Most Unusual Voices In Rock Music Today

The most unusual and unique voices in rock music today...

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1Alex TurnerAlexander David "Alex" Turner is an English musician. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter of the English rock band Arctic Monkeys.

Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys might not have the biggest range in the world but this guy certainly has one unusual style of singing his humorous lyrics.

2Hansi KürschHansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records ...read more.

His tonal versatility is so unique that most of his songs sound like duets - as if there are 2 completely different singers. It sounds awesome because he switches skillfully from harsh demonic tone to beautiful, soft, angelic and melancholic voice (and vice versa). And it happens in less than a second! I've never heard anything like that. Add to this his godly range, immense power and control (even live). This is also the most emotive and expressive voice I've ever heard.
Check out:
Demons And Wizards - My Last Sunrise, Love's Tragedy, Crimson King;
Blind Guardian - Sacred Worlds, Majesty, Time What Is Time, Fly, The Curse Of Feanor, Otherland.

Overall, he's one of the elite rock/metal singers today. His skills place him in one league with Freddie, Steve Perry, Chris Cornell, Michael Kiske, Rob Halford, Axl Rose, to name a few of his caliber. - Metal_Treasure

3Marc Martel

He sounds like Freddie Mercury - literally. As a bonus, he also looks like Freddie.

He is a lead singer for the official Queen tribute band called The Queen Extravaganza. Queen Extravaganza was an idea of Roger Taylor and Brian May (Queen members), and they personally selected the members of the tribute band after a very tough world-wide contest. The auditions for The Queen Extravaganza were originally submitted online and over 2 million were reviewed. - Metal_Treasure

4Mike 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.

Unique range, probably the widest range in music history:
Vocal/melodic range - 6 octaves, 1/2 note (Eb1 to E7).

Sings: Alternative metal, Avant-garde metal, Experimental metal, death metal (early). - Metal_Treasure

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5Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy, The Agonist)Alissa White-Gluz is a Canadian vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist and one of the founding members of the Canadian metal band, The Agonist, and current lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal group, Arch Enemy.V1 Comment
6Kellin QuinnThis is a redirect from a person who is a member of a group to a general, related topic, such as the group name, organization, ensemble or team of membership.

Kellin Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens has quite a unique voice for a guy. One could never make out that it's a guy singing the songs if he never heard of sleeping with sirens. Kellin sounds a little girly but he has got one hell of a hardcore voice which goes up like an angel...

Kellin Quinn has such a unique voice for a male vocalist. It is near impossible to replicate. He does sound akin to a girl, however, this is what makes him stand out.

I HATE IT SO MUCH WHEN PEOPLE SAY KELLIN SOUNDS LIKE A GIRL! I'm a girl who apparently can sing and I have like no vocal range. Kellin has the beautiful voice of an angel...
KELLIN doesn't SOUND LIKE A GIRL, GIRLS SOUND LIKE KELLIN QUINN

7Glenn Danzig

Unique and rare type of voice - baritenor (baritone's voice, tenor's range). Sounds awesome. Hypnotizing voice. A very dark combination of Jim Morrison, Ozzy and Elvis.

Songs: How The Gods Kill, Mother. - Metal_Treasure

8Matt BarlowMatthew 'Matt' Barlow is an American heavy metal singer and police officer. He was the lead singer for Iced Earth in the 1990s and 2000s. He is currently the lead singer for Ashes of Ares. After the September 11 terrorist attacks Matt Barlow decided to become a police officer and contribute to the "real ...read more.

A voice with (almost) operatic power. Louder than usual.
Check out: Melancholy, Dracula, Dante's Inferno (by Iced Earth). - Metal_Treasure

9Andrew Stockdale

Andrew Stockdale has got to have one of the biggest ranges in rock today. The Aussie has quite a unique sounding voice which kinda sounds orgasmic...

His range is not very wide but he's good in the higher register. I agree his voice sounds orgasmic and it's pretty unique. Reminds me of Robert Plant.
His vocal/melodic range: 2 octaves, 5-1/2 notes (B2 to G#5). - Metal_Treasure

10Jack White

Jack White has one of the most unique voices and guitar playing style in the world. A true genius who made the blues cool again to this generation.

The Contenders

11Adam LevineAdam Noah Levine is an American singer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5.

Adam Levine of the Maroon 5 has one of the sexiest male voices today. Its near impossible to replicate his voice and accent with which he sings his songs.

Absolutely nothing special here, let alone unusual or unique. - Metal_Treasure

12Fernando RibeiroFernando Ribeiro has been the lead vocalist for the Portuguese metal band Moonspell since 1992. He sings gothic metal, black metal, doom metal, melodic death metal.

He can do both clean vocals and growls, and very often he switches between them within one song. Sometimes he sings on the borderline and this technique sounds really cool and interesting (example - 'Sacrificial' by Moonspell).
His clean voice is hypnotizing and unusually low for rock and metal, where higher voices are preferred. - Metal_Treasure

13Brandon Flowers

Brandon Flowers of the Killers has one of the most emotional and soulful voices in rock... Which is also pretty unique sounding. No one could sing when you were young with the same emotion that he does.

14King 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.
15Rocco Deluca

Rocco deluca might be pretty quite underrated however, that can't take away the fact that he has got one of the most soulful and beautiful voices in rock today. A true gift... Of a voice...

16Emily Armstrong

Emily rocks. She can go from lyrical ballads to grunge in a single breath. I don't think there is another single female rocker like her out there. And she is self-taught, on top of it.

Emily Armstrong and her band Dead Sara is quite new and underrated but this tall lady has the most hardcore voices I've ever heard... Her voice can go as high as her height.

17Julian Casablancas

Julian Casablancas and his band the Strokes! They are responsible of making indie rock cool and popular. Julian is known for his beautiful melodies and lyrics and his unusual way of singing them.

17#! What! He should be number one, that guy has such a beautiful unusual voice!

18James HetfieldJames Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.
19Ronnie Radke

Ronnie Radke of Falling in Reverse has a unique and hardcore voice irrespective of what he sings. Metal, rock, hip hop... This guy is singing everything now a days. But whatever he sings... He does it with lots of power and swagg...

20Mark Foster

Mark's voice is impossible to miss. I bet no one has a voice similar to his. (ps. the first time my mother listened to Helena Beat my mother thought Mark was a girl... )

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