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.
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...
number 1V 16 Comments
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!
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
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
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
By far the most underrated vocalist ever
My sister LOVES their music. This would be her dream to meet them!
His voice is perfect.
He's got a deep, rough and scratchy voice. I would recognize him everywhere. He's got one of the best voices out there. Love him ans his band. Way too underrated!V 1 Comment
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
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?!
He’s very easy to recognizeV 1 Comment
Very underrated singer and has a super recognizable voice. When you hear Seether there's no doubt who your listening too.
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.
Hot, funny, talentedV 1 Comment
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
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
Why isn't he higher on this list? Listen to Bohemian Rhapsody. Nothing else needs to be said.
The greatest and amazing voice that ever was. It is sad to see that people do not know what a unique voice is. Who can sing like him 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'Somebody To Love', 'Save Me', The Show Must Go On', 'Innuendo', 'White Queen, 'The March Of The Black Queen' 'It's A Hard Life' 'Nevermore' Teo Torriate' etc, etc. The most warm and powerful voice, and he deservs to be on top of this list. - Caty
He was a very talented man, but maybe the reason he's not higher is because it says modern rock.
Freddie in 27 th place? Are you kidding me? The greatest singer of all time.V 4 Comments
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.
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!
Should be miles above the list, no one sounds quite like him
He has the most unique, different, amazing, voice that I've heard so far.
How can Kellin not even be in the list?
He can sing, scream, rap and even beatbox!
Sweetest voice ever
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
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
Take the Crown and Under the RadarV 1 Comment
Billy is one of the most underrated singer/songwriters of all time. His music and voice are very uniqueV 1 Comment
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.
One of a kind voice, pretty much impossible top duplicate or forget.
This man has one of the most beautiful and unique voices in the world!V 1 Comment
Adam Levine over Chris Martin?
HOW?! - sameera62
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
Ivan should be in the top 10 not way down here at 52 behind adam levine!V 1 Comment
Related ListsTop Ten Rock and Metal Singers with the Most Unique Voices Most Unique Modern Engineering Marvels of the World Most Unique Singing Voices Most Unique and Memorable Singing Voices Most Unique Voices In Boy Bands
6 years, 78 days old
Top Remixes (4)
2. Chris Cornell
3. Axl Rose
2. Matt Shadows
3. Kurt Cobain
2. Brent Smith
3. Matt Shadows
View All 4