Best German Metal Singers

Metal_Treasure
Think before you vote - we are looking for best singers (best vocal skills plus tone that sounds good).

Not always the best singers are found in the best bands - for example At Vance may not be a top German band but their singer Oliver Hartmann is a better singer than some singers of more popular and better bands.

The Top Ten

1 Hansi Kürsch 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 ...read more.

Demons & Wizards - My Last Sunrise, Fiddler on the Green, Heaven Denies, Path Of Glory.
Blind Guardian - Thorn, Into The Storm, Sacred Mind, The Last Candle, Wheel of Time, Another Stranger Me.

I know Michael Kiske is slightly better than Hansi but Hansi is my fave singer because his voice is darker, more intense and more powerful. Hansi's harsh and dramatic vocals give me a stronger metal feel.
Hansi is also a more versatile singer - from abrasive thrashy vox on Another Holy War, to symphonic metal, to depressing Pink Floyd-esque vox on the songs by Demons & Wizards. And of course, his amazing vox on power / prog power metal songs. - Metal_Treasure

Hansi is the best yet the most powerful metal singer..

God... - BlindGuardianValhalla

2 Michael Kiske Michael Kiske Michael Kiske is a singer best known as the former lead vocalist for the German power metal band Helloween.

I knew he would be first, but he is awesome. - IronSabbathPriest

He's not only the best German metal singer, he's the best metal singer of all time.
The best singer = best vocal skill/technique
Kiske's vocal skills and technique are still the best known in metal. - Metal_Treasure

3 Tobias Sammet 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.

EDIT: I just discovered that this guy is even better than I ever thought. I heard him singing jazz for 1 minute in the middle of a power metal song!

YouTube this: Aina - Flight Of Torek

Jazz is from 3:25-4:25 but his vox are great throughout the entire song. And he sang that for a band or a side project (Aina) I never heard of. - Metal_Treasure

4 Ralf Scheepers Ralf Scheepers Ralf Scheepers is the vocalist for German heavy metal band Primal Fear. He has a relatively high-pitched tenor-esque singing voice and sometimes uses a shriek reminiscent of Judas Priest's Rob Halford, although it is his baritone lows which give him a near four-octave range in the modal register.

Phenomenal vocalist and a real nice guy too!

Primal Fear - The Man (That I Don't Know), Strike, Diabolus.
Gamma Ray - Last Before The Storm.

This guy's got impressive vocal skills.
Think about that - he was seriously considered for Halford replacement in Judas Priest. Ralf left Gamma Ray to prepare for this contest but he lost out to Tim Ripper because Ralf didn't answer questions sent to him by email.
Check out these Judas Priest covers:
Scheepers - Before The Dawn (solo album, 2011);
Primal Fear - Metal Gods. - Metal_Treasure

5 Kai Hansen Kai Hansen

I have listened both Kai Hansen & Michael Kiske's songs. I heard Michael Kiske's a better singer. But personally I like Kai Hansen's singing more. - zxm

He was Michael Kiske before Michael Kiske. - IronSabbathPriest

Helloween - Ride the Sky.
Gamma Ray - Rebellion in Dreamland. - Metal_Treasure

6 Udo Dirkschneider Udo Dirkschneider Udo"Hassan"Dirkschneider is a German heavy metal singer who rose to fame with German heavy metal band Accept. V 1 Comment
7 Klaus Meine Klaus Meine
8 Mille Petrozza Mille Petrozza Miland "Mille" Petrozza is a German metal guitarist and singer of Italian descent, who has been the lead vocalist and guitarist for the German thrash metal band Kreator since 1984.
9 Till Lindemann Till Lindemann

Surprise, surprise - Rammstein are not on Encyclopaedia Metallum, meaning they aren't metal according to Encyclopaedia Metallum. If you type Rammstein into their search bar, you will see "No matches found. Please try with different search terms."
Also, you can visit my list 'Top 10 Bands that Aren't Metal According to Encyclopaedia Metallum'. - Metal_Treasure

10 Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy) Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy) Angela Nathalie Gossow is a German vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy.

She used to sing for a Swedish band but she's German. I think she's the first female growler. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Oliver Hartmann Oliver Hartmann

At Vance is not a top 10 German metal band but their ex-singer Oliver Hartmann is a top 10 German singer. The band has lots of advantages but also some disadvantages.

At Vance - Lost In Your Love, Only Human, Die In Your Arms, Princess Of The Night, Dragonchaser.

Also check out his ABBA covers because the songs are quite challenging - the voice of the blonde chick from ABBA is absolutely amazing.

At Vance (ABBA covers) - The Winner Takes It All; SOS. - Metal_Treasure

12 Muhammed Suiçmez Muhammed Suiçmez Muhammed Suiçmez was born in Karlsruhe, Germany, to Turkish immigrants. He is the frontman and guitarist of the German technical death metal band Necrophagist.
13 Attila Dorn Attila Dorn
14 Kevin Russell
15 Steffen Kummerer Steffen Kummerer Steffen Kummerer (born June 1, 1985) is a German guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is the leader, main songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist for the (technical) death metal band Obscura as well as the black metal band Thulcandra.
16 Andi Deris Andi Deris Andreas "Andi" Deris is a German singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of power metal band Helloween, and co-founder and former lead singer of German melodic metal band Pink Cream 69. He has an active solo career, as well as his own recording studio in Tenerife.

Andi is so underrated in the power metal community! He is a kick ass singer! But well most people hate him because he made helloween better than the Kiske times and they never thought that someone could do it - BlindGuardianValhalla

17 Geoff Tate Geoff Tate Geoff Tate is a German-born American singer and musician who rose to fame in the 1980s with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche.

I don't know, he was born in Germany to American parents. - Metal_Treasure

He counts because he's German American.

18 Helge Stang

Clean vox and growls for Equilibrium - Metal_Treasure

19 Robert Dahn
20 Andreas Babuschkin
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1. Hansi Kürsch
2. Michael Kiske
3. Tobias Sammet
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1. Tobias Sammet
2. Michael Kiske
3. Hansi Kürsch
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1. Michael Kiske
2. Hansi Kürsch
3. Kai Hansen
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