Most Underrated Rock Vocalists


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41 Matthew Bellamy - Muse

His voice is basically Thom Yorke on acid. What more could you ask for?

42 Lou Gramm - Foreigner Lou Gramm - Foreigner Lou Gramm is an American rock vocalist, and songwriter, best known for being the original lead singer for the British-American rock band Foreigner.

This man has one of the most incredible voices I've ever heard. The fact that he is still able to sing flawlessly nowadays after all he's been through is astonishing! Lou is one of the greatest!

43 Steve Walsh

Few on this list have the pure vocal versatility and talent to compete with Steve. Just go listen to some of his recordings and find me one other who can do what he did. You cannot. Not even close.

Simply the best rock vocalist ever. Range and emotion.

44 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.

He was underrated in the 90s. Got recognition in the 2000s. Currently he's is closer to the group of the overrated singers, especially within the group of the metal singers. - Metal_Treasure

45 Alex Turner - Arctic Monkeys Alex Turner - Arctic Monkeys Alexander David "Alex" Turner is an English musician. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter of the English rock band Arctic Monkeys.
46 William DuVall

He kills it in the new Alice in Chains.

47 Scott Weiland Scott Weiland Scott Weiland is an American singer, musician, and composer for the American grunge band Stone Temple Pilots.

Can sing in many styles and can sing continuously for awhile (vasoline live)

48 Geoff Tate - Queensrÿche Geoff Tate - Queensrÿche Geoff Tate is a German-born American singer and musician who rose to fame in the 1980s with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche.
49 Doogie White - Rainbow, Yngwie, La Paz, solo Doogie White - Rainbow, Yngwie, La Paz, solo Douglas "Doogie" White (born 7 March 1960) is a Scottish rock/metal vocalist, who has sung for Rainbow, La Paz, Midnight Blue, Cornerstone, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, Praying Mantis and Rata Blanca . He is currently the vocalist for the Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock, his original band La Paz more.

He was considered for Bruce Dickinson replacement in Iron Maiden but lost out to Blaze Bayley (maybe Iron Maiden made a mistake).
Check out:
Doogie White - Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden cover).

Rainbow - Silence (of Love), Cold hearted woman, Insatiable (Hunting Humans), Hall Of The Mountain King, Ariel.

Yngwie - Razor Eater. - Metal_Treasure

50 Al Jourgensen - Ministry Al Jourgensen - Ministry Alain David Jourgensen (born Alejandro Ramírez Casas) is a Cuban-American musician, best known as the founder and frontman of industrial metal band Ministry (a pioneering band in the industrial metal genre).
51 Eric Bloom - Blue Oyster Cult

Just listen to "Astronomy" and you'll know what I mean, the guy doesn't get enough credit for anything.
Also a prototype of the low vocal tone he provided in such songs as "Transmaniacon MC" and "The Red and the Black" which had influenced James Hetfield from Metallica and so on.

52 Steven Wilson - Porcupine Tree Steven Wilson - Porcupine Tree Steven John Wilson is an English musician and record producer, most associated with the progressive rock genre.
53 Page Hamilton - Helmet
54 Greg Lake - Emerson, Lake & Palmer, King Crimson Greg Lake - Emerson, Lake & Palmer, King Crimson
55 Devin Townsend - Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend Project
56 Steven Tyler - Aerosmith

Underrrated for his vocal ability, overrated for his songwriting. - STLovesTrash

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57 Freddie Mercury - Queen

FREDDIE MERCURY is undeniably the GREATEST singer on Earth - EVER! Yet, somehow, he's not always number ONE, which is very disturbing! Sometimes others are voted higher, but those singers themselves would undoubtedly acknowledge Freddie as the very best of the best and readily admit that his was a genius untouchable by any human, including them! They could only wish to be mentioned in the same sentence with the great, the one and only, the BEST FREDDIE MERCURY!

Freddie Mercury is underrated because he should ALWAYS be #1. Anything else is blasphemy! No mere mortal comes close to Freddie's brilliance and genius. Nobody beats Freddie. NOBODY!

He's my favorite singer outside metal but I don't really believe he's underrated. - Metal_Treasure

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