Top Ten Good Bands With Bad VocalistsAngryByrd A bad vocalist doesn't always mean a bad band, but it can significantly lower the quality. Here are some of those bands.
The Top Ten
I don't know why everyone is getting so freaked out about slayer being on the list! Since I'm not one of those people who worships slayer, I can't really relate, but I still love slayer's music! Look at the title of the list: GOOD bands with bad vocalists! I like their music, but that doesn't mean I have to think their vocalist is the single most amazing vocalist ever! I mean, if mindless yelling with no grit behind it is what you like, then I can see why you love Tom Araya. Just remember this about me: I love slayer, and Tom Araya's cool, I just don't like his vocals very much. - AngryByrd
His voice is perfect for slayer. The scream on angel of death is bone chilling
This list is so inaccurate... Tom is amazing! - gemcloben
The government is evil, satan every slayer song ever
the Byrd man
Every other member of the band is cool, but Zack De La Rocha is just an idiot. He's pretty much just yelling. Also, you can only hear "Uh! " So many times in one song. - AngryByrdV 1 Comment
I'm sure by now everybody knows where I stand as far as the whole Metallica/Megadeth thing. This is part of the reason for where I stand. - AngryByrd
Surely megadeth is a great band and dave is a guitar god!
But his vocal suck! - Fenriz
This is the definition of a good band with a bad vocalist.
Even Dave M. Himself said during an interview "I'm not a great singer, you know". I respect him for being honest and so down to earth. Dave M. Is too smart to think he's a big singer.
To fanboys: be smart like him and do him a favor - don't put him on any lists of best, great, etc. Metal singers because this makes him look overrated. - Metal_Treasure
Darren Johnson was a little bit better than Tom Araya. He used three different vocal styles: a yell, a death growl, and a slightly less growly death growl. They were all executed fairly well, but they each had problems. A yell just isn't good period, the death growling is completely unintelligible, and the other vocal style (I have no idea what to call it) sounded like an angry teenager who tried to do metal. - AngryByrd
I was going to put System Of A Down on this list, but Serj isn't the reason. It's the guitarist, Daron Malakian that sounds like a prepubescent Armenian boy. For that reason, I put his solo band on the list. - AngryByrd
Nickelback is a pretty bad band, but their singer is especially bad! And as of right now, Nickelback has a better vocalist than Helmet and Rage Against the Machine according to this list! That is a fail! Those bands should not be on a list like this, and the horrible-sounding Nickelback guy should be number 1!
At least he tries to do something besides yell. But with how he sings, I kind of wish he did just yell! - AngryByrd
Its when he finish a phrases the sound he make is so annoying!
Chad Kroeger, let me ask: do you want to be a metal vocalist, or do you want to be a post grunge vocalist? If you want to do metal vocals, power it up on the growling. If you want to do post grunge vocals, then be in an instrumental band! Love, AngryByrd XOXOXO - AngryByrdV 1 Comment
Corey Taylor is not a bad vocalist
The main problem is Kellin Quinn's voice, I swear the first time I heard them I think the vocalist was a girl
Jordan's voice is a bit yelling and sometimes is distractive
Ben Burnley doesn't sound too bad, but he just sounds weird. Another thing, even though I'm a huge BB fan, I can name a lot of things wrong with them. No other band could rip off System Of A Down twice, release an album of clones, and have a vocalist who always sounds like a retarded old man and have me still adore them! - AngryByrd
The reason I didn't put Dez Fafara's other band, Devildriver, on the list is because I love them, and Dez showed great vocal power with Devildriver. It's just that with Coal Chamber, he didn't have enough aggression in his voice. - AngryByrd
It's not the singing, it's the yelling. Again. - AngryByrd
He sounds especially bad live! He squeals every five seconds! - AngryByrd
I love Manson, but most of the time he sounds like he's dying. Just because you look like a monster doesn't mean you have to sound like one.
It might be just me, but I actually love his voice. I don't know what it is but when he sings it's just amazing. - music-is-life
He sounded good, but his vocal range was pretty narrow compared to a lot of other singers from the time. - AngryByrd
Singers can be good/bad absolutely or relatively. Kurt is not an absolutely bad singer, he's just not good enough relatively, i.e. compared to other singers from his genre and generation.
Cornell and Staley are way better singers than Kurt but Kurt became more popular than them, so he is even overrated. - Metal_Treasure
Cobain can't hold a candle to Cornell or Staley. - IronSabbathPriest
Most of the time you can't understand what Kurt is saying. An example of this would be Smells Like Teen Spirit.V 1 Comment
No, Axl Rose is (was) a great singer. His voice and singing style may annoy some people but his vocal skills are (were) amazing. In his prime Axl had a vocal/melodic range of 5 octaves, 2-1/2 notes (F1 to Bb6), sustain of 21 seconds LIVE, etc.
So he's NOT a bad singer and shouldn't be on this list. He's actually one of the BEST and most talented rock singers. - Metal_Treasure
Expect for her personality, I don't know but her voice is irritating. - 05yusuf09
Her vocal range is great but her voice is annoys me. - 05yusuf09
Face it, Axl Rose has a voice like a cat being strangled. Sorry, Estrangled. - IronSabbathPriest
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