Top 10 Similarities Between Dio and Hansi KürschMetal_Treasure I think that among the metal singers, Hansi voice is naturally the closest possible to Dio's. Probably it's not easy to notice it because Blind Guardian songs are different style, and respectively - Hansi uses different vocal techniques.
But give a listen to this cover version and be convinced: Blind Guardian - Don't Talk To Strangers (Dio cover).
Here are the biggest similarities between them.
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Their voices are of absolutely the same voice type. Moreover, they are not just from the group of the baritones where one is a standard baritone while the other - low baritone. Both are high baritones - they are even from the same subgroup. - Metal_Treasure
Another pleasant coincidence. - Metal_Treasure
What is their vocal range? - PhoenixAura81
I used the word "naturally" because I have heard many singers that try to make their voices sound emotional (when they are not) but they don't sound convincing when doing this. - Metal_Treasure
Rainbow - Rainbow Eyes
Blind Guardian - Harvest Of Sorrow - Metal_Treasure
I have selected lines with similar themes:
Dio: "For every moment of truth, there's confusion in life".
Hansi: "Truth is a beast with a sad face, a demon, the cruelest of all".
Dio: "Don't smell the flowers, they're an evil drug to make you lose your mind".
Hansi: "Nightfall quietly crept in and changed us all". - Metal_Treasure
Dio (the band) is considered one of the greatest influencers of power metal, so that makes a lot of sense. - PhoenixAura81
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2. Both have absolutely the same vocal range
3. Both voices are very powerful