Top Ten Progressive Metal VocalistsIronSabbathPriest
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Love everything about his vocal technique... from extremely soothing & heart melting vocal work to the deep off-putting guttural ones... One more thing that I find very impressive is his point of transitioning to the extreme tone and to me it sounds like as if he's instantaneously under and out of demonic possession.. - Arhaan95
The key to a great vocalist is consistency, James LaBrie has some amazing vocals in some of his songs but lackluster in other songs. When he actually tries he is good but when he doesn't he just sounds like your average metal singer - germshep24
Super underrated. Tone, power and range at his current age is unbelievable. Not many can sing two hour shows of progressive music like he can. Not to mention his lyrical memory is impressive.
I can understand why some people don't like him, but I've always been quite accustomed to his tone. While I prefer John Arch and Midnight, he's still great. - Caleb9000
Hard to choose between Mikael and Labrie as the best.V 2 Comments
He should be at the top of this list! Distinctive, emotional, powerful vocals. And he can do raps also.
Has such a great tone and can sing any style. Pain of Salvation is so underrated!
He's already on the list.
Best. - Caleb9000
More for his solo work than SYL. - cjWriter1997
Why is he not in the top 3? - ryanrimmel
Thought he would be number 1
Why is he so low
I'm at least happy to Mikael is number one, But Labrie in number 2? You gotta be kidding me. The dude is not even top 20. And MJK at 10? The hell is wrong with you people? he's easily top 3.
Not really a metal vocalist though.
Great but not metal so... - Metal_Treasure
In his prime his vocals technique was almost with no weak spots and his vocal technique is the best on this list so technically he's the best progressive metal singer. I am not his fan, not even a Queensryche fan but I give credits where deserved. - Metal_Treasure
He may have lost his voice now (and turned into a complete douche), but when he was in his prime, he blew pretty much everyone else on this list out of the water. I would put him at #3. - Caleb9000
He can sing the highs and the lows. In my opinion, he's #1. He deserves to be at least top 5.
Should be at the top of the list.
His range was STRATOSPHERIC and wicked to the core. No one had as much pain in their voice as he did. Rest In Peace John Patrick. I put Midnight at #2, just behind John Arch. - Caleb9000
Try this: Lost Horizon - Highlander.
Insanely good vox. - Metal_Treasure
Prog/power. - Caleb9000
I know I may be a minority, but I prefer his vocals on Dance of December Souls over all else. - Caleb9000
His voice is incredible. - Metal_Treasure
Ross Jennings’s range is out of this world. The number of styles he can sing is outrageous as well. Listen to Visions. He can do so many things with his voice. Truly underrated.
He provides the clean vocals and his voice is literally angelic (another vocalist, Xenoyr, provides grows/harsh vox) - Metal_Treasure
Is primus even progressive? I don't think they are at all - ryanrimmel
Primus is not a prog metal band. They're a more of a funk/experimental rock band. - zxm
Primus is progressive. - IronSabbathPriest
Best voice ever
Easily my top pick. I see how his voice wouldn't jive with everybody, but it turned out to be exactly what I was looking for when I found them.
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