Greatest Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Vocalists


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61Angela GossowAngela Nathalie Gossow is a German vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy.
62Eric AdamsEric Adams has been the singer of the American heavy metal band Manowar since its inception in 1980. Previously, he sang for a group called LOOKS, a band which also included future Manowar bassist and childhood friend, Joey DeMaio.

As a voice teacher I have to say: eric adams is the best singer in terms of technique... is pitching is phenomenal, amazing power in all registers and je is able to blend between them like a superhuman machine, and he is not straining or pushing his voice - it sounds so easy for him.. Everything he does is in a healthy way, even when he sounds like a demon.. And he can sing his heart out like no one else and sound like an angel- listen to "mountains" and you understand.. Sadly he will never be number one in list such as this - because he is in a band that is to cheesy in terms of image and lyrics, and it seems to me like people is voting on their favorite band.. Which bands are most popular - that's easy - just look at the sale figures.. But that is not what this is all about - the question is who is the best singer? Eric adams.. Dio would be a good 2 - amazing pitch, blending, power and effects.

I love iron maiden, Bruce has a great range - but he strains a lot, it ...more

I would vote for Dio, but seeing my second favorite in place 56 makes me sad. Dio will get his share of votes anyway. If it wasn't for Dio, Eric Adams would be recognized as number one by many. I wonder if people haven't heard of Manowar or if they think they are too cheesy. All of Manowar are easily among the most underrated musicians in the world.

Never in any top 10 metal vocalist charts. A joke greatest metal singer ever. Reproduces all he does in the studio live.

Eric is a hero he is number 1 for me...

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63George "Corpsegrinder" FisherGeorge "Corpsegrinder" Fisher is an American extreme metal vocalist for the American death metal band Cannibal Corpse and the lesser-known melodic death metal band Paths of Possession.
64Tobias SammetTobias Sammet is a German musician. He is best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the power metal band Edguy, as well as the founder, main singer and bassist of the metal opera Avantasia.

This guy has everything for the top 20 on this list - power, range and vocal technique. - Metal_Treasure

He is better than for example American singers as Bon Jovi and others

65Mick JaggerSir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.
66Mikael AkerfeldtLars Mikael Åkerfeldt is a Swedish musician, prominently known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter of progressive death metal band Opeth, as well as being the former vocalist of death metal supergroup Bloodbath.

I am ashamed to know that I have to add his name. After 72 people.

Michael has no comparison, he is a god.. Pretty sure he sold his soul to be able to write the songs for Opeth and to vocally do what he does O. O

To Growl and sing melodiously as well... Deal struck with the devil for sure! Others are no where close

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68Till Lindemann

The most masculine voice ever and its not artificial its his natural voice unlike others above who have to scream to sound strong.

Really magnificent and extraordinary voice, along with good lyrics written by himself and also quite a showman on stage

Till do something special. Surely he can be better if he would keep singing in a classical way. Rhythmic and melodic. Perfect.

Till Lindemann is God.

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69Ivan MoodyIvan L. Moody, known by the pseudonym Ghost during his time with Motograter, is the lead vocalist for American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch from Las Vegas, Nevada.

Has anyone ever heard this man sing?!

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70Eddie Veder

Emotional Raspy powerful Bariton voice that a lot of vocalists idolized in the last 25 years.
He is a true Grunge/Rock legend

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71Jens Kidman
72Kevin DuBrow
73Zakk WyldeZakk Wylde is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor who is best known as the former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, and founder of the heavy metal band Black Label Society.
74Ben BurnleyBenjamin Jackson Burnley IV is an American musician, composer, and producer, best known as the founder and frontman of the American rock band Breaking Benjamin.

Shame on this list! Ben Burnley deserves to be at least on the top 10. He is such an amazing singer.

Incredible voice, can't believe he's #79

Ben's voice has an awesome uniqueness to it. BEN CURB STOMPS

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76Miljenko Matijevic

Great vocalist from steelheart, a very underrated band! He has a solid voice, and EXCELLENT high range! Should be at least top 15

He is THE BEST. I've never heard a vocalist with his range or amazing voice. Honestly if Steelheart were more famous, you would see him at the top. Mili is a singing god, please have a listen and you will understand what I mean

The greatest vocalist on the face of the earth

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77Jon OlivaJohn Nicholas Oliva, known as Jon Oliva, is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer. Co-founder of the metal band Savatage and the rock opera Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He's got a real 4 octave range, able to morph the sound of his voice to any style, from John Lennon and Freddie Mercury, more.

The raspiness and the sound of his voice is just unique. The sound he makes is very powerful and theatrical.

Very underrated, should be much higher on list!

78Vince NeilVincent Neil Wharton is an American vocalist and musician, best known as the lead vocalist of heavy metal band Mötley Crüe.

Vince is amazing best metal singer out there pisses on plant

Worst live singer of all time. Period. It's a shame

Vince neil lead singer of motley crue one of the most powerful voices I've ever heard the only one that comes close to his screams are jim gillete of the band nitro and blackie lawless of the band W.A.S. P two other people that should be in the list but never the less vince neil my favorite singer deserves his spot at number 1

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79David CoverdaleDavid Coverdale is an English rock singer most famous for his work with Whitesnake, the commercially successful hard rock band he founded in 1978. Before Whitesnake, Coverdale was the lead singer of Deep Purple from late 1973 to 15 March 1976, when he resigned from the band and established his solo more.

He is one of the best singers of all time

The best and most charismatic singer in the world! Should be number 1!

He has a Manly man voice! Great singer

Simply the best! No1

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80Glenn HughesGlenn Hughes is an English rock bassist and vocalist, best known as a member of Deep Purple and the rock pioneers Trapeze, and his solo career. Hughes was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Deep Purple. He is acclaimed for his wide vocal range.

Amazing Voice, even at his ace, Ian Gillan, Coverdale, Paul Stanley and other crear singers hace lost part of their voice, but glenn hughes is amazing.

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