Top 10 Best Metal Vocalists


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81 Maťo Ďurinda - Tublatanka
82 Robert Lowe
83 Austin Carlile - Of Mice & Men Austin Carlile - Of Mice & Men
84 Eric Adams Eric Adams Eric Adams has been the singer of the American heavy metal band Manowar since its inception in 1980. Previously, he sang for a group called LOOKS, a band which also included future Manowar bassist and childhood friend, Joey DeMaio.

How is it that this metal legend is 99? Age hasn't stopped him at all like any true metal god. He even sang at the longest heavy metal performance ever which clocked in at 5 hours and 1 minute. I understand Dickinson, Dio, and Halford being ahead of him but he should at least be in the top 5. Long live the Kingdom of Steel and the Army of Immortals.

Should be on top3 - Rhapsody

How the hell is Eric Adams not higher on this list? You may not enjoy Manowar, and that's ok. But if you like Metal, you have to love Adams' voice. There is not one other vocalist in the whole world who can deliver those high-pitched screams with an energy that'll just tear your face off. I honestly think he's the best. Not discrediting Dio, Dickinson, Sammet, Kürsch or Kiske. Adams may also never be a legend as RJD or Ozzy are. But ability-wise, he's just above them all.

I don't think Eric Adams is the best vocalist listed here, but I voted for him, because he is definitely NOT #89!
You may think he is not that great, because he "escapes” from singing to screaming so often. But then you realize that every of his screams has a perfectly pure note hidden inside.
Just try to listen any of Manowar’s covers made by other bands/singers " this may give you picture: what a power this voice has, what a range…

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85 Kyo - Dir En Grey Kyo - Dir En Grey Kyo is a Japanese musician, poet and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the vocalist of the metal band Dir en grey. He has been with the band since its inception in 1997 and was formerly in La:Sadie's.

Should be number one. No one can ever sing like how Kyo sings.

There is simply no one in metal music, or music in general that has the range of Kyo. One of the most impressive metal vocalists of all time.

Recently discovered this band and I must say that he has one of the best voices in the genre! Great band and a great singer!

His vocal range is godlike. There is no better.

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86 Attila Csihar - Mayhem

The best voice of all the black metal... he is amazing

Per Yngve "Dead" Ohlin was better, in my opinion, but Attila is very good too.

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87 Tommy Karevik - Seventh Wonder, Kamelot Tommy Karevik - Seventh Wonder, Kamelot Tommy Karevik is a Swedish metal vocalist, best known as the singer for metal bands Seventh Wonder and Kamelot.

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 list

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88 Dead - Mayhem

This mans voice always sends me chills down my spine. Every single time. As someone previously stated, no one could ever match the intensity of his voice. - LadyBanshee

I find it weird that some Japanese girl has better vocals than Tom Araya and Dead. Oh well, people are strange. I guess I should listen to them - SirSkeletorThe3rd

This guy has made death herself creep out.

Best Mayhem' vocalist ever.

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89 Michael Poulsen - Volbeat Michael Poulsen - Volbeat Michael Schøn Poulsen is a Danish vocalist and guitarist. He is currently the singer and main songwriter of the band Volbeat.

Incredible voice, awesome melodies and toe tapping metal songs

MSP sounds like an ANGEL (REBEL) - his lyrics are second to none, they always make sense and tell a story - my story. MUSIC SAVES - VOLBEAT RULES - as always, you'll have the naysayers - ignorance makes the world go 'round. love you MICHAEL - michaelsLOLA


90 Sully Erna - Godsmack Sully Erna - Godsmack Salvatore Paul "Sully" Erna is the American vocalist and guitarist for the American hard rock band Godsmack.

Very intense and powerful. You can almost smell the testosterone in his voice while he sings, it's like a sexy chainsaw. Although not the best he definitely should be within the top 10.

Evey one votes for his favourite band's vocalist and that sucks ass. I love Metallica but I know this guy is the beast just listen to the enemy

91 ZP Theart - Dragonforce ZP Theart - Dragonforce ZP Theart is a South African singer, and songwriter, best known as the former singer of British power metal band DragonForce.

Old dragonforce vocalist, vocalist of I Am I and features in Pentakill (league of legends metal album) great overall vocalist should be higher

92 Tim Owens Tim Owens Timothy S. "Ripper" Owens is an American heavy metal singer who first gained attention as the lead singer of Judas Priest, and then Iced Earth. He took the nickname "Ripper" from the Judas Priest song "The Ripper" during his time in the tribute band "British Steel". He currently performs with Beyond more.

When it comes to sing EVERY genre of metal, Tim's humongous range and technique takes the "Metal Vocalist" concept to a whole new level. Not My Favourite metal singer, but I must admit that regarding versatility, power, quality and technique combined, Tim is as good as it gets.

Best metal voice ever! He can really catch very high vocal notes... he has never wronged any song he expect to sing from any band he played! If you don't believe me just hear he's covers at Judas Priest - Diamonds and Rust and Iced Earth - Prophecy

Underrated, mostly because for a while he was stuck replacing beloved vocalists from Judas Priest and Iced Earth. Still, he puts on a hell of a performance. Listen to Judas Priest's "Cathedral Spires", for example.

There is a lot of people out there who have obviously no clue... THE Ripper only at 95? Are you all insane! That man can sing like no other and at times he even puts the Metal God to shame!

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93 Björn "Speed" Strid

Seriously one of the best vocalists out there. Check out shining lights on the album the ride majestic

The best vocalist, I've ever heard. Check out his Features on youtube or so. SUCH BRILLANT!

Björn is a beast and can sing and growl exceptionally well. His signing on The Living Infinite proves that and his growling on The Chainheart Machine proves that he's great.

94 Klaus Meine Klaus Meine

One of the most versatile voices in Rock, he can sing ballads or heavy tunes, and is voice sounds better live. He is maybe the oldest singer in the list!, but he must be on the top 5 because he still sounds powerful live!

For those growing up with this genre, Judas Priest and The Scorpions WERE heavy metal. Absolutely criminal to have Klaus at 111. Insulting, actually...

You couldn't find a better live singer out there. He sounds exactly like if he were in the studio. I would rate him in the top ten, easily.

He is best singer ever he sings like angel

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95 Travis Ryan - Cattle Decapitation, Murder Construct Travis Ryan - Cattle Decapitation, Murder Construct Travis Ryan Collins, who goes by the stage name Travis Ryan, is an American musician known for being the vocalist of the Deathgrind band Cattle Decapitation.

The most talented metal vocalist. Period. His growls are haunting, His high-pitched gutturals insane and his pig squeals...

96 Ailyn - Sirenia Ailyn - Sirenia Pilar Giménez García known artistically as Ailyn Giménez, is a Spanish singer, songwriter, best known as the former female vocalist of the Norwegian symphonic/gothic metal band Sirenia.
97 Waylon Reavis - Mushroomhead
98 Christian Alvestam

Clearly you guys are uncultured posers if you think Dickinson or hetfield are even close to Alvestam's talent. Go listen to his stuff for Solution.45, you'll thank me.

You wanna hear someone who combines growling and clean vocals Chris is your man not Corey Taylor who just shouts

Christian Älvestram is amazing, listen to holographic universe by scar symmetry and you'll understand why

99 Jorn Lande Jorn Lande Jørn Lande is a Norwegian metal and hard rock singer known for his solo career as Jorn, and providing vocals for Avantasia, Masterplan, Ark, Beyond Twilight, Millenium, Allen/Lande, Mundanus Imperium, Vagabond, The Snakes, Ayreon.

I hate those guy who vote just for the vocalist of their favorite band but don't vote for the real best vocalist Jorn Lande. I mean he is much more talented as Bruce Dickonson or James Hetfield and he is WAY better than Corey Taylor. He has such a great voice and outstanding live performances furthermore he is a amazing guest vocalist for Avantasia and got great albums in Jorn and Masterplan.

All in all Jorn Lande is one of the best vocalists on earth, I think he is Dios legacy and he deserves much more attention!

Jorn Lande is such an great vocalist, live performances are always astounding

Inarguable one of the best. Who dare to oppose it?

Should be in top ten

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100 Daniel Heiman Daniel Heiman

Hits unbelievably high notes without wavering or losing any volume.

I believe he should at least be in the top 10.

Highest metal singer (D6)

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