Top 10 Metal Vocal Performances of the 21st Century

Very often the best vocal performances are not on the most popular songs of the singers. And even more often, the best vocal performances are not on the most popular metal songs.

Heavy metal has always had great singers but some newer vocal performances are underrated, or just unnoticed, compared to the songs of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

The Top Ten

1 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards

Hansi Kürsch nailed it from start to finish - every second of it. Every transition, single note and emotion. A song with a progressive structure that doesn't even have a chorus. - Metal_Treasure

2 Ghost of Perdition - Opeth

A song with both clean vox and death growls. Great job Mikael Åkerfeldt! - Metal_Treasure

3 Sacrifice - Edguy V 1 Comment
4 The Man (That I Don't Know) - Primal Fear V 1 Comment
5 Dracula - Iced Earth

Matt Barlow, 2001. He's got one of the most powerful and emotional voices in metal. And a recognizable timbre. - Metal_Treasure

6 The Devil's Hall of Fame - Beyond Twilight V 1 Comment
7 Ghost Love Score - Nightwish V 1 Comment
8 Morphine Child - Savatage V 1 Comment
9 Ghost Opera - Kamelot
10 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian

The Contenders

11 Tides of Blood - Into Eternity

Stu Block - a very versatile singer, several styles on one song from both clean and death vocals. Just play the song sample. Stu Block currently sings for Iced Earth. - Metal_Treasure

12 Teräksen Taakka - Teräsbetoni
13 Begging for Forgiveness - Helker V 1 Comment
14 Highlander - Lost Horizon V 1 Comment
15 Reign In Madness - Symphony X V 1 Comment
16 Age of False Innocence - Blind Guardian V 1 Comment
17 Timeless Winter - Into Eternity

Stu Block, 2006 (clean vox and death vox). - Metal_Treasure

18 Tears of a Mandrake - Edguy V 1 Comment
19 Wishmaster - Nightwish V 1 Comment
20 Shadowland - Beyond Twilight V 1 Comment
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