Best High-Pitched Metal Vocalists


The Contenders: Page 2

21 Ian Gillan Ian Gillan Ian Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).

Seriously guys, he has the best high pitched scream ever. Just listen to his screams in Made In Japan songs like Space Truckin', Black Night and of course the incredible Child In Time. He also sings with a high pitched voice in Strange Kind of Woman in Made In Japan during the guitar and vocal battle.

He started it all in metal and deserves more love and respect, much more than #31 on this list.
He was Bruce Dickinson's vocal idol. The first album Bruce even bought was Deep Purple's In Rock (1970) - because Bruce heard the song Child In Time and Gillan vocals. - Metal_Treasure

Ha ha, this guy started high-pitched screaming. yes, there were some other screamers before him. but he is probably the first metal singer to do it. like the visitor said, check the song child in time. - zxm

22 Russell Allen Russell Allen
23 Spencer Sotelo

This guy's voice is one of the most unique that I've ever heard. I just started listening to Periphery and his clean vocals sound really... Poppy, but his screams are so powerful it's scary. Great vocalist - MetalFoREVer1228

His voice is so good. Just listen to Ragnarok by Periphery. He can sing perfectly and scream so sick!

The Sponce Fck Yeah! Love him. He's a perfect being with perfect voice

24 Phil Anselmo 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.
25 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.

Piercing and powerful high-pitched singing, 4 octave vocal range (modal). He sounds similar to Halford. - Metal_Treasure

26 Tom Araya 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.
27 James LaBrie James LaBrie Kevin James LaBrie is a Canadian vocalist and songwriter, who is best known as the lead singer of the American progressive metal band Dream Theater.

James LaBrie is one of the most epic metal singers ever! If it werent for food poisoning, he would probably come in the top 3 with Bruce and Ronnie (RIP)! Don't forget that F#5!

28 M. Shadows 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 heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold.
29 Chino Moreno Chino Moreno Chino Moreno is an American musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist and contributing guitarist of Deftones.
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31 Randy Blythe 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.
32 Matthew Bellamy Matthew Bellamy Matthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and compose most famous for being the main vocalist in alternative rock band Muse.

Not really a metal vocalist. - zxm

Lead singer of muse, so good!

33 Matt Heafy Matt Heafy Matthew "Matt" Kiichi Heafy is a Japanese-American musician, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Orlando based Heavy Metal/Metalcore band Trivium.

Listen to Trivium's cover of Iron Maiden. Matt does an awesome high pitched scream at the end. - MetalFoREVer1228

34 Chuck Schuldiner 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.

Listen to Death's cover of Painkiller. I couldn't believe that Chuck did vocals for T. He hits some incredible high notes. - MetalFoREVer1228

35 Michael Sweet Michael Sweet Michael Harrison Sweet is a singer from Whittier, California; he is the co-founder, writer, lead guitarist, lead singer and front man of the Christian metal band Stryper. He was also singer and guitarist for Boston from 2007 to 2011.

Listen to any of their original stuff or even from their new stuff. This guy might not have the recognition that guys like Dickinson has, but goes beyond and higher than most of these guys

36 Kyo Kyo Kyo is a Japanese musician, poet and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the vocalist of the metal band Dir en grey. He has been with the band since its inception in 1997 and was formerly in La:Sadie's.

One of the most versatile vocalists that I've heard about. The guy can go from high pitched clean vocals to screams to death growls to black metal shrieks and so on. This is one benefactor to the fact that Dir En Grey can't really be categorized by a specific genre. They can be alt rock one minute and death metal the next. Kyo is just such an amazing vocalist. - MetalFoREVer1228

37 Masato

He can scream out his lungs. Must listen to Coldrain's Not Alone.

38 Myles Kennedy Myles Kennedy Myles Richard Kennedy is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and as the lead vocalist in Slash's current band: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.
39 Marc Hudson Marc Hudson

I just recently started getting back into Dragonforce and am realizing that this guy has a great voice. They're now able to play songs like Through the Fire and Flames live in normal tuning while with ZP they eventually had to tune the guitars down because of his voice getting blown. - MetalFoREVer1228

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