Top 10 Best Metal Vocalists


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41 Alissa White-Gluz - Arch Enemy Alissa White-Gluz - Arch Enemy 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.

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!

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42 Jonathan Davis - Korn Jonathan Davis - Korn Jonathan Howsmon Davis, also known as JD and JDevil, is an American musician best known as the leading vocalist and frontman of the nu metal band Korn.

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 higher

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43 Alexi Laiho - Children of Bodom Alexi Laiho - Children of Bodom

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.

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44 Myles Kennedy - Alter Bridge Myles Kennedy - Alter Bridge Myles Richard Kennedy is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and as the lead vocalist in Slash's current band: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.

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?

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45 Anders Friden - In Flames Anders Friden - In Flames Anders Fridén is the vocalist/lyricist of the Swedish metal band In Flames. Fridén was also the vocalist of Passenger, a side project.

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...

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46 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.
47 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.

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.

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48 Tarja Turunen Tarja Turunen 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. more.

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.

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49 Andi Deris - Helloween Andi Deris - Helloween Andreas "Andi" Deris is a German singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of power metal band Helloween, and co-founder and former lead singer of German melodic metal band Pink Cream 69. He has an active solo career, as well as his own recording studio in Tenerife.

Underrated. Listen to him on King For a Thousand Years by Helloween. - Caleb9000

Amazing vocal range, in 90s he was awesome

50 Glenn Danzig - Danzig Glenn Danzig - Danzig

Seriously? Evil Elvis not on the list? Faith in humanity lost

Shouldn't be this far down the list. Glenn is a great vocalist

Jim morrison, Elvis Presly and the Howlin' wolf in one person.. amazing

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51 Spencer Sotelo - Periphery

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

52 Quorthon Quorthon Tomas Börje Forsberg, known by the stage name Quorthon (1966-2004), was a Swedish musician. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist of the band Bathory, which pioneered the black metal genre and is credited with creating the Viking metal style. A multi-instrumentalist, Quorthon wrote more.

Pioneered Black metal. Badass Voice. - GreenDayFan21

53 Mathias Blad - Falconer

Really deep and powerful voice, with classical influence

54 Sharon den Adel - Within Temptation Sharon den Adel - Within Temptation Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer and the vocalist of symphonic rock band Within Temptation. more.

Exceptionally beautiful voice. I like her way more than Tarja, for example.

55 Udo Dirkschneider - Accept, U.D.O. Udo Dirkschneider - Accept, U.D.O. Udo"Hassan"Dirkschneider is a German heavy metal singer who rose to fame with German heavy metal band Accept.

Need to be in top 20 at least...

Is it some kind of a joke?

Should be way higher than 58

Are you crazy?

56 Ralf Scheepers - Primal Fear Ralf Scheepers - Primal Fear Ralf Scheepers is the vocalist for German heavy metal band Primal Fear. He has a relatively high-pitched tenor-esque singing voice and sometimes uses a shriek reminiscent of Judas Priest's Rob Halford, although it is his baritone lows which give him a near four-octave range in the modal register.

He should be Top 10-15. Obviously very underrated. He's a 4 octave wonder and his tone and singing style remind of Rob Halford a lot. - Metal_Treasure

Is my favorite metal vocalist, a great powerful, wide range voice.

57 Johnny Gioeli - Axel Rudi Pell, Crush 40, Hardline

Really underrated vocalist. Everyone should listen to "The Masquerade Ball" by Axel Rudi Pell.

Johnny Gioeli is the best

One of a kind.

58 Papa Emeritus - Ghost B.C. Papa Emeritus - Ghost B.C. Papa Emeritus, alias Tobias Forge is best known as the lead singer of the masked Swedish band Ghost. He is also the lead singer of the death metal band Repugnant and Swedish rock band Subvision

Not only does Papa have an incredible voice, but he has an unmatchable stage presence. He is similar to King Diamond, with more mellow and evil sounding music. I urge all of you to start listening to Ghost. They are getting more and more popular as we speak. This is a bold statement, but I truly believe they are the Iron Maiden or Black Sabbath of our generation - ryanrimmel

Just a simply amazing voice deserves top ten!

Exellent Vocalist and great live performance!

Would hear again.

59 Paul Di'Anno - Iron Maiden Paul Di'Anno - Iron Maiden Paul Andrews better known as Paul Di'Anno, is an English singer best known as the first vocalist to record with heavy metal band Iron Maiden, from 1978 to 1981.
60 Jonas Renkse - Katatonia Jonas Renkse - Katatonia Jonas Petter Renkse (born 19 May 1975, Sweden) is a founding member, songwriter, lead vocalist (1991–1994, 1997-) and ex-drummer (1991–1994, 1996–1998) of the band Katatonia; founding member, songwriter, bassist, backing vocalist, ex-guitarist (2004) of the band Bloodbath.

Jonas Renkse is so versatile, has soothing voice, beautifully made, and so melodic. Definitely, a great metal vocalist. Deserves so very much recognition.

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