Top Ten Bands That Are Good At Playing Both Heavy and Mellow Songs

The Top Ten

1 Staind Staind Staind was a rock band formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995. more.
2 Alice In Chains Alice In Chains Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley. V 1 Comment
3 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch is an American heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name is derived from a fictional martial arts maneuver in the 2003 film Kill Bill.
4 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin
5 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large more.

Great Heavy Power and speed metal but they also have some incredible acoustic songs. go listen to the bards song-in the forest and then the Bards song-the Hobbit.

They are the best in this category because they have what is needed for this unusual combination - a very versatile singer. Hansi K├╝rsch is the most versatile metal singer as well as a vocal god in general.
Blind Guardian have only several mellow / ballad-esque / acoustic songs but they are over the top.

Listen in pairs (soft & heavy) - you won't believe this is the same singer and the same band (there was only one change in the lineup for 30 years - a drummer):

The Bard's Song (In the Forest) & Banish From Sanctuary
Miracle Machine & Majesty
Lord of the Rings (Acoustic) & Journey Through The Dark
A Past and Future Secret & Valhalla
Skalds and Shadows & The Last Candle
Carry the Blessed Home & Another Holy War
Distant Memories & The Script for My Requiem - Metal_Treasure

6 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture more.

I Love Them!
They Are Truly Capable to be on 1st Place
... Listen 'Given Up' & 'Leave Out All The Rest'.. See The Difference
OR Listen 'One Step Closer' & 'Powerless'
OR Listen 'Victimized' & 'Shadow Of The Day'
OR Listen 'Crawling' & 'Iridescent'
OR Listen 'Qwerty' & 'The Little Things Give You Away'

If You Will Listen the 1st Song & 2nd Song..1 is Mellow & 1 is Metal

7 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.

Unforgiven ii is amazing and soft

8 Nirvana Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. more.
9 Opeth Opeth Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with more.
10 Chevelle Chevelle Chevelle is an American rock band that formed in 1995 in the Chicago suburb of Grayslake, Illinois. The band was originally composed of brothers: Pete Loeffler, Sam Loeffler and Joe Loeffler.

The Contenders

11 Red Red Red is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002. The band's lineup consists of singer Michael Barnes, guitarist Anthony Armstrong, and bassist Randy Armstrong.
12 Beck Beck Beck Hansen, known by stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is mostly known for his musical composition, as well as a palette of sonic genres.
13 The Pixies The Pixies The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. The group disbanded in 1993 in acrimonious circumstances, but reunited in 2004. The group currently consists of founders Black Francis, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering.
14 System of a Down System of a Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Nu Metal group from Glendale, California . The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. more.
15 Moonspell Moonspell Moonspell is a Portuguese gothic metal band. Formed in 1992, the group released their first EP Under the Moonspell in 1994, a year before the release of their first album Wolfheart.

Great clean vocals and great death growls. Compare:
White Omega & Lickanthrope
A Greater Darkness & Everything Invaded - Metal_Treasure

16 Soundgarden Soundgarden Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.

Black Hole Sun & Jesus Christ Pose
Chris Cornell is one the vocal gods on this list so he can be versatile. - Metal_Treasure

17 My Dying Bride My Dying Bride My Dying Bride are an English doom metal band formed in Bradford, England in 1990. To date, My Dying Bride have released twelve full-length studio albums, three EPs, one demo, one box set, four compilation albums, one live album, and one live CD/DVD release.
18 Smashing Pumpkins
19 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". more.
20 Deftones Deftones Deftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. The band, which was founded in 1988, consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega.

I've heard extremely heavy songs by the Deftones, probably heavier than any band on this list but you then have songs like, Mein, Digital Bath and Dai the flu which are more soothing.

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