Top 10 Metal Subgenres with the Best Clean Vocals


The Top Ten

1 Symphonic Metal Symphonic Metal

Most of the singers are classically trained - Roy Khan of Kamelot, Tarja, Floor, Simone, Sharon. Hansi Kursch has been taking opera singing lessons since circa 1995. - Metal_Treasure

2 Power Metal V 1 Comment
3 Progressive Metal V 1 Comment
4 Speed Metal

These are basically power metal singers so they are very good. - Metal_Treasure

5 Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Heavy Metal music is a sub-genre of rock music that originated in the late 1960s-70s, featuring more distorted and heavier instrumental work and darker lyrical themes. Heavy Metal broke into mainstream success with bands such as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Metallica. more.

Old school heavy metal - Dio, Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson. The metal greats.
However, many new Heavy Metal bands often employ more abrasive rough vox than the old school. This trend was the reason I didn't put this subgenre higher. - Metal_Treasure

6 Progressive Power Metal
7 Gothic metal Gothic metal V 1 Comment
8 Folk Metal Folk Metal

Some folk metal singers sing in harsh/growling vocals. But still it sounds very good to me. And clean vocals is also very good. - zxm

Not all folk metal is with clean vocals but most of it still is. - Metal_Treasure

9 Alternative Metal Alternative Metal Alternative metal is a music genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres normally associated with metal.
10 Doom Metal

The Contenders

11 Thrash Metal Thrash Metal

Thrash vocals are still clean vocals but they are pretty rough (so not very high on this list). - Metal_Treasure

No death growls or guterrals here! Just grit added to the words

Agree. That's why I said thrash vocals are still clean vocals and count. - Metal_Treasure

12 Glam

Glam Metal

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