Most Unique Male Voices in Modern Rockjcvic I'm young and in this list are only singers with unique and "unmistakable" voices. I don't mention Freddy Mercury, Rob Plant and so many others because I want this list to have "MODERN" singers. If you don't know some of these singers go check them out before criticize.
The Top Ten
This man should be number one. Don't get me wrong: Matt Shadows' vocals might be good not as good as Chris Cornell legendary voice GOOD. Listen to all of Chris' vocal ranges and then you'll understand why there's still many that love his music.
Actually kind of sad that M. Shadows is above Cornell. What a sad joke, listen to "Beyond the Wheel" and then try and say Shadows is better or more unique.
Cornell and Chester are miles ahead of Shadows vocally. Shadows shouldn't even be anywhere near the top of this list.
Chris Cornell > everyone else on this list. Beyond the Wheel, Say Hello to Heavrn, Rusty Cage, Like a Stone. Just a few examples off the top of my head. Truely a once in a lifetime vocalist. - VisionsOfSight
I think what makes then unique is when you can listen to a few seconds of the singer and you know exactly who it is, and this guy's definitely got it.
Easily the greatest singer these days! So many different voices! Simply genius!
He is an amazing singer and his voice goes perfect with the style of music they play and with all of the band members ever
Such an unparalleled voice. Unique and totally amazing...V 2 Comments
He has a beautiful otherworldly voice. It saddens me to see him at #4! He is very articulate, has a really powerful, silky voice... Wonderful screamer, so very versatile, can balance melodic and screamo like no other... Amazing voice quality, the timbre, and the amount of emotion it manages to convey, can easily move anyone to tears... There's always so much more to a singer than the no of octaves they have, they have to know how to hold a note, how to balance aggressive and vulnerable elements in their sound, and how to sound impeccable... Chester is a testament to all of that!
People might say his voice isn't anything special, but that's just because Linkin Park is very popular, and therefore people think it's mainstream and not very unique. However, just LISTEN TO CHESTER'S DAMN VOICE! It's amazing, like an angel or something. And then he screams like a demon, and it's just as amazing. His voice is just beautiful. If you want two opposites to show his range of talent... The Little Things Give You Away and Given Up.
He was the first screamer I heard who was able to move me to tears and made the hairs stand on end. And let's not forget about his great live performances.
2 M Shadows
3 Corey Taylor
4 Serj Tankian
5 Billy Joe
6 Chris Cornell
7 Anthony Kiedis
He sings nothing else matters better than Metallica and don't get me started on his version of simple man. If you guys want to hear what a real singer looks like just look up smith and myers on YouTube and watch some of their videos and then try saying he isn't the best.
What a joke that Brent is so low on the list.
Its sad to not see Brent Smith as number one. He has such a smooth relaxing voice. I love his songs 45 and second chance
He (along with Michael Barnes of RED) are the better of all by a mile...vocals and Songs are just simply amazing to listen to all day long...listen to Sound of Madness, Unity, I Dare You, I'll Follow You, Miracle, Simple Man, Crow and The Butterfly etc etc etc... infinity...man!.you'll understand what I'm talking about...
My Provisional Top 5 would be:
#1. Michael Barnes (RED) (Screams are simply breathtaking)!
#2. Brent Smith (SHINEDOWN) (Long Notes! Love it)
#3. Matt Shadows (A7X) & John Cooper (SKILLET)
#4. Dustin Bates (STARSET)
#5. Trevor McNevan (1000 Foot Krutch)
Layne Staley completely blew my mind when I was 16. 20 years on he is still my shelter, could never get tired of his voice. Sorely missed
Listen to them bones...
His vocals and lyrics top the charts! He is AWESOME!
He is one of the elite modern metal singers. The most unique thing is his tonal versatility - you won't believe this is the same singer.
He's got at least 10 different voices - harsh, soft, demonic, angelic, aggressive, funeral, playful, spiritual, melancholic, ghostly, medieval retro voice; storytelling voice, polished voice for symphonic metal and raw for thrash … All they sound amazing.
Add to this his godly range, immense power and control (even live). This is also the most beautiful, emotive and expressive voice I've ever heard. His voice gives me chills, especially 'My Last Sunrise'.
Demons And Wizards - Path Of Glory, My Last Sunrise, Heaven Denies, Fiddler On The Green, Crimson King, Love's Tragedy;
Blind Guardian - Majesty, The Bard's Song (In the forest), Sacred Mind, Thorn, Time What Is Time, The Curse Of Feanor, Otherland. - Metal_Treasure
What this guy has to be top 3 at least
What axl as 23rd!
An insanely good singer, one of the few who are better live. Look up songs by his band, Alter Bridge, and you will his incredibly unique voice and the insane amount of heart he puts into his singing. Just look up songs like Blackbird by them, listen to them live. You'll see what I mean!
Yes, Myles Kennedy blows them all always with the both power and beauty of his voice. He is only at 4% because he average punter hasn't heard of him! Love both the heavier and softer sides of his singing and Alter Bridge...the best modern band around bar none (Black Stone Cherry and Chris Robertson come a close second).
Myles isn't just the most unique - he's the best. Not to put down Chris Cornell, Corey Taylor Eddie Vedder etc cause they're all brilliant, but Myles is in a league of his own
I can only say one thing everyone on this list is very good but in my opinion Myles Kennedy Knocks them all out of the part.V 4 Comments
It was a hard decision between Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell and Layne Staley. I can tell all of their voices the first time they make a sound in all of their songs. So, I don't know why I picked Eddie, because they're all amazing and unique, and definitely all four of them are in my top 5 favorite vocalists. And Billy Corgan, too.
His voice is so raw and so full of emotions!
He's the best.. His voice so gentle
His vulnerable voice of sad and raw beauty is very impressing and stands out. It matches the bittersweet, sometimes fragile, sometimes brutal quality of his songs.
His voice is still creepy and disturbing (in a good way) 20 years after his death, many teenager of today's era, are becoming huge Cobain fans. Kurt Cobain "the last great rock star"
Before there was Kurt, no one, NO ONE, tried to sing like him.
Probably the best vocalist of the last 20 years!
The most unique thing is that he sounds and looks just like Freddie Mercury. Check this out (copy and paste): Queen Extravaganza on American Idol - Somebody to Love (HD) - Metal_Treasure
Great to see the co-lead vocalist of Downhere on this list, even if just at 13. - LarkwingFlight
Probably the widest range in music history:
Vocal/melodic range - 6 octaves, 1/2 note (Eb1 to E7).
Sings: Alternative metal, Avant-garde metal, Experimental metal, death metal (early). - Metal_Treasure
I really don't understand how he isn't on this list.. Go look up Muse's live performances! His vocal range is spectacular!
He has a spectacular vocal range and was ranked in the top 10 in rolling stones' list of best rock singers ever. He ought to be on top of this list!
Matthew Bellamy has a better voice than most of the people above him on this list. His vocal range is incredible.
He's my favorite singerV 5 Comments
By far the most underrated vocalist ever
My sister LOVES their music. This would be her dream to meet them!V 2 Comments
Seriously, I can't think of anyone that sounds like him, definitely one of the most unique voices in rock. - AnimeDrawer
I thought this was rock. - isaaonrtdmtr
Nobody in this list can outmatch his vocal skills, he is just inevitable. don't judge him by this picture lol
Hands down the most versatile singer on the list. He can sing the most angry throat tearing songs with Slipknot and then sing incredibly calm and sad songs like bother with Stone Sour.
Beautiful voice - wrests
Come on are you kidding me? M shadows comepletely screwed up his voice screaming the wrong way and he doesn't even sound half as good as corey taylor
Very unique voice, easily recognizable! Overall, pretty good singer too.
I could pick his voice out anywhere. So unique and powerful
His voice is so awesome how is he not number one?!
Billie Joe is truly a God
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