Best Modern Metal and Rock Vocalists

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The Top Ten

1 M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold) M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold) Matthew Charles Sanders, better known by his stage name M. Shadows, is an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the American metalcore/alternative metal band Avenged Sevenfold.
2 Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. ...read more.
3 Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and film director. He is best known as the former drummer of the hugely popular 90s grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters. He has sat behind the ...read more.
4 Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.

He's not metal or hard rock. He is puno

I mean punk

5 David Draiman (Disturbed) David Draiman (Disturbed) David Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device.

Man, his voice is amazing - Lem

6 Amy Lee (Evanescence)
7 John Cooper (Skillet) John Cooper (Skillet) John Landrum Cooper, professionally credited as John L. Cooper, is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He has been the lead vocalist, bassist and co-founder of the Grammy-nominated American Christian rock band Skillet since 1996.
8 Randy Blythe (Lamb of God) Randy Blythe (Lamb of God) David Randall "Randy" Blythe is the vocalist and lyricist of American heavy metal band Lamb of God and side-project band Halo of Locusts.
9 Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) Gerard Arthur Way is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and comic book writer who was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative rock band My Chemical Romance from its formation in September 2001 until its split in March 2013. His debut solo album Hesitant Alien was released ...read more.
10 Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic)

He is not rock or metal

The Contenders

11 Spencer Sotelo (Periphery) Spencer Sotelo (Periphery)

Underrated, but he has an amazing voice - Lem

12 Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath/Solo)

ozzyyy bro

13 Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch) Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch) Ivan L. Moody, known by the pseudonym Ghost during his time with Motograter, is the lead vocalist for American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch from Las Vegas, Nevada.
14 Maria Brink (In This Moment) Maria Brink (In This Moment)
15 Benjamin Burnley (Breaking Benjamin) Benjamin Burnley (Breaking Benjamin) Benjamin Jackson Burnley IV is an American musician, composer, and producer, best known as the founder and frontman of the American rock band Breaking Benjamin.
16 Phil Bozeman (Whitechapel) Phil Bozeman (Whitechapel)
17 Adam Gontier (Three Days Grace) Adam Gontier (Three Days Grace) Adam Wade Gontier is a Canadian musician and songwriter. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for Saint Asonia, but is best known as the former lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace.
18 Corey Taylor (Slipknot) Corey Taylor (Slipknot) Corey Todd Taylor was born in December 8, 1973. He is an American musician, author, and actor best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the Nu-metal band Slipknot and hard rock/alternative metal band Stone Sour.
19 Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) Chad Robert Kroeger is a Canadian musician and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian rock band, Nickelback.
20 Josh Todd (Buckcherry)
21 Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless) Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless) Taylor Michel Momsen is an American musician, singer, model, and former actress. She is known for portraying the character of Jenny Humphrey on the CW teen drama series Gossip Girl and Cindy Lou Who in the film How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.
22 Serj Tankian (System of a Down) Serj Tankian (System of a Down) Serj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist.
23 Marilyn Manson (Marilyn Manson) Marilyn Manson (Marilyn Manson) Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.
24 Shaun Morgan (Seether) Shaun Morgan (Seether) Shaun Morgan Welgemoed, known publicly as Shaun Morgan, is a South African musician and singer for the post-grunge/alternative metal band Seether.
25 Christopher Lee Christopher Lee Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee (1922-2015) was an English actor, singer, and author. He was best known for his villainous roles in films such as Dracula in the Hammer Horror films, Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, Saruman in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit ...read more.
26 Winston McCall (Parkway Drive) Winston McCall (Parkway Drive) Winston Thomas McCall is an Australian singer-songwriter and the lead vocalist of the metalcore band Parkway Drive and the hardcore punk band Rain Dogs.
27 Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan)
28 Ronnie Radke (Falling In Reverse) Ronnie Radke (Falling In Reverse)
29 Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)
30 Till Lindemann (Rammstein) Till Lindemann (Rammstein) Till Lindemann is a German singer, songwriter, musician, actor, poet, and pyrotechnician. He is best known as the lead vocalist and frontman of the German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein.
31 Jonathan Davis (Korn) Jonathan Davis (Korn) Jonathan Howsmon Davis, also known as JD and JDevil, is an American musician best known as the leading vocalist and frontman of the nu metal band Korn.
32 Maynard James Keenan (Tool) Maynard James Keenan (Tool) Maynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.
33 James LaBrie (Dream Theater) James LaBrie (Dream Theater) Kevin James LaBrie is a Canadian vocalist and songwriter, who is best known as the lead singer of the American progressive metal band Dream Theater.
34 Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) Steven John Wilson is an English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, most closely associated with the progressive rock genre. He is best known for his band Porcupine Tree.
35 Matt Barlow (Iced Earth) Matt Barlow (Iced Earth) Matthew 'Matt' Barlow is an American heavy metal singer and police officer. He was the lead singer for Iced Earth in the 1990s and 2000s. He is currently the lead singer for Ashes of Ares. After the September 11 terrorist attacks Matt Barlow decided to become a police officer and contribute to the "real ...read more.
36 Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) Alissa White-Gluz is a Canadian vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist and one of the founding members of the Canadian metal band, The Agonist, and current lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal group, Arch Enemy.
37 Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth) Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth) Lars Mikael Åkerfeldt is a Swedish musician, prominently known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter of progressive death metal band Opeth, as well as being the former vocalist of death metal supergroup Bloodbath for three albums up until 2012. ...read more.
38 Devin Townsend (Solo, Strapping Young Lad) Devin Townsend (Solo, Strapping Young Lad) Devin Garret Townsend is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has an extensive career as a solo artist.
39 Russell Allen (Symphony X) Russell Allen (Symphony X) Russell Allen is a singer and lyricist best known as the vocalist of American progressive metal band Symphony X.
40 Roy Khan (Kamelot) Roy Khan (Kamelot) Roy Sætre Khantatat, is a Norwegian singer-songwriter. Commonly known as Roy Khan or simply Khan, he was the lead vocalist for the symphonic power metal band Kamelot from 1997 to his departure in 2011. He co-wrote most of Kamelot's songs with the band's guitarist and founder Thomas Youngblood during ...read more.
41 Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia) Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia) Tobias Sammet is a German metal musician, best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the power metal band Edguy, as well as the founder, main singer and bassist of the metal opera Avantasia.
42 Peter Tagtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain) Peter Tagtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain) Alf Peter Tägtgren is a Swedish musician, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is the founder, main songwriter, lead vocalist, and guitarist of the death metal band Hypocrisy as well as the industrial metal band PAIN in which he is the only member.
43 Tarja Turunen (Nightwish) Tarja Turunen (Nightwish) Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born August 17, 1977), generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves. ...read more.
44 Simone Simons (Epica) Simone Simons (Epica) Simone Johanna Maria Simons is a Dutch singer-songwriter. She is the lead vocalist of Dutch symphonic metal band Epica.
45 Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation) Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation) Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer and the vocalist of symphonic rock band Within Temptation. ...read more.
46 Floor Jansen (Nightwish) Floor Jansen (Nightwish) Floor Jansen is a Dutch singer-songwriter and vocal coach. She is currently vocalist of Nightwish and leader of Revamp.
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