Most Underrated Heavy Metal Vocalists


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21 Tim "Ripper" Owens - Judas Priest, Iced Earth Tim Timothy S. "Ripper" Owens is an American heavy metal singer who currently performs with Beyond Fear, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force and Charred Walls of the Damned.

He's got voice almost like Halford.

So many crap has been said about this guy and. although he's not my favourite metal single. Tim is simple the most complete, versatile and one of the most powerfyull voices in the genre. Most underrated vocalist BY FAR on this list (hell... there are people up there saying he has no range compared with Matt Barlow... are you people out of your mind? )

22 Brian Johnson - AC/DC Brian Johnson - AC/DC Brian Johnson is an English singer and songwriter. Since 1980, he is the lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC, with whom he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. As of April 2016, Johnson is not participating in the remainder of the Rock or Bust World Tour due to hearing more.

Of course he is one of the coolest vocals and also one of the best voice in rock and ROLL HISTORY hands down... I know he has raspy voice but come on you can't stop listening to back in black and you shook me all night long

Hey, he's NOT a metal singer! And definitely - not underrated. - Metal_Treasure

Just you try and sing "Back In Black".

23 Bränn Dailor - Mastodon
24 Miljenko Matijevic - Steelheart Miljenko Matijevic - Steelheart

He is still the best

The best heavy metal vocalist singer.. forever...

25 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.
26 Brian "Head" Welch - Korn
27 Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.

I think he's correctly rated and it's awesome because it doesn't happen very often. - Metal_Treasure

I think he's neither underrated nor overrated. A great singer who got the appreciation he deserved. There's nothing better than that. - Metal_Treasure

28 Blaze Bayley - Iron Maiden Blaze Bayley - Iron Maiden

They all hate him. Listen to his solo career, or just closely listen to his work in Iron Maiden, he is a great vocalist. He has a-lot of emotion in his singing.

One of the most hated people in Metal history. But, if you listen closely, he has a powerful and strong voice which makes him a great singer

He has a very limited range, but he has a very dark, powerful, and haunting voice. There's so much emotion and charisma in his singing.

He has a really solid solo career as well. - IronSabbathPriest

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29 Joseph Duplantier - Gojira
30 Sebastian Bach - Skid Row Sebastian Bach - Skid Row Sebastian Philip Bierk, known professionally as Sebastian Bach, is a Canadian heavy metal singer who achieved mainstream success as frontman of Skid Row from 1987-96. Since his departure from Skid Row, he has had many television roles, acted in Broadway plays, and leads a solo career.

I'd want him in my band. He can sing any style and well! - Jaymz

31 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.

Come on, M. Shadows isn't underrated, he's already popular. Adam Gontier is underrated, his voice is so soulful and sexy, vote for him.

Adam Gontier is my favourite singer, but his music is nowhere near heavy metal.

Brilliant to finally see him get some credit. Fantastic voice.

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32 Matthew K. Heafy - Trivium
33 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 more.

His mid-range was creepy, controlled, and powerful, while his highs could even give actual tenor wailers a run for their money.

34 Matt Tuck
35 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.

Really? You have to be kidding me. Ivan Moody is way better than M Shadows. He should be number 1 in the list. That is because his vocals are powerful and extremely though.

36 Paul Di'Anno - Iron Maiden Paul Di'Anno - Iron Maiden Paul Andrews better known as Paul Di'Anno, is an English singer best known as the first vocalist to record with heavy metal band Iron Maiden, from 1978 to 1981.

This guy is what started Maiden's takeover in the 80's. He is not as good as Bruce but his voice was perfect for rough sound of early Maiden.

I really appreciated him when heard his cover of Megadeth's Symphony of Destruction (way better than the original). - Metal_Treasure

He helped start Maiden's takeover. His voice was perfect for the rough sound early Maiden.

37 Devin Townsend - Strapping Young Lad Devin Townsend - 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.

His voice is godly and he has a large vocal range. His performances sound great, and so do his albums. I personally think he should be number one. He is immensely underrated with a very, very low salary for a professional musician.

38 Roger Glover - Deep Purple Roger Glover - Deep Purple Roger David Glover is a British bassist, songwriter, and record producer. Glover is best known as the bassist for hard rock bands Deep Purple and Rainbow.

He's a bassist, not a singer. DP singers were Ian Gillan and David Coverdale. - Metal_Treasure

39 ZP Theart - Dragonforce ZP Theart - Dragonforce ZP Theart is a South African singer, and songwriter, best known as the former singer of British power metal band DragonForce.

Listen to their recent live album, the vocals are amazing, it's a shame he's left

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40 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.

He is really underrated! Hear King Me, Walk With Me In Hell, Laid To Rest, Black Label, Ruin and lamb of god is amazingly underrated! Their drummer is kick ass drummer he got same talent as portony and jordison
And their guitarist does amazing riffs and solos! Lamb of god is the real meaning for being the most underrated band

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