Top 10 Metal Songs Where the Singer Hits Very Low Notes

In metal high voices and high pitched singing are more typical. Singers with low voices are relatively rare. Besides, even when the singers are able to hit very low notes they rarely use it.

The Top Ten

1 Wherever I May Roam - Metallica

His lowest notes are in another song but it's a cover song (Loverman).
This was the first Metallica song I ever heard and I didn't even know who played it but I loved it. I guess I just liked the powerful sound of metal music. - Metal_Treasure

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2 Son of the Last Breath - Grand Magus

Vox: Janne "JB" Christoffersson (Sweden)
A very unique song - dark, melodic and beautiful. Starts slow and gets faster in the 2nd half. - Metal_Treasure

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3 Damien - Iced Earth

Matt Barlow (standard baritone) reaches the beginning of the 2nd octave (C♯2) but it's not his lowest note ever (in some less known songs he sings in the 1st octave). - Metal_Treasure

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4 The Siege - Christopher Lee

Yes, it's Sir Christopher Lee, the actor, who became a metal singer in his 80s! R.I.P.
He was also a classically trained singer.
This song is from his 4th and final metal album released on 27 May 2013, on his 91st birthday. He was the oldest heavy metal performer in history.
Lee stated that he moved onto "full on" heavy metal, after performing a more symphonic metal style on his prior releases (he certainly did! ).
Music was arranged by Richie Faulkner - Judas Priest's new guitarist.
by the way, Sir Christopher Lee is on Encyclopaedia Metallum. - Metal_Treasure

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5 We Don't Need Another Hero - Northern Kings

Some of the lowest notes I've ever heard in metal are by JP Leppäluoto (Finnish metal singer). Just play the song sample.
The song is a Tina Turner symphonic metal cover and I didn't put it at #1 because it's a cover song. But they certainly made the song their own. - Metal_Treasure

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6 Thorn - Blind Guardian Thorn - Blind Guardian

Hansi is a high baritone but his vocal range is pretty good and he actually hits the same low note Hetfield hits in Wherever I May Roam. This is rare for a power metal singer.
At the beginning of this song his low note on the word "king" is so awesome that I literally feel vibrations coming from his voice. - Metal_Treasure

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8 No One Heard - Spiritual Beggars

Vox: Janne "JB" Christoffersson again - he's got one of the lowest voices ever. Also very powerful.
He used to sing for Spiritual Beggars before Grand Magus. - Metal_Treasure

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9 Opium - Moonspell

Vox: Fernando Ribeiro (Portugal) - Metal_Treasure

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The Contenders

11 Loverman - Metallica

James Hetfield's lowest notes are in this song. One of my favorite cover songs by Metallica. - Metal_Treasure

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12 Heart of Battle - Heroik

This is a very soft power/symphonic metal song with high operatic vocals but singer Jordan Delage has a wide vocal range and hits some low notes which is unusual for power metal singers. Some of these notes are on the song sample.
Heroik are a new band from Montreal, Canada. - Metal_Treasure

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13 Sacrificial - Moonspell

Vox: Fernando Ribeiro - Metal_Treasure

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14 I Should Be So Lucky - Northern Kings

JP Leppäluoto turned this upbeat pop song by Kylie Minogue into a creepy and doomy monster song. - Metal_Treasure

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15 Noldor (Dead Winter Reigns) - Blind Guardian
16 Bu Alemi Gören Sensin - Mezarkabul

My favorite song by this Turkish band and I know I like it partly for the vocals. - Metal_Treasure

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17 Rebel Yell - Northern Kings

JP Leppäluoto covering Billy Idol. - Metal_Treasure

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18 Kingslayer - Grand Magus UListen to Sample
19 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse UListen to Sample
20 The Magic of the Wizard's Dream - Rhapsody

There's a deep bassy voice in this song that isn't Fabio Lione's voice...
It's Sir Christopher Lee providing additional vocals.
The video clip is on YouTube - don't miss the opportunity to see Christopher Lee singing symphonic metal. - Metal_Treasure

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22 One Less - Demon Hunter

I don't know, Demon Hunter aren't on Encyclopaedia Metallum and they probably aren't a metal band. I personally think their music is punk-based and not metal-based. - Metal_Treasure

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24 Born in Winter - Gojira

Here Joe Duplantier sings soft clean vocals and hits pretty low notes. - Metal_Treasure

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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. Damien - Iced Earth
2. Wherever I May Roam - Metallica
3. Thorn - Blind Guardian


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