Most Brutal Death Metal Vocalists

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1Akerfeldt (Opeth, Bloodbath)

The awesome vocalist who can go from dangerous growling to melodic singing in seconds. - IronSabbathPriest

Just listen to Blackwater Park. Yep, that's all Akerfeldt

I love Cryptopsy but Lord Worm's vocals SUCK!
Akerfeldt on the other hand is a multitalented genius. He is the best brutal vocalist, period. His voice has the power that death metal requires. Moreover his singing makes the lyrics perfectly legible, something most DM vocalists can't say for themselves.
His clean voice is also perfect. On top of that he is a legendary guitarist and songwriter.
I wish he'd start growling again and do justice to Opeth's legacy

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2Lord Worm (Cryptopsy)

His vocals are as destructive as the sun consuming the earth. Absolutely chaotic and indecipherable.

3Glen Benton (Deicide, Vital Remains)Glen Benton is an American death metal musician. He is best known as the vocalist and bassist for the death metal band Deicide and was also a part of the band Vital Remains, where he has performed in recording sessions as well as live with them on a few occasions.
4Corpsegrinder (Cannibal Corpse, Paths of Possession)

The only brutal person on this list

5Brook Reeves (Impending Doom)

What a brutality came from a Christian metal vocalist, I mean he is preaching about Christianity/Anti Satanism, and he sounds so brutal! - nooreldeen

6Chris Barnes (Six Feet Under, Cannibal Corpse)Chris Barnes is an American musician mainly noted for his deep-throat vocals, explicitly violent lyrics.
7Karl Sanders (Nile)Karl Sanders is an American musician, most widely known as the founding member of the American ancient Egyptian-themed technical death metal band Nile.
8Karl Willetts (Bolt Thrower)
9Frank Mullen (Suffocation)
10Chuck Schuldiner (Death)Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the founder and vocalist, guitarist and bassist of the American heavy metal band Death. He is considered the most influential figure in Death Metal, with some publications referring to Chuck as the "Godfather ...read more.

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The Contenders

11Count Grishnackh (Burzum)

What! He's a Black Metal singer, who added this? - GREYBOYY

So brutal, even his cornflakes are soft... - ThatStrangeKid42

He stabbed Euronymous in the head and burned down 1000 year old churches. Can't get any more brutal than that.

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12John Gallagher (Dying Fetus)

John Gallagher has the most original growl ever. He can do extreme lows. For me he sounds like he growls while he doing pig sqeal. Nobody has as brutal voice as John Gallagher.

13Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth)
14Frank Rini (Internal Bleeding)

The most gutteral vocals ever! Check out Internal Bleeding's first two proper releases.

15Scott Lewis (Carnifex)

Deathcore does count as death metal! And Scott kicks everyone's ass on this list except Corpsegrinder.

Travis Ryan is also amazing. - ThatStrangeKid42

16Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation)Travis Ryan Collins, who goes by the stage name Travis Ryan, is an American musician known for being the vocalist of the Deathgrind band Cattle Decapitation.
17Adam Darski (Behemoth)
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1. Lord Worm (Cryptopsy)
2. Glen Benton (Deicide, Vital Remains)
3. Akerfeldt (Opeth, Bloodbath)
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