Top Ten Coolest Metal Singers

The Top Ten

1 Bruce Dickinson Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.

He's one of the coolest. Watch this - it's gonna make your day:
' Bruce Dickinson Hosting Headbangers Ball '

It was in 1988 and his clothing was a parody of the so called glam "metal". - Metal_Treasure

2 Dave Mustaine David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own more.

I think Mustaine is the coolest. He is opinionated and can be an ass. He is very confident and himself and makes a lot of media with his comments. He has a big ego and if you like that stuff like I do then he is the coolest. PLus he is by far the best guitar player of any metal singer. So he has a lot of coolness going for him

I don't know ... he's a great musician but I wouldn't call him 'cool' because he's very authoritarian. His dictatorship in Megadeth and his big Ego caused lots of conflicts and unwanted bandmembers changes. - Metal_Treasure

A kickass guitariat
A underrated vocalist
He's cooler than kerry king

He’s A Douche and Terrible at singing but his guitar playing is great - GreenDayFan21

3 Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture more.

Everybody knows that Mr. Golden Voice was a great singer.
But his personality was incredible, too - he's known for paying attention to every fan who has approached him. He talked to fans for hours after the shows. Dio was so talented and dedicated but so accessible, so cool.
He is the coolest metal singer and personality - his ethics was impeccable and he could be a role model for everyone. - Metal_Treasure

4 Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath more.
5 James Hetfield James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

He should be #1 Metallica is the best metal band

How do you not put him at top 5! - McKing1003

6 he must be the _1

6 Alissa White-Gluz 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.

Come on, she is very cool! Watch ' Arch Enemy - War Eternal '.
She's the most beautiful female singer ever - she looks even better without make-up. - Metal_Treasure

7 Rob Halford Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.
8 Randy Blythe David Randall "Randy" Blythe is the vocalist and lyricist of American heavy metal band Lamb of God and side-project band Halo of Locusts.
9 Phil Anselmo Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo is an American musician who is best known as the former lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Pantera. He currently is the vocalist of heavy metal bands Down and Superjoint Ritual.

I love watching his interviews, some say he is full of himself, but I think he is a cool, down to earth guy. - ryanrimmel

10 Tobias Sammet Tobias Sammet is a German metal musician, best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the power metal band Edguy, as well as the founder, main singer and bassist of the metal opera Avantasia.

Haha, read his T-shirt! - Metal_Treasure

Absulutely cool guy with sense of humor and perfect voice.
YouTube this
Tobias Sammet Village boy looking for girl - Metal_Treasure

He is absolutely cool. And great sense of humor.
Watch this, it's lots of fun: Tobias Sammet ��" Village boy looking for girl - Metal_Treasure

A guy who can write this is absolutely cool:

"I may like New York, Bavaria or Paris
But nothing compares to you, England
Cause England's got Steve Harris

England, I know
I may have explained it somewhere before
But I swear it wasn't my idea
To contrive that silly war
Okay, I've got to admit
This was, uhm, an improper try of a joke
But it rhymed and talking humour:
You've got to know I'm just anosser German bloke "

(Edguy - England, bonus track, 2014) - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Scott Ian Rosenfeld Scott Ian is an American musician, best known as the rhythm guitarist, backing and additional lead vocalist, and the only remaining original founding member of the thrash metal band Anthrax. He also writes the lyrics on all their albums.
12 Matthew Barlow

A really cool guy.
He is one of the greatest metal singers but he left Iced Earth in 2003 because the September 11 terrorist attacks made him realize something. He wanted to contribute to the "real world" instead of living the illusion of a "rock star."

And Barlow became a police officer in the police department in Georgetown, Delaware.
He returned to music in 2007. - Metal_Treasure

13 Jarkko Ahola Jarkko Kalevi Ahola is a Finnish performing artist, composer and singer, best known as a metal singer. He is the vocalist, bass player and one of the three songwriters of the metal band Teräsbetoni. He also started a solo career as Ahola, a metal band.

One of the best metal singers the world today. He really deserves more fame. His high notes are amazing and he can sing pretty much anything. I've never heard a voice like this.

Definitely one of the coolest singers - extremely talented, smart and nice guy.

There's a movement in Finland 'Jarkko Ahola - Rock Musician with a Difference'. This appreciated both his God given voice and his amazing personality - he does lots of charity performances all over the country.

His band Teräsbetoni was elected (nation-wide voting) to represent Finland at the Eurovision International Song Contest 2008. This contest is not for metal songs but Finland sent a metal band to represent the country!
YouTube this: "ESC08 Semi-final: Teräsbetoni - Missä miehet ratsastaa (HQ)"

I also love Jarkko's sense of humor and these funny videos:
Teräsbetoni - Metalliolut
Teräsbetoni - Missä miehet ratsastaa (studio version). - Metal_Treasure

14 Kai Hansen Kai Michael Hansen is a heavy metal guitarist and vocalist. Hansen is the founder, lead guitarist, and vocalist of power metal band Gamma Ray. He is also the co-founder and former member of German metal band Helloween.

Very cool guy - there's something very special in his personality which makes me smile but also respect him.
He has been the backbone of the German metal since the 80s now. He is the guy who has been invited by all leading German bands as a guest musician (looks like they needed his blessing).

He still sings live with his ex-colleagues from Helloween, esp. Michael Kiske;
he sang with Blind Guardian (studio and live) and Edguy;
he had side projects with members of Primal Fear (where his ex-singer Ralf Scheepers currently sings), with Thomas Stauch from Blind Guardian, etc.

He was an initiator of many metal 'family reunions' and so on.
He's the German Metal Godfather. - Metal_Treasure

Kai Hansen is just all around cool! He is talented and has an awesome personality

15 Tom Araya Tomás Enrique "Tom" Araya Díaz is a Chilean American musician, best known as the bassist and vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
16 Bon Scott Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was born in Forfar and lived in Kirriemuir, Scotland, for 5 years before moving to Melbourne, Australia, more.

Some may say that he is not metal, but he was still cool! - gemcloben

@gemcloben - haha - Some may say that he was cool (agree), but I say - he wasn't metal (and you have to agree). - Metal_Treasure

17 Jon Oliva John Nicholas Oliva, known as Jon Oliva, is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer. Co-founder of the metal band Savatage and the rock opera Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He's got a real 4 octave range, able to morph the sound of his voice to any style, from John Lennon and Freddie Mercury, more.

A big guy with big voice and big heart.
Try: Savatage - Hall Of The Mountain King. - Metal_Treasure

18 Louis Benjamin Falgoust II

Vocalist of Goatwhore. I was at a Goatwhore show a few weeks ago, and after the set, he stood on the stage for a few minutes shaking everyone's hands, and then he went down into the pit and started taking pictures. I was fortunate enough to get a picture with him and converse for a little bit. He is an extremely nice guy. - ryanrimmel

19 Michael Kiske Michael Kiske is a singer best known as the former lead vocalist for the German power metal band Helloween.
20 Alexi Laiho Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho is a Finnish guitarist, composer, and vocalist. He is best known as the lead guitarist, lead vocalist and founding member of the melodic death metal band Children of Bodom, and is also the guitarist for Sinergy, The Local Band and Kylähullut.
21 Brent Hinds Brent Hinds is an American guitarist/singer best known as a member of the Atlanta, Georgia metal band Mastodon, in which he shares guitar duties with Bill Kelliher and vocal duties with Troy Sanders and Brann Dailor.

I met him before a Mastodon show. A guy I was with bought a guitar lesson with him, when he came up to us, he said "I'm not feeling a lesson, wanna get something to eat on me? " - ryanrimmel

22 M. Shadows Matthew Charles Sanders, better known by his stage name M. Shadows, is an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the American metalcore/alternative metal band Avenged Sevenfold.
23 Hansi Kürsch Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records more.

Hansi is mega-cool.

I read a joke somewhere: 'Hansi Kürsch is not only the best German singer - he is the ruler of Germany because he’s the only one who can make Germans sing German songs in English.'

LOL - so true though. At his shows everybody sings (in English). - Metal_Treasure

I read a joke somewhere: 'Hansi Kürsch is not the best German singer - he is the ruler of Germany because he’s the only one who can make Germans sing German songs in English.'
LOL - so true though. - Metal_Treasure

24 Till Lindemann Till Lindemann is a German singer, songwriter, musician, actor, poet, and pyrotechnician. He is best known as the lead vocalist and frontman of the German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein.
25 Chuck Schuldiner Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner (1967-2001) was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the founder and vocalist, guitarist and bassist of the American heavy metal band Death. He is considered the most influential figure in Death Metal, with some publications referring to Chuck more.
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