Top 10 Metal Singers Who Sound Like Other Singers

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These Metal Singers May Sound Like Other Metal Singers, or Other Non-metal Singers.

Format:
New singer, band - old singer, band,
Which means that the new/younger singer sounds like some more popular or older singer.

The Top Ten

1 Tobias Sammet, Edguy - Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden Tobias Sammet, Edguy - Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden 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.

I also made a list to make things clearer - Top 10 Edguy Songs that Could Be on Iron Maiden Albums - Metal_Treasure

Tobias Sammet sounds like Bruce Dickinson with a hint of Michael Kiske.
Edguy - Nailed To The Wheel, Sacrifice. - Metal_Treasure

2 Ralf Scheepers, Primal Fear - Rob Halford, Judas Priest

Proof:
Scheepers - Before The Dawn (solo album, 2011)
Primal Fear - Strike, Metal Gods (Judas Priest cover). - Metal_Treasure

3 Jorn Lande - David Coverdale, Whitesnake, Deep Purple Jorn Lande - David Coverdale, Whitesnake, Deep Purple 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.

Best vocalist of all time...

Jorn - Stormbringer, Burn (Deep Purple covers)
Jorn - Fool for your loving (Whitesnake cover) - Metal_Treasure

4 Stu Block, Iced Earth - Matt Barlow, Iced Earth Stu Block, Iced Earth - Matt Barlow, Iced Earth 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.

I have no problem with that actually

He does sound like barlow, but only becuase Schaffer makes him imitate him

I have no problem either. I actually think this similarity is good for Iced Earth. Stu sings the song Raven Wing almost with Matt's voice. - Metal_Treasure

5 Michael Poulsen, Volbeat - James Hetfield, Metallica Michael Poulsen, Volbeat - James Hetfield, Metallica Michael Schøn Poulsen is a Danish vocalist and guitarist. He is currently the singer and main songwriter of the band Volbeat.

I think Michael sounds like a rock Elvis

I love Metallicara! Disposable HeroesssAh! Yeah! - MattAffterburner

Poulsen sounds like Cher, when she sings in the lower register. A friend pointed this out to me and now I can't listen to them, which sucks. Because Volbeat is actually a decent band. But I just can't come to terms with "Cher" singing metal.

@visitor - you didn't get the idea of this list correctly. We don't compare Metallica and Volbeat, neither how good singers are. We are talking about how similar they sound. Michael Poulsen definitely sounds similar to Hetfield and there are many materials on the internet about this similarity. - Metal_Treasure

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6 Michael Kiske, Helloween - Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden

Sings like Bruce but more cleaning, and Scream like 70s Rob Halford.

Basically the reason I won’t like Helloween as much as I probably should. - PhoenixAura81

Just listened to the Keeper of the Seven Keys (Helloween). Yes, they sound quite similar. - Metal_Treasure

But at the same time there's a big difference - Kiske has no aggression in the voice. Tobias Sammet has aggression and therefore Sammet is closer to Dickinson than Kiske. - Metal_Treasure

7 Glenn Danzig, Danzig - Jim Morrison, The Doors Glenn Danzig, Danzig -  Jim Morrison, The Doors Glenn Danzig is an American singer, songwriter, and musician from Lodi, New Jersey. He is the founder of the bands Misfits, Samhain and Danzig. He owns the Evilive record label as well as Verotik, an adult-oriented comic book publishing company.

Sounds like a heavier and darker version of Jim Morrison.
Danzig - Mother, Am I Demon, How The Gods Kill. - Metal_Treasure

8 Hansi Kürsch, Blind Guardian - Dio Hansi Kürsch, Blind Guardian - Dio 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.

He's a vocal chameleon and can sound like several singers but most notably:

1) Sounds like Dio (proof: Blind Guardian - Don't Talk To Strangers).
Hansi's voice is the closest possible to Dio's voice: almost same range and as a bonus - placed in absolutely same register.
Even Hansi's speaking voice sounds like Dio's.

2) Sounds like Robert Plant (proof: Demons & Wizards - Immigrant Song). - Metal_Treasure

9 André Matos, Angra - Michael Kiske, Helloween

Try: Shaaman - Distant Thunder. - Metal_Treasure

10 Diego Valdez, Skiltron - Ronnie James Dio, Dio/Rainbow

Thanks for this addition, zxm. I agree - I even wrote it several times, including on the list Top 10 Helker Songs.
I first heard Diego vocals in the band Helker. - Metal_Treasure

When he sings in powerful voice, his voice kinds sounds same. Even almost same as Hansi Kürsch. - zxm

The Contenders

11 Mark Tornillo, Accept - Brian Johnson, AC/DC

Mark Tornillo is their newest singer who joined the band in 2009 and in 2010 Accept released probably the best comeback metal album I know.

Accept - Shades Of Death, Pandemic, Teutonic Terror. - Metal_Treasure

12 Jorn Lande - Ian Gillan, Deep Purple Jorn Lande - Ian Gillan, Deep Purple 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.

Jorn - Perfect Strangers (Deep Purple cover) - Metal_Treasure

13 Tim 'Ripper' Owens - Paul Di'Anno, ex-Iron Maiden Tim 'Ripper' Owens - Paul Di'Anno, ex-Iron Maiden 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.

Tim 'Ripper' Owens - Flight Of Icarus (Iron Maiden cover).
Paul Di'Anno would sing this song just like Tim 'Ripper' did. - Metal_Treasure

14 Michael Kiske, Helloween - Geoff Tate, Queensryche
15 John Bush, Anthrax - Layne Staley, Alice in Chains

Somebody actually sounds like Layne? - Userguy44

One reason I like John Bush better than Joey is that he sounds like Layne Staley from Alice in Chains just listen to Sound of White Noise that album sounds pretty simular to something Alice in Chains would do - christangrant

16 Tobias Sammet, Edguy - Michael Kiske, Helloween

Tobias Sammet sounds like a blend of Bruce Dickinson and Michael Kiske - Metal_Treasure

17 Jorn Lande - Bob Catley

I don't think so - Metal_Treasure

18 Timo Kotipelto, Stratovarius - Michael Kiske, Helloween

Yes, even some of the earliest Stratovarius songs are Helloween rip-offs.

19 Billy Squier - Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin

They aren't metal singers and shouldn't be on this list. - Metal_Treasure

20 Michael Kiske, Helloween - Dave Mustaine, Megadeth

Is this a joke? Or a troll item? Or added by somebody who needs hearing aid? - Metal_Treasure

21 Tommy Karevik - Roy Khan
22 John Arch, Fates Warning - Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden John Arch, Fates Warning - Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden
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1. Tobias Sammet, Edguy - Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden
2. Ralf Scheepers, Primal Fear - Rob Halford, Judas Priest
3. Stu Block, Iced Earth - Matt Barlow, Iced Earth
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1. Ralf Scheepers, Primal Fear - Rob Halford, Judas Priest
2. Tobias Sammet, Edguy - Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden
3. Michael Poulsen, Volbeat - James Hetfield, Metallica
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1. Tobias Sammet, Edguy - Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden
2. Glenn Danzig, Danzig - Jim Morrison, The Doors
3. Ralf Scheepers, Primal Fear - Rob Halford, Judas Priest
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