Top 10 Male Metal Singers With the Most Powerful Voices

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The Top Ten

1 Russell Allen - Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob Russell Allen - Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob Russell Allen is a singer and lyricist best known as the vocalist of American progressive metal band Symphony X.

Underworld was a good comeback for him. His time with Adrenaline Mob - while pretty stupid - hasn't made his voice any worse! - IronSabbathPriest

2 Matt Barlow - Iced Earth, Ashes of Ares Matt Barlow - Iced Earth, Ashes of Ares Matthew 'Matt' Barlow is an American heavy metal singer and police officer. He was the lead singer for Iced Earth in the 1990s and 2000s. He is currently the lead singer for Ashes of Ares. After the September 11 terrorist attacks Matt Barlow decided to become a police officer and contribute to the "real ...read more.

I made a list "Top 10 Matt Barlow Vocal Performances" and now I don't have to list his songs. Incredible singer, striking power. - Metal_Treasure

3 Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden 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.

Can hit low and high notes very well too. And has a very powerful voice. - Userguy44

He's called the air raid siren for a reason

He defined a entire genre and so far his voice is in a pretty good condition

No doubt - bobbythebrony

4 Jørn Lande - JORN, Avantasia, Masterplan, Ark Jørn Lande - JORN, Avantasia, Masterplan, Ark Jørn Lande is a Norwegian metal and hard rock singer known for his solo career as Jorn, and providing vocals for Avantasia, Masterplan, Ark, Beyond Twilight, Millenium, Allen/Lande, Mundanus Imperium, Vagabond, The Snakes, Ayreon.

Beyond Twilight - The Devil's Hall of Fame, Shadowland
Jorn - Stormbringer (Deep Purple cover) - Metal_Treasure

5 Chuck Billy - Testament Chuck Billy - Testament Charles "Chuck" Billy is an American vocalist, who is best known as the vocalist for the thrash metal band Testament.
6 Hansi Kürsch - Blind Guardian, Demons & Wizards Hansi Kürsch - Blind Guardian, Demons & Wizards 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.
7 Tom Araya - Slayer Tom Araya - Slayer Tomás Enrique "Tom" Araya Díaz is a Chilean American musician, best known as the bassist and vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer.

Yes he's very powerful when he screams God Hates Us All in Disciple it is ver powerful and Angry - christangrant

8 Rob Halford - Judas Priest Rob Halford - Judas Priest 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.
9 Tobias Sammet - Edguy, Avantasia Tobias Sammet - Edguy, Avantasia 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.
10 Phil Anselmo - Pantera, Down Phil Anselmo - Pantera, Down 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.

The Contenders

11 Ronnie James Dio - Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio Ronnie James Dio - Rainbow, Black Sabbath, 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 ...read more.

How is Dio not in the top ten. - SoldierOfFortune

Placing Dio at nr 12 is just a huge sin for me.

12 James Hetfield - Metallica James Hetfield - Metallica 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.
13 Roy Khan - Kamelot Roy Khan - Kamelot 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 ...read more.

His voice is not just beautiful nor in perfect execution, it also takes me to another plane of existence. Can't believe Roy isn't number 1. The only other singer that can do this is Ilja Jalkanen, and I don't even see him here...

14 Jarkko Ahola - Teräsbetoni, Northern Kings, Ahola Jarkko Ahola - Teräsbetoni, Northern Kings, 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.
15 Michael Kiske Michael Kiske Michael Kiske is a singer best known as the former lead vocalist for the German power metal band Helloween.

How is michael kiske last

@visitor RE "How is michael kiske last".
He's got one of the most amazing voices in metal but it's not that powerful, especially compared to the other singers on this list. - Metal_Treasure

16 Eric Adams - Manowar Eric Adams - Manowar Eric Adams has been the singer of the American heavy metal band Manowar since its inception in 1980. Previously, he sang for a group called LOOKS, a band which also included future Manowar bassist and childhood friend, Joey DeMaio.
17 Mikael Åkerfeldt - Opeth Mikael Åkerfeldt - Opeth Lars Mikael Åkerfeldt is a Swedish musician, prominently known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter of progressive death metal band Opeth, as well as being the former vocalist of death metal supergroup Bloodbath for three albums up until 2012. ...read more.

@Metal_Treasure,
As far as I know, the only reason was to broaden musical horizons. They used to do pure death metal and even some black metal. But now they're prog rock. In 2002 they recorded two albums at the same time - Deliverance and Damnation. These albums were completely different and showed the bands two sides. This was obviously a while ago though and they continued their death growls until Heritage album (2011). I guess underneath all those death growls, Mikael is a 70s prog kid at heart - IronSabbathPriest

His growls AND cleans are amazing. People need to stop complaining that he doesn't growl any more. - IronSabbathPriest

@IronSabbathPriest - he's awesome. Do you know why he stopped growling? - Metal_Treasure

18 David Draiman - Disturbed David Draiman - Disturbed David Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device.

Most powerful and indestructible voice

19 Tim 'Ripper' Owens - Judas Priest, Iced Earth Tim 'Ripper' Owens - Judas Priest, Iced Earth Timothy S. "Ripper" Owens is an American heavy metal singer who first gained attention as the lead singer of Judas Priest, and then Iced Earth. He took the nickname "Ripper" from the Judas Priest song "The Ripper" during his time in the tribute band "British Steel". He currently performs with Beyond ...read more.

I love this song: Judas Priest - Cathedral Spires - Metal_Treasure

20 Jeff Scott Soto - Yngwie Jeff Scott Soto - Yngwie Jeff Scott Soto is an American rock singer of Puerto Rican descent. He is most well known for being the lead singer for the group Talisman from 1990 till the end of Talisman in 2007, the vocalist on Yngwie Malmsteen's first two albums, and the lead vocalist for Journey on their 2006–2007 tours after ...read more.

Yngwie - Mistreated, I Am A Viking, As Above, So Below - Metal_Treasure

21 Ralf Scheepers - Primal Fear, Gamma Ray Ralf Scheepers - Primal Fear, Gamma Ray 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.
22 Devin Townsend - Strapping Young Lad Devin Townsend - Strapping Young Lad Devin Garret Townsend is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has an extensive career as a solo artist.
23 Geoff Tate - Queensrÿche Geoff Tate - Queensrÿche Geoff Tate is a German-born American singer and musician who rose to fame in the 1980s with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche.
24 Stu Block - Iced Earth, Into Eternity Stu Block - Iced Earth, Into Eternity Stuart "Stu" Block is a Canadian singer-songwriter, who was the frontman for Canadian progressive death metal band Into Eternity, and is now the lead vocalist for American heavy metal band Iced Earth.
25 Diego Valdez - Helker

A guy from Argentina - his voice blew my mind. Diego sounds like a combination of Dio and Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens. He reaches almost operatic power at times.

Check out the list "Top 10 Helker Songs". - Metal_Treasure

26 Jon Oliva - Savatage, TSO Jon Oliva - Savatage, TSO 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, ...read more.
27 Janne "JB" Christoffersson - Grand Magus, Spiritual Beggars Janne
28 Paul Di'Anno - Iron Maiden Paul Di'Anno - Iron Maiden Paul Andrews better known as Paul Di'Anno, is an English singer best known as the first vocalist to record with heavy metal band Iron Maiden, from 1978 to 1981.
29 Graham Bonnet - Rainbow Graham Bonnet - Rainbow Graham Bonnet is an English rock singer and songwriter. He has recorded and performed as a solo artist and as a member of several hard rock and heavy metal bands including Rainbow, the Michael Schenker Group, Alcatrazz, and Impellitteri.
30 Biff Byford - Saxon Biff Byford - Saxon Peter Rodney "Biff" Byford is an English singer, musician, and composer. He is mostly known as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Saxon.
31 Tommy Karevik Tommy Karevik Tommy Karevik is a Swedish metal vocalist, best known as the singer for metal bands Seventh Wonder and Kamelot.
32 Tom Englund - Evergrey
33 Andreas Hedlund - Vintersorg, Borknagar, Otyg
34 Ray Alder - Fates Warning
35 Peter Steele - Type O Negative Peter Steele - Type O Negative Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk, better known by his stage name Peter Steele, was the lead singer, bassist and composer for the gothic metal band Type O Negative.
36 Ivan Moody Ivan Moody Ivan L. Moody, known by the pseudonym Ghost during his time with Motograter, is the lead vocalist for American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch from Las Vegas, Nevada.
37 Daron Malakian Daron Malakian Daron Vartan Malakian is an Armenian–American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.
38 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 ...read more.
39 Kai Hansen 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.
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41 Steve Perry Steve Perry Stephen Ray "Steve" Perry is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is known as the lead singer of the rock band Journey during their most commercially successful periods from 1977 to 1987 and again from 1995 to 1998.
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1. Russell Allen - Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob
2. Matt Barlow - Iced Earth, Ashes of Ares
3. Jørn Lande - JORN, Avantasia, Masterplan, Ark
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1. Rob Halford - Judas Priest
2. Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden
3. Ronnie James Dio - Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio
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1. Russell Allen - Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob
2. Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden
3. Tobias Sammet - Edguy, Avantasia
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