Greatest Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Vocalists


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181Ryan Kirby
182Brent SmithBrent Stephen Smith is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the band Shinedown.

Probably the best vocalist of our age. In thirty years we will talk about him like we talk about Bruce Dickinson and Ronnie James Dio now.

I seen Shinedown in concert they were amazing. Brent has a 4 octave range, he should be in the top ten.

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183Jani LaneJani Lane was an American recording artist and the lead vocalist, frontman, lyricist and main songwriter for the glam metal band Warrant.
184Ann WilsonAnn Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart.
185Austin Winkler
186Bobby "Blitz" EllsworthRobert Ellsworth, mainly known as Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth, is the lead vocalist of New Jersey thrash metal band Overkill.
187Sebastian BachSebastian Philip Bierk, known professionally as Sebastian Bach, is a Canadian heavy metal singer who achieved mainstream success as frontman of Skid Row from 1987-96. Since his departure from Skid Row, he has had many television roles, acted in Broadway plays, and leads a solo career.

How is this guy not top 10? He has a massive range, and great vocal versatility! Better then hetfield or ozzy by a landslide! I would put him at #5 if I made a list

#149? Seriously? This guy is definitely my #1, and I'm a huge fan of tate, dickinson, dio and axl rose

Easily the best. People are clueless. This is just unbelievable

188M Shadows
189King 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 more.

He deserves to be up there at at lease 20. King diamond has one of the most unique singing styles in metal, where as a lot of the others sound really similar. Just go listen to abigail and you will see what I mean.

King Diamond has one of the most amazing vocal ranges I've ever seen, he is a metal God.

No once can sing like King Diamond. One of a kind. Deserves to be in the top 10 at least.

190Shaun MorganShaun Morgan Welgemoed, known publicly as Shaun Morgan, is a South African musician and singer for the post-grunge/alternative metal band Seether.

Probably at least 150 laughable people ahead of him on this ridiculous list. It's the best vocalist, not the best band or best front man. Get your heads out of your asses with some of these people. Shaun is an amazing singer and is incredible live!

I agree norah, Shaun have best live performance. I do not need to know this, a high-quality ear for music.

great voice, & the best live performance ;) - Norah

191Fred DurstWilliam Frederick "Fred" Durst is an American musician and film director. Durst is best known as the vocalist of the nu metal band Limp Bizkit, formed in 1994, with whom he has released six studio albums.

Hit or miss vocals cause his voice is clean but whiny. What separates him from other people on this list is that he can RAP pretty good too.

192Tarja TurunenTarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born August 17, 1977), generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves. more.
193Andy Biersack
194Bret MichaelsBret Michael Sychak, professionally known as Bret Michaels, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and reality television personality.
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