Best German Metal SingersThink before you vote - we are looking for best singers (best vocal skills plus tone that sounds good).
Not always the best singers are found in the best bands - for example At Vance may not be a top German band but their singer Oliver Hartmann is a better singer than some singers of more popular and better bands.
Demons & Wizards - My Last Sunrise, Fiddler on the Green, Heaven Denies, Path Of Glory.
Blind Guardian - Thorn, Into The Storm, Sacred Mind, The Last Candle, Wheel of Time, Another Stranger Me.
Michael Kiske and Hansi are both fantastic but Hansi is my fave singer because his voice is darker, more intense and more powerful. Hansi's harsh and dramatic vocals give me a stronger metal feel.
Hansi is also a more versatile singer - from abrasive thrashy vox on Another Holy War, to symphonic metal, to depressing Pink Floyd-esque vox on the songs by Demons & Wizards. And of course, his amazing vox on power / prog power metal songs.
Hansi is the best yet the most powerful metal singer..
He's not only one of the best German metal singers, he's one of the best metal singers of all time.
The best singer = best vocal skill/technique
Kiske's vocal skills and technique are still one of the best known in metal.
I knew he would be first, but he is awesome.
EDIT: I just discovered that this guy is even better than I ever thought. I heard him singing jazz for 1 minute in the middle of a power metal song!
YouTube this: Aina - Flight Of Torek
Jazz is from 3:25-4:25 but his vox are great throughout the entire song. And he sang that for a band or a side project (Aina) I never heard of.
Primal Fear - The Man (That I Don't Know), Strike, Diabolus.
Gamma Ray - Last Before The Storm.
This guy's got impressive vocal skills.
Think about that - he was seriously considered for Halford replacement in Judas Priest. Ralf left Gamma Ray to prepare for this contest but he lost out to Tim Ripper because Ralf didn't answer questions sent to him by email.
Check out these Judas Priest covers:
Scheepers - Before The Dawn (solo album, 2011);
Primal Fear - Metal Gods.
Phenomenal vocalist and a real nice guy too!
I have listened both Kai Hansen & Michael Kiske's songs. I heard Michael Kiske's a better singer. But personally I like Kai Hansen's singing more.
Helloween - Ride the Sky.
Gamma Ray - Rebellion in Dreamland.
Nice color of his voice
Mille is clearly the best German that I've ever seen, he's a master of the baritone shouting.
She used to sing for a Swedish band but she's German. I think she's the first female growler.
The best from all by far
Surprise, surprise - Rammstein are not on Encyclopaedia Metallum, meaning they aren't metal according to Encyclopaedia Metallum. If you type Rammstein into their search bar, you will see "No matches found. Please try with different search terms."
Also, you can visit my list 'Top 10 Bands that Aren't Metal According to Encyclopaedia Metallum'.
At Vance is not a top 10 German metal band but their ex-singer Oliver Hartmann is a top 10 German singer. The band has lots of advantages but also some disadvantages.
At Vance - Lost In Your Love, Only Human, Die In Your Arms, Princess Of The Night, Dragonchaser.
Also check out his ABBA covers because the songs are quite challenging - the voice of the blonde chick from ABBA is absolutely amazing.
At Vance (ABBA covers) - The Winner Takes It All; SOS.
Andi is so underrated in the power metal community! He is a kick ass singer! But well most people hate him because he made helloween better than the Kiske times and they never thought that someone could do it
I don't know, he was born in Germany to American parents.
He counts because he's German American.