Greatest Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Vocalists


The Contenders: Page 7

121 Dave Grohl Dave Grohl David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and film director. He is best known as the former drummer of the hugely popular 90s grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters. He has sat behind the more.
122 Ray Gillen
123 Brittney Slayes - Unleash the Archers

She's a powerhouse of a singer. And she looks like a nice person, too. She's my all time favorite. Brittney rocks! Brittney slays! Brittney destroys!

She has the perfect metal voice. She puts everyone who came before her to shame. This is the only kind of voice that should be put to metal music.

124 Michael Starr
125 Fred Durst Fred Durst William Frederick "Fred" Durst is an American musician and film director. Durst is best known as the vocalist of the nu metal band Limp Bizkit, formed in 1994, with whom he has released six studio albums.

Hit or miss vocals cause his voice is clean but whiny. What separates him from other people on this list is that he can RAP pretty good too.

126 Amy Lee Amy Lee Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.

A girl fighting in the league of boys and men... Enough said... She is the one with one of the best vocals, with her ability to hit the right chords and scales, high above the sky! Lithium is one of the best examples!

Amy kicks ass, full of energy she puts all her might and soul into her music

Amazing vocal range, rich tone of voice, beautiful voice, astonishing studio quality, should be in at least the top 5.

She got everything that a vocalist need

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127 Shaun Morgan Shaun Morgan Shaun Morgan Welgemoed, known publicly as Shaun Morgan, is a South African musician and singer for the post-grunge/alternative metal band Seether.

Probably at least 150 laughable people ahead of him on this ridiculous list. It's the best vocalist, not the best band or best front man. Get your heads out of your asses with some of these people. Shaun is an amazing singer and is incredible live!

I agree norah, Shaun have best live performance. I do not need to know this, a high-quality ear for music.

great voice, & the best live performance ;) - Norah

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129 Sakurai Atsushi
130 Robert Harvey

Who's Robert Harvey? you might ask he is the lead singer for the band "The Music" do yourself a favor put on a headset turn up the volume and listen to thier song "The People" simply awesome!

131 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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132 Tarja Turunen Tarja Turunen Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born August 17, 1977), generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves. more.
133 Till Lindemann Till Lindemann

The most masculine voice ever and its not artificial its his natural voice unlike others above who have to scream to sound strong.

Really magnificent and extraordinary voice, along with good lyrics written by himself and also quite a showman on stage

Till do something special. Surely he can be better if he would keep singing in a classical way. Rhythmic and melodic. Perfect.

Till Lindemann is God.

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134 Sebastian Bach Sebastian Bach Sebastian Philip Bierk, known professionally as Sebastian Bach, is a Canadian heavy metal singer who achieved mainstream success as frontman of Skid Row from 1987-96. Since his departure from Skid Row, he has had many television roles, acted in Broadway plays, and leads a solo career.

How is this guy not top 10? He has a massive range, and great vocal versatility! Better then hetfield or ozzy by a landslide! I would put him at #5 if I made a list

#149? Seriously? This guy is definitely my #1, and I'm a huge fan of tate, dickinson, dio and axl rose

Easily the best. People are clueless. This is just unbelievable

Just listen to 18 and life

135 Dodong Cruz
136 King Diamond King Diamond Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums more.

He deserves to be up there at at lease 20. King diamond has one of the most unique singing styles in metal, where as a lot of the others sound really similar. Just go listen to abigail and you will see what I mean.

If you have ever had the benefit of attending a King Diamond concert, you will soon realize that his vocal skills, to say nothing of his showmanship, warrant this man being placed in the top ten of all time metal vocalists.

King Diamond has one of the most amazing vocal ranges I've ever seen, he is a metal God.

No once can sing like King Diamond. One of a kind. Deserves to be in the top 10 at least.

137 Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Chaim Witz, known professionally by his stage name Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor and television personality.
138 Stephen Pearcy Stephen Pearcy Stephen Eric Pearcy, known as Stephen Pearcy, is an American musician. He is best known as the creator, singer, and songwriter of the heavy metal band Ratt.

Love his vocals on slip of the lip on their 1986 album dancing undercover

139 David Coverdale David Coverdale David Coverdale is an English rock singer most famous for his work with Whitesnake, the commercially successful hard rock band he founded in 1978. Before Whitesnake, Coverdale was the lead singer of Deep Purple from late 1973 to 15 March 1976, when he resigned from the band and established his solo more.

He is one of the best singers of all time

The best and most charismatic singer in the world! Should be number 1!

He has a Manly man voice! Great singer

Simply the best! No1

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140 Joel O'Keeffe
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