's even doing Opera now. Get me one Metal singer who does the same.
Serj is the best!
[Newest]Serj is the best

The Contenders

11Geoff Tate - Queensryche
No metal vocalist could do what Tate did. Geoff infused Operatic vocals with theatrical emotion and combined them with power, range and melodic maturity.
His 4 Octave vocal range was on Full display in the EP and followed into their debut full fledged album 'The Warning' with powerful vocals on the title track, fantastic emotion on songs like'Child of Fire'and 'Road to Madness' to the iconic and instant classic 'Take Hold of the Flame' No vocalist in hard rock or metal has had the ability to change vocals like Geoff Tate did. Many singers in yesterdays and todays metal scene claim Tate as their main influence and rightfully so, no one did it better.
I think Tate was the greatest ever in his prime. My top five are in order are Tate, Dio, Dickinson, Halford, and Anselmo.
He was one of the best in his prime the entire operation mindcrime was phenomenal my top 3 in no particular order is Rob Halford Bruce Dickenson Geoff Tate
[Newest]Range, delivery, perfection. #1 in my opinion. There are other greats, but Tate is, as others have noted: phenomenal.

12Phil Anselmo - Pantera
Why the hell is Ozzy Osbourne on 9, while Phil Anselmo is on 13? He's better than everybody on the list!
Hey.. We talk about metal here! Why Ian Gillan, Axl Rose and other rock/hard rock vocalist was on the list?
Anselmo is the best, his voice is so perfect for pantera's music.. And that's what metal is..
Ian Gillan IS a metal singer - too underrated though. Besides his metal songs with Deep Purple, he recorded the heaviest Black Sabbath album (1983).

Axl Rose, Bon Scott, etc are not metal.


Anselmo has a soulful singing voice yet devastating rage packed into one voice
[Newest]A very talented man

13Michael Kiske - Helloween
Some decent picks on here, but then a lot that are just vocalists in popular mainstream bands that aren't actually that talented. At least Bruce Dickinson is around where he should be. The problem with Kiske is that he's not actually done much with metal since Helloween. Although you should listen to Ultrasonic's Light of Dawn album. His voice has aged better than most as though he's been in suspended animation all of this time.
Matt Shadows? Corey? Who are they next to the great master Kiske? He is easily one of the best vocalists out there! Even Deris (who is an amazing vocalist as well) who entered in his place has some difficulties into singing the other vocalist songs. Just try to achieve the high noted of Eagle Fly Free, Halloween and a Tale That Wasn't Right, then you'll see what a real vocal master is.
Who doesn't know Michael Kiske, and if you don't you have been under a very large rock for the last 30 years, Kiske is a metal god with a range that no one can reach, those high notes he gets out of his golden throat are just godlike

14James Labrie - Dream Theater
Maybe not the best, but a good one
This guy desereves at least no.10... His voice is a high pitched voice... Tye only singer that can go all the way to the F#...
High pitches don't make one a good singer, jesus... His voice is flat, squeaky and soulless, one of the most overrated singer in my opinion

15Maynard James Keenan - Tool
He always seems to pour deep emotion into his songs, which to me seems to be one of the determining factors of a good singer. Pure talent and singing range is good, but to to have that and be able to put for that emotion is something else.
Can't believe this guy isn't at least in the top 10, seeing him all the way down here makes me sad
Who is that Su-Metal person at the top of the list? Anyways, Maynard knows how to sing and how to sing GOOD. Great emotion, great screaming, great everything. He should at least be in the top 5.


[Newest]Why is Su-Metal above people like Kahn, and Keenan?

16Randy Blythe - Lamb of God
To start with, Randy was the one who originally got me listening to growling. He is capable of mixing the heavy, ear-ripping effect of growling, but still keep the lyrics fairly easy to hear. Combine this with intricate songs about policy and war, and you have a recipe for chills.
He has got powerful voice hear Walk with me in hell, Laid To Rest, Omerta, Set To Fail, In Your Words, Blacken The Cursed sun..


Just try any song of lamb of god.. And you will shocked after listening he's vocals... He sings like a ghost..

17Tobias Sammet - Avantasia, Edguy
In my opinion his vocal style is somewhere between Kiske and Jorn Lande, great vocalist composer musician and person
I think he is one of the best with his range and stage presence. Avantasia is the product of a genius mind.

18Matt Barlow - Iced Earth
Whilst probably not THE best, he is undoubtedly one of them. His phenomenal voice has soared into the highest reaches of sound and rumbled in the lowest depths. The masculine thickness of his voice also allows for him to be soft while still menacing and strong. His voice is a one of a kind, and it's a damn shame he doesn't get more recognition.
THE voice of ICED EARTH. Killer growls, clean and hight pitched vocals. "Something Wicked This Way Comes", "Horrow Show" and "Immortal" albums are a proof of what is he made of: pure metal and a class A+ quality voice.

Barlow, a perfect mixture between Hetfield, Anselmo, Dickinson and Halford, at his best.
Anything to say? A god among humans, with a great voice tune, power and feeling, and a awesome presence on stages, he knows how to conquer the World!

19Tommy Karevik - Seventh Wonder, Kamelot
Tommy is the best replacement for Roy we could ever imagine as Kamelot fans! I've seen him performing live 3 times now and got a chance to meet him as well. A great guy, great voice and awesome performance on stage! In Seventh Wonder he shows a different side and that is also amazing. I also love his role in Ayreon's Theory of Everything, the best Prodigy Arjen could have picked! My favorite singer!
Tommy Karevik is young, powerful and stupendous at leading two of the best prog/power metal bands on earth. He has righteously filled the huge shoes of Roy Khan singing for Kamelot, but he truly shines brightest with Seventh Wonder.
He's not just an incredible singer. He's an incredible person. What other singer do you know that is a firefighter as well as a fantastic singer in TWO bands (Seventh Wonder, which is also absolutely amazing), all the while being so humble and nice to those he meets.

20Brian Johnson - AC/DC
He is not a metal singer bro


AC/DC need I say more

21Mikael Akerfeldt
Excellent versatility, and some of the best growls in metal. His clean voice is also a way beyond the norm of the scene, and in general he's a superior vocalist to many.
Can't believe he's at 22, and also can't believe I am still going down to find Devin Townsend. Honestly if there is Musical Theory behind any singer in Metal, Devin Townsend is the master. But Mikael Akerfeldt has some of the best growls and cleans of anybody.
Basically the best with growls, & an amazing vocalist in the progressive metal arena. Should be up there among the metal vocal kings like Bruce & Robert.


22Ian Gillan - Deep Purple
Not much to say really. His ability is unmatched.
So many metal singers were inspired by Ian Gillan. I can't remember all of them right now but I clearly remember that Hansi Kürsch (one of the best metal singers of all time) quotes Gillan as the biggest vocal influence. Hansi said during an interview that Gillan was the only metal singer who moved him "because the way Gillan sings has always had a deeper impact on me."


Come on come on come on
Let's go space truckin

23Russell Allen - Symphony X
Debatably the best in the genre and my personal favorite, Russell has a great range of 4+ octaves, an unreal amount of vocal control, an amazing amount of power, a naturally pleasant and soothing vocal tone and a real passion for what he does.

Here is a quote from progressive metal genius Arjen Lucassen on Russell Allen's ability as a vocalist:
"Russell has a very powerful and versatile voice, and on top of that he is a great musician and performer. Russell was one of the few singers with whom I didn't need to be present during recording, but when on the phone he let me hear the parts he had sung, my eyes filled with tears. Russell thought I was joking, but I was truly moved! At the moment Russell is one of the best singers in the world. And he proved that during the Star One tour."

Definitely the best thing to happen to Michael Romeo and the rest of Symphony X and definitely deserving of a better place on this list.
Definitely one of the best metal vocalists of our times, both in Symphony X and in all his other side projects! He deserves a much better position than this!
Russel Allen! Symphony X stands out as one of the Metal greats. There are few bands that can combine technical ability and introspective emotions.
[Newest]This shows how underrated this amazing singer is... He should be at least in the top 10 or 5

24Hansi Kürsh - Blind Guardian
One of the best metal Vocalists of all time. The range of his voice and his ability to perform live is paralleled only by some on this list like Dio, Roy, or Bruce. Deserves a much better place in this list.
I think it is very popular as it should... I really like his voice, is powerful, rare, interesting... It's wonderful to live and very few are.
The best one of them. I think better than James or Bruce Dickinson. Must be higher in this list. They just voted for names but Hans Kürsh is very well.
[Newest]One of the best Metal vocalists of all time. The feeling he brings to the lyrics are also part of what makes him such a great singer.

25David Draiman - Disturbed
This guy is the giver of shivers down my spine for me! He writes his own lyrics and his music is like sex to the ears... Should be at least in the Top 10 in my opinion.
I'm surprised David didn't make it into the top 10. His voice alone could shake mountains. Especially his growls, there are spectacular and amazing!
10! Seriously? So underrated it's unbelievable.
[Newest]How is this at 26? He is credited as one of the best metal singers of all time.

26King Diamond - Mercyful Fate
What an incredible deluge of eerie falsetto shrieking, growling, gurgling... His work on Abigail is the stuff of metal legend and struck fear into to the hearts of listeners and competitors... Should be at least top 10, if not top 5.
I call BS on this list King should be in the top 10's not baby metal

27Matt Heafy - Trivium
He was so good at ascendancy era. He could sing very high pitch such as pull harder, dying in your arms, declaration, departure. I like him when he sang high.
His solos are unbelievable and the new vocals are pretty but he should scream
Loved him when he sang normal but I wish he could scream with the new vocals
[Newest]He should like the way he sang at the crusade

28Ivan Moody - Five Finger Death Punch
If corey taylor is number 7, Ivan moody should at least 8 because he sounds just like him in my opinion.
Ivan's voice is being used in my new product, the orgasmatron
Ivan's got a great voice, and he sounds great while soft too.


29Devin Townsend
A great and kind man with more musical talent than all of the metal community combined. He has done so much work in the 20+ years that he has been releasing music and he is now only recently starting to get the deserved attention for it... From working with Steve Vai in the early 90s... To performing in his own band Strapping young lad, the epitome of heavy, aggressive and intense metal... And to today where he performs in his solo project playing everything from progressive metal, to death metal to even ambient melo stuff. But to the factor of his voice, he has a range that shouldn't even be humanly possible, he can scream to levels that hurt my throat just hearing, do powerful growls, perform simple mellow clean vocals and to top it all of... Incredibly powerful operatic vocals that blow people away. Every note he hits is clean and spot on and he has an incredible sense of timing with each one. With all that, his live performances put his studios albums to shame. For those reading this... Just looking him up on YouTube and listen to his song Supercrush or Kingdom... With those songs alone he should be considered the greatest vocalist of all time.
A god walking amongst mere mortals, Devin just is from another planet, godly voice that has an range I have never seen nor heard, great guy as well very nice and down to earth, a perfect performer
This man is the God of music, there is no hyperbole used in that statement. Musically, he can do no wrong.
[Newest]I've never heard anyone pull off such a wide range of as Devin Townsend, and whatever he decides to do, he does masterfully.

30Tarja Turunen
Tarja is the goddes of metal, simply as that. Listen to the album Once, her vocal range there is but astonishing, from Nemo to Creek Mary's Blood, and the unforgettable Ghost Love Score, her voice is unique and majestic.
Best female metal singer
The female Geoff Tate.

31Jonathan Davis - Korn
Davis is the best rock and metal vocalist man :/ Why is on 19? His voice is unique
Jonathan davis truly is the best singer, in my opinion, he should be number 1
Should higher up in list

32Anders Friden - In Flames
Extreme guttural vocals don't get nearly enough respect! Anders is the best of the best when it comes to guttural vocals! His clean vocals are damn good as well! It was a tough call between Anders and Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden.


Amazing vocalist, and one of the most unique vocalist in metal, with black metal influence to his vocals
This list is a joke, don't know why I bother writing this anyways...
Baby metal isn't even metal...

33Steve Braun - Halcyon way
Steve Braun is one of the most talented singers you will ever hear, let alone just in the metal genre. Pairing his amazing talent with this incredible band was the best thing to ever happen to metal.
Steve and Halcyon Way may be a little unknown, but that doesn't say a single thing about their talent or skill.
If you don't know this band you are missing out.
Definitely Steve is one of the most talented singers out there. Great guy, great showman, great vocalist
If there was a voice for Prog Metal, Steve would fill that category. Talent in bucket-loads and an amazing dude to match.
[Newest]The undiscovered gem of American vocalists. He could replace some of the best in the business. I was honored to work with him and I am happy to see him finally starting to get the recognition he deserves.

34Till Lindemann - Rammstein
How is Till number 35?! He has amazing vocals that can move you in songs like Ohne Dich or Mutter. He should be in the top ten.
Till lindemann has amazing vocals so deep and low for yelling and soothing song
Till should be number one because he has a incredible voice

35Floor Jansen - After Forever
Thanks god for Floor Jansen

36Simone Simons - Epica
Simone Simons is a really awesome singer. His voice is mezzosoprano, but she can climb to the top notes of a soprano. It can be sweet, as aggressive. Master the classical technique as style rock / pop. Her voice is full of feeling, a feeling that is when she sings live. Not the typical super sweet soprano, she has a wonderful voicepoint, warm and dark at once. Not only sings, also composed some lyrics, very philosophical lyrics that really make you think, like "Sensorium" or "Storm the Sorrow", not just a pretty face, no, she really has a melodious voice, she's a goddess of metal with a heart of gold x
It's not really epic

37Matt Tuck - Bullet for My Valentine
Matt Tuck is an awesome vocalist thanks to his skill with the guitar and to his nice style. In all the video clips he is playing guitar even though it is very difficult to synchronize with all those complicated things but now Bullet For My Valentine are in the 15 best heavy metal bands around the world. They 're just great!
He can growl and sing melodic tracks equally well... Something rare in today's metalcore bands
None of these people have matts vocal range or lacerating vocals, enough said.
[Newest]How come he's so low on the list... he's one of the best


38Myles Kennedy - Alter Bridge
Huge huge huge range, comes after Bruce Dickinson when comes to delivering metal vocals


Umm haha that girly voice of m shadows in top 10 and myles here, way to go idiots, actually its good for Alter Bridge fans as we get quality fans and the band doesn't get overrated like A7x
Amazing voice, amazing man.

39Dave Mustaine - Megadeth
One of the best vocalists. Even today, Dave's voice is incredible. Should be higher ranked than James Hetfield.
An Icon to Metal Vocalists. Should be easily on the Top 20, even though I can agree his vocals are not for everyone, specially due to his aggressive, raw nature.
Dave is the man!

40Daniel Gildenlöw - Pain Of Salvation
Vocal range, color and control of his voice - it all makes a complete harmony...
The most versatile singer I've ever heard or seen
In my opinion - greatest singer! Amazing control of his voice, and large vocal range.

41Mike Patton - Faith No More
A true vocal god right here. Can sing any genre effortlessly, and does things with his voice that I've never heard anyone in metal (including Devin and Kyo), or in most of music do. Some of these so-called singers here (even some legends), are laughable compare to this man (especially these young tools like M Shadows). Now to be fair, there are some people who can probably compete with his range... but they are outside metal and usually dwell in the experimental side of music. Anyway, the only reason he's placed so low in this, is because these lists tend to focus on popular people.
Mike Patton is very likely the most talented vocalist on the planet. How a cheap imitator like Serj Tankian makes the top ten and Patton sits at # 40 baffles me. Anyway, I don't consider him a "metal vocalist", simply because the vast majority of his work falls into other genres. As far as metal singers go, I would take Patton over any body. Ever.
HE CAN SING ANY GENRE! , I really don't know why he's not up a little higher.

42Urban Breed - Trail of Murder, Tad Morose
By far the most excellent lyricist, and deliverer of expression and abstraction on this list. Urban is quite literally the excellence of execution when it comes to delivery of melodies.
And then he provides some of the best backing vocals in metal as well.

43Lemmy Kilmister- Motorhead
Lemmys voice set the bar for metal and when you hear him live and see people running for the exit sign after an encore with overkill you know it's the real deal.
The voice that even a devil will fear... It sounds like a 10000 cc engine... Hell yeah!
Ok how the hell is lemmy down in 54th? Is voice is more addictive then crack.

44Alexi Laiho - Children of Bodom
How could anyone forget about Hatebreeder and Follow The Reaper? I know his voice doesn't sound now as good as old times but he is still very cool. better on guitar but still the vocals are awesome
He is the best in his genre!
Alexi is great screamer.. He scream break all the silentm/

45Parash Sakya - Antim Grahan
He sings so fast. no one sings like him. Alexi is awesome too. And why the hell is Attila here when Dead is missing?
Awesome metal vocal from Nepal

46Axl Rose - Guns N' Roses
Easily the best voice on this list. Unfortunately, this is a metal list and Rose is not metal.
He is not metal singer and he sucks!
Rose has a very great voices. I can't do like him! Rank number 11 in top 100 greatest metal vocalists of all time...


Votes from jorn and jorn lande should be combined, it's the same god of metal
Come on...47 for Jorn? How can you guys mistreat the GOD?
Its about singing, not growling... True metal vocals... Others just borrowed the name of Metal.
True metal vocals are the kind Jorn Lands delivers.

48Robert Plant - Led Zeppelin
He's not a metal singer.


Deserve first 10 places.

49Johnny Gioeli - Axel Rudi Pell, Crush 40, Hardline
Really underrated vocalist. Everyone should listen to "The Masquerade Ball" by Axel Rudi Pell.

50Andi Deris - Helloween

51Shagrath - Dimmu Borgir, Fimbulwinter, Ov Hell, Chrome

52Jari Mäenpää - Wintersun
Jari has a great voice he can change him many time just listen to Time and then you will realise it

53Sharon den Adel - Within Temptation
Exceptionally beautiful voice. I like her way more than Tarja, for example.

54Robert Lowe

55Jonas Renkse - Katatonia

56Alissa White-Gluz - Arch Enemy

57Chuck Schuldiner - Death

58Freddie Mercury - Queen
Whoa. Just Whoa. If you go so far and consider Freddie a Metal vocalist, there's just no way he should be out of the top ten.

59Joakim Broden - Sabaton
Simply one of the greatest voices in Metal!

Not only an awe-inspiringly amazing voice, but also a brilliant lyricist who easily puts history into song...

One of the best!
One of the best metal voice ever heard!
Powerful and unique, and most of all memorable. ringing clearly through even the heaviest drums, his voice might be the most suitable voice for metal of all time.

60Layne Staley
Best vocalist in my opinion. Layne could take something very dark and sad and make it one of the most beautiful things you ever heard. RIP
Layne had an amazing range the guitar vocal duo in man in the box, the chorus of bleed the freak, and nutshell all prove how amazing his voice is. Truly the greatest
THe only metal I don't like is hair metal. and out of every genre listen to (Death metal, Black metal, Doom metal, Grunge, Heavy metal. Layne is the best vocalist I've found
The man can bring sadness to metal just by using his voice. He almost sound like he's on the edge of tears even when he's hitting those higher notes that require an angrier tone. The best in my opinion

61Chris Cornell - Audioslave
Chris Cornell is a god in the pantheon of singers including Mikael Akerfeldt, Devin Townsend, and many other greats. Honestly I'm still looking for Angela Gassow too, and her replacement is above this comment
Nobody tops Cornell, nobody.

62Gene Simmons - KISS

63Joey Belladonna - Anthrax

64Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth - Overkill
The ultimate thrash vocalist. Best metal vocalist in my opinion.

65Angela Gossow - Arch Enemy

66Benjamin Burnley - Breaking Benjamin

67Dani Filth - Cradle of Filth
Dani posses a great talent for song writing, and when he mix that talent with high pitched vocals it just sounds unreal.
Dani filth sounds like the devil. Brilliant high screams, and decent growls.
Dani filth is the man with many voices

68Eric Clayton

69Paul Di'Anno - Iron Maiden

70Ville Valo - HIM
First place to this gorgeous guy..

71Chino Moreno - Deftones

72Tom Araya - Slayer
Amazing vocals... Evil voice

73Maťo Ďurinda - Tublatanka

74Spencer Sotelo - Periphery

75Blackie Lawless
Blackie definitively is one of the greatest singers in the history of Metal! His versatile voice is unique. He certainly is one of the most emotional and expressive vocalists of all time.
Great, powerful and spine tingling vocal power!
I'm wondering why he is not in this list :/

76Ryan Kirby - Fit for a King

77Attila Csihar - Mayhem
The best voice of all the black metal... he is amazing

78Max Cavalera
Its should be in top 5 max have the nice pure metal voice and scream..

79Tom S. Englund - Evergrey

80ZP Theart - Dragonforce
Old dragonforce vocalist, vocalist of I Am I and features in Pentakill (league of legends metal album) great overall vocalist should be higher

81Ralf Scheepers - Primal Fear
He should be Top 10-15. Obviously very underrated. He's a 4 octave wonder and his tone and singing style remind of Rob Halford a lot.


82Papa Emeritus - Ghost B.C.

83Chuck Billy - Testament

84Kyo - Dir En Grey
Should be number one. No one can ever sing like how Kyo sings.

85Sebastian Bach - Skid Row
One of the best singers on this list!
Slave to the grind said it all!
Should be in the top ten

86Eric Adams
How is it that this metal legend is 99? Age hasn't stopped him at all like any true metal god. He even sang at the longest heavy metal performance ever which clocked in at 5 hours and 1 minute. I understand Dickinson, Dio, and Halford being ahead of him but he should at least be in the top 5. Long live the Kingdom of Steel and the Army of Immortals.
Should be on top3


How the hell is Eric Adams not higher on this list? You may not enjoy Manowar, and that's ok. But if you like Metal, you have to love Adams' voice. There is not one other vocalist in the whole world who can deliver those high-pitched screams with an energy that'll just tear your face off. I honestly think he's the best. Not discrediting Dio, Dickinson, Sammet, Kürsch or Kiske. Adams may also never be a legend as RJD or Ozzy are. But ability-wise, he's just above them all.

87Bill Byford - Saxon

88Steven Tyler - Aerosmith

89Howard Jones - Killswitch Engage

90Sully Erna - Godsmack
Very intense and powerful. You can almost smell the testosterone in his voice while he sings, it's like a sexy chainsaw. Although not the best he definitely should be within the top 10.
Evey one votes for his favourite band's vocalist and that sucks ass. I love Metallica but I know this guy is the beast just listen to the enemy

91Mitch Lucker - Suicide Silence
Epic screams, brutal lows, and plenty of heart, disappointed to see him not at least in the top 25.
I don't know what he's doing so far back. He was way better Ivan Moody.
I agree he is a great vocalist but he is Deathcore not metal otherwise he would be higher. Wake Up R.I. P Mitch Lucker

92Rody Walker - Protest the Hero

93Markus Stock

94Einar Solberg - Leprous

95Ailyn - Sirenia

96Jorn Lande
Jorn Lande is such an great vocalist, live performances are always astounding
Jorn is definitely top 10.
Yes, top 10 indeed
[Newest]Inarguable one of the best. Who dare to oppose it?

97Tim Owens
Best metal voice ever! He can really catch very high vocal notes... he has never wronged any song he expect to sing from any band he played! If you don't believe me just hear he's covers at Judas Priest - Diamonds and Rust and Iced Earth - Prophecy
Amazing singer! Great musician!
Why people have forgot Ripper?!?

98Johan Hegg - Amon Amarth
One of the smoothest voices in melodic death metal

99Danny Worsnop - Asking Alexandria
Oh! This man also gets my attention!

100Waylon Reavis - Mushroomhead

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