Top 10 Singers with a Vocal Range Between 4 and 5 OctavesMetal_Treasure This includes vocal ranges within the interval from 4 octaves, 1/2 note to 4 octaves, 7-1/2 notes.
This list was inspired by the TopTens user zxm and his lists "Best Singers with a 4 Octave Vocal Range" and "Best Singers with a Five Octave Vocal Range".
This list covers singers with vocal ranges that are between 4 and 5 octaves - more than 4 octaves but less than 5. I needed to make this list because many great singers fall into this category.
Even though range isn't everything, a wide range is always welcome, especially when the singer also has some great vocal skills.
The Top Ten
@zxm - the only singer with proven and recorded 6 octave range is Mike Patton (he actually has 6+). The guys with 5 and 5+ octaves I am sure about are: Axl Rose, Corey Taylor, David Lee Roth and Ville Valo. Maybe there are more but I haven't heard of them.
And yes, I understand you - high pitched singers and tenors usually make an impression of a bigger range because they hit higher notes. If you ask people who has a wider range, Rob Halford or Axl Rose, most of the people would answer Rob Halford. But the range of Axl Rose is wider. People just don't pay attention to the lowest notes a singer can hit. Range is something you can measure and is objective. - Metal_Treasure
The way he sings I though he had 6 octaves or at least 5.but couldn't find his real octave range until now - zxm
He's the best singer in my opinion - SoldierOfFortune
I guess somebody wanted to write "best" and not "vest" but pressed the next key... - Metal_TreasureV 4 Comments
4 octaves, 6-1/2 notes (almost 5 octaves, from G#2 to G7). - Metal_Treasure
His voice is easy to listen to. His range was a very pleasant surprise and he has great control.
Sweet ass guy
I could listen to this man sing and talk for hours. His voice has such a range from evil to angelic. Extreamly talented man, as are the other members of the band. Love Disturbed.
Phenomenal rangeV 1 Comment
4 octaves, 2 notes (from A1 to C6). - Metal_Treasure
NOBODY can hit the notes that Kim Bendix Petersen can!
She's got 4 octaves, 1/2 note. - Metal_Treasure
4 octaves, 5 notes (A1 to F6). - Metal_Treasure
In his own he created a style of vocals that opened up a generation of metal singers that have taken his style for their own Phil Anselmo should go down as one of the best.
4 octaves, 1/2 note (A1 to Bb5). I would recommend to give a listen to a less known song by Pantera and hear his Halford-esque high notes (Burnnn! ). You won't be sorry. - Metal_Treasure
Simply the best
A singer with 4 octaves, 2-1/2 notes (E2 to G#6) - Metal_Treasure
Just listen to his voice. It speaks for itself as the best male vocalist of all time.
His range is 3 octaves, 4 notes. He was a great singer (R.I.P.) but he doesn't belong in this list. - Metal_Treasure
Better than any other singer. Absolutely the most talented! His almost 5 octave voice sounds like an angel and he's hot as hell!
4 Octave awesome voice should be in the top 10 easy!
He is my favorite non-metal singer but he shouldn't be on this list - his range is exactly 4 octaves but this list starts from 4 octaves, 1/2 note.
He is #1 on another list, where he belongs - Best Singers with a 4 Octave Vocal Range - Metal_Treasure
One of the most distinctive voices in rock.
Roger Waters: Remarkable 4 octaves, 6-1/2 notes (almost 5 octaves, from B1 to Bb6). - Metal_Treasure
@Powerfultekin - Eddie Vedder: 3 octaves, 4-1/2 notes (C2 to G#5). - Metal_Treasure
He has the largest measured vocal range among any human
@visitor RE "He has the largest measured vocal range among any human".
The largest measured vocal range belongs to Mike Patton (6+ octaves) but Axl range is incredibly wide, too (5+ octaves).
5+ octaves is really rare and impressive but Axl doesn't belong in this list which is about singers with 4 to 5 octaves. - Metal_Treasure
Look, he does't even have 4 octaves and shouldn't be on this list. - Metal_Treasure
Should be # 1
Incredible voice. from smooth melodic to extreme scream. he has it all. should be #1
Temor is amazing
He's got a really impressive range of 4 octaves, 5-1/2 notes (F#1 to E6) - Metal_Treasure
By Far the best singer ever!
Go listen to summer girl, words darker than their wings and watch mudbone live for the high notes (and 20+ seconds of holding a note in summer girl) and show me a sign for the low note, great vocalist, and if slash has had him sing as front man for two albums, sing on another album and is in production of another album with him...says slot.
Top 3 greatest! Nobody have gone beyond "classical style" singing like Moreno.
Yes, 4 octaves, 2-1/2 notes - Metal_Treasure
4 octaves, 1/2 note - Metal_Treasure
4 octaves, 2 notes (Eb1 to F#5) - Metal_Treasure
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