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David needs to be in the top 10! He is one of the best singers of all time and is definitely not getting the love and respect he deserves from this list. Metal would be far different if it were not for David Draiman, the personification of what it means to be a metal singer. David is not just a metal singer, he is metal. He does not just define Disturbed and Device, he defines a culture and an amazing genre.
You can say whatever you want, think whatever you want, like whom ever you want... But David Draiman is David Draiman! He should be at least be in top 5. His voice is so beautiful and yet so powerful, calm for your ears and yet blowing your mind! Just listen to some of Disturbed/Device's songs and you'll see. World wouldn't feel same without him... Can't live without a everyday dose of it! Disturbed live forever and after! M/(-. -) m/
How is he not in the top 10? His voice alone can move mountains.
His voice is so strong and sexy..he is metalV 10 Comments
Have absolutely no idea how Chester Bennington is ahead of Lemmy... Linkin Park? Really?
Not exactly metal. Lemmy himself states that Motorhead have never been a metal band. I think he's right. - Metal_Treasure
The fastest and heaviest of his day - gemcloben
The BEST.V 3 Comments
I really had a Blackout!
He's better than half these people he should move up
He has an amazing voice - gemcloben
Wow. Are you serious? Joey is insanely good. Come on upvote him! He has an amazing voice! Top 5 at leadt!
Good singerV 1 Comment
You call this metal? - gemcloben
Amy lee has an amazing angelic voice, one of the greatest vocalists ever.
I don't really believe she sings metal. Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy should be here. - Metal_Treasure
No. She is rock/ - LucretiaV 5 Comments
Great lyricist and ability to convey emotion in vocals.
Come on, Aaron is without a doubt the best. Respect.
Brilliant in his prime but went wayward and never fulfilled his potential
The only person who can replace him is bruce - gemcloben
An extremely various vocalist with an amazingly frightening growl voice and a beautiful clear voice full of passion. There do exist singers with a farther range, but none of them sounds as natural and emotional as Akerfeldt. Not to mention he's one of the greatest songwriters of our time, for one of my favourite bands ever: Opeth!
Mikael wins. One of the best in both clean and harsh vocals. Second for me would have to be James Hetfield. - djh101
Should be much higher on this list. Makes me think if people have ever heard of Opeth.
Come on, listen to his work.. amazing range.V 3 Comments
This list is a list of most popular rock vocalists, not most talented metal vocalists. ERIC ADAMS has the most powerful voice by far, epic screams that can reach B5, and a beautiful, controlled voice. Definitely the best, as well as Daniel Heiman.
I know that this is only my opinion but if you guys ever asked some professional and technical advice in the art of singing for sure you would understand why Eric is just one of the very top ten of the world singers including female and male of all types of music, his capacity to sustain high or low notes for long time and sharped as razors it�'s just behond human understanding
Amazing singer.. Better than Ozzy for sure..
His voice is just amazing!V 4 Comments
Seriously, Chuck's voice is the best. His high and low notes are just amazing. In "SPiritual Healinh (album)" his voice scares me. In Painkiller (Judas Priest cover), those screams are just insane. I think he burned his vocal chords. And it's pretty sad knowing that Painkiller was the last song he recorded, given the fact that is so good.
Best of any death meal, mainly progressive. - Lucretia
Chuck below Durst?
Why is M Shadows ahead of Chuck Schuldiner, Tom Araya, Dave Mustaine, and Bobby Ellsworth? - jack2244V 3 Comments
Come on? Have you listened to Michael Kiske? He is one of the best metal singers of all time. Keeper of the seven keys 1 and 2 prove it. Listen some helloween songs of the first albums and you will see how kiske deserves to be on the top 5.
Michael kiske puts almost all of these singers to shame. Him, King Diamond, Ozzy, Dio, Halford, and Bruce Dickinson should be at the top - ryanrimmel
I agree with everything except mentioning Ozzy among these great singers, sorry. - Metal_Treasure
Guys, are you kidding? He is really one of the best metal singers ever, he should be at least on the top 5. I can�'t take this seriously, you have no ears then...
He is legend but not so famous.V 9 Comments
Maynard should definitely be above M. Shadows. What's he even doing on this list? Maynard is completely amazing.
The guy has so much range. He can hit high notes accurately but just being able to do that well around the other musicians of Tool should place him higher than this.
live live live
he is fantastic live and he can either sooth a crowd or scare them he has vocal range like crazy
Tool FTW - blaqksails92
Listen to his cover of Bohemian Rhapsody and weep in the glory of his angelic voiceV 5 Comments
I realize that many people don't like Matt's voice but I've never understood why. Ever since I got into metal I've always loved Trivium and wished so badly that I could sing like Matt Heafy. I love how he shifts between 3 main vocal styles: clean singing, gritty thrash singing, and screaming. I've never heard a scream that sounds close to his. His singing has some what of a 90's hard rock style but resonates amazingly with Trivium's heavy ass riffs.
He have strong voice, that is the man sound. I like his sound!
I thinks matt heafy should be number 6V 1 Comment
He was part of one of the best selling metal bands of all time. His voice is amazing
What?! 99th place? Tom Araya higher. What a shame.
Hmm, this what happens when you invent something and give all your efforts for it but no one cares, - zxm
The first metal singer and master screamer. Give a listen to "Disturbing the priest" by Black Sabbath. Really freakish and psychotic vocals. - Metal_Treasure
Better than Ozzy and more influential - Lucretia
Jonathan has a certain aura to his singing that most other singers don't have. He usually keeps to a certain set of lyrical categories, but he can still bring the goods with each song.
Very unique style and by far best I've seen live... Way better then LP in my opinion (really don't like Chester that much much rather listen to Mike)
One of the most unique metal vocalists I've ever heard. His growls are perfection. Should be up near the top in my opinion
Rock not metal - LucretiaV 4 Comments
Awesome singer from Lamb of GodV 1 Comment
His bass voice combined with powerful lyrics and the German language make Rammstein's lead vocalist the best in the world
Why is he so low? He has the most powerful voice I know and his live performance is outstanding.
All of his lyrics are like poetry with meaning and emotion, WHY SO LOW?V 2 Comments
One of the greatest metal voices I have ever heard with a stage presence to match it. Unbelievable rock legend.
Amazingly strong voice. I get shivers every time I hear it.V 1 Comment
I cannot believe that Johan Hegg is at #41 on this list while Corey Taylor is at #6. Johan is the very best voice in all of death metal in my opinion and deserves a spot much higher on this list.
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