Top 10 Singers that Can Do Both Melodic and Aggressive Vocals

SomePersonYouHate
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

1 Freddie Mercury 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 ...read more.

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

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

He does both well in a majority of Queen's songs. - SomePersonYouHate

Stone cold crazy versus Who wants to live forever
Tie your mother down versus You take my breath away
...etc.

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2 Ronnie James Dio 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 ...read more.

Ronnie was a great singer and yes he can be both aggressive and melodic. - SomePersonYouHate

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

3 James Hetfield 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

Examples of him singing aggressively: Master of Puppets, Battery, Whiplash, Seek & Destroy, Sad But True and more.
Examples of him singing melodically: Nothing Else Matters, The Unforgiven, Mama Said, The Unforgiven II, The Unforgiven III and more. - SomePersonYouHate

4 Rob Halford 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.

He has proven to be able to do both aggressive and melodic vocals. - SomePersonYouHate

Just listen to Victim Of Changes.

He is God

Listen to painkiller and exiled🤘 - ShahryRKnoT

5 Chester Bennington 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 has a few side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 due to depression.

Chester Bennington has a good vocal range in some songs like "Leave out All The Rest" his vocals can be melodic but with songs like "War" his vocals can be quite aggressive. - SomePersonYouHate

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:(

6 Mikael Akerfeldt 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. ...read 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

7 Bruce Dickinson 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.

Cliche choice I know but lots of metal singers can sing melodically and aggressively. - SomePersonYouHate

8 Hansi Kürsch 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 ...read more.

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

9 Corey Taylor 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.

In Stone Sour his vocals are melodic but in Slipknot his vocals are aggressive. - SomePersonYouHate

Best screamer/melodic singer period!

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

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

10 Devin Townsend 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.

The Newcomers

? Thom Yorke Thom Yorke Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician best known as the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.

The Contenders

11 Kurt Cobain 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 ...read more.

Somewhat overrated but he can do both aggressive and melodic vocals. - SomePersonYouHate

12 Dan Swanö 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 ...read more.
13 Amy Lee 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

She doesn't scream but she can sing pretty aggressively despite having a melodic voice. - SomePersonYouHate

14 Jonas Renkse Jonas Renkse Jonas Petter Renkse (born 19 May 1975, Sweden) is a founding member, songwriter, lead vocalist (1991–1994, 1997-) and ex-drummer (1991–1994, 1996–1998) of the band Katatonia; founding member, songwriter, bassist, backing vocalist, ex-guitarist (2004) of the band Bloodbath.
15 Billie Joe Armstrong 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.

Even though his vocal range is a bit low he can manage to both sing aggressively and melodically. - SomePersonYouHate

Take Back To Good Riddance

16 Jim Morrison Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
17 Lady GaGa Lady GaGa Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . ...read 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 cannot sing aggressively at all... most pop stars with the exception of Michael Jackson and Drake Bell can't. - SomePersonYouHate

Melodic yes but aggressive? No... - SomePersonYouHate

What are you even talking about? Have you heard her songs? Bad Romance? Do What You Want? - Worksponge

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She is more melodic than aggressive... - MissRWBY202

No she can’t.

18 Brendon Urie 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. ...read more.

Melodic yes but aggressive? Nope. - SomePersonYouHate

19 Tomi Joutsen Tomi Joutsen
20 Chris Cornell Chris Cornell 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. He died on May 17, 2017.
21 David Draiman David Draiman David Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device.
22 M. Shadows 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.

23 Adam Gontier 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

24 Layne Staley 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. ...read more.

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

25 Elton John Elton John

Not really he can be melodic but not aggressive. - SomePersonYouHate

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

26 Eminem 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 ...read more.
27 James LaBrie 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!

28 Dave Grohl 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 ...read more.

Good examples. Run and Monkey Wrench - Userguy44

29 Eddie Vedder 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.
30 Jared Leto Jared Leto
31 Brent Smith Brent Smith Brent Stephen Smith is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the band Shinedown.
32 Tyler Connolly 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.
33 Axl Rose 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

34 Shimon Moore 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 ...read more.
35 Adam Levine 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. ...read more.

Um no. He's melodic but not aggressive. - SomePersonYouHate

36 Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr., known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper and actor from Long Beach, California.

Listen to the BUSH album for reference - PeterChidiac1

37 Chris Martin 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.

Melodic but not aggressive. - SomePersonYouHate

38 XXXTentacion XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (born January 23, 1998), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

LOL no. - SomePersonYouHate

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

39 Tomas Kalnoky

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

40 Chad Kroeger 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.
41 Ivan L. Moody 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

42 Jerry Cantrell Jerry Cantrell Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. is an American musician who is best known as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and main songwriter for the rock band Alice in Chains.
43 Matt Walst Matt Walst Matt Walst born December 12th 1985, 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 ...read more.
44 Shaun Morgan 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.
45 Michael Barnes
46 Ryan Clark
47 Maynard James Keenan Maynard James Keenan Maynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.
48 Aaron Lewis 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.
49 Logic Logic Born on January 22, 1990, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as Logic, is one of the most influential artists in the rap game today, with amazing lyricism and flow. Logic first gained major fame through making 2013's edition of the XXL Top-10 Freshmen List, and has easily become the most successful ...read more.

Compare Everybody and that 1800 song. - Not_A_Weeaboo

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