1 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's so talented that can cause an 'inferiority complex ' - successful singer, fencer, pilot, businessman, cancer survivor... - Metal_Treasure
2 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.
3 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.
The most versatile singer I've ever heard - he can sing everything and he does that in the best possible way: from thrash to symphonic metal, and non-metal. His fast and slow songs sound equally awesome.
Passion in his voice is unmatched. Outstanding vocal skills. Powerful and harsh yet beautiful voice. - Metal_Treasure
4 Dimebag Darrell - Pantera
Darrell Lance Abbott, also known as Diamond Darrell and Dimebag Darrell, was an American guitarist and songwriter best known as a founding member of two bands, Pantera and Damageplan, alongside his brother, Vinnie Paul. Abbott died in 2004 after he was shot by a mentally unstable fan.
5 Ian Gillan - Deep Purple, Black Sabbath
Ian Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).
He can certainly sing and scream. He influenced all the generations of metal singers, including the youngest screamers who may not know that.
Among many others, Bruce Dickinson and Hansi Kürsch cite Ian Gillan as their favorite metal singer and biggest influence. Bruce and Hansi were also born under the Leo zodiac sign - is this a coincidence? - Metal_Treasure
6 Max Cavalera - Sepultura, Soulfly
Massimiliano Antonio "Max" Cavalera is a Brazillian singer, guitarist, and songwriter who currently plays in heavy metal bands Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, and Killer Be Killed.
7 Alissa White-Gluz - Arch Enemy, The Agonist
Alissa White-Gluz is a Canadian vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist and one of the founding members of the Canadian metal band, The Agonist, and current lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal group, Arch Enemy.
8 Michael Amott - Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars
Michael Amott is a British-born Swedish guitarist, songwriter, founding member of the bands Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, and Carnage, as well as a former member of the grindcore band Carcass.
9 Tarja Turunen - Nightwish
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. ...read more.
10 Marc Rizzo - Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy
Marc Rizzo is the lead guitarist of American metal band Soulfly and formerly of Ill Niño. He has featured on seven Soulfly albums to date: Prophecy, Dark Ages, Conquer, Omen, Enslaved, Savages, and Archangel.
11 Andi Deris - Helloween
Andreas "Andi" Deris is a German singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of power metal band Helloween, and co-founder and former lead singer of German melodic metal band Pink Cream 69. He has an active solo career, as well as his own recording studio in Tenerife.
12 Matt Klavins
Ne Obliviscaris / Guitars - Metal_Treasure