Top 10 Most Underrated Modern Rock Singers

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1Steven Wilson - Porcupine TreeSteven John Wilson is an English musician and record producer, most associated with the progressive rock genre.

Just got into this band. Have to say, this guy is the real deal. The perfect voice for Prog Rock. Soft but haunting. - cjWriter1997

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2Tim McIlrath - Rise AgainstTimothy James "Tim" McIlrath is an American punk rock musician. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of the American punk rock band Rise Against.

Beautiful voice but very underrated. Some of his really good works are Swing Life Away in which really shows the beauty in his voice. Other songs like Prayer of the Refugee and Help Is On The Way show his power in his singing. And then you got the stuff from RPM which shows the total kickass screaming and singing that Tim started with. - cjWriter1997

3Cristina Scabbia - Lacuna CoilCristina Adriana Chiara Scabbia is an Italian singer and lyricist, best known as one of the two vocalists in the Italian Gothic metal band Lacuna Coil.
4Adam Gontier - Three Days Grace, Saint AsoniaAdam Wade Gontier is a Canadian musician and songwriter. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for Saint Asonia, but is best known as the former lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace.

I think Adam is good but however, he's only underrated with Saint Asonia. With Three Days Grace however he's quite overrated. I still think he has a kick- ass voice though. - BoredJeff02

5Thom Yorke - RadioheadThomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician best known as the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.
6Myles Kennedy - Alter BridgeMyles 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.

Alter Bridge are the best, really great rock band. Miles has a very wide vocal range and is easily recognizable to anyone who knows who he is. - cjWriter1997

7Tarja Turunen - NightwishTarja 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. ...read more.

Extremely well know and appreciated in the symphonic metal/rock sub-genre, but not as recognized outside of them.

A mix of opera and rock vocals. They're blended splendidly. - cjWriter1997

8Till Lindemann - Rammstein

Although his voice is very low and he also sings in German, the roughness and sturdiness makes Rammstein they way they are. Awesome guy (and band) with the craziest live preformances too. - cjWriter1997

9Benjamin Burnley - Breaking BenjaminBenjamin Jackson Burnley IV is an American musician, composer, and producer, best known as the founder and frontman of the American rock band Breaking Benjamin.
10Rivers Cuomo - WeezerRivers Cuomo is an American musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist and songwriter of the alternative rock band Weezer, with whom he has recorded eleven studio albums.

Weezer itself has changed but Rivers vocals is still the same. I love the song Undone, it really brings the creativity between the band and Rivers soft and steady vocals are perfect. - cjWriter1997

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?Chino Moreno - DeftonesChino Moreno is an American musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist and contributing guitarist of Deftones.
?Chino MorenoChino Moreno is an American musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist and contributing guitarist of Deftones.
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11Sonny Sondaval - P.O.D.

A great band with a wonderful vocalist. He raps, he sings, and he screams like none before. - cjWriter1997

12Matthew Tuck - Bullet For My ValentineMatthew "Matt" Tuck is a Welsh musician. He is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist in the Welsh heavy metal band Bullet for My Valentine.
13Michael Barnes - Red

Breathe Into Me, Pieces, Lost and Who We Are are some of his best works. - cjWriter1997

14Ivan Moody - Five Finger Death PunchIvan 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.
15Maynard James Keenan - ToolMaynard 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.
16Matt Smith - Theocracy

Yeah, I agree this is the wrong picture. Unless Doctor Who was in Theocracy. Haha. - IronSabbathPriest

Proof: I Am, Sinner, Martyr, Laying The Demon To Rest (intro scream > 20 seconds). - Metal_Treasure

17Jacoby Shaddix

Jacoby is definitely underrated. Papa Roach isn't my all time favorite band, but I still like them. Jacoby has a really good voice, but no one ever mentions it, he's far too underrated and deserves more recognition.

18Wayne Static - Static-X
19John Cooper - Skillet
20Trent Reznor - Nine Inch Nails
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