Top 10 Best Metal Vocalistsjuan_david
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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.
I've never heard a vocalist who could literally sing any genre or any song like Mike Patton can.V 7 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
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
Best vocalist in my opinion. Layne could take something very dark and sad and make it one of the most beautiful things you ever heard. RIP
Layne had an amazing range the guitar vocal duo in man in the box, the chorus of bleed the freak, and nutshell all prove how amazing his voice is. Truly the greatest
THe only metal I don't like is hair metal. and out of every genre listen to (Death metal, Black metal, Doom metal, Grunge, Heavy metal. Layne is the best vocalist I've found
The man can bring sadness to metal just by using his voice. He almost sound like he's on the edge of tears even when he's hitting those higher notes that require an angrier tone. The best in my opinion
The king of raw vocal power.V 4 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
Tommy is the best replacement for Roy we could ever imagine as Kamelot fans! I've seen him performing live 3 times now and got a chance to meet him as well. A great guy, great voice and awesome performance on stage! In Seventh Wonder he shows a different side and that is also amazing. I also love his role in Ayreon's Theory of Everything, the best Prodigy Arjen could have picked! My favorite singer!
Tommy Karevik is young, powerful and stupendous at leading two of the best prog/power metal bands on earth. He has righteously filled the huge shoes of Roy Khan singing for Kamelot, but he truly shines brightest with Seventh Wonder.
He's not just an incredible singer. He's an incredible person. What other singer do you know that is a firefighter as well as a fantastic singer in TWO bands (Seventh Wonder, which is also absolutely amazing), all the while being so humble and nice to those he meets.
He is my number 1 favorite vocalists of all time, I just love him its shocking he isn't higher in this listV 11 Comments
This Metal Goddess shall be below Dickinson, she exceed all female vocalist in the past years, just listen Ghost love score if you not have an eargasm you are deaf! Amazing!
Has a beautiful operatic voice that can get rough for more intense songs.
My favorite singer of all time, she is simply amazing!
A living goddess!...V 2 Comments
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
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 saidV 3 Comments
Exceptionally beautiful voice. I like her way more than Tarja, for example.
Is it some kind of a joke?
Really underrated vocalist. Everyone should listen to "The Masquerade Ball" by Axel Rudi Pell.
Johnny Gioeli is the best
One of a kind.
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.
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!V 2 Comments
He sings so fast. no one sings like him. Alexi is awesome too. And why the hell is Attila here when Dead is missing?
Awesome metal vocal from Nepal
It is actually Parash Shakya and I know this because I am Nepali. Well any way he is one of the greatest vocalist.
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