Top 10 Devin Townsend Songs with Operatic VocalsMetal_Treasure Devin Townsend is a Canadian metal singer and one of the several singers with a 5 octave vocal range. This vocal range is very rare.
Devin Townsend sings mostly extreme metal so operatic vocals are usually combined with growls/harsh vocals.
This list is about songs that may have growls but also have parts with operatic vocals.
The Top Ten
This song is 16:28 minutes long. - Metal_Treasure
This song is a perfect example of how he switches from growls to operatic vocals and vice versa. This contrast sounds so unexpected that always amazes me.
The first switch is at about 0:50 so you get the idea within the 1st minute of the song.
Play the song sample - the transition is on it. - Metal_Treasure
Vocals start at 3:15 into the song.
And yes, Steve Vai invited Devin Townsend to provide lead vocals for this album (Sex & Religion, 1993). Nobody knew Devin at the time (not that now everyone has heard of him but in metal community some fans are familiar with his songs). - Metal_Treasure
At the end, 5:40-6:30 - Metal_Treasure
There are some pretty high notes here, mainly towards the end. - Metal_Treasure
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2. Wrong Side - Strapping Young Lad
3. Touching Tongues - Steve Vai