Greatest Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Vocalists


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41Stephen Pearcy

Love his vocals on slip of the lip on their 1986 album dancing undercover

42Syd Barrett
43Alice CooperAlice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans over five decades.

Venomous POISON! Your poison runnin through my veins!
So powerful

I love him I can't wait till I go to his next concert... Welcome to my nightmear

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44David Lee Roth David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality.

I didn't expect to see one of the pioneers of American arena rock vocals down at 34. Come on guys.

AMAZING SINGER and AMAZING FRONTMAN but not necessarily Metal more like classic Rock

Now, I wouldn't say he was the best, but man could he make us wana party!

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45Marilyn MansonBrian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.


He has the sexiest, darkest, badass, and most BRUTAL Hard Rock N Roll/Metal voices! Listen to him! The one and only...MARILYN MANSON

His dark voice is just amazing! Especially when he sings "Where did you sleep last night" by Kurt.C

46Roger DaltreyRoger Harry Daltrey, is an English singer and actor. In a music career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey came to prominence in the mid 1960s as the founder and lead singer of the English rock band The Who, which released fourteen singles that entered the Top 10 charts in the United Kingdom during more.

The scream in Won't Get Fooled Again. Enough said.

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47Jack White
48Anders FridenAnders Fridén is the vocalist/lyricist of the Swedish metal band In Flames. Fridén was also the vocalist of Passenger, a side project.
49Myles KennedyMyles Richard Kennedy is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and as the lead vocalist in Slash's current band: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.

How the hell is Myles Kennedy below Jonathan Davis and Matt Shadows? I like both bands but come on, the vocals aren't exactly stellar. Matt's voice sounds so nasally on his high notes, it's ridiculous. Myles has the most dynamic voice I have ever heard in rock music. Just listen to Blackbird by Alter Bridge. Perhaps their greatest song and it greatly shows off his range. There's a reason Slash chose Myles to sing for his solo band - he's a much better version of Axl Rose.

Myles is like the child of Chris Cornell's voice and Axl Rose's. It has the range and power of Chris's, but it also is slightly more contained, like Axl. Like both singers, he can hit ridiculous high notes and like Chris, he can play fast riffs at the same time. Listen to Cry of Achilles, Addicted to Pain, or Blackbird and you'll see what I'm talking about.

4 octaves people. Seriously. Better than Axl in so many ways, most of which being that he's not a self-absorbed ass.

He is Myles away from beating everyone on this list...

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50Matt Tuck - Bullet for My Valetine

The guy mentioned the comment below.
I have the same thing to say...
He can play guitar, sings, scream, and even can growl...
After him randy blythe is a very impressive vocalist.

I don't get why Matt Tuck is 17 he should at least be in the top three section, he inspired me to be the vocalist I am now (screaming)


51Mike 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 done a lot of things in all kinds of genres. But I can't remember anything anyone ever called Heavy Metal or Hard Rock.
However he is the best vocalist on earth. And if he ever starts singing in a Heavy Metal or Hard Rock Band he will top them all. So I vote for him.

Breaks my heart that he isn't even on this list yet, should be #10 minimum

52Klaus Meine

This list has to be more than just voice.. Agree with the top 3, Dio, Dickinson, and Halford, but Klaus should be top 5 easy! So much variety and so much power. Listen to the Scops live...huge voice. #51 is an embarrassment.. DLR better? Ozzy? Analyze your list...

Klaus meine voice is very Broad.. It covers all range... He should be in the number 1 spot...

In my opinion the best metal singer ever, without a doubt!

So underrated, must be at least top 3 - fuzzman

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53Dave GrohlDavid Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known as the drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters.
54John Haughm
55Zack de la RochaZacharias Manuel "Zack" de la Rocha (born January 12, 1970) is an American musician, poet, rapper, and activist best known as the vocalist and lyricist of rap metal band Rage Against the Machine from 1991–2000, and after the band's reunion in 2007 until their last show in 2011. He left Rage Against more.
56Floor JansenFloor Jansen is a Dutch singer-songwriter and vocal coach. She is currently vocalist of Nightwish and leader of Revamp.V1 Comment
57Chuck SchuldinerCharles 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 more.

The dude covered Rob Halford vocals, anyone who can do painkiller for more than ten seconds let alone the entire song deserves to be on this list!

He is the father. All the vocals are getting taught by his influencing scream. A voice came from his soul. Pure and strong. He is the best.

58Blackie Lawless

So powerful & dynamic. Blackie should be in the top 5.

I Wanna Be Somebody be somebody too

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59Chuck BillyCharles "Chuck" Billy is an American vocalist, who is best known as the vocalist for the thrash metal band Testament.

Singer of Testament he rules! awesome

60Russell Allen

This man seriously deserves to be much higher. How many other vocalists on this list have a four octave vocal range and amazing clean and rough tones? Listen to the Accolade to get a taste of why Russell should be far, far higher than 48. He may not be one of the most famous, but is undoubtedly one of the best.

He's not one of the best. HE IS THE BEST.

He's one of the best ten.
But no one knows him.

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