Metal Songs with the Best Vocal Performances

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The Top Ten

1 Painkiller - Judas Priest UListen to Sample
2 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

Should be #1 above Painkiller

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3 Holy Diver - Dio UListen to Sample
4 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath UListen to Sample
5 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards UListen to Sample
6 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian UListen to Sample
7 Rainbow In the Dark - Dio UListen to Sample
8 Wasted Years - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
9 Stargazer - Rainbow UListen to Sample
10 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 Keeper of the Seven Keys - Helloween UListen to Sample
12 In the End - Anthrax

Although I always liked John Bush better Joey did the best vocals he has ever done on this song and at his age that's impressive - christangrant

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13 Sacrifice - Edguy

His voice is incredible and this is a remarkable vocal performance, especially 5:05-6:05. - Metal_Treasure

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14 Dante’s Inferno - Iced Earth UListen to Sample
15 Child in Time - Deep Purple

One of the greatest vocal performances of all time... but NOT METAL. - Undistinguished

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16 Morphine Child - Savatage UListen to Sample
17 Path of Glory - Demons & Wizards UListen to Sample
18 Hounds - Savatage UListen to Sample
19 Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest UListen to Sample
20 Cathedral Spires - Judas Priest

This is with Tim 'Ripper' Owens. - Metal_Treasure

21 Burn - Deep Purple UListen to Sample
22 A Question of Heaven - Iced Earth UListen to Sample
23 Nailed to the Wheel - Edguy

Just play the song sample and you will get some idea instantly. Tobias Sammet's got one of the best vocals in all metal. His vocal skills are at #6-7 in my book of the best metal singers of all time. - Metal_Treasure

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24 Tears of a Mandrake - Edguy UListen to Sample
25 Thorn - Blind Guardian
26 A Light in the Black - Rainbow

One of the top 3 best Dio vocal performances - this song is very fast, epic and intense at all levels. - Metal_Treasure

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27 Ten Thousand Strong - Iced Earth

Tim Ripper Owens did a great job here, including the intro scream. - Metal_Treasure

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28 Wrong Side - Strapping Young Lad

Devin Townsend's got some really mad vocal skills - awesome operatic clean vocals with a 5 octave vocal range and growls. Just play the song sample to hear this transition. - Metal_Treasure

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29 Exiled - Judas Priest

It's made by judas priest, you can find it in nostradamus album, this is the best vocal performance of all time! - ShahryRKnoT

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