Best Power Metal Vocalists


The Top Ten

1 Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records more.

"Everything is out of control.. Houuwahhh" -Bright Eyes by Blind Guardian.. The most versatile changing of voice from calm into a high and powerful vocal notes.. Hansi is the best

Best voice in metal after Dio and bruce dickison in my opinion! - BlindGuardianValhalla

Hansi's voice is awesome as well as his range. He's probably my favourite singer ever.


2 Roy Khan (Kamelot) Roy Khan (Kamelot) Roy Sætre Khantatat, is a Norwegian singer-songwriter. Commonly known as Roy Khan or simply Khan, he was the lead vocalist for the symphonic power metal band Kamelot from 1997 to his departure in 2011. He co-wrote most of Kamelot's songs with the band's guitarist and founder Thomas Youngblood during more.

Beautiful voice! - BlindGuardianValhalla

3 Michael Kiske (Helloween) Michael Kiske (Helloween) Michael Kiske is a singer best known as the former lead vocalist for the German power metal band Helloween.

The voice of power metal.

4 Fabio Lione (Rhapsody) Fabio Lione (Rhapsody) Fabio Tordiglione is an Italian singer and lyricist who has sung with many music bands including Rhapsody of Fire, Labyrinth, Ayreon, Angra, Vision Divine, Hollow Haze, Kaledon, Ancient Bards, and Athena.
5 Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray) Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray) Kai Michael Hansen is a heavy metal guitarist and vocalist. Hansen is the founder, lead guitarist, and vocalist of power metal band Gamma Ray. He is also the co-founder and former member of German metal band Helloween.

Amazing musician! One of the most unique voices in metal! I love him! - BlindGuardianValhalla

6 Joakim Brodén (Sabaton)

By far the best vocal range

7 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.

He is just amazing in everything he does! Totally one of my favorite vocalists and musicians - BlindGuardianValhalla

#9 is too low - his vocal skills are so good that he should be in the top 3, up there with Hansi Kursch and Michael Kiske. - Metal_Treasure

8 Tarja Turunen (Nightwish) Tarja Turunen (Nightwish) Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born August 17, 1977), generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves. more.
9 Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica) Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica) Toni Kristian "Tony" Kakko is a Finnish musician, composer and vocalist. He is mainly known as the vocalist, primary songwriter, and creative force in the band Sonata Arctica since 1996.

Such a unique way of singing! Best power metal singer! Tony is a genius at what he does. A master of the vocal arts.

10 ZP Theart (Dragonforce) ZP Theart (Dragonforce) ZP De Villiers Theart is a South African singer, songwriter, and the lead vocalist for Skid Row. Theart first garnered attention as the original singer of British power metal band DragonForce.

The Contenders

11 Andi Deris (Helloween) Andi Deris (Helloween) Andreas "Andi" Deris is a German singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of power metal band Helloween, and co-founder and former lead singer of German melodic metal band Pink Cream 69. He has an active solo career, as well as his own recording studio in Tenerife.

Andi should be the second, or even the first

He is so underrated but he has totally and amazing and unique voice you can either love or hate... And I love it - BlindGuardianValhalla

12 Joacim Cans (HammerFall) Joacim Cans (HammerFall)

He is an incredible vocalist. - blackphoenix

13 Jarkko Ahola (Teräsbetoni, Ahola) Jarkko Ahola (Teräsbetoni, Ahola) Jarkko Kalevi Ahola is a Finnish performing artist, composer and singer, best known as a metal singer. He is the vocalist, bass player and one of the three songwriters of the metal band Teräsbetoni. He also started a solo career as Ahola, a metal band.
14 Anette Olzon (Nightwish) Anette Ingegerd Olsson, known by the stage name Anette Olzon, is a Swedish singer, best known as the former lead vocalist of Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish from 2007 to 2012. She is also the vocalist of Swedish classic rock band Alyson Avenue, and of the Finnish heavy metal band The Dark Element. more.
15 Attila Dorn (Powerwolf) Attila Dorn (Powerwolf)
16 Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius) Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius) Timo Antero Kotipelto is the vocalist of the Finnish power metal band Stratovarius and is the creator and vocalist of the power metal band Kotipelto.

Timo so low? This guys voice is just... Perfect! - BlindGuardianValhalla

17 Christopher Bowes (Alestorm)
18 Matthew Barlow (Iced Earth)
19 Simone Simons (Epica) Simone Simons (Epica) Simone Johanna Maria Simons is a Dutch singer-songwriter. She is the lead vocalist of Dutch symphonic metal band Epica.
20 Olaf Hayer
21 Marc Hudson (DragonForce) Marc Hudson (DragonForce) Marc Hudson is a English musician, composer, singer and songwriter. He is mostly known for being the current lead singer of Dragonforce.
22 Matt Smith Matt Smith
23 Daniel Heiman Daniel Heiman Daniel Heiman (born June 11, 1974) is a Swedish power metal singer. He is most famous for his time in Lost Horizon. After leaving Lost Horizon, he recorded an album with the band Crystal Eyes, and later founded the band Heed.
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian)
2. Fabio Lione (Rhapsody)
3. Joakim Brodén (Sabaton)
1. Michael Kiske (Helloween)
2. Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian)
3. Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray)
1. Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian)
2. Michael Kiske (Helloween)
3. Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia)

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