Top 10 Alternative Metal Vocalists

The Top Ten Alternative Metal Vocalists

1 Chino Moreno (Deftones) Chino Moreno is an American musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist and contributing guitarist of Deftones.

Deftones are a band that stand head and shoulders over the pretenders. They are peerless and are one of the most innovative bands in music today. Moreno is a big part of that. He has an uncanny vocal range. From ear splitting scream to delicate whisper, with everything in between. The longevity of Deftones career and the consistently brilliant albums are all the proof you need. Not to mention the platinum and gold discs they have collected along the way.

Chino has such a beautiful voice. Listen to the acoustic version of Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away) or to basically any Deftones song. He also does some awesome screams in Reprogrammed to Hate by Whitechapel - MetalFoREVer1228

Chino has an amazing and dynamic voice. He can go from a whisper to a scream to a soothing melody in seconds. His voice is like sexuality and sensuality met and had a beautiful baby who makes love to your earholes with his amazing voice and his name is Chino Moreno.

Oh my god Avenged Sevenfold hardly scream and Breaking Benjamin are a stupid emo band. This is true metal and pure brutality in all.

Avenged sevenfold contains some of the best screams in metal world , and breaking Benjamin is definitely not emo. This is only the genre that haters give to metal bands they don't like - Deathshield18

2 Benjamin Burnley (Breaking Benjamin) Benjamin Jackson Burnley IV is an American musician, composer, and producer, best known as the founder and frontman of the American rock band Breaking Benjamin.

Benjamin Burnley is the best Alternative Metal Vocalist.. Hear Breath, Cold, Hopeless, Dairy Of Jane, Blow Me Away, Breakdown, Dance With The Devil, Had Enough.. And you will know what I mean.. - nooreldeen

3 Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. more.

Chester should be in the #1 because of his amazing and different voice! And best rocker! On the planet and that amazing voice chester can only do that even axl rose cannot do that kind of amazing voice like Chester the king of rock!

From "Papercut" to "Easier to Run" to "Given Up" to "Blackout" to "Powerless" to "Keys to the Kingdom" he has always proved his astounding ability to match this Awesome/Heavy of a genre. Sure M. Shadows, Serj and Corey are awesome too but they come 2nd,3rd and 4th after this guy, Who can perform from Soothing Track like "Numb" to To the hard hitting "Rebellion"

Chester is the best

4 Serj Tankian (System of a Down) Serj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist. He's best known for being the lead singer of the Armenian/American rock band System of a Down. After System of a Down's hiatus in 2006 he began to release more.

Serj and System of a Down are the Alternative Metal band of all time. Also he has such an control over his Voice for example look at the Elect the Dead Symphony tour. That man is awesome. And he is also a great songwriter.

Serj has such a large vocal range, from the death growls and screams and his low pitched voice he did in 1998-2001 to his awesome clean singing in 2007-2010

Disturbed is modern metal, Avenged Sevenfold metalcore, deftones, slipknot and linken park are nu metal
Not ALTERNATIVE METAL! DUMBASSES! System of a Down is alternative metal and serj is a better vocalist than both Corey Taylor and David draiman (I like them just serj has a better range and a more unique voice)

5 Pete Loeffler (Chevelle)
6 Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) Corey Todd Taylor was born in December 8, 1973. He is an American musician, author, and actor best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the Nu-metal band Slipknot and hard rock/alternative metal band Stone Sour.

Corey likes to make metal songs with a hook, something to grab on like in Wait and Bleed and Duality - Danielsun182

But is slipknot really alternative metal

They are . They do many other kinds of metal but they are alternative metal too - Deathshield18

His voice range is something a few can reach.
He can rap, he can growl, he can scream, he can write subliminal verses (pun intended) and can give you an eargasm

7 David Draiman (Disturbed, Device) David Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device.

David has a record of impressive and unique voice. He is a true frontman, has nothing to envy to the great vocalists of Heavy Metal, for something Vinny Paul (Pantera) has said that Draiman always remembers those early days of Rob Halford (Judas Priest). He is a metal god.

8 Maynard James Keenan (Tool) Maynard 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. He also is the singer of A Perfect Circle and Puscifer bands that vary in style.

Only maynard and chino belong on this list.

9 Jonathan Davis (Korn) Jonathan Howsmon Davis, also known as JD and JDevil, is an American musician best known as the leading vocalist and frontman of the nu metal band Korn.
10 M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold) Matthew Charles Sanders, better known by his stage name M. Shadows, is an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the American metalcore/alternative metal band Avenged Sevenfold.

The Contenders

11 Layne Staley (Alice In Chains) Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. more.

Great singer, it's ashame he is dead

12 Adam Gontier (Three Days Grace) Adam 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.
13 Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) Myles 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.


14 Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust)
15 Michael Barnes (Red)
16 Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)
17 Richard Patrick (Filter)
18 Sully Erna (Godsmack) Salvatore Paul "Sully" Erna Jr. is the American vocalist and guitarist for the American heavy metal band Godsmack. He is also a harmonica player, percussionist and pianist, performing these on albums and at live shows.
19 Mike Patton (Faith No More) Michael 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.
20 Daron Malakian (Scars on Broadway) Daron Vartan Malakian is an Armenian–American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He's best known as the main songwriter, guitarist, and co-vocalist for Armenian/American rock band System of a Down. After System of a Down's hiatus in 2006 he began to release music through more.
21 Marilyn Manson (Marilyn Manson) Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.
22 Anders Friden (In Flames) Anders Fridén is the vocalist/lyricist of the Swedish metal band In Flames. Fridén was also the vocalist of Passenger, a side project.
23 Scott Stapp (Creed) Scott Stapp is an American singer, songwriter, and musician, known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of hard rock bands Creed and Art of Anarchy. He also has two solo albums: The Great Divide and Proof of Life.
24 Brent Smith Brent Stephen Smith is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the band Shinedown.
25 Michael Poulsen (Volbeat) Michael Schøn Poulsen is a Danish vocalist and guitarist. He is currently the singer and main songwriter of the band Volbeat.
26 Chris Jericho (Fozzy)
27 Page Hamilton (Helmet)

Why the heck is M. Shadows up in the Top Tens list? He and Avenged Sevenfold ain't alternative metal, they're a hard rock band. Hamilton has a good style of singing and he deserves to be in the Top Tens as well, too.

28 John Cooper John Landrum Cooper, professionally credited as John L. Cooper, is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He has been the lead vocalist, bassist and co-founder of the Grammy-nominated American Christian rock band Skillet since 1996.
29 Scooter Ward (Cold)
30 Dave Williams
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