Top 10 Singers that Can Do Both Melodic and Aggressive Vocals

Singers that can both sing aggressively and melodically. They don't have to be part of a specific genre to count but as long as they can do both melodic and aggressive vocals I'll include them.

The Top Ten Singers that Can Do Both Melodic and Aggressive Vocals

1 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave more.

Bring him back, bring him back...
You don't know what he means to me... - Misfire

He could do anything with his voice. He was a pure genius.

Genius, legend and a rock god. Rest in peace, you made history!

A legend of rock.. I really miss this guy,

2 Mikael Akerfeldt Lars Mikael Åkerfeldt is a Swedish musician, prominently known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter of progressive death metal band Opeth, as well as being the former vocalist of death metal supergroup Bloodbath for three albums up until 2012. more.

Who can beat his combination of a very soft clean voice and a very deep death growl? (Opeth - Ghost of Perdition) - Metal_Treasure

Two words: Godhead's Lament - Tylerlangford1234

3 Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture more.

The absolute KING of the realm. R.I.P.

Yes, you will be convinced if you listen to these 2 songs back to back:
Rainbow - Rainbow Eyes, Kill the King (and both songs were on the same album) - Metal_Treasure

Listen to don‘t talk to strangers

4 Rob Halford Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.

Just listen to Victim Of Changes.

He is God

Listen to painkiller and exiled🤘 - ShahryRKnoT

5 Devin Townsend Devin Garret Townsend is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has an extensive career as a solo artist.
6 James Hetfield James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

One is a good example - Userguy44

7 Michael Barnes
8 Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. more.

He can scream in songs like Given Up and sing in songs like What I've Done, he can also do both on songs like Somewhere I Belong

Listen to crawling and later listen one more light. You will understand why he is one of the best singers ever.
R.I.P Chester:(

9 Hansi Kürsch 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.

Age of False Innocence displays his incredible vocal range and is known to have one of the widest in metal.

10 Pete Loeffler

How is not on this list! - Soulstealer

The Contenders

11 Aaron Lewis Aaron Lewis is an American musician, who is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and founding member of the rock group Staind, with whom he has released seven studio albums.
12 Chino Moreno Chino Moreno is an American musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist and contributing guitarist of Deftones.

To be honest it's kind of disrespectful that nobody has added him on the list yet. - Soulstealer

13 Corey Taylor Corey Todd Taylor was born in December 8, 1973. He is an American musician, author, and actor best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the Nu-metal band Slipknot and hard rock/alternative metal band Stone Sour.

Best screamer/melodic singer period!

Listen to Killpop by Slipknot. In that song, Corey perfectly demonstrates how he has both melodic and aggressive vocals

Eyeless is the best example. He is switching so smooth between harsh and clean vocals. Duality isn’t really agressive singing. - Userguy44

Duality is the most popular example, literally splicing between two sets of vocals and he ca do both superbly well.

14 Benjamin Burnley Benjamin Jackson Burnley IV is an American musician, composer, and producer, best known as the founder and frontman of the American rock band Breaking Benjamin.
15 Dan Swanö Dan-Erland Swanö is a Swedish musician who is currently the vocalist, guitarist, ex-bassist and ex-drummer for the band Nightingale, lately vocalist, keyboardist and drummer for the band Witherscape, as well as the Owner of Unisound but he achieved fame as the vocalist and songwriter of progressive more.
16 Chris Cornell Christopher John "Chris" Cornell was an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave. His vocal range was C2 to A5, while more.

RIP Cornell.

17 Jonas Renkse Jonas Petter Renkse is a founding member, songwriter, lead vocalist and ex-drummer of the band Katatonia, founding member, songwriter, bassist, backing vocalist, ex-guitarist of the band Bloodbath.
18 Bruce Dickinson Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.
19 Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as a member of the rock band Pearl Jam, with whom he performs lead vocals and is one of three guitarists.
20 Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
21 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his more.
22 Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. more.

She definitely can sign aggressively... Though she doesn't sing it much in this style.. And she makes this growl kind if sound that is perfecto..


She is more melodic than aggressive...

No she can’t.

23 Tomi Joutsen
24 Brendon Urie Brendon Boyd Urie, more commonly known as Brendon Urie, was born April 12, 1987, in St. George, Utah. He is an American singer, songwriter, musician and multi-instrumentalist. He is best own as the lead singer of the American pop-rock band Panic! At The Disco. He is the only original remaining member. more.
25 David Draiman David Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device.
26 M. Shadows Matthew Charles Sanders, better known by his stage name M. Shadows, is an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the American metalcore/alternative metal band Avenged Sevenfold.

Listen to Waking the Fallen, Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, and then The Stage. Nothing else need be said.

27 Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce more.

Eminem is a rapper, not a singer.

Proof that Eminem is overrated. - RobertWisdom

28 Amy Lee Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.

Not too often. She only sung aggressively on songs where she is supposed to be agitated, like "Going Under" and "Sweet Sacrifice". - DCfnaf

29 Adam Gontier Adam Wade Gontier is a Canadian musician and songwriter. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for Saint Asonia, but is best known as the former lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace.

He can sing melodically on slower songs such as “Last To Know” and more aggressively on songs like “Riot”. - 3DG20

30 Layne Staley Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. more.

Out of everyone in the big four of grunge, Layne is last? Wow, okay. - Gruunge

31 Jared Leto Jared Joseph Leto is an American actor, singer-songwriter, and director. He is well known for being the lead singer of Thirty Seconds to Mars.
32 Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.

Take Back To Good Riddance

33 Brent Smith Brent Stephen Smith is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the band Shinedown.
34 Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

@Somepersonyouhate what about "Saturday's all right for fighting"- Kevinsidis

35 Tomas Kalnoky

The difference between Streetlight Manifesto’s music and his acoustic album is great - LampSoup

36 James LaBrie Kevin James LaBrie is a Canadian vocalist and songwriter, who is best known as the lead singer of the American progressive metal band Dream Theater.

I love LaBrie. He's probably the best singer metal has to offer.

James LaBrie forever!

37 Ivan L. Moody Ivan L . Moody, known by the pseudonym Ghost during his time with Motograter, is the lead vocalist for American groove metal band Five Finger Death Punch from Las Vegas, Nevada .

Good example - EliHbk

38 Dave Grohl David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and film director. He is best known as the former drummer of the hugely popular 90s grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters. He has sat behind the more.

Good examples. Run and Monkey Wrench - Userguy44

39 Tyler Connolly Tyler Conolly was born August 26th 1975, he is a Canadian singer of the alternative rock band Theory of a Deadman, whom have realized five albums.
40 Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

This Man is one of the only people alive who can hit 5 Octaves and isn't noticed.

Mike Patton can hit 6 octaves. Plus Devin Townsend can hit 5 and he's very much alive. - cjWriter1997

41 Shimon Moore Shimon Moore is a Australian singer who was naturally born in Australia. He's best known for singing for the alternative rock band Sick Puppies. His occupation consists of him singing and creating songs something he's been keen on doing for years. His accomplishments include a lot of top 10 hits and more.
42 Adam Levine Adam Noah Levine is an American singer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5. more.
43 Snoop Dogg Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., (born, October 20, 1971) known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, actor, record producer, and television personality from Long Beach, California.

What in the world? - RobertWisdom

Listen to the BUSH album for reference - PeterChidiac1

44 Chris Martin Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He is best known as the lead singer of rock band Coldplay.
45 XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (January 23, 1998 - June 18, 2018), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, was an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

Stop putting rappers in this list - RobertWisdom

The list title didn't say the artist had to be good.
He fits perfectly with this list, no matter how much he sucks - 445956

Compare "Look at Me! " With "Numb."
Huge difference. - Not_A_Weeaboo

Haha,please tell me this is a joke.He can't sing melodically ore aggressively.He just mumbles really fast and calls it rap. And some rappers can do really aggressive and melodic vocals.Just listen to Eminem or Tupac.-DarkBoi-X

46 Chad Kroeger Chad Robert Kroeger is a Canadian musician and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian rock band, Nickelback.
47 Jerry Cantrell Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. is an American musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist best known as the founder, lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and main songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains.
48 Matt Walst Matt Walst born December 28th 1982, is a Canadian songwriter/singer that formed the alternative rock band My Darkest Days in 2005. That band got signed by Chad Kroger in 2010 and they released two albums. Members of the band left and after Adam Gontier left Three Days Grace Matt was chosen to replace more.
49 Shaun Morgan Shaun Morgan Welgemoed, known publicly as Shaun Morgan, is a South African musician and singer for the post-grunge/alternative metal band Seether.
50 Ryan Clark
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