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

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 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

4 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.

No doubt - bobbythebrony

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 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.
9 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.
10 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.

The Contenders

11 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.
12 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

13 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.
14 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.
15 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.
16 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.

@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

17 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

18 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.
19 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

20 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.
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1. Matt Barlow - Iced Earth, Ashes of Ares
2. Russell Allen - Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob
3. Tom Araya - Slayer
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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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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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