Best Female Fronted Metal Bands

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There are a few lists out about female front women, but this list is for the best female fronted bands that are considered "metal" including metalcore, nu-metal, death metal, etc.

The Top Ten

1 Nightwish Nightwish Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen. It's currently formed by Tuomas, Emppu, lead vocalist Floor Jansen, bassist and vocalist Marco Hietala, ...read more.

Nightwish is great! With Anette And with Tarja. Of course we all miss Tarja, but that doesn't change the fact that anette can sing. Of course it's a different nightwish now, but it's still a great nightwish! I can't wait for there new album, that's for sure!

Seriously? Evanescence? Get real. They're not even close to metal. At least Nightwish has several metal elements so that many people actually consider them to be a metal band, unlike Evanescence. Not to mention Nightwish is much more creative than Evanescence, even in their Origin era. (Although by no means am I saying Nightwish is the most creative band out there. ) There are many great female-fronted metal bands on here, but I slightly prefer Nightwish over the others because I believe Tuomas Holopainen is one of the best songwriters in this genre today (just my opinion) and Nightwish is one of the most "symphonic" symphonic metal bands I know.

Also, in my opinion, people need to stop fangirling over Evanescence while proclaiming they're the best thing ever because, to speak bluntly, NO band is the best band ever. I have nothing against Evanescence, but after seeing comment after comment on website after website about how "haunting", "beautiful", and "angelic" Amy Lee's voice ...more

In the mainstream community, Evanescence is underrated. However, when it's about rock, Evanescence is really overrated. Nightwish is a lot better than them.

Tarja always be the best.. So I say that Nightwish is the best whether Tarja is still with the band or not cause she left an amazing music history with The Nightwish... Now, Annete plays the role of Tarja and Tarja going with her individual life.. Please stop comparing them but keep on loving Nightwish as it is where we know Tarja from.. NightWish Rock on.. M/

I absolutely love Nightwish. Everything about them is amazing. Their lyrics and deep, dark, and inspiring. Their music is spectacular. I have been a Nightwish fan for six years. And I'm only 12. First heard 'Poet and the Pendulum' when I was 6 and I was entranced by the melody of the music and Annette's voice. I begged, literally begged, my father to get me all the Nightwish albums. I had heard every Nightwish song in a matter of two days. Now you can just play a few seconds of a Nightwish song and I'll tell you the right answer. If you don't believe me, Nightwish themselves tested me. I met them before a concert a few months ago and they tested me. I gave the right answers of Weak Fantasy, Wish I had an Angel, and Sacrament of Wilderness. They were shocked and literally kept waving at me from the stage. Anyway, Nightwish is amazing and probably the most brilliant band to ever walk this earth.

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2 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

Amy lee has got amazing talent... Evanescence music's specialty is that it displays strong emotions through beautiful melodies... With hard rock music... Those who read this post must consider this and MUST listen to its songs

They aren't even a metal band. They're good, but they're not metal. - shadomatrix

She a a excellent singer with lyrics you feel in your heart she is definitely the BEST!

Not even close

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3 Arch Enemy Arch Enemy Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, originally a supergroup, from Halmstad, formed in 1996. Its members were in bands such as Carcass, Armageddon, Carnage, Mercyful Fate, Spiritual Beggars, and Eucharist.

Arch Enemy is my favourite band, but that isn't the only reason I've voted them. As many has said, this is the most METAL band of the ones listed. Nightwish are great, and I would say they are metal, but not compared to Nightwish. And personally I don't think Evanescence counts as metal, just to mention the two bands that are above Arch Enemy here.

Yes, Arch Enemy is my second-favourite band (behind Cannibal Corpse). Everyone misses Angela, but Alissa is awesome too. With Angela, Arch Enemy was very rebellious and sort of had a feminist vibe to it, and with Alissa it's more emotional. Both are great, though if I had to choose, I like Angela better. - WheresMyGuitarPick

The best melodic death metal band

This is already real metal. So sad it's too low. Behind Evanescence...that aren't even metal. - Metal_Treasure

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4 Within Temptation Within Temptation Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.

Amazing band. Each of their albums is unique in its own way and they keep doing the music they like, whether people like it or not. Besides they're great live!

WITHIN TEMPTATION HAS IT ALL! HER UNIQUE VOICE, SCENOGHRAPHY, COSTUMES, MUSIC, ENERGY, ALWAYS SINGS ALIVE... BAND FOR EXAMPLE WHAT TEAM WORK AND PROFESSIONALISM MEANS! ALL THE OTHERS HAS SOMETHING WRONG:CHEAP PYRO EFFECTS TO COVER THE FACT THAT BAND SUCKS, SINGER WHO LIP-SINC ALL THE WAY, TERRIBLE OR NO EXISTING SCENOGRAPHY... EVERYBODY ARE SO CHEAP AND PATHETIC COMPARING TO WT! AND IT IS GOING TO STAY LIKE THAT!

Within Temptation is my favorite ever! Can't believe they're not higher up.

What really makes a good band great? Charisma. Of all the leading front ladies in this list (and there are a lot of terrific one's) Sharon has a certain quality of charisma that you just can't stop watching or listening to. It's like it's always a perfect fit. They can do much more symphonic based stuff (like Memories) and then they can turn a very different direction (like Sinead) and Sharon just becomes what that song needs.

I love Simone. I think Annete is terrific and Lacey is crazy good (and there are many others as well) but Sharon just IS.

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5 Lacuna Coil Lacuna Coil Lacuna Coil is an Italian metal band from Milan. Since their formation in 1994, the group has had two name changes, being previously known as Sleep of Right and Ethereal.

While the band has struggled to find a consistent sound, and thus keep the same steady fan base as some of the others on this list, Cristina Scabbia is hands down the most talented female vocalist in metal.

Early releases like "falling" off of their self-titled ep showed her ability to convey raw emotion through her voice, tracks throughout Comalies and Karmacode showed her voice being precise and never falling short over a massive range, and in their latest album Dark Adrenaline she even proved capable of delivering vocal blue notes.

I've seen a good chunk of these bands live, including the power houses like Within Temptation and Evanescence, but they just didn't measure up. Lacuna Coil had a small and unresponsive crowd, and yet still gave one of the most energetic and well played shows I've seen; Cristina's voice was so powerful, it was easier to hear from her lips than it was from the speakers.

There's a lot of talent on this list, but Lacuna Coil takes the ...more

Cristina vocal abilities are just amazing, which is why I surprised that lacuna coil isn't higher, and their sound is very distinctive which separates them from everyone else.

Lacuna Coil typically isn't on people's mind when they think of the term "metal", however they serve their own purpose in the controversial "gothic metal" genre. Lacuna Coil features Cristina Scabbia, a simply mesmerizing vocalist who's haunting melodies will definitely be loved by listeners. Cristina also has a running mate known as Andrea Ferro, who's less then pleasurable vocals contrast incredibly well with Cristina's. However, Andrea can become particularly annoying on certain selections (especially alive) as his growling/singing can grate on the ears. (Sorry dude) On the musical side of things, Lacuna Coil utilizes a dark soundscape featuring down-tuned guitars, simple yet effective drumming, and somewhat prominent basslines. Despite the incredibly simple structuring and seeming effortless playing, it somehow works for the band, as most people listen to them for Cristina's vocals. Lacuna Coil's lyrics are generally abstract and dark, meaning inspecting the ...more - Evatallica

I LOVE Lacuna Coil. Cristina should be number 1 on this list. I've listened to a lot of female metal/rock vocalist and in my opinion they all sound alike; however, Cristina offers a unique sound to every album. I don't agree that they've "struggled" to find a distinct sound, I believe they kept with their roots and displayed their growth and musical diversity, as bands should! True fans will always be true, while the posers will be misled by what everyone else listens to just because the radio plays it more. I say FORGET the radio, most of the music today is crap and sounds the same. Lacuna Coil has never disappointed me, Andrea & Cris have awesome vocals. I am looking forward to their new album and concerts in the states! - Vanessa Marie

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6 Epica Epica Epica is a Dutch symphonic metal band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen after his departure from After Forever.

I've heard a lot of female singers, but Simone Simons is out of this world!

Epica today is a symphonic metal bands of higher quality, have a unique style, a perfect sound, the voice of Simone and the choirs are amazing!
Is an amazing band!

Dutch gothic metal band, Simone is very pretty, sweet vocals

Best metal female fronted band right now. Only Nightwish can compare.

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7 In This Moment In This Moment In This Moment is an American metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed by singer Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth in 2005. They found drummer Jeff Fabb and started the band as Dying Star.

Absolutley insane band! Great music and singing/screaming. Maria Brink still makes her screaming girl rather than a female singer screaming and sounding like a man.

Maria Brink has it all. Literally. Looks, personality, vocals, vocal range (are you KIDDING?! Soft as a whisper on one song, and will *kill* you with her voice alone on the next track), lyrics... The chick is it. THEN she surrounds herself with a talented band, and they take off through the stratosphere. No surprise here that they're in the top 5... But she blows Amy Lee away.

Maria Brink and Lizzy Hale are my top 2 Metal singer ever! And these are the best 2 bands on the list! They should not be in 7th and 9th!

Such a great band maria's screams are intense alonge side with her vocals and I've never seen a band get so personal with their fans its amazing.

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8 The Agonist The Agonist The Agonist is a Canadian extreme metal band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in 2004. The current line up consists of guitarists Danny Marino and Pascal Jobin, bassist Chris Kells, drummer Simon Mckay, and vocalist Vicky Psarakis, who joined in March 2014 following the departure of vocalist and founding ...read more.

I don't generally love metalcore or melodic deathmetal but Alissa White-Gluz's balance of fierce growl and beautiful feminine vocal styles really works for me. Her favored topics of animal rights, human emotional experience and social justice inform her music with metal aggression that for a change isn't based on cheesy satanic fantasies or juvenile delusions of power. The fact that she's a hottie who brings a modern looking personal style to the stage doesn't hurt either. Seems that most ladies of metal still think it's the eighties.

I've been listening to this bend ONLY for ten straight months. Nothing else I could possibly say. Alissa is my new love (and I am a girl, and so what? ), she can do anything with her voice, her growling is SO GOOD that I am amazed. AND she is animal rights fighter.

Amazing band and the singer is really hot. They are talented and I can't believe that a girl can do that. Nothing eles to say that are very talented and that they aren't putting it to waste.

The Agonist should be in a genre of their own: sophisticated, opinionated metal. Why? Because that's exactly what they are! The range of emotions and situations conveyed in their lyrics have a far-reaching appeal, and that's why I started listening to them. Not to mention Alissa White-Gluz's use of astonishingly good clean and harsh, savage unclean vocals. All in all, my favorite band by far!

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9 Halestorm Halestorm Halestorm is an American rock band from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, consisting of lead vocalist and guitarist Lzzy Hale, her brother drummer and percussionist Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger, and bassist Josh Smith .

I absolutely love Halestorm

Absolutely amazing band! Lzzy's vocals are just incredible and I think she definitely proved that to everybody with Love Bites! She has great tone and fantastic belts and not to forget she is gorgeous, just so hot! Love this band so much and would recommend to everybody to see them live! They are all full of so much energy on stage and are good at interacting with their audience as well as each other. They all have great personalities and everything they do is just so real.

Lizzy Hale and Maria Brink are my top 2 Metal singer ever! And these are the best 2 bands on the list! They should not be in 7th and 9th!

Lzzy has the best voice of a Female metal Vocalist I have heard in a long... Long time, there's just something about her voice that has this 80's metal feel to it and that's not a bad thing. She has power and a slight roughness to her voice when she sings songs like "Love Bites" and "I Miss the Misery" and this beautiful, echoing, powerful voice on their ballads and as I'm sure everyone agrees she is Stunningly Gorgeous, I for one think Halestorm deserves a much higher spot on this list and I can't wait for their latest Album "Into The Wild" coming this year.

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10 Flyleaf Flyleaf Flyleaf is an American rock band formed in Bell County, Texas, in 2002. The band has charted on mainstream rock, Christian pop and Christian metal genres.

Lacey Mosley is fantastic she has such a pure an beautiful voice! Broken Pieces with Apocalyptica has so much emotion the lyrics are beautiful but the voice brought it to life!

I think Flyleaf doesn't get enough credit for their work. This band saved my life and many others over the years. Their music has so much meaning, but many people dismiss them because of their faith.

LACEY STURM HAS AN AWESOME VOICE FROM HIGH PITCHED TO LOW GROWLS. HER LYRICS ARE MOVING. SHE SHOULD BE MUCH FURTHER UP THE LIST THAN THIS!

No one can beat them DOWN! Flyleaf is the best! I really love their songs

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The Contenders

11 Kittie Kittie Kittie are a Canadian heavy metal band formed in London, Ontario, in 1996. They have released six studio albums, one video album, four extended plays, thirteen singles and thirteen music videos.

Kittie is without a doubt a top 3 of female metal bands. I wasn't a metal head. The problem was allot of metal didn't have any melody. Anytime a genre of music can sway a non-listener to another genre... They have strong validity in that genre. Morgan voice is beautiful and her Sister Mercedes plays as good as she looks... Femme joli.
I've listened to other female and male bands and I can't seemingly find another solid melodic band... I did manage to find Black Label Society.. But as far as female bands.. No competition...

Doro pesch is the goddess of metal and has good melody without sounding like a soapbox, and without too much screaming and grunting though she is the goddess of metal and can do all of them with ease. The person mentioning BLS and the like just need to be more open minded and dig deeper and not only be interested in the gothmelody soapbox type metal of which I see less metal more screamo which irritates me. Raise your horns to true metal! I pity the fool that don't know Kilmeister and Sweden.

But as an honorable mention, Kittie is a fairly decent band brushing along the genre of metal... And the person that mentioned BLS, Morgan and Mercedes did say "metal" and not "Heavy Metal". So in that analogy she was correct and accurate and honest and I'd trust her (? ) rating to a good degree. Enjoy Kittie, I will. Though I prefer the bitches of metal rro...

Kittie is far and away the best all female metal band in existence. Mercedes Lander is stiff competition for any drummer in the metal industry and in my opinion the glue that binds this band together. I don't mean to take away from the rest of the band. They are all extremely talented at what they do but through all the lineup changes over their career Merecedes is what keeps me listening and just keeps getting better.

I honestly don't even know how Evanescence got on this list not to mention the top of it. They aren't a metal band. Maybe there are some hints and nods at metal in their repertoir but overall just pop/rock. Greatly talented band and I love them but not metal.

There are a lot of bands on here that are not metal: Evanescence 2nd place, In this Moment 7th place, Halestorm 8th place, flyleaf 12th place, and the Pretty Reckless 13th place too name the first five that are at the top of the list - germshep24

Listen to Brackish. Honestly, I didn't like the beginning vocals from Morgan because I found them rather pitchy whether she meant it to sound like that or not. But when Fallon Bowman comes in with the fast-paced, heavy vocals and the instrumentals go all in, it absolutely blew me out of the water. The song has really grown on me and it's still my favorite song from the band. Plus, it's an all-girl metal band, which I think is kick-ass

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12 The Pretty Reckless

They are just a consistently high quality band - they don't have a duff track, and many are absolutely stand-out classics. They can do acoustic and get it just right, they are amazing live, do creative and exciting videos, and with only a couple of albums behind them I'm sure the best is yet to come. They are going to go from strength to strength and that will be immense.

The best band ever! Taylor is so talented and she has a amazing voice. Listen her. LOVE HER SO MUCH!

Taylor Momsen has an amazing voice. You make me want to die is my favorite song. My ex boyfriend actualy introduced me to her music because he could relate to her lyrics and her voice was very pleasing towards him.

Only when I heard the pretty reckless makes my skin crackles like a chicken.. They are one of the few girl bands that play a kind of classic rock with notes of alternative... And taylors voice is so amazing that makes all the money.. Really!

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13 After Forever

How have I just discovered this amazing band 10 years after they split? that's the trouble with the UK music industry which is totally obsesed with talentless wannbe's from the X factor. The Dutch have produced many good bands which get totally ignored in the UK. I started listening to After Forever when I heard Floor Jansen singing with Nightwish and decided to look up her older stuff. She has an amazing voice and is arguably the best female singer in the world right now. Nightwish are lucky to have such a talented singer. I wish I had been around to see After Forever live, I can only hope they get back together some time in the future. Its not just Floor though the whole band was just awesome. They have got to be the most underrated band ever.

Floor Jansen is one of the worlds best singers in this genre. Her voice reaches from opera till grunts, what she does is fascinating. I can't really tell, what's my favourite song because I love them all.

It's really sad, that this band doesn't exist anymore. But you can hear Floor sing with the band Revamp.

Floor Jansen is the best singer I have ever listened to. But that's not all, the entire band works together to make masterpieces. All of their albums are amazing and unique! Prison of Desire, Decipher, Invisible Circles, Remagine, and After Forever all have a distinct sound and use Floor's versatility perfectly.

After Forever (the album) is one of the best symphonic metal albums of all-time.

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14 Straight Line Stitch

I LOVE their song The Taste Of Ashes (feat. Jamey Jasta) - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

They have done well over the 11 years. They have been on tour and are interesting in there delivery. I haven't seen them but read they are good live. I think they should be higher than 17th place

Alexis has the best female screamo voice. SLS should defiantly be a lot higher on the list

Straight line stitch is my all time favorite female vocals for any screamo band. I saw them live at meyhemfest and they were so good! They definitely should be higher on the list

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15 The Birthday Massacre The Birthday Massacre The Birthday Massacre is a Canadian dark wave and synth rock band currently consisting of Chibi (vocals), Rainbow (guitar), Falcore (guitar), Owen (keyboard), Rhim (drums) and Nate Manor (bass), that formed in 1999 (even though the 2016 demo collection "Imagica" dates some tracks back at 1998). ...read more.

Mind blowing clean vocals. Great electronic elements in their music.

They are simply one of the best industrial rock bands in the world! I can never understand why they aren't recognized internationally.

I have to say I was confused with this band, their love for electric piano made me confuse of what genre to put them, they really don't have a rock or metal sound, but maybe that is just me, but I do like their songs - germshep24

Chibi's vocals are unique! The band is amazing, and again I'll say: the sound they make are unique!

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16 Amaranthe Amaranthe Amaranthe is a Swedish heavy metal band notable for having three lead vocalists: Elize Ryd, Jake E. Lundberg, and Henrik Englund Wilhemsson, each presenting a different vocal style. Their second album, The Nexus, reached 6th on Swedish charts, 4th on Finnish charts, and reached a peak of 12th on the ...read more.

We all take our stand just to support our fave. bands, even though they're too many. However, if you all would ask me? Then that's all in all for AMARANTHE. why? It's not like just the other bands you know and already heard, but, it is how many song you were amazed with. Of course you all should choose wisely and on what you would really think was for you.
Just like this for example: Though AMARANTHE front-girl or front-woman weren't that pretty or good looking, see that? But because you liked the song then that's good for you. The only there is... Do not be fooled by their beauty or styles. That's when I actually mean - DON'T JUDGE THE BOOK BY ITS COVER!, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Amazing Band! Just out of this world, their songs is beyond words. Eliza's voice cannot be matched by any other.

Very funny no one or lookslike nobody would really vote for this band and in any case I've been envying such band they were a good ezample of metal. Well lets just say they were not a gothic rock/metal band, but they are the only band that can compete with legends and I kno that they could suceed to that and that's the reason why I think and always think that they were the best. Lets just have this for example: I am searching through the net then I've seen many, too many popular bands (female fronted) of course then I saw this you know, what they always said "that's nothing" or "no it won't last long" but I can still see that there is a small somewhat light that can shine that can just become like those now popular bands and so I would go and support because I know that I was doing right. And I know that it was just right so thoroughly I voted AMARANTHE. that's what I called a glory of a band AMARANTHE is the one that I am saying.

I am addict to Amaranthe! Seriously I was mad when I could not remember the name of the band and find again the song I loved!

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17 Abnormality

Now that't what you call technical.

One of the best, if not the BEST, female death metal vocalists. - Variety

Best female brutal vocalist

Mallika Sundaramurthy. One of the best female growlers out there. - Variety

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18 Eyes Set to Kill

Absolutely one of my favorite bands of all times. No reason they shouldn't be in the top ten. You can't get better harmonies than you can with family members, and the Rodriguez sister do not disappoint. Have always loved the contrast of a beautiful clean singing voice accompanied by a screamer. Do yourself a favor if you're not familiar with them and check um out. You will not be disappointed.

Awesome band. They have developed well through there career. I say the deserve top ten status.

Amazing band with sexy female members and incredible music. One of my top 3 favorite bands.

Awesome... I love alexia and annisa.. The music is so great aw nice

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19 Leaves' Eyes Leaves' Eyes Leaves' Eyes is a German-Norwegian symphonic metal band from Stavanger, Norway and Ludwigsburg, Germany.

Yes! Liv kristine is amazing! In TOT and leaves eyes! Her voice is just poetically beautiful... TOT and Leaves' Eyes... It can't be any greater than them both.

I love Leaves Eyes. Liv's vocals are beautiful. Very entertaining live band. Viking Metal.

Last three albums are classic Viking metal. It just does't get any better.

Should be number 1 on this list.

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20 Sirenia

The Other Side is a great song. Pretty singer.

Fascinating! Should be on better places with songs like The Other Side, Fallen Angel or My Mind's Eye

AWESOME BAND! ALL THEIR SONGS ARE PIECES OF ART1! :D

Excellent solid band with a great singer.

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21 Unleash the Archers

Underrated Band

There's no reason this band should not be top 10! Brittany has one of the best and most powerful voices in ALL of metal, not just female led bands. The flow of their music makes their 7 minute long epics seem like seconds! Everything is blended so well is easy to jam to! They were always a favorite, but after I heard "Awakening", that song instantly became one of my favorite songs, of any genre, of all-time.

I discovered this band by accident on Youtube with the full band playthrough of "Awakenining".Wow!
What a fantastic performance by the the whole band, especially Brittany, she has such a fantastic voice. I rated Brittany as a female Bruce Dickinson and the whole band played at the speed of Dragonforce. I have since added all their CD's to my collection and consider their ranking here to be far too low. They should at least be in the top three, if not at the No. 1 spot! - RogerMarter

Better than every band in the top 10

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22 Arkona

Arkona is an epic black/pagan/folk metal band, covering lots of musical styles. And their frontwoman Masha isn't just there for looks or to add a pretty voice. She writes all the music and lyrics about her pagan beliefs, she sings passionately in several clean and harsh styles, and on stage she's a bundle of manic energy. They're not just one of the best female-fronted metal bands, but one of the best metal bands.

They are my favorite female fronted metal band easily. Masha (the singer) has an amazing clean voice as well as great harsh vocals. Not to mention their mix of metal and folk is one of the best I have heard.

Awesome band. It is a different style of music. You should give it a chance! Go listen to Slavsia Rus - Goi, Rode, Goi - Yarilo - Liki Bessmertnykh Bogov - Slovo. Go!

23 Draconian Draconian

Both male and female fronted band. Lisa is one of the most beautiful female voices in metal music. Her ethereal voice with anders's deep beautiful growling creates a great atmosphere. Draconian is only metal band whose music fill my eyes with tears.

Best gothic doom band. Masters from Sweden. Divine gentle voice of Lisa. Beautiful, atmospheric music...

Can't believe this is not the number on band on any scale

This band create the unthinkable with Lisa was awesome with Heike it's an attack at your senses!

24 Tristania

Tristania is the best female fronted metal band, but with Vibby, not with Mariangela.

Tristania was the real gothic metal. But the band just wasn't the same when Morten left, and later Vibeke. Now they're just another band, not to mention Mariangela can't sing.

This should definitely be in the top ten at least! Tristania is an amazing gothic metal band. But I agree it's not the same without Vibeke... She must return!

I met Tristania with her new singer and I like it a lot, and is a great difference from their past work but still great

Tristania was epic with vibeke and mortem. Of ruins and a red nightfall and aphelion and beyond the veil are the best

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25 Eluveitie Eluveitie

I like to call them a Celtic Heavy Metal band. Their drummer is wicked. They use Celtic elements constantly in their songs. And two female sings who know how to scream! Great stuff to get you through bad traffic.

Folk metal band with awesome female vocal. Must listen to!

Wouldn't of thought of this band as female fronted, but two female singers do sing with the band. Seen them live with Epica. They were absolutely brilliant. One of my favourite bands.

Should definitely be higher up on this list. Great celtic elements blended perfectly with melodic metal

26 Amberian Dawn

Amberian Dawn is the most unique sounding band of the genre with Heidi Parviainen's fantastic soprano vocals and the band's driving metal riffs coupled with catchy songs. You can never mistake and AD song for any other band's.

New singer Capri elevates this band to new hights!

Sorry folks, but without Heidi Parviainen as the lead vocalist Amberian Dawn is major suckage. New vocalist Capri sounds coarse and unrefined and really just plain sucks after you've heard and enjoyed a phenomenal vocalist like Heidi for so long.

La mejor voz de famele band metal

27 Theatre of Tragedy

Pure Doom metal when they begins.

The godfathers of the genre. Aegis is the best album ever!

They will always be the best!

The best ever!

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28 Ancient Bards

A rare band that simply gets better with every album of their continuing Black Crystal Sword Saga. Vocals work perfectly, with the plenty of strength and the right amount of roughness to the vocal quality for true metal songs.

Saw them live, will again. Great band, the passion of these guys in their music is sickly great.

29 Iwrestledabearonce

Freakin' awesome!
Her swing style clean singing absolutely phenomenal just next to her screaming/growling

When I first heard this band, I thought it was a guy singing. Afterwards, I was baffled to find out their singer is actually a girl. Krysta Cameron can pull off great metalcore vocals that no other female singer can replicate.

There best female singer iver heard yet with beautiful singing and screaming like no other she has a very talented voice with good meaning in her songs

The women that sing for this band are insane!

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30 Sister Sin Sister Sin Sister Sin was an "old-school metal" band from Gothenburg, Sweden. The band released four full-length albums, with the most recent Black Lotus released October 27, 2014. Sister Sin toured in Europe and North America with bands such as Slayer, King Diamond, Lordi and In This Moment before splitting in ...read more.

Was looking for an awesome metal band with a female singer. Guess I found it!
Heavy Metal the old school with a bit Rock'n'Roll.
Sounds f... awesome!
My favorite bands are 5fdp, megadeth, zakk wylde, slipknot and by the way sometimes listening to Johnny Cash as well...

Old School Metal with a modern twist. I love it, but this group would be nothing without the amazing Liv Jagrell. She is the backbone of the group, with her amazing, gritty and dirty voice! WHY are they not bigger? It's melodic, hooky and great rock n' roll!

Sister Sin are amazing! Old school riffs with the new sound. I came across there music not long ago and I just can't stop listening to them! Seriously check them out!

Actually real metal, and not bad.

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31 Stitched Up Heart

I just say them with backdrop violet and new years day in lubbock tx on april 27th,2018. I met her I met all bands had to pay 80 dollars to met ashley costello but when I got to jakes backroom I saw stitched up heart I was out lol then I shoved all my friends out of the car so I could meet them lol if I could I would post the pictures,but had a good time at the show!

Frankenstein is an amazing song and the vocals are just amazing

Very talented band. Can see this band going the distance.

VERY underrated band. Listen up!

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32 Shocker Stalin

... Otherwise known as Shocker-X they are a homegrown band out of Buenos Aires, mashing up tango with metal-core. Ban Lesage is their founder ^^ charismatic front-person ^^ she delivers my favorite take on the "one vocalist singing both sensitive feminine ^^ death growl" thing. Check them on YouTube.

33 Theatres des Vampires

This is one of my favourit bands. I just love them and their vampire style. Sonya has an amazing voice. First they were playing black metal but later they created their own style (adding some electrical stuff) wich is amazing and original. Their 2 latest albums are the best in my opinion: anima noir and moonlight waltz.
Their live concerts are full of the vampire atmosphere.
Really great Italian gothic metal band!

34 Dreaming Dead

Liz Schall rocks on guitar while screaming the 'Death; Chuck Schuldizner' vocals

35 Acid King Acid King Acid King is a stoner metal band from San Francisco, California. It was formed in 1993 by frontwoman Lori S., drummer Joey Osbourne and bassist Peter Lucas.

Good Stoner metal band. There sound is unique and her voice is also. Funny there song startedplaying when I saw this.

36 Delain

Having seen them live quite a few times, definitely think they would be higher placed on this list. Lead singer Charlotte Wessels gives such energetic performances and has such a good range across the board

I know a lot of people who tried to listen to Delain in the beginning of their career and didn't like it - if this is about you, then you DEFINITELY should listen to them again. I rediscovered Delain a couple of years ago, and I think right now it's my #1 band that I listen to most often. Check out the "Human contradiction" album, it's a real masterpiece. (Basically, every album released after Lucidity is worth listening too.)

I've seen many of these bands live; and while most are quite good, none can replicate the energy of Delain. Their songs epitomize the unpredictability of symphonic metal and seamlessly blend aspects of pop and jazz into the genre. Their lyrics are simply inspiring. And for those who haven't seen Charlotte on stage, she is the ultimate artist in her element.

An awesome band that really deserves a top five nomination! Great songs like "april rain" and "see me in shadows"

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37 Landmine Marathon

Grace Perry is one of the sickest death matel vocalist

F****** sick... If you don't know who this death metal band from Arizona is youtube them and listen to red days... So mother f****** BRUTAL

38 Destiny Potato

Yep

39 Without Mercy
40 Skeptical Minds

Great and original band and nice people, I really like them!

I simply like them and like the voice of Karolina. They must be at a better place.

Belgian electro-metal, strong metal riffs and clean female voice of Karolina Pacan, will give you shivers!

41 Icon for Hire

This band is amazing! Saw them live and the energy from the entire band was just incredible. Ariel does what few female fronted bands can and makes the music with a clean, beautiful in-your-face voice while the riffs and beats are off the chain! Absolutely my favorite!

Although her vocals aren't the best in the world, she has passion and that's what I love.

Found them in the "Top female fronted metal bands" they're not metal but they're an awesome band!

These guys are amazing, listen to Get Well and Make a Move!

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43 Mandragora Scream

I like this band. The singer has a cool voice. - FancyTeaCup

44 Jinjer

Best female metal vocalist

The best band ever! :-)

Amazing, go watch a video... talented people

This band is a hidden gem. Tatiana is the best!

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45 Tommy heavenly6

Pray!

46 Kobra and the Lotus Kobra and the Lotus Kobra and the Lotus is a Canadian heavy metal band formed in 2009 by lead vocalist and songwriter Kobra Paige.

Light me up! I was like " hmmm... I wont starve myself to death after all" also You don't know! Love it

I am not too much on Heavy Metal music. But I was very impressed with this group. They rocked when I saw them open for Kiss.

Discovered by Gene Simmons himself, this band is looking to make a name for themselves. They're great Canadian metal from Calgary, really nice people and they have Charlie Parra on guitar.

At least they play metal for sure, unlike most of the bands on this list. - Metal_Treasure

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47 Infinited Hate
48 We Are the Fallen

They are basically Evanescence with a different singer, who actually sounds like the original singer laugh out loud. Carly Smithson, American Idol singer, is no slouch vocally, but Amy Lee still has my heart.

My favorite band of all-time. They are amazing. I just might've killed myself had it not been for them. Carly is my idol

This is a REAL BAND

Why the hell is this band so far down the list!? They're the best.

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49 Sleeping With Sirens Sleeping With Sirens Sleeping with Sirens is an American Rock band from Orlando Florida. The band formed in 2009. SWS lead singer is Kellin Quinn

Ugh... so triggered Kellin Quinn is clearly a guy... not only a guy but attractive guy... this is not a female fronted band

Sleeping with sirens are not a female fronted band. KELLIN QUINN IS A DUDE

So sick and tired of people saying he's a girl

Omf, I laughed so hard when I saw this on the list Kellin is a dude, guys!

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50 Cadaveria

A unique band composed of great musicians. It has so many different styles that only the label "Horror Metal" is appropriated to describe it.
Cadaveria herself is a talented singer, capable of great range from guttural growl to pure clean.
She's also an excellent songwriter, and the lyrics mirror her soul and also deal with art, death and magic.
A powerful introspective travel that makes the songs so communicative that they encourage people to undertake great things.
Those who don't know the band should listen to: Spell, Blood And Confusion, Anagram, Flowers in fire...

Cool band great voice mixing different singing styles. Dark atmospheres from death metal to gothic.

Just got cadaveria new album horror metal and I cannot stop listening to it. Good sound with great vocals.

Unique voice! One of the first girl in the metal scene since 90's. Aggressive and mysterious.

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