Best High-Pitched Metal Vocalists


The Top Ten

1 King Diamond King Diamond Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums more.


2 Rob Halford 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.

Amazing vocals on practically any of the songs. Just listen to Prisoner Of Your Eyes and Turbo Lover. It shows one second it can be a graceful low to a window shattering high. Just simply an amazing vocalist and Judas Priest is an archetype in Heavy Metal.

Hear Painkiller.. Or The Beyond The Realms Of Death Or The Sentinel
And you will know that the god of metal is the best high-pitched metal vocalist.. King diamond is good for 3rd and bruce deserve 2nd spot hear the high pitched scream at Number Of The Beast Or Run To Hills and where is tom araya? He did one of the best high-pitched screams at angel of death - nooreldeen

If Rob the metal god Halford isn't number 1 on this list then it shouldn't exist. - Sabbath

All right, the author made this list quite correctly. but don't know why BimmyJim really crosses him. maybe he thinks Rob is overrated. - zxm

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3 Bruce Dickinson 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.

I especially love it when Bruce gives that final high pitched scream in the end of Run To The Hills - Danielsun182

Yes, he gave a mind blowing scream in the end of the Run to the Hills. but isn't it little bit of overrated for him to be at number 1. I mean there are lots of other high-pitched metal vocalists. - zxm

4 Miljenko Matijevic - Steelheart Miljenko Matijevic - Steelheart

He isn't exactly a metal singer - glam metal is more like hard rock. - Metal_Treasure

Just listen into their hits like She's Gone, Can't Stop Me Loving You, Shiela and I'll Never Let You Go and you will have your jaw dropped.

He's the highest pitch male rock singer,pure voice, not falsetto

His high notes are unbelieveable. Best Rock Singer of all time. Alll times

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5 Fabio Lione Fabio Lione Fabio Tordiglione is an Italian singer and lyricist who has sung with many music bands including Rhapsody of Fire, Labyrinth, Ayreon, Angra, Vision Divine, Hollow Haze, Kaledon, Ancient Bards, and Athena.
6 Michael Kiske Michael Kiske Michael Kiske is a singer best known as the former lead vocalist for the German power metal band Helloween.

43 names and Kiske wasn't mentioned? - Metal_Treasure

7 Neil Turbin

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8 Tim "Ripper" Owens Tim Timothy S. "Ripper" Owens is an American heavy metal singer who currently performs with Beyond Fear, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force and Charred Walls of the Damned.

He's very good - very powerful voice yet high-pitched (you probably noticed that many high-pitched singers don't have very powerful voices). - Metal_Treasure

9 Roy Khan Roy Khan Roy Sætre Khantatat, is a Norwegian singer-songwriter. Commonly known as Roy Khan or simply Khan, he was the lead vocalist for the symphonic power metal band Kamelot from 1997 to his departure in 2011. He co-wrote most of Kamelot's songs with the band's guitarist and founder Thomas Youngblood during more.
10 André Matos André Matos André Coelho Matos is a Brazilian vocalist, pianist and composer. He was involved in the heavy metal bands Viper, Angra and Shaaman.

Yes, he's a technical beast. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 ZP Theart ZP Theart ZP Theart is a South African singer, and songwriter, best known as the former singer of British power metal band DragonForce.
12 Alessandro Conti
13 Joey Belladonna Joey Belladonna Joey Belladonna is the American Thrash Metal singer, best known for leading the band Anthrax. He also sings and drums for the cover band Chief Big Way.
14 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.
15 Ronnie James Dio 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.

He's great and I love him but he isn't a high-pitched singer. - Metal_Treasure

16 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.
17 Cam Pipes
18 Olaf Hayer
19 Tony Kakko Tony Kakko Toni Kristian "Tony" Kakko is a Finnish musician, composer and vocalist. He is mainly known as the vocalist, primary songwriter, and creative force in the band Sonata Arctica since 1996.
20 Timo Kotipelto Timo Kotipelto Timo Antero Kotipelto is the vocalist of the Finnish power metal band Stratovarius and is the creator and vocalist of the power metal band Kotipelto.
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Top Remixes

1. Rob Halford
2. Michael Kiske
3. King Diamond
1. King Diamond
2. Rob Halford
3. Bruce Dickinson
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2. Alessandro Conti
3. Roy Khan



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