1 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
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 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
4 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.
He defined a entire genre and so far his voice is in a pretty good condition
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
No doubt - bobbythebrony
5 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, 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
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 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.
Dio is the one most other singers here were inspired by. Place him no. 1!
Placing Dio at nr 12 is just a huge sin for me.
How is Dio not in the top ten. - SoldierOfFortune
9 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.
10 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.
11 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.
12 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.
Get him at the top of this list. - PhoenixAura81
13 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 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 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 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
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.
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 Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device.
"A legendary dark voice and can be one of the most successfully singers in the Heavy metals history"
Most powerful and indestructible voice
19 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 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 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 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 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.
Certainly the deepest voice.
24 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.
25 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.
26 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
27 Tommy Karevik
Tommy Karevik is a Swedish metal vocalist, best known as the singer for metal bands Seventh Wonder and Kamelot.
28 Joacim Cans
Singer of Hammerfall, he' has a great powerful voice.
29 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.
30 Janne "JB" Christoffersson - Grand Magus, Spiritual Beggars
31 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.
32 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.
33 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.
34 Tom Englund - Evergrey
35 Andreas Hedlund - Vintersorg, Borknagar, Otyg
36 Ray Alder - Fates Warning
37 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.
38 Daron Malakian
Daron Vartan Malakian is an Armenian–American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.
39 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.
40 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.
41 Rob Rock
42 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.
Not metal though - Metal_Treasure
Per Yngve Ohlin, better known by his stage name Dead, was a Swedish black/death metal vocalist and lyricist best known for his work with Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. He committed suicide in 1991 in which former guitarist Euronymous took a few pictures of his corpse and used one of them as the ...read more.