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
Chris Cornell and Robert Plant live on the same plane. Nobody in rock touches them.
The man has THE VOICE, after him, people can just stop making music altogether, nothing will ever come close...
Very unique and rare..Cornell is the man
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.V 3 Comments
He is an amazing singer. I love his range. Awesome vocals. Awesome performer. Great band.
The Best. Hands down.
I'm actually a bigger fan of several other singers on this list but as far as pure voice In my opinion Brent Smith blows everyone away. When I heard the cover of simple man I could not believe his range how cleanly his voice projected at the extremes his notes
It's not even from my era, but after I saw a clip of a live concert oh, I'm a huge fan. In my opinion the best rock male vocalist today. The sheer power is unprecedented. I especially love the Pearl Jam covers so you know what Eddie's lyrics are... LOL.V 18 Comments
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
Amazing vocal range. By far the best of modern rockV 2 Comments
Dude was an amazing.
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!
I don't think that anyone can match Chester's "God Gifted" Voice, I know some people says that His voice is nothing special and then I want to say to them Just listen "Easier To Run", "Little Things Give You Away" and every other songs of Linkin Park and then Compare. And to add Stream his "Rolling In The Deep (Adele)" cover.. HE HAS THE GREATEST VOICE & CAN SING EVERY GENRE WITH EASE...
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.V 18 Comments
Hands down greatest of all time, had more range than any rock singer ever, yes even more than Cornell. But Cornell would be second. Layne was approached 1st to lead audioslave for a reason. For some reason a lot of people listen to his voice but never really heard it. yall go hear him this time and seperate the addiction, RIP Layne
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...
Along with Shinedown he was a big part of post grunge, but after he mastered that he went and mastered country music, this guys talents can't be limited to one genre it seems
Powerful voice with incredible range. No studio help needed for this man, just his guitar and maybe a little whiskey on the side.
His vocals and lyrics top the charts! He is AWESOME!V 1 Comment
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
Axl has a really wide vocal range (Spanning 5 octaves) and has a nice gritty voice.
What this guy has to be top 3 at least
What axl as 23rd!
Is it really neccessary to explain?
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
Yea, I must be becoming a softy in my midlife, sometimes the way he sings his songs makes me get a little choked up, know what I mean? Anybody? Definitely one of the best around.
I only get to know Myles recently through his tour performance with Slash, which totally shocked me! I regret I haven't known him any earlier. What an amazing amazing vocal that's totally in his own league. His voice and technique is the best, he can sing anything effortlessly and his attitude is humble, grounded, mature! He's a kind that grows on you.
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).V 6 Comments
Nothing this man can’t do
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
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
Probably the best vocalist of the last 20 years!
Great to see the co-lead vocalist of Downhere on this list, even if just at 13. - LarkwingFlight
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.
Consistent on record and in concert. Hands down
His voice is jaw droppingly powerful
Ben Burnley has consistently displayed his complete mastery of his voice since 2002, and has only gotten better in the elapsing years. His trademark ability to weave together soft vocal melodies, soaring choruses, and fearsome roars is not only what draws in a wide swath of listeners, but it’s also what makes him one of the most recognizable voices on the planet.V 5 Comments
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.
I chose chester but Matt has an incredibly unique voice and deserves to be much higher on this listV 5 Comments
I thought this was rock.
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
Seriously, I can't think of anyone that sounds like him, definitely one of the most unique voices in rock.
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 GodV 1 Comment
Very underrated singer and has a super recognizable voice. When you hear Seether there's no doubt who your listening too.
Much better than Adam Levine when it comes to singing, also the list says Modern Rock so uh Freddie Mercury doesn't really belong here.
He can rock every emotion with his voice! Rock, smooth, high, low! Just listen to three days grace and you will understand!
This guy is incredible. I was blown away by his voice...
Best singer ever
Fantastic, unique and emotive voice - there is no one out there like him, though there are many who try to emulate his style.
Name one person who sounds like Gerard. THAT'S RIGHT, NO ONE DOES!
There is no other person in the world that sounds like Gerard Way. His voice is amazing.
He is my hero with his voice and everything. That's it.V 1 Comment
Freddie in 27 th place? Are you kidding me? The greatest singer of all time.
He was a very talented man, but maybe the reason he's not higher is because it says modern rock.
Why isn't he higher on this list? Listen to Bohemian Rhapsody. Nothing else needs to be said.V 5 Comments
Moves like Jagger,
One more night,
She Will Be Loved,
Won't Go Home Without You,
Never Gonna Leave This Bed,
Wake Up Call,
Harder to Breathe,
Makes Me Wonder,
If I Never See Your Face Again,
Must Get Out,
Give a Little More,
Just a Feeling,
I Can't Lie,
The Man Who Never Lied,
Nothing Lasts Forever,
Better That We Break,
Wipe Your Eyes,
Hands All Over,
No Curtain Call,
Through With You,
Not Coming Home,
The Way I Was,
Until You're Over Me,
Oh God I can go over and over about his song.
-World's number 1 Adam Levine Fan
My God! He has The Best Voice and is The S.E.X.I.E.S.T.!
I Love Yew!
No one can sing one more night or moves like a jagger they always fail
Absolutely true, his voice is so unique, like one pfthe kind for real. And he totally can song in many type of music! Don't mention about his face... Pretty as fackk. Adam Levine is the onesuper talented frontman of pop rock band in this generation. Maroon 5 is the one best band in this world, no douth, because of Adam's uniquely beautiful voice and their unique music. I love Adam Levine, Axl Rose, Alex Turner, george Michael, Elvis and the guy from Stereo phoenic voices. - emmetthiddlestoner
Definitely should be much higher up. His voice is incredibly unique and can make you feel something.
One of the best unique voices ever!
Should be number one!
Should be miles above the list, no one sounds quite like him
I don't care if you like Disturbed's voice or not, but you will memorize his voice the second you hear it. I love Matt Shadows and Avenged Sevenfold, but David Draiman has a much more distinctive voice and I personally like Disturbed better. But that doesn't change the fact that David has the most distinctive voice in rock.
How is he so low? Damn. By the way, he is the singer for disturbed.
He can do anything with his voice honestly he can sing a higher note higher than I can scream and he can make his voice deeper than the deepest hole in the ground and not to mention I was shocked when I heard him do scream-o after hearing his high notes like honestly he is an angel
Jared has one of the best voices I've ever listened to in the last 50 years. Completely unique, goes from low to extremely high, always keeping a clean sound and possessing an incredible scream.
Jared Leto is awesome! He has the best voice!
He makes his voice different to be unique and deserves recognition for that but isn't really a skilled singer
I thought this list was for "Most Unique Voices," not "Best Voices." Serj's voice certainly falls under the 'unique' category and should be much higher on this list!
I needed to add Serj. He deserves number 3 at least.
P.S. benjamin Burnley is a dick and doesn't deserve a spot on this list
Tim is a beast! Easily should be higher up the list.
He has the most unique, different, amazing, voice that I've heard so far.
His voice is so unique.
How can Kellin not even be in the list?
He can sing, scream, rap and even beatbox!
Sweetest voice ever
Billy is one of the most underrated singer/songwriters of all time. His music and voice are very unique
Deserves number one - Souleater318
Poets of the fall is amazing.
Just hear DAZE
Take the Crown and Under the Radar
One of the best
Not saying that he is the best voice in modern rock, just easily the most unique. For anyone who doesn't know oasis (! ) His best vocal performances were Live Forever, Supersonic, Wonderwall, Go Let it Out and Champagne Supernova
This man here should be in the ten. Nobody currently is pushing the boundaries of singing like him. Seriously in September 2016 their album Gore debut at #2. Has anybody from the 90s in the last 10 years debut that high. Think about it.
His tone's very rare.. It's like a tenor tone but comfortable in the baritone range. Lovely voice, great screams, and his voice is 1 of a kind
How was this not already on here? First name I thought of.
This man has one of the most beautiful and unique voices in the world!
Adam Levine over Chris Martin?
HOW?! - sameera62
Ivan should be in the top 10 not way down here at 52 behind adam levine!
Guys, this is the best
He worth no #1
One of a kind voice, pretty much impossible top duplicate or forget.
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