Best Post-grunge Singers

List of best post-grunge vocalists made by my taste so it's normal to disagree just don't be a douche about it.

The Top Ten

1 Adam Gontier (Three Days Grace) Adam Gontier (Three Days Grace) Adam Wade Gontier is a Canadian musician and songwriter. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for Saint Asonia, but is best known as the former lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace.

Although I love Myles Kennedy and Dave Grohl, Adam has the best voice in post-grunge. Not only is his control superb, but his voice isn't cookie-cutter at all and enhances any band he's in (both TDG or SA)

Here's another singer with a really awesome, unique voice! They are a really good band and if you don't know them check out songs like : wake up, never too late, just like you, eddie

Can belt high tenor notes to a point that makes me jealous. He can sing metal or ballads if he needs to and I just have to say well done and good luck Adam wherever you go.

Adam Gontier is not just the best post-grunge singer. People may disagree with this, but to me, he's the best singer ever!

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2 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.

Out of all the singers on this list he should be number 1 he has the most vocal talent out of all of them (Besides Corey Taylor although he isn't exactly Post Grunge)
4 + Octave range which keep in mind is higher then some other famous singers that are shown more love than this guy. - christangrant

3 Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) Chad Robert Kroeger is a Canadian musician and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian rock band, Nickelback.

You can like them or hate them but put the hate away for a minute and look it from a different perspective he has a sick vocal range and he can make his voice so clean or gritty depends on a song. They are the most successful post grunge band and for a reason, they are so diverse in rock genres ranging from hard rock/metal songs to ballads and post grunge/grunge songs( first 3 albums).

Jerry cantrell, dimebag, vinnie paul, billy gibbons, dave mustaine have supported the band through the years and such big names in the rock and metal history see something that many people are to ignorant to see... and that's that nickelback simply rocks and is an awesome talented band!

Best vocalist I guess no one can replicate him... And a great guitarist too from metal riffs to classic sound... People hates him because no one is as good as him... Lols

Amazing baritone. I idolize Chad kroeger and I think he's such a great lyricist, vocalist and guitarist. Nickelback is awesome and I think he deserves the #1 spot on this list.

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4 Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and film director. He is best known as the former drummer of the hugely popular 90s grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters. He has sat behind the more.

So, we have bloody Chad Kroeger at #2, and our hero Dave at 4? that's crap! Dave is amazing! - xXEnglishGothXx

Dave Grohl takes this by a mile! It's insulting to be behind the frontman of Nickelback, and the Foo Fighters are phenomenal.

Why is this not in the top 3? Nickelback singer is 1? This list is so messed up... foo fighters is the best post grunge band ever.

This isn't about who is the better band but the vocal abilities that Chad from nickelback have far more than grohl!

Dave Grohl is THE BEST.

5 Aaron Lewis (Staind) Aaron Lewis (Staind) Aaron Lewis is an American musician, who is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and founding member of the rock group Staind, with whom he has released seven studio albums.

Strong, unique voice, sick range and the band rocks with songs like outside, it's been awhile, raw, me and so on...

His voice is pure emotions

Watch him live acousticily and you will understand that he is one of the best

6 Ben Burnley (Breaking Benjamin) Ben Burnley (Breaking Benjamin) Benjamin Jackson Burnley IV is an American musician, composer, and producer, best known as the founder and frontman of the American rock band Breaking Benjamin.

Best lyrics and amazing voice.

Big Ben should be top five and why is Brad Arnold not included in the top ten Even though he is on here twice. Also chad Kroeger is mediocre and 3 doors down are one of the only actual post grunge bands in here, breaking Benjamin and three days grace are more alternative metal and metal inflicted modern rock

I've just started listening to this band and their rock! Good vocals, lyrics and riffs.

Pure awesomeness! And he ROCKS! He can be world famous if Ben does not have that flying phobia... (but still HE ROCKS! )

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7 Brett Scallions

Completely under-rated. Very melodic, yet raspy and completely ruthless screams back in the Sunburn days. Sounded fantastic live as well. Not many of the other lead vocalists of this era could have pulled off the acoustic version of Elton John's "Daniel" the way he did. Best singer of the late 90's to early 2000's, hands down.

Brett has got nasty, reckless distortion to his voice and can also sing with passion. No whine or nasal is his voice at all. His range isn't huge, but his ability should have put him in the top 10 on this list.

Great voice, he brought Fuel's hit songs to life with his tone, melody and depth of emotion. Right up there at the top of my list for the 90's along with Staley and Cantrell.

Brett Scallions-love his voice! He puts so much emotion and passion in his voice, very few others can match it.

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8 Scott Stapp (Creed) Scott Stapp (Creed) Scott Stapp is an American singer, songwriter, and musician, known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of hard rock bands Creed and Art of Anarchy. He also has two solo albums: The Great Divide and Proof of Life.

Dude was pure magic. Weathered was their best album.

9 Gavin Rossdale (Bush) Gavin Rossdale (Bush) Gavin McGregor Rossdale is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and actor, and is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Bush.

Here's a singer with a voice made for grunge and with songs like Little things, headful of ghosts and comedown will make you believe that!

10 Ed Kowalczyk (Live)

The Contenders

11 Shaun Morgan (Seether) Shaun Morgan (Seether) Shaun Morgan Welgemoed, known publicly as Shaun Morgan, is a South African musician and singer for the post-grunge/alternative metal band Seether.

He is totally underestimated

Totally underrated band; this guy has an amazingly talented voice. Melodic and soft tones, building up into harsh screams. My definite pick, and absolute favorite band. All my vote are belong to this. Don't believe me? Check them out for yourself, you wont regret it.

Him and Brent Smith are the best by far. The other bands on here are just more famous and a lot more commercial

12 Sully Erna (Godsmack) Sully Erna (Godsmack) Salvatore Paul "Sully" Erna Jr. is the American vocalist and guitarist for the American heavy metal band Godsmack. He is also a harmonica player, percussionist and pianist, performing these on albums and at live shows.
13 Brent Smith (Shinedown) Brent Smith (Shinedown) Brent Stephen Smith is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the band Shinedown.

Very strong voice and it's a good band.

Raw. Powerful. Brent has amazing vocal tone and control.

Should be number 1, really

He is amazing

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14 Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) Robert Kelly "Rob" Thomas is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the primary songwriter and lead singer of the band Matchbox Twenty.

They were a grunge band in the 90's but they've became more pop rock... I still like them I just like their oldest 2 albums better. Listen to Push, Kody, Bent, Long day


15 Wes Scantlin (Puddle of Mudd) Wes Scantlin (Puddle of Mudd) Wesley Reid "Wes" Scantlin is an American songwriter, lead singer, guitarist, and the only remaining founding member of the American post-grunge band Puddle of Mudd.

Wes Scantlin here, deserves to be higher in the list. There is no way that Tyler Connolly can be better than him. He deserved to be located in the Top Tens.

16 Scooter Ward (Cold)
17 Austin Winkler (Hinder)

Very good, raspy voice but I miss their grungier songs like they did in the past. Now they just switch from hard rock songs to ballads (similar too nickelback).

18 Jonny Hetherington (Art of Dying) Jonny Hetherington (Art of Dying)
19 Tyler Connolly (Theory Of A Deadman) Tyler Connolly (Theory Of A Deadman) Tyler Conolly was born August 26th 1975, he is a Canadian singer of the alternative rock band Theory of a Deadman, whom have realized five albums.

I prefer his voice in the first album it had a more rasp and depth to it but it's still awesome know and their live performances have improved.

20 Ed Sloan (Crossfade)

Probably the most underrated band on the list and it's hard to believe with a voice like that!

Ed is an unbelievable musician, songwriter and vocalist. His biggest problem is that he is ahead of his time. The world just wasn't ready for his genius. I was rocking some crossfade earlier today thinking "Damn, these guys wrote some pretty intricate songs"

This guy is around 45 or so and looks and sounds like he's 25, a southern rocker that not many people pay attention to, this guy can shred on the guitar and pull some amazing vocal skills, its crazy how most artists sound better on CD than they do live but with him it's the exact opposite he's a very talented musician and in my opinion deserves to be above Chad kroeger in this list.

So sad that Ed Sloan is underrated here... Best of voice talent came out in his songs like:1. Cold
2. Invincilbe
3. Deep end
4. Colours
5. No goving Up - anandinvu00eectusu00d0

21 Brad Arnold Brad Arnold Bradley "Brad" Arnold is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and a founding member of the band 3 Doors Down.
22 Ian Thornley (Big Wreck)

Awesome voice with great range

23 Art Alexakis (Everclear)
24 Dallas Smith (Default)
25 Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace)
26 Chris Brown (Trapt) Chris Brown (Trapt) Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in more.
27 Matt Walst (My Darkest Days) Matt Walst (My Darkest Days) Matt Walst born December 28th 1982, is a Canadian songwriter/singer that formed the alternative rock band My Darkest Days in 2005. That band got signed by Chad Kroger in 2010 and they released two albums. Members of the band left and after Adam Gontier left Three Days Grace Matt was chosen to replace more.

Why is he on this lost he almost ruined three days grace

28 Corey Taylor (Stone Sour) Corey Taylor (Stone Sour) Corey Todd Taylor was born in December 8, 1973. He is an American musician, author, and actor best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the Nu-metal band Slipknot and hard rock/alternative metal band Stone Sour.

Definitely one of the best vocal ranges out there. Corey is so diverse that he puts pretty much all pop singers and rap artists to shame. His voice is derived from raw emotion. He puts everything into his music, and ignorant idiots still put him down.

Again watch his acoustic sets and all his stone sour videos, you will vote him top 5

If you never heared their song Through Glass you bettr listn now!

You people are smoking crack with this list. Dude from Nickelback? This is teeny bops voting for their favorite band. They probably never heard of Corey Taylor, but if ya had and seen how diverse the man is you wouldn't be voting Nickelback

29 Chester Bennington (Grey Daze, Dead By Sunrise)

Chester has an incredible voice! Why is he this low?! His singing ability is really just beautiful.

30 David Cook David Cook David Roland Cook is an American rock singer-songwriter, who rose to fame after winning the seventh season of American Idol in 2008. Prior to Idol he released an independent album entitled Analog Heart.
31 Alex Band (The Calling)

He made the song wherever you will go.

32 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian–French singer-songwriter and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million.

i love her, her songs are amazing

She is the princess of Post-Grunge. Like, just listen to her second masterpiece album "Under My Skin" and you'll understand why. She is one badass pop star and I fu*king love her. - kreefan11

33 James Marsters (Ghost Of The Robot)
34 Brad Arnold (3 Doors Down) Brad Arnold (3 Doors Down) Bradley "Brad" Arnold is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and a founding member of the band 3 Doors Down.
35 Sandra Nasic
36 Daniel Johns (Silverchair)
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1. Gavin Rossdale (Bush)
2. Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge)
3. Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)
1. Adam Gontier (Three Days Grace)
2. Shaun Morgan (Seether)
3. Chad Kroeger (Nickelback)
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