Best Metal Vocal Performances

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The Top Ten

1 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden (Bruce Dickinson)

Check this out: Vocal Coach REACTS to IRON MAIDEN- HALLOWED BE THY NAME live (by Rebecca Vocal Athlete) - Metal_Treasure

2 Painkiller - Judas Priest (Rob Halford)
3 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards (Hansi Kürsch)
4 Keeper Of The Seven Keys - Helloween (Michael Kiske)
5 Rainbow In The Dark - Dio (Ronnie James Dio)
6 Child in Time - Deep Purple (Ian Gillan)

One of the best screams I have ever heard. That moment when his voice goes more high pitched. - Userguy44

7 Dante’s Inferno - Iced Earth (Matt Barlow)
8 Stargazer - Rainbow (Ronnie James Dio)

Who doesn't like Dio's voice? He sings with so much passion and power. It's so great to hear his voice. - Userguy44

9 Cemetery Gates - Pantera (Phil Anselmo)

His screams gave me goosebumps. I didn't know Phil could do this with his voice. - Userguy44

10 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian (Hansi Kürsch)

Also my 4th favorite song of all time. Astronomically epic! - PhoenixAura81

This is perhaps the metal song with the most intricate vocals because it has many vocal tracks recorded individually to create vocal harmonies and a choir effect when there's no choir. Only the lead singer, Hansi Kürsch, sings all overlapping vocal tracks. And the song is 14:06 minutes long. This long song has so many tracks that it alone needed as much production time as the rest of the album (A Night at the Opera, 2002). - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Take Hold Of The Flame - Queensrÿche (Geoff Tate)

Check this out: Vocal Coach REACTS to QUEENSRYCHE - Take Hold Of The Flame Live in Tokyo (by Rebecca Vocal Athlete) - Metal_Treasure

12 The Piper Never Dies - Edguy (Tobias Sammet)
13 The Man That I Don't Know - Primal Fear (Ralf Scheepers)

Impressive sustain - 11 secs; there are also many other nice moments. - Metal_Treasure

14 Rime Of The Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden (Bruce Dickinson)

That scream in the song is very well performed with the evil cackle. - Userguy44

15 Thorn - Blind Guardian (Hansi Kursch)
16 Victim of Changes - Judas Priest (Rob Halford)
17 Age Of False Innocence - Blind Guardian (Hansi Kürsch)
18 Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest (Rob Halford)
19 Disturbing The Priest - Black Sabbath (Ian Gillan)
20 March of the Pigs - Nine Inch Nails (Trent Reznor)
21 Morphine Child - Savatage (Jon Oliva)
22 The Trooper - Iron Maiden (Bruce Dickinson)
23 Path Of Glory - Demons And Wizards (Hansi Kürsch)
24 Chance - Savatage (Zachary Stevens)
25 Fiddler on the Green - Demons And Wizards (Hansi Kürsch)
26 Age of Shadows - Ayreon

In some sense this should be #1. The format of this vocal performance is unusual (group of 8 top metal singers) but it's pure eargasm.

Vocals:

Jørn Lande, Hansi Kürsch, Floor Jansen, Daniel Gildenlöw, Anneke van Giersbergen, Jonas Renkse, Steve Lee, Tom Englund. - Metal_Treasure

27 Begging for Forgiveness - Helker (Diego Valdez, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, Ralf Scheepers)
28 Highlander (The One) - Lost Horizon

PERFECTION

29 Wasting Love - Iron Maiden (Bruce Dickinson)
30 Carry Stress in the Jaw - Mr. Bungle (Mike Patton)
31 Lunar Sanctum - Kamelot (Roy Khan)
32 Highlander - Lost Horizon (Daniel Heiman)

A vocal performance that can compete with Painkiller and Victim of Changes. - Metal_Treasure

33 Cathedral Spires - Judas Priest (Tim 'Ripper' Owens)
34 Eyes Of The World - Rainbow (Graham Bonnet)
35 Emerald Sword - Rhapsody (Fabio Lione)
36 How The Gods Kill - Danzig (Glenn Danzig)
37 I Am - Theocracy (Matt Smith)
38 Through the Looking Glass - Symphony X (Russell Allen)
39 Mirror of Souls - Theocracy (Matt Smith)
40 Ride the Sky - Helloween (Kai Hansen)
41 Mistreated - Deep Purple (David Coverdale)
42 Burn - Deep Purple (David Coverdale)
43 Teräksen taakka - Teräsbetoni (Jarkko Ahola)
44 Don't Bring Me Down - Northern Kings (Jarkko Ahola)
45 Rainbow Eyes - Rainbow (Ronnie James Dio)
46 Burn The Sun - Ark (Jørn Lande)
47 The Devil's Hall of Fame - Beyond Twilight (Jørn Lande)
48 I Am A Viking - Yngwie (Jeff Scott Soto)
49 Mistreated - Yngwie (Jeff Scott Soto)
50 Wait and Bleed - Slipknot (Corey Taylor)
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Painkiller - Judas Priest (Rob Halford)
2. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden (Bruce Dickinson)
3. My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards (Hansi Kürsch)
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1. Cemetery Gates - Pantera (Phil Anselmo)
2. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden (Bruce Dickinson)
3. Painkiller - Judas Priest (Rob Halford)
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1. My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards (Hansi Kürsch)
2. Victim of Changes - Judas Priest (Rob Halford)
3. Keeper Of The Seven Keys - Helloween (Michael Kiske)
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