Top 10 Metal Subgenres with the Best Clean Vocals


The Top Ten

1 Power Metal

Power Metal focuses on vocals and singers are talented and skilled - Michael Kiske, Hansi Kursch, Tobias Sammet, Ralf Scheepers, Fabio Lione, Andre Matos, to name a few. - Metal_Treasure

2 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

3 Progressive Metal

Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Russell Allen (Symphony X), Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation), Daniel Tompkins (Tesseract), Daniel Heiman (Lost Horizon). - Metal_Treasure

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

Peter Steel (Type O Negative), Fernando Ribeiro (Moonspell). - Metal_Treasure

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 Metal is a Heavy Metal subgenre developed during the early 1980s and an early precursor of Extreme Metal. Thrash Metal features a faster and more aggressive guitar work than Traditional Metal with shredding and double-bass drums and can range from melodic singing to loud shouts. more.

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

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

12 Glam

Glam Metal

13 Groove Metal
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