Greatest Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Vocalists


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41 David Lee Roth David Lee Roth David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality.

I didn't expect to see one of the pioneers of American arena rock vocals down at 34. Come on guys.

AMAZING SINGER and AMAZING FRONTMAN but not necessarily Metal more like classic Rock

Now, I wouldn't say he was the best, but man could he make us wana party!

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42 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.


His voice is magical. - say10

He has the sexiest, darkest, badass, and most BRUTAL Hard Rock N Roll/Metal voices! Listen to him! The one and only...MARILYN MANSON

His dark voice is just amazing! Especially when he sings "Where did you sleep last night" by Kurt.C

43 Roger Daltrey Roger Daltrey Roger Harry Daltrey, is an English singer and actor. In a music career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey came to prominence in the mid 1960s as the founder and lead singer of the English rock band The Who, which released fourteen singles that entered the Top 10 charts in the United Kingdom during more.

The scream in Won't Get Fooled Again. Enough said.

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44 Matt Tuck - Bullet for My Valetine

The guy mentioned the comment below.
I have the same thing to say...
He can play guitar, sings, scream, and even can growl...
After him randy blythe is a very impressive vocalist.

I don't get why Matt Tuck is 17 he should at least be in the top three section, he inspired me to be the vocalist I am now (screaming)


45 Jon Bon Jovi Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983.

Should be in top 10 considering 30 years of iconic and still going hard rock music

Great votive the best and that is that!

His music is not metal, but American pop

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46 Jack White Jack White
47 Klaus Meine Klaus Meine

This list has to be more than just voice.. Agree with the top 3, Dio, Dickinson, and Halford, but Klaus should be top 5 easy! So much variety and so much power. Listen to the Scops live...huge voice. #51 is an embarrassment.. DLR better? Ozzy? Analyze your list...

Klaus meine voice is very Broad.. It covers all range... He should be in the number 1 spot...

In my opinion the best metal singer ever, without a doubt!

The best ever period

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48 Mike Patton Mike Patton Michael Allan "Mike" Patton is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film composer, producer, and actor, best known as the lead singer of the alternative metal band Faith No More.

Patton has done a lot of things in all kinds of genres. But I can't remember anything anyone ever called Heavy Metal or Hard Rock.
However he is the best vocalist on earth. And if he ever starts singing in a Heavy Metal or Hard Rock Band he will top them all. So I vote for him.

Breaks my heart that he isn't even on this list yet, should be #10 minimum

49 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.

How the hell is Myles Kennedy below Jonathan Davis and Matt Shadows? I like both bands but come on, the vocals aren't exactly stellar. Matt's voice sounds so nasally on his high notes, it's ridiculous. Myles has the most dynamic voice I have ever heard in rock music. Just listen to Blackbird by Alter Bridge. Perhaps their greatest song and it greatly shows off his range. There's a reason Slash chose Myles to sing for his solo band - he's a much better version of Axl Rose.

Myles is like the child of Chris Cornell's voice and Axl Rose's. It has the range and power of Chris's, but it also is slightly more contained, like Axl. Like both singers, he can hit ridiculous high notes and like Chris, he can play fast riffs at the same time. Listen to Cry of Achilles, Addicted to Pain, or Blackbird and you'll see what I'm talking about.

4 octaves people. Seriously. Better than Axl in so many ways, most of which being that he's not a self-absorbed ass.

Hi is the best singer of this century

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50 Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans over five decades.

Just saw Alice recently in concert. He is very entertaining. Still got it!

Venomous POISON! Your poison runnin through my veins!
So powerful

I love him I can't wait till I go to his next concert... Welcome to my nightmear

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51 Floor Jansen Floor Jansen Floor Jansen is a Dutch singer-songwriter and vocal coach. She is currently vocalist of Nightwish and leader of Revamp.

Best female metal singer!
For me she is № 1

52 Zack de la Rocha Zack de la Rocha Zacharias Manuel "Zack" de la Rocha (born January 12, 1970) is an American musician, poet, rapper, and activist best known as the vocalist and lyricist of rap metal band Rage Against the Machine from 1991–2000, and after the band's reunion in 2007 until their last show in 2011. He left Rage Against more.
53 Mikael Akerfeldt Mikael Akerfeldt 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.

I am ashamed to know that I have to add his name. After 72 people.

Michael has no comparison, he is a god.. Pretty sure he sold his soul to be able to write the songs for Opeth and to vocally do what he does O. O

To Growl and sing melodiously as well... Deal struck with the devil for sure! Others are no where close

God of metal /m/ /m/

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54 Eric Adams Eric Adams 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.

As a voice teacher I have to say: eric adams is the best singer in terms of technique... is pitching is phenomenal, amazing power in all registers and je is able to blend between them like a superhuman machine, and he is not straining or pushing his voice - it sounds so easy for him.. Everything he does is in a healthy way, even when he sounds like a demon.. And he can sing his heart out like no one else and sound like an angel- listen to "mountains" and you understand.. Sadly he will never be number one in list such as this - because he is in a band that is to cheesy in terms of image and lyrics, and it seems to me like people is voting on their favorite band.. Which bands are most popular - that's easy - just look at the sale figures.. But that is not what this is all about - the question is who is the best singer? Eric adams.. Dio would be a good 2 - amazing pitch, blending, power and effects.

I love iron maiden, Bruce has a great range - but he strains a lot, it ...more

I would vote for Dio, but seeing my second favorite in place 56 makes me sad. Dio will get his share of votes anyway. If it wasn't for Dio, Eric Adams would be recognized as number one by many. I wonder if people haven't heard of Manowar or if they think they are too cheesy. All of Manowar are easily among the most underrated musicians in the world.

Never in any top 10 metal vocalist charts. A joke greatest metal singer ever. Reproduces all he does in the studio live.

the best

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55 Russell Allen Russell Allen

This man seriously deserves to be much higher. How many other vocalists on this list have a four octave vocal range and amazing clean and rough tones? Listen to the Accolade to get a taste of why Russell should be far, far higher than 48. He may not be one of the most famous, but is undoubtedly one of the best.

He's not one of the best. HE IS THE BEST.

He's one of the best ten.
But no one knows him.

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56 Chuck Billy Chuck Billy Charles "Chuck" Billy is an American vocalist, who is best known as the vocalist for the thrash metal band Testament.

Singer of Testament he rules! awesome

57 Angela Gossow Angela Gossow Angela Nathalie Gossow is a German vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy.

Female death metal vocalist.

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59 Dave Grohl Dave Grohl David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known as the drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters.
60 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.

This guy has everything for the top 20 on this list - power, range and vocal technique. - Metal_Treasure

He is better than for example American singers as Bon Jovi and others

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