Top 10 Best Metal Vocalistsjuan_david
The Top Ten
The legendary vocalist: Bruce Dickinson. Now in his mid-50's and he can still hit those incredible notes in almost every gig he plays. In many of his songs in Iron Maiden, Dickinson has showed his "scream" (most famously in Run to the Hills and Infinite Dreams) which is one of the most impressive vocal displays in metal.
Dickinson's the best of this group, but too take this list more seriously, besides Dickinson, and Dio. Where is Robert Plant, Rob Halford, or Axl Rose?. I may have changed my choice if you had included them in the discussion. They are legends and Household names. Dickinson Mr. Air Raid Siren gets the nod here!.
Bruce Dickinson is the Greatest lead singer in the world his range I unbeatable. He is a great guy friends with major people is a singer, musician, songwriter, pilot, fencer, broadcaster, author, actor, marketing director, and certified badass and going to defeat cancer and send cancer to purgatory to deal with Eddie. Up The Irons
That's right... The Best of 'em allV 115 Comments
Seeing Dio and Rob Halford not in the top 5 makes this list a complete joke. Dio is one of the greatest metal vocalists in music and has one of the most powerful and phenomenal voices of all time.
Wrong Dio doesn't compare to Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Mustaine, or even Phil Anselmo. I can't believe that black sabbath ever even thought about him replacing - Jasonpenner223
"sing me a song your a singer" is the best opening line ever in a song mainly because Dio's voice makes it sound so much better. - wolphert
Dio is a legend. He was incredible in Rainbow, when he sang Man on the silver mountain, Gates of Babylon, and Stargazer, Tony Iommi made a good choice for choosing Dio to be the vocalist for Black Sabbath, and he released amazing songs during his solo career. Holy Diver, Rainbow in the Dark, The Last in Line, We Rock, Sacred Heart, and Dream Evil. Dio should be #1
I love Dickinson but Dio is better.V 96 Comments
It's not even close. come on. Halford is off the charts, then when you get to the charts, Dickinson is next.
The best! Rob Halford is number one. Others are too far away behind him in Metal and Rock Music in general. I love a lot of vocalists like Dio, Bruce Dickinson, Michael Kiske, Geoff Tate, Eric Adams... But no one can beat Halford in many aspects. Tim "Ripper" Owens is number two.
Just hear the difference between "Beyond the Realms of Death" and then "Painkiller".
Halford can sing with an extraordinarily clean voice, but can scream like no one else can do. He helped create metal, influenced lots of important singers and surely knows how to use his 4 octaves (though he is best at hitting high-pitched notes).
He truly deserves to be #1.
Rob halford and Ronnie James dio are the two best singers of all time! Stunning vocals from both. Phil Anselmo comes second for me.V 58 Comments
For her age she has an unbelievable voice which will only improve over time and more training.
Maybe for her age has good voice, but come on, don't tell how better than the fathers of the metal... - somekindofaguy
Definitely needs to be on this list if we are being fair here. Amazing vocalist.
She really needs to be on here. Her vocals are amazing.
Beautiful, powerful voice that makes you emotional easily.V 917 Comments
How come James is #1 in best metal/rock voices and in the best metal band of all time but he is #5 in metal voices? Still Bruce is second in my opinion still he has a extremely EPIC METAL voice but James is the best.
You cannot beat James' metal vocal ability at seattle 1989. It was amazing!
A big joke hetfield is at no 6... All the voters are blind.. Hetfield can sing hard medium and soft both like hard in creeping death, master of puppets.. Medium in ride welcome home, enter sandman and slow in unforgiven 2, nothing else matter.. He is best live performer... Metallica is best band of the world and they are god of metal... Hetfield deserve 1st position in this list... He is best vocalist + rhythm guitarist and member of Metallica.. Name of Metallica is enough...
James Hetfield should be number 1 he is so smooth when he sings. he sung all of metallicas best songsV 73 Comments
His voice just raise up my spirit! - ShamsulBahriel
Corey's scream is as close as you can get without actually yelling and ruining your voice. Given how angry slipknot's music is, listening makes for a very immersive experience. You feel the genuine rage that the band feels, especially on Iowa. But what he is less known for, and underappreciated for, is his expressive singing. He has a distinct voice, one of the most distinct ever--very easy to pick out. He doesn't have a great range, but he sure knows how to use what he has. he sings with a lot of power.
At least he has to be in the top 5. He's the best screamer their is.
Just listen to psychosocial, wherein lies continue, liberate for his highs and snuff, skin ticket, purity for his lows. He is AWESOME
Hands down the best vocalist of his generation. No other singer can come close to his range. From screaming his lungs out in psychosocial, to rapping on spit it out, and then sing melodies that can hold up to an opera singer. Whats even more amazing about him is that he can do all of this in one concert.V 70 Comments
Is this the best vocalist list or our personal favourite vocalist list? When ozzy sings even bats cry
Ozzy is awesome. By the way Ronnie James Dio should be on this list to
Awesome crazy train shot in the dark and bark at the moon
Should be in top 5. - DisturbedpotatoV 25 Comments
Some decent picks on here, but then a lot that are just vocalists in popular mainstream bands that aren't actually that talented. At least Bruce Dickinson is around where he should be. The problem with Kiske is that he's not actually done much with metal since Helloween. Although you should listen to Ultrasonic's Light of Dawn album. His voice has aged better than most as though he's been in suspended animation all of this time.
Who doesn't know Michael Kiske, and if you don't you have been under a very large rock for the last 30 years, Kiske is a metal god with a range that no one can reach, those high notes he gets out of his golden throat are just godlike
Matt Shadows? Corey? Who are they next to the great master Kiske? He is easily one of the best vocalists out there! Even Deris (who is an amazing vocalist as well) who entered in his place has some difficulties into singing the other vocalist songs. Just try to achieve the high noted of Eagle Fly Free, Halloween and a Tale That Wasn't Right, then you'll see what a real vocal master is.
How is he this low? he deserves at least number 4. and how tf is james hetfield 5? lmaoV 21 Comments
Outside all the typical vocalist that people are listing on here... Corey Taylor, Matt tuck or Matt Shadows... Roy Khan can actually sing. He does not have a typical or weak singing voice... Its not poppy nor is it something that would be considered likeable by the mainstream community but he is by far one of the most unique and incredible voices that has ever been heard by human ears. His range is absolutely astounding, the only metal vocalist I've heard in the 2 decades of my listening to metal that can even top Roy is Devin Townsend. He also has a great control over his tone giving him an ability to make something sound beautiful, haunting, powerful... And so much more. He is more than just a "Metal vocalist" he is an artist, painting portraits with each note. He also is an outstanding live performer, he is charismatic, energetic when he needs to and subtle when its called for and using that he has the best stage presence imaginable. The man deserves so much respect and is without ...more
A man with a great great heart. A man with an extraordinary voice full of emotion. A man almost destroyed by his own creation. Always went on 200%. Brilliant work with vocal melodies, dynamics, harmonies, emotions, lyrics... He made every performance and recording so organic and mindblowing. Pure magic. People usually don't talk about this but I think that he's actually one of the greatest story tellers in metal genre. Listening to that guy and watching him perform is a real adventure. Roy Khan definitely deserves to be on a better position.
I truly believe he is one of the few singers that made music something more than just melodies and notes. He added emotions and magic.
His Kamelot where one of the best bands ever existed, with a unique charm. Karma and The Black Halo are simply two of the greatest albums ever made.
Khan deserve to be higher! His voice is godlike, I think he isn't just the best metal singer, he is one of the best singers overall! He has wide range and rare voice color, also there is a lot of passion is his voice.. Listen to any Conception/Kamelot song and you will understand what I mean. He's not just a singer. He's artist, a storyteller. When he sings Karma, he isn't singer at stage, he is a king who realised he'll die like any other man.. Concept albums Epica and The Black Halo are also great examples of his thearthrical abilities. You believe he's a man who made a deal with Mephisto and lost his loved one..V 205 Comments
One of the best metal Vocalists of all time. The range of his voice and his ability to perform live is paralleled only by some on this list like Dio, Roy, or Bruce. Deserves a much better place in this list.
I think it is very popular as it should... I really like his voice, is powerful, rare, interesting... It's wonderful to live and very few are.
One of the best vocalists in metal with a godly range even live
15, seriously? BG is too underrated. Hansi should in top.V 10 Comments
Not much to say besides the fact that he should be way higher. Phil is the definition of a metal vocalist. He has the screams, the power, the soul, the distortion and the gut. When Phil sings I feel it in my bones, he was and always will be the perfect metal singer.
Phil Anselmo is pound for pound the GREATEST METAL SINGER OF ALL TIME. There is absolutely no reason for him to not be in the number one spot. Name one other metal singer who has had a more consistent career of bringing the brutality that is metal to every performance. To this day he is still as bad ass as he ever was. He can still scream like a demon. There are others on this list who have blown their voices out and have changed their sound. Not Phil. If you are in doubt listen to one of his newest ventures - SCOUR
Anger, Beauty and Awesomeness, those are his vocals. The coolest sounding vocalist in my opinion, which just makes the songs sound heavier, and just doper overall. He did used to hit the notes, just listen to Cemetery Gates, but then he went to a much more badass and cooler song. Top 5 Vocalist, AT LEAST.
Man he is better than james hetfield at least he deserves to be higher in this listV 37 Comments
Tate in his prime had the best vocals I've ever heard, in my opinion. His voice can hit the highs and lows. His vocals are absolutely outstanding. First time I listened to Queensryche, I couldn't get over how powerful and outstanding his voice is.
I honestly think he should be #1. I know a lot of people will disagree with me, but really. Tate has a voice that can hit all kinds of notes, and lets be real here, it's absolutely AMAZING. My favorite vocalist ever.
I think Tate WAS the best metal singer of all time. His voice WAS extremely powerful. He WAS also able to sing emotion, which is very hard to do. Today, Tate is one of the worst singers in metal. It is so sad how he WAS an amazing singer, and now...
No one has a more beautiful and moving voice than Goeff Tate.V 17 Comments
Great vocalist - good range, and great variation with both softer songs (like Seize The Day, So Far Away, and my personal favourite Victim) and heavier songs (like Nightmare, Critical Acclaim and Welcome To The Family).
M Shadows in my opinion should be at least 3. He has a powerful voice and uses it in the way he should use it! On hail to the king album his vocals are just amazing. It's not like any other metal singer. This is Raw power. If the Rev was still here and he sand on Hail to the king, he would be number 1!
Really unique voice. Amazing control and range coupled with an ability to incorporate heavy raspy growl for metal stompers or extremely clean and emotive vocals for ballads with perfect execution at all time.
Best band everV 81 Comments
He was so good at ascendancy era. He could sing very high pitch such as pull harder, dying in your arms, declaration, departure. I like him when he sang high.
Matt Heafy is not a trained vocalist. As a guitarist he his skilled enough, but his screaming abilities are good. He should placed within first 15. - Gupta
I love to sing and my inspiration was Matt. I love his voice. I watched him live and its was absolutely amazing. I love every part of his voice.
At 19, put out their best album, Ascendancy and the vocals were amazing. Crazy talent.V 11 Comments
James is an amazing vocalist. He is severely overlooked in the rock world. Dream Theater songs are very hard to sing. He sings them so high and clear that it makes it look easy. The control he has over his voice is out of this world. He can go from belting, right back to a soft spoken serenade. He has incredible range and only seems to improve. The Astonishing is without a doubt some of his best work. Tremendous frontman as well. Always interacts with crowd, and exudes a joy and passion for what he is doing up there. Not even to mention his regiment for vocal ability. The running, diet, vitamins, etc. He devotes so much of his life to his ability to sing. So much respect for this guy. Rawk on James!
He is good.. Geoff Tate? Noo... James LaBrie is the Progressive Metal vocal.. His vocal is unique... I don't know how to describe it, he is only for Dream Theater, Dream Theater just for him. The one and only, his vocal control... He has his own vocal style, if you are DT fans since their Image And Words album, maybe you can understand the beautiful of his voice.. Learning to Live, Another Day.. Peruvian Skies, Burning My Soul, Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence... Through My Her Eyes, The Spirit Carries On, To Live Forever, Lifting Shadow of A Dream.. He is the best progressive metal vocal. I think his vocal is versatile.. Cover other band songs like, Iron Maiden, Dio, Queen, Metallica, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple.. Listen to Tenement Funster; Flick of The Wrist; Lily of The Valley cover or Elton John songs, Funeral For A Friend Love Lies Bleeding cover... Or maybe Stargazer... Easy to say if you NOT a singer... But... Not easy to be James LaBrie...
James LaBrie holds claim to one of metal's most celebrated clean voices. From Dream Theater's iconic album 'Images and Words,' this next high note is found on the record's final track, 'Learning to Live.' During this particular part of the song, LaBrie continues to ascend in pitch, teasing a magical high note which fans mentally beg LaBrie to hit. After the build-up, the vocalist finally reaches the desired peak before guitarist John Petrucci transitions into a new part of the song with a mind-bending solo.
After listening through Dream Theater's discography, he's easily one of my favorite vocalists of all time. The high notes from Learning To Live and Innocence Faded are orgasmic, and the emotion he drives through Metropolis pt 2 and Octavarium are mind-blowing. Dream Theater ranges from aggressive to melodic, writing some of the most complex songs to date, and still I can't imagine another singer fitting his place.V 15 Comments
He is not a metal singer bro - Metal_Treasure
Not metal, and not that good
I'm sorry, but his voice is like nails on a chalkboard.
What the hell is that baby metal?V 3 Comments
Whilst probably not THE best, he is undoubtedly one of them. His phenomenal voice has soared into the highest reaches of sound and rumbled in the lowest depths. The masculine thickness of his voice also allows for him to be soft while still menacing and strong. His voice is a one of a kind, and it's a damn shame he doesn't get more recognition.
Anything to say? A god among humans, with a great voice tune, power and feeling, and a awesome presence on stages, he knows how to conquer the World!
THE voice of ICED EARTH. Killer growls, clean and hight pitched vocals. "Something Wicked This Way Comes", "Horrow Show" and "Immortal" albums are a proof of what is he made of: pure metal and a class A+ quality voice.
Barlow, a perfect mixture between Hetfield, Anselmo, Dickinson and Halford, at his best.
Will forever be THE BEST Iced Earth vocalist!V 12 Comments
He always seems to pour deep emotion into his songs, which to me seems to be one of the determining factors of a good singer. Pure talent and singing range is good, but to to have that and be able to put for that emotion is something else.
Can't believe this guy isn't at least in the top 10, seeing him all the way down here makes me sad
To me maynard James Keenan is definitely deserving of a top five spot, he has a unique passionate sound to his voice and can produce an undeniably genius set of lyrics.
No way, he sucks!V 26 Comments
I was gonna vote for Roy Khan, because he is incredible, but my loyalties will always be to Serj Tankian. System of a Down is my favorite band since I was 10 years old. Serj's has this incredible range of style and emotion. You get all these different kinds of songs like Question or Spiders or even crazy ones like Vicinity of Obscenity. And his solo work is amazing too. The big sound of Elect the Dead or the symphonic Imperfect Harmonies or the sorta punk rock Harakiri. Serj is an amazing talent.
Serj has a great voice, as far as the genre is concerned. I would rate him higher than this. Most metal singer just yell and scream a lot, which of course will offend a lot of people, but I think Serj's has a bit of a lyric quality to it.
People would most of the time classify Serj according to the most knows System of a Down songs. But the power of his vocals and the range in songs like Streamline and Highway Song are the reason why I would think he should be higher on this list.
HE IS AMAZING, I LOVE HIS VOICE AND WHEN HE GOES FROM LOW TO HIGH SOUNDS IN JUST A MOMENT, IT’S JUST SO UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL, THAT MANIPULATION OF VOICE!V 52 Comments
Best Death metal vocalist that I have ever heard. He should be, at the very least, within the top five! What is he doing down here? - LadyBanshee
He has one of the craziest vocalists rates I have ever heard. If you don't believes me listen to the song Mutilation from the album scream bloody gore then listen to the song Painkiller on the album the sound of perseverance. You will be amazed.
Listen to his cover of Painkiller, JESUS CHRIST
I love Bruce Dickinson and would love to vote for him, but Chuck Shuldiner deserves recognition. He invented Death Metal as we all know, with Death, and he was also the person to first ise growled but melodic vocals.V 12 Comments
Dude, seriously, only 25? What is all that baby metal crap? Hetfield, ozzy, mustaine, they are all legends. But they are in no possible way better than Joey. I mean, this man can reach high notes like a god. Don't believe me? Listen to the first part of armed and dangerous in the first buildup. Man those notes give me goosebumps every single time I absorb them.
You'd have to be either deaf or totally ignorant to rank Hetfield or Mustaine above Joey. Hetfield isn't bad but Mustaine is a complete joke as a vocalist. Joey should be top 5 for sure.
Dude why isn't he number 1? He can reach high notes like a monster.
Babymetal should be nowhere near this list. - N4XUSV 5 Comments
In my opinion he's the best vocalist in all of metal music currently! He has a lot of diversity in his vocals ranging from mellow singing to brutal screaming.
You're kidding guys, aren't you? I hope those who voted him down have at any rate a half of Ivan's incredible voice charisma.
If corey taylor is number 7, Ivan moody should at least 8 because he sounds just like him in my opinion.
Best of the best! the emotion and feeling in his voice is unmatched. he should be in the top 5 for sureV 10 Comments
Debatably the best in the genre and my personal favorite, Russell has a great range of 4+ octaves, an unreal amount of vocal control, an amazing amount of power, a naturally pleasant and soothing vocal tone and a real passion for what he does.
Here is a quote from progressive metal genius Arjen Lucassen on Russell Allen's ability as a vocalist:
"Russell has a very powerful and versatile voice, and on top of that he is a great musician and performer. Russell was one of the few singers with whom I didn't need to be present during recording, but when on the phone he let me hear the parts he had sung, my eyes filled with tears. Russell thought I was joking, but I was truly moved! At the moment Russell is one of the best singers in the world. And he proved that during the Star One tour."
Definitely the best thing to happen to Michael Romeo and the rest of Symphony X and definitely deserving of a better place on this list.
Definitely one of the best metal vocalists of our times, both in Symphony X and in all his other side projects! He deserves a much better position than this!
Russel Allen! Symphony X stands out as one of the Metal greats. There are few bands that can combine technical ability and introspective emotions.
Easily the best on this list. Just not there because he's not "mainstream".V 9 Comments
What an incredible deluge of eerie falsetto shrieking, growling, gurgling... His work on Abigail is the stuff of metal legend and struck fear into to the hearts of listeners and competitors... Should be at least top 10, if not top 5.
Come on! King Diamond leaves all these in the dust with his amazing vocal range. Rob Halford is great, but no one can touch King
I am sickened that he is so low. King diamond is easily better than Bruce.
What is truly amazing about this man is that he has not lost his ability to hit the high notes over 30+ years of singing. Even the all-time greats like Dickinson, Halford, and Dio slowly lost the ability as time went on. Hasn't happened to the King yet.
But I can understand why he might be so low. King Diamond is not exactly mainstream. I can only hope people find him, as I did recently. Not only is he great, but so is his band. Check out the concept album "Abigail". It's a metal masterpiece! I'm not sure if I'd put him as the greatest as there's more to singing than hitting high notes, but he absolutely deserves top 10! Possibly top 5.
This guy is the giver of shivers down my spine for me! He writes his own lyrics and his music is like sex to the ears... Should be at least in the Top 10 in my opinion.
I'm surprised David didn't make it into the top 10. His voice alone could shake mountains. Especially his growls, there are spectacular and amazing!
10! Seriously? So underrated it's unbelievable.
It's way too hard to choose between him and Serj.. - LemonComputerV 31 Comments
Best bass / singer combination in the world of metal!
He knows how to get the best out of the crowd at the concerts
Amazing vocals... Evil voice
Oh come on! He shouldn't be this low! A lot of you should be ashamed of yourselves.. - LadyBanshee
Lower than A7X? Unacceptable!V 5 Comments
In my opinion his vocal style is somewhere between Kiske and Jorn Lande, great vocalist composer musician and person
I think he is one of the best with his range and stage presence. Avantasia is the product of a genius mind.
He's amazing. Love his crafted screams and sustain. His voice and singing style remind me of Bruce Dickinson and a bit of Michael Kiske. - Metal_Treasure
To start with, Randy was the one who originally got me listening to growling. He is capable of mixing the heavy, ear-ripping effect of growling, but still keep the lyrics fairly easy to hear. Combine this with intricate songs about policy and war, and you have a recipe for chills.
Just try any song of lamb of god.. And you will shocked after listening he's vocals... He sings like a ghost..
Randy Blythe is the god of metal vocals. Not only his voice but his stage attitude and persona are better than everyone on this list. Why 22? Why? He is the god, the ruler, the emperor and the lord of metal growls. screeches and vocals.
Isn’t my favourite come onV 14 Comments
Vocal range, color and control of his voice - it all makes a complete harmony...
In my opinion - greatest singer! Amazing control of his voice, and large vocal range.
The most versatile singer I've ever heard or seen
One of the most underrated of all time.
Can't believe he's at 22, and also can't believe I am still going down to find Devin Townsend. Honestly if there is Musical Theory behind any singer in Metal, Devin Townsend is the master. But Mikael Akerfeldt has some of the best growls and cleans of anybody.
Excellent versatility, and some of the best growls in metal. His clean voice is also a way beyond the norm of the scene, and in general he's a superior vocalist to many.
Basically the best with growls, & an amazing vocalist in the progressive metal arena. Should be up there among the metal vocal kings like Bruce & Robert. - Flash667
28?!?! Are you kidding me?V 13 Comments
Not much to say really. His ability is unmatched.
So many metal singers were inspired by Ian Gillan. I can't remember all of them right now but I clearly remember that Hansi Kürsch (one of the best metal singers of all time) quotes Gillan as the biggest vocal influence. Hansi said during an interview that Gillan was the only metal singer who moved him "because the way Gillan sings has always had a deeper impact on me." - Metal_Treasure
No 33 on the list? Are you kidding me? He is a god and belongs to the top!
He is one of the people that started it allV 1 Comment
One of the best vocalists. Even today, Dave's voice is incredible. Should be higher ranked than James Hetfield.
Might not be on the top, and rightly so, because the likes of Bruce and Rob are simply better. But Dave's got some unique style which I haven't heard before. His voice oozes sarcasm and weirdness, and that works for all those intricate Megadeth riffs.
An Icon to Metal Vocalists. Should be easily on the Top 20, even though I can agree his vocals are not for everyone, specially due to his aggressive, raw nature.
A ton of people can't stand his voice. I actually like his voice, I think it's unique sounding. He deserves to be in the top 15. - MetarockV 9 Comments
I just don't understand why he is not number 1. His voice was so scary and and song he sang automatically became a metal song
Lemmys voice set the bar for metal and when you hear him live and see people running for the exit sign after an encore with overkill you know it's the real deal.
Why the hell is Lemmy at #27?
He needs to be in the top 10
Come on 36? what is goni on here?V 13 Comments
By far the most excellent lyricist, and deliverer of expression and abstraction on this list. Urban is quite literally the excellence of execution when it comes to delivery of melodies.
And then he provides some of the best backing vocals in metal as well.
I don't know if I would place him at #1 (probably not), but Bobby Blitz should be top 15 for sure. He's one of the most underrated vocalists out there and still has an amazing voice to this day even after multiple albums starting in the mid-late 80's. A thrash metal legend.
The ultimate thrash vocalist. Best metal vocalist in my opinion.V 1 Comment
Votes from jorn and jorn lande should be combined, it's the same god of metal
Come on...47 for Jorn? How can you guys mistreat the GOD?
Its about singing, not growling... True metal vocals... Others just borrowed the name of Metal.
True metal vocals are the kind Jorn Lands delivers.
Amazing Vocalist but to hear strong energy you have to hear him liveV 4 Comments
How is Till number 35?! He has amazing vocals that can move you in songs like Ohne Dich or Mutter. He should be in the top ten.
Till lindemann has amazing vocals so deep and low for yelling and soothing song
Till should be number one because he has a incredible voice
The most vibrant voice of the world... excelent composerV 6 Comments
A great and kind man with more musical talent than all of the metal community combined. He has done so much work in the 20+ years that he has been releasing music and he is now only recently starting to get the deserved attention for it... From working with Steve Vai in the early 90s... To performing in his own band Strapping young lad, the epitome of heavy, aggressive and intense metal... And to today where he performs in his solo project playing everything from progressive metal, to death metal to even ambient melo stuff. But to the factor of his voice, he has a range that shouldn't even be humanly possible, he can scream to levels that hurt my throat just hearing, do powerful growls, perform simple mellow clean vocals and to top it all of... Incredibly powerful operatic vocals that blow people away. Every note he hits is clean and spot on and he has an incredible sense of timing with each one. With all that, his live performances put his studios albums to shame. For those reading ...more
A god walking amongst mere mortals, Devin just is from another planet, godly voice that has an range I have never seen nor heard, great guy as well very nice and down to earth, a perfect performer
I've never heard anyone pull off such a wide range of as Devin Townsend, and whatever he decides to do, he does masterfully.
2. James "the Table" Hetfield
3. Bruce Dickinson
4. Snake (from Voivod)
5. Chuck Billy
59? Come on people he has the best voice in thrash metal
A true vocal god right here. Can sing any genre effortlessly, and does things with his voice that I've never heard anyone in metal (including Devin and Kyo), or in most of music do. Some of these so-called singers here (even some legends), are laughable compare to this man (especially these young tools like M Shadows). Now to be fair, there are some people who can probably compete with his range... but they are outside metal and usually dwell in the experimental side of music. Anyway, the only reason he's placed so low in this, is because these lists tend to focus on popular people.
Mike Patton is very likely the most talented vocalist on the planet. How a cheap imitator like Serj Tankian makes the top ten and Patton sits at # 40 baffles me. Anyway, I don't consider him a "metal vocalist", simply because the vast majority of his work falls into other genres. As far as metal singers go, I would take Patton over any body. Ever.
HE CAN SING ANY GENRE! , I really don't know why he's not up a little higher.
Faith No More >>>>> RHCP. - N4XUSV 8 Comments
No clue why Jonathan Davis isn't higher on the list. His voice is so raw and unhinged on Korn's early albums. His is a style that has influenced two generations of metal vocalists.
I have grown up listening to korn and I believe Johnathan Davis is one of the best voices of all time, not sure why he is so low on the list but he needs to be higher asap
Davis is the best rock and metal vocalist man :/ Why is on 19? His voice is unique
He has one of the most unique voices in the world defiantly should be higherV 11 Comments
Alissa deserves a top 10 slot without a doubt! Also, no best of metal vocals list is complete without John Arch, Ray Alder, Midnight, and of course the mighty Ski (Deadly Blessing)! You sir need a metal refresher course or something! Many other legends too, but these few prove my point. Which is, this list blows!V 1 Comment
As Periphery grows more popular, more people will realize how unbelievable Spencer is as a vocalist, although his voice takes a while to get used to
Absolutely incredible. He should be in the top ten. - Elijah_Cook
How could anyone forget about Hatebreeder and Follow The Reaper? I know his voice doesn't sound now as good as old times but he is still very cool. better on guitar but still the vocals are awesome
My favourite is MORRIGAN. A talented vocalist and guitarist. A truly talented musician.V 3 Comments
Huge huge huge range, comes after Bruce Dickinson when comes to delivering metal vocals - Flash667
Great voice with an incredible range.
Umm haha that girly voice of m shadows in top 10 and myles here, way to go idiots, actually its good for Alter Bridge fans as we get quality fans and the band doesn't get overrated like A7x
Alter Bridge is a metal band?V 2 Comments
Extreme guttural vocals don't get nearly enough respect! Anders is the best of the best when it comes to guttural vocals! His clean vocals are damn good as well! It was a tough call between Anders and Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden. - sorteal
Amazing vocalist, and one of the most unique vocalist in metal, with black metal influence to his vocals
This list is a joke, don't know why I bother writing this anyways...
Baby metal isn't even metal...
Simone Simons is a really awesome singer. His voice is mezzosoprano, but she can climb to the top notes of a soprano. It can be sweet, as aggressive. Master the classical technique as style rock / pop. Her voice is full of feeling, a feeling that is when she sings live. Not the typical super sweet soprano, she has a wonderful voicepoint, warm and dark at once. Not only sings, also composed some lyrics, very philosophical lyrics that really make you think, like "Sensorium" or "Storm the Sorrow", not just a pretty face, no, she really has a melodious voice, she's a goddess of metal with a heart of gold x
Such a beautiful voice. Her and Tarja rule symphonic metal
It's not really epic
How are Floor, Simone, Sharon so low on this list? Oh wait, they're not cool enough for the Abenged Sevenfold and Slipnazi fans.V 1 Comment
Tarja is the goddes of metal, simply as that. Listen to the album Once, her vocal range there is but astonishing, from Nemo to Creek Mary's Blood, and the unforgettable Ghost Love Score, her voice is unique and majestic.
An angel amongst the herd of screaming knuckleheads in the genre
The goddess of symphonic metal, no more words need to be said
Tarja ranks lower than some of her cheap imitations...this is so wrong.V 2 Comments
Underrated. Listen to him on King For a Thousand Years by Helloween. - Caleb9000
Amazing vocal range, in 90s he was awesome
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