Male Singers With the Best Vocal Range

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1Mike PattonMichael Allan "Mike" Patton is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film composer, producer, and actor, best known as the lead singer of the alternative metal band Faith No More.

Patton has the highest range in music, with 6 octaves. This guy is a perfect example of hard work paying off. - MKBeast

Yes, his vocal range is outta this world. - Metal_Treasure

2Corey TaylorCorey Todd Taylor was born in December 8, 1973. He is an American musician, author, and actor best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the Nu-metal band Slipknot and hard rock/alternative metal band Stone Sour.

Known for having the 2nd highest range in music, with a whopping 5 & 1/2 octaves, Corey also has a lot of control over his vocals, being able to go from screaming to singing and back again in the snap of a finger. - MKBeast

3Axl RoseWilliam Bruce Rose Jr.,better known as 'Axl Rose', was born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana, USA. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

Even if you hate him, you can't deny his powerful vocals. 5 octaves is a rarity, and even if it's not exactly clean, Rose pulls this off as if it was effortless. - MKBeast

4David Lee RothDavid Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality.
5Rob HalfordRobert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.

He's definitely one of the best metal vocalists around. The way he pulls off his high notes and screams is legendary. He's called the metal God for a reason. - MKBeast

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6Bruce DickinsonPaul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.

Definitely one of the best vocalists around. - MKBeast

7KyoKyo is a Japanese musician, poet and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the vocalist of the metal band Dir en grey. He has been with the band since its inception in 1997 and was formerly in La:Sadie's.

He can also make the most horrifying screams, too... - MKBeast

8Ville Valo
9Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury was born in Stone Town, Tanzania he later became a British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer he has been ...read more.

He had to be here somewhere. He's legendary for his operatic voice and some of the most kick-ass songs of all time. His range is 4 octaves, and he has masterful control over all of them. - MKBeast

10Devin TownsendDevin Garret Townsend is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has an extensive career as a solo artist.

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11Roger WatersGeorge Roger Waters, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He was mostly known for the secondary lead vocals and bassist of Pink Floyd .

After some research, I was actually surprised that he has (or had) a range of 4 octaves. - MKBeast

12King DiamondKim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums ...read more.

Like Mercury, King Diamond uses falsetto, and like Mercury, uses it exceptionally well. - MKBeast

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13Robbie WilliamsRobert Peter "Robbie" Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.
14Brendon Urie

He is the lead singer for the band Panic! at The Disco and in my opinion he has a good vocal range.

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15Dani Filth
16Peter SteelePetrus Thomas Ratajczyk, better known by his stage name Peter Steele, was the lead singer, bassist and composer for the gothic metal band Type O Negative.
17Paul McCartneySir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .
18Maynard James KeenanMaynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.

Although his voice sometimes breaks around tenor range, Maynard seems to have a range of 4 octaves (probably counting falsetto, I dunno). - MKBeast

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19Ralf ScheepersRalf Scheepers is the vocalist for German heavy metal band Primal Fear. He has a relatively high-pitched tenor-esque singing voice and sometimes uses a shriek reminiscent of Judas Priest's Rob Halford, although it is his baritone lows which give him a near four-octave range in the modal register.
20Geoff TateGeoff Tate is a German-born American singer and musician who rose to fame in the 1980s with the progressive metal band Queensr├┐che.
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