Best Female Metal Singer

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The Top Ten

1 Floor Jansen (After Forever) Floor Jansen (After Forever) Floor Jansen is a Dutch singer-songwriter and vocal coach. She is currently vocalist of Nightwish and leader of Revamp.

Floor Jansen has the best technique and the most versatility out of any female metal vocalist. This woman exudes metal. She is not only the best female vocalist in the genre, but one of the best voices in metal as well.

Since After Forever disbanded, she's been working with her project "Revamp". Both bands are worth checking out alone for Floor's voice. At the time of writing there is also a very high possibility that she will become the third lead singer for Nightwish, and I very much hope that this happens. She deserves to be recognized by a wider audience because she is so fantastic at what she does.

Floor Jansen is a brilliant combination of high technology and emotion in her voice. Stunning clean vocals, a beautiful operatic voice, ominous scream and crystal gentle ballad performance!

Anything that is not that gothic melodic screamo blacken everything dead dull hott topic crap... Unfortunately that is exactly what is taking over and people will not know what (heavy) metal really is. RIP, real heavy metal. We will not forget you though the drone zombie majority will never know you. RIP Femme Fetale, Doro Pesch of Warlock, Vixen, and many more. Great years now gone, and good things never last. The black drone cloud crowd is here taking over like a world zombie apocalypse. There are good female metal voices out there, but I have also made my point. Own the road, all ye true heavy metal bitches; raise your heavy metal horns and yell freedom! Rroo...

Saw her live when she came to Kansas city back in 2016 and it was amazing!

Tarja Turunen deserves that 2nd place spot though.

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2 Tarja Turunen (Tarja, Nightwish) Tarja Turunen (Tarja, Nightwish) Tarja 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.

Tarja is the best singer that Nightwish has ever had
And now, her solo cR.Is also very successful
She was the first to mix metal and opera
Love her

Tarja got this wonderful voice, and the perfect additude on stage. She is very beautiful and got nice dresses on stage. Rock On Tarja :-)

Her albums are so wonderful and inspiring... Nightwish had the greatest time with Tarja and you can see that, that energy and love they created between each other... Especially on "From Wishes To Eternity". The best singer ever! I am so glad I've seen her live. So beautiful and passionate! I have to mention "Oasis" as maybe her most passionate song...

Can't stop to liesten to her music. It is already 12 years love...

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3 Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation) Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation) Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer and the vocalist of symphonic rock band Within Temptation. ...read more.

VOICE OF AN ANGEL AND A DEMON AT THE SAME TIME... AND ALL THAT WITHOUT ANY MUSIC CLASSES; JUST PURE NATURAL TALENT! NOT LIKE SOME-SO CALLED SINGERS- WHO NEED CLASSES ALL THE TIME, AND SOUND THOUSAND TIMES WORSE! AND YOU KNOW WHY IS THAT? BECAUSE TECHNIQUE doesn't MATTER-ONLY HEART AND SOUL. YOU HAVE TO FEEL THE SONG, NOT JUST TO TAKE STUPID CLASSES, AND THINK THAT YOU ARE PRINCESS OR SOMETHING! NOT TO MENTION THAT SHE IS WRITING SONGS AND MUSIC FROM THE BEGINNING, TAKING CARE ABOUT SCENERY, COSTUMES, NEVER COMPLAINING ABOUT TRAVELING AND TOURING ANT by the way-HAVING THREE KIDS BESIDES EVERYTHING! SHE IS A DRAGON NOT A WOMAN! AND SHE IS SO UNDERRATED!

Best growling- Otep Shamaya (Otep)
Best opera metal- Lory Lewis (Therion)
Best new age metal- Amy Lee (Evanescence)
The most melodic and touching voice ever, who can sing whatever you want, even without any singing classes- SHARON DEN ADEL!
She is very underrated singer only because she doesn't pay a journalists to call her "a Goddess", like some other singers do (like Tarja Turunen, whos husband pays every interview and headlines with such a ridiculous title, to make you feel like that there is nobody else who sings even better! )I just hope that the voting is going to be fair once for all, and that the REALLY THE BEST is going to win!

Sharon is:
-one of the first and the best female vocals in metal music
-pioneer of the Gothic/symphonic metal
-role model for all other female frontwomen who started to dress like her (tarja)
-writer of all songs from the first album
-naturally talented without music school and singing classes
-some of them are just beautiful, some are just talented, but SHARON HAS IT ALL...!

I am torn between Sharon & Floor. Floor has s more powerful voice but I prefer listening to Sharon.

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4 Simone Simons (Epica) Simone Simons (Epica) Simone Johanna Maria Simons is a Dutch singer-songwriter. She is the lead vocalist of Dutch symphonic metal band Epica.

Not only one of the hottest, but also one of the greatest voices in female-fronted bands, or any genre of female singing for that matter. Listen to 'Tides of Time', it's a beautiful ballad which brings out the best in Simone's vocals. - petrucci75hammet

Her range soars octaves above Tarja's. Her voice is also very versatile, stretching from operatic to lower, dark pitches.

Her voice will make you fall in love with her.

Simones versatlity and powerful ooperatic voice just never cases to impress me.

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5 Doro Pesch (Doro, Warlock) Doro Pesch (Doro, Warlock) Doro Pesch is a German hard rock singer that started her career in native Düsseldorf in the early 80s with the underground bands Snakebite and Beast.

DORO SHOULD BE THE FIRST! SHE IS THE TRUE QUEEN OF FEMALE FRONTED METAL BANDS- BECAUSE SHE IS THE PIONEER OF IT!

A LOT OF OTHERS ARE JUST PATHETIC COPYCATS AND "WANNA BE DANGEROUS CHICK" BITCHES! THEY ARE NOT IN A METAL WORLD BECAUSE THEY LOVE IT, BUT BECAUSE THEY SMELL THAT IT BRINGS MONEY AND FAME; LIKE TARJA TURUNEN (SHE don't LISTEN TO METAL, SHE don't HAVE A METAL VOICE, SHE don't DRESS LIKE LIKE METALHEAD - BUT SHE IS CONSTANTLY PUTTING HER ASS INTO THAT WORLD TO GRAB SOME MONEY FROM IT! )
DORO FOREVER!

Saw her in concert for the first time this year and she gave so much energy. You can tell she loves what she does. Doro is the best.

Why isn't Doro number one is beyond me! The true pioneer in women in metal

The only metal queen! Bulgaria loves Doro!

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6 Alissa White-Gluz (The Agonist) Alissa White-Gluz (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.

Best female metal singer in the history of ever!

EXTREMELY beautiful and talented

Who said death metal is just for men?

She's just incredible.

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7 Anette Olzon (Nightwish)

I love Anette because she is a great singer and a down-to-earth person. We don't need other divas like Turunen, and Imaginaerum is a perfect album. She's the perfect singer for Nightwish, and I can't wait to hear what she'll be able to do in the future

I love both Tarja and Anette for Nightwish. I'm voting for Anette because she is potentially more moving than Tarja.

Anette is so beautiful person with very amazing voice.

The gods hear me! this pathetic joke of singer is musically dead... in five years nobody will remember her... the biggest mistake of nightwish!

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8 Charlotte Wessels (Delain) Charlotte Wessels (Delain)

Not many singers like her in the world are like her. You can tell her voice from other women in a heart beat.

She has an amazing voice along with her stunning looks

Beautiful. Angelic voice. Lovely. Normal person, not diva. Good lyricist.

The most beautiful smile in metal world.

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9 Heidi Parviainen (Amberian Dawn) Heidi Parviainen (Amberian Dawn) Heidi Parviainen is a Finnish lyric soprano, and best known as the former lead singer of Finnish metal band Amberian Dawn.

Heidi really does have a beautiful voice. I really like sopranos, but here, especially. I don't think anyone really compares. - djh101

An angelic operatic voice, for me the best full soprano singer in metal/rock scene nowadays

One of the bests! In my opinion should be in 4rd

Hands down better than Tarja.

10 Suzuka Nakamoto (Babymetal) Suzuka Nakamoto (Babymetal) Suzuka Nakamoto, known by her stage names Suzuka and Su-Metal, is a Japanese idol, singer and model. She is represented by the talent agency Amuse, Inc. and has been a member of three musical groups formed by the company: Karen Girl's, Sakura Gakuin, and Babymetal.

She is the youngest on this list at just 16, But she's also the best. This young lady from Japan has the pure beautiful voice of an angel. An angel of Death.

If you see her stage, you will know she is already star in this field even though she just come out.

At 17, she has everything to be a great star in Metal! Has a powerful voice and an astounding stage presence, it�'s incredible how she controls the audience.

Love her power

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The Contenders

11 Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy) Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy) Angela Nathalie Gossow is a German vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy.

By far the best she growls better than many men

The power of her voice has not equal

The best female vocal fry

Angela is a goddess of METAL!

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12 Vibeke Stene (Tristania) Vibeke Stene (Tristania) Vibeke Stene is a Norwegian soprano. She is best known as the former vocalist in the gothic metal band, Tristania.

She has the most unique, touching voice in the world. I can cry because f her singing, there is no other singer who do the same with me. Shame that not so many people love her

I have many years hearing metal, bands go in and bands go out. Many femme singers, beautiful voices but no one as Vibeke... powerful as soprano, melancholic expression and her voice print a very special color in each song of Tristania... Why you leave us Vibeke? No one like you, bless you for your emotional legacy!

She has an incredible voice, angelic and hypnotic, full of emotions. Besides, she has a unnbeatable singing technique.
She is one of the few women of metal genre that has a voice that sounds just as beautiful in studio and live.

She is the queen, tarja floor, simone are really amazing, no dobut, but is something about vibeke that makes her the most beautiful and touching soul singer, unique and simple the best,

13 Liv Kristine (Liv Kristine, Leaves' Eyes, Theatre of Tragedy) Liv Kristine (Liv Kristine, Leaves' Eyes, Theatre of Tragedy) Liv Kristine Espenæs, better known as Liv Kristine, is a singer/songwriter who has performed and composed songs mostly for various subgenres of heavy metal music.

The most touching voice in metal

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14 Amy Lee (Evanescence)

Amy Lee can't cut it live her voice is too weak.

Her voice is great. But she doesn't sing metal. Learn this already. - Metal_Treasure

Amazing voice... listen to Lithium

Nice voice but stills a "popper"

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15 Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) Cristina 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.

She's an amazing singer, she has a special voice. When I heard her for first, I was amazed. Two words: Angelic voice.

Because she's a lovely green-eyed brunette who has a great body that I'd like to spend an hour with. Oh, she can sing?

Best voice ever, powerful and high at the same time... She is THE Metal Queen! Amazing girl.

Her pure powerful voice mixed with the roughness of the rest of the band touches my soul.

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16 Lisa Johansson (Draconian)

A fistful of emotions in a pristine and melancholic voice...

Should be number 1 in my opinion, the most beautiful angelic voice I have ever heard, a shame she left Draconian, but she'll always be my number 1.

Very dramatic, angelic and versatile voice. She should actually be part of the top list.

17 Dianne van Giersbergen (Xandria) Dianne van Giersbergen (Xandria) Dianne van Giersbergen is a Dutch dramatic soprano singer, songwriter, and vocal coach who is well-known for being the frontwoman and founder of the progressive metal band Ex Libris and German symphonic metal band Xandria.

The simple fact that Dianne is not on number 1 shows that ranks in this list are just about who is best known and who is the most popular. If all these singers were judged by an independent professional jury who did not have any pre-knowledge of all the ladies, Dianne would always be number one.

She's the best live singer. And she knows her stuff too! She studied music and singing for 7 years and for her Masters wrote about the connection vocal-wise between metal and classical music.

It's rather impossible to see this name as number 61!

18 Elize Ryd Elize Ryd Elize Ryd is a Swedish singer-songwiter, dancer, composer and show artist, best known as one of the three vocalists in the melodic metalcore/power metal band Amaranthe.

She is young and not well known, but once you have heard her singing you will never forget it. Elize has very beautiful voice, she sounds like an angel but at the same time she can deliver very strong vocal performance.

Probably the most beautiful voice, not only in metal, but just in general. She has excellent voice control and a super clear voice. I'm afraid that the only reason she isn't ranked much higher is because her band, Amaranthe, isn't as famous as Nighwish, Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil, etc. Although I still do love those other singers, too.

I think my favourite part of her voice is how crystal clear it is.

19 Amanda Somerville Amanda Somerville Amanda Somerville is an American singer-songwriter and vocal coach, known primarily for her work with many European symphonic metal bands.

A magnific voice, powerful and melancholic it's a shame that she had not a band to sing to the world, one of the most underrated voices in the metal scene!

The metal fan that never have a creep in their spine when Amanda sings... it's not a true metalhead...

20 Akane Liv (Liv Moon)

Akane Liv is an absolutely incredible soprano vocalist, who is also very versatile and isn't just constrained to the operatic side. She is a very passionate singer with excellent control and tone, I'd easily put her up there with the greats of Symphonic Metal like Tarja or Floor

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Top Remixes (13)

1. Heidi Parviainen (Amberian Dawn)
2. Lisa Johansson (Draconian)
3. Liv Kristine (Liv Kristine, Leaves' Eyes, Theatre of Tragedy)
djh101
1. Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation)
2. Floor Jansen (After Forever)
3. Simone Simons (Epica)
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1. Tarja Turunen (Tarja, Nightwish)
2. Heidi Parviainen (Amberian Dawn)
3. Floor Jansen (After Forever)
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