Top Ten Clean Metal Vocalistsgermshep24 There has been a lot of top metal vocalists list on this site, but this list is purely the singers that only do clean vocals, so no Michael Akerfeldt or Corey Taylor. Who are the best clean metal vocalists (range, emotion, versatility)?
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He's got clean vocals and a good vocal range. He is versatile to many of the songs themes and he can go really high and low. Perfect choice for number 1. - FieryKnightFloyd
Taking everything into account, he's my #1. The most emotional and the most versatile metal singer for me (stylistic, technical and tonal versatility). Hansi and Dio have the same ranges, that are a bit bigger than Kiske's and Dickinson's. Hansi voice is also very powerful and can sound both very dark and very angelic. His vocal cords have natural double layer effects. His vocal technique improved significantly over time. - Metal_Treasure
The widest range on this list - over 4 octaves. I think everybody knows his vocal skills and I don't need to say more. - Metal_Treasure
What is there to say about Russell Allen from his amazing vocals in the band Symphony X to his concept project with Jorn Lande and his guest work with Avantasia he hasn't disappointed and still has a voice as powerful in his work on the 2015 album Underworld - germshep24V 1 Comment
Vocal technique of Michael Kiske and Geoff Tate is almost with no weak spots - i.e. their breath support, runs, volume control, switching, etc. - Metal_Treasure
Range - 4 octaves, which is more than Dio, Kiske, Dickinson, Sammet...
Emotion - 10/10. Versatility - 9.5/10. His voice is also very powerful. - Metal_Treasure
One of the metal voices I am addicted to. A beautiful and effortless tenor with excellent vocal technique. Remarkable sustain and controlled screams. His voice often reminds me of Bruce Dickinson and Michael Kiske. Just give a listen to the intro of 'Nailed to the Wheel', and 'Sacrifice', 5:00-6:05 (both by Edguy). - Metal_Treasure
One of the most powerful and emotional metal voices. I like him very much, a favorite singer of mine.
Iced Earth - Melancholy, Dracula, A Question Of Heaven, Ghost Of Freedom. - Metal_Treasure
One of the more unique voices in metal and the amount of effort he had put into his performances and studio time to portray every song to its true form really shows, doesn't try to show off with his vocals with over the top notes like some singers. - germshep24
A very operatic voice, with lows and high notes, from head voices up to powerful chest voice and amazing lyricist.
He's the reason why I got in to metal
It was unfortunate that he had to replace Roy Khan one of the most impassioned and emotive singers in metal for his talents gets overlooked because he is forced to try to imitate Roy Khan in Kamelot which no one can do, but look at his work with Seventh Wonder a very underrated band - germshep24
Angelic voice for this guy, just saying.
His vocal technique was almost perfect in his prime and he should be in the top 10. - Metal_Treasure
One of the most underrated metal singers. His singing style shaped the clean vocal style in metal: wide range (4 octaves), legendary screams, powerful voice, operatic style. He was Bruce Dickinson's vocal idol. Then Bruce influenced almost everyone with clean vocals. Hansi Kürsch also said Gillan was his fave metal singer and biggest influence. - Metal_Treasure
I do really enjoy Ian Gillian, I think people assume he is rock and not metal - germshep24
Yes, he's a very technical singer. His voice reminds me of Michael Kiske. - Metal_Treasure
Probably one of the more underrated singers - germshep24
Yes, he's one of the underrated/unnoticed metal singers but he's damn good. The short article under his name describes his voice very well.
I think some of his best vocal performances are: Primal Fear - The Man (That I Don't Know), Strike; Scheepers - Before The Dawn (Judas Priest cover). - Metal_Treasure
I made a list about him so if somebody is interested, this is the list with details and samples "Top 10 Best Tim 'Ripper' Owens Vocal Performances". - Metal_Treasure
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2. Rob Halford
3. Ronnie James Dio
2. Rob Halford
3. Bruce Dickinson
2. Ronnie James Dio
3. Rob Halford