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
Rob Halford does not apply for this list, his vocal range exceeds 5 octaves and runs into 6 and even higher, although he is still an amazing singer, one of the best there is
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
Rob Halford by far has the biggest range and sounds the best doing it.V 6 Comments
4 octaves, 6-1/2 notes (almost 5 octaves, from G#2 to G7). - Metal_Treasure
Her live range is F2 to Bb7
He has 4 octaves, 1 note (G1 to A5). - Metal_Treasure
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
His voice is easy to listen to. His range was a very pleasant surprise and he has great control.
Sweet ass guy
His singing in Songs if Silence was the most beautiful and moving performance sine Geoff Tate's in Silent Lucidity.
Awesome dudeV 4 Comments
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.
Phil is the man but Mike Patton had the best range of all time.
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
4 octaves, 5 notes (A1 to F6). - Metal_Treasure
Simply the best
BestV 1 Comment
4 octaves, 4 notes (E2 to B6) - Metal_Treasure
6 octaves G#7 to G1 only in one song
Out of all octaves...
He's got 4 octaves, 1 note (D2 to E6) - 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!
I didn't know vocal range mattered in rock music. However I vote for the one and only Freddie Mercury. The most creative song writer and absolutely unparrelled showman to ever exist.
Now you know it does. Especially in this list. Freddie is my favorite rock singer but he doesn't belong in this list. - Metal_Treasure
The best!V 4 Comments
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
By Far the best singer ever!
Yes, he's got over 4 octaves - Metal_Treasure
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.
4 octaves, 2 notes (Eb1 to F#5) - Metal_Treasure
Honestly, hands down one of if not the greatest singer/song writers to ever live. He can be an ass I know and I think that obviously hurts him in the realm of public opinion, but.. The dude can flat out flippin sing... Top 5 easily, vastly underrated in this public opinion poll...
He has the largest measured vocal range among any human
Not he is so nasal and whiney
@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
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
Brendon is one of the most underrated singers of this century. He has an AMAZING voice and I love his music
I didn't add him and he shouldn't be on this list because in my book he's got only 4 octaves and not over 4. - Metal_Treasure
He may not have the widest vocal range in the world but he has an incredibly unique voice.
Nobody but Beebo Forehead UrieV 3 Comments
Temor is amazing
He's got a really impressive range of 4 octaves, 5-1/2 notes (F#1 to E6) - Metal_Treasure
He has amazing range. Beautifully smooth melodic to perfectly in range controlled death scream. Amazing!
Should be # 1
Look, he does't even have 4 octaves and shouldn't be on this list. - Metal_Treasure
Incredible voice. from smooth melodic to extreme scream. he has it all. should be #1
4 octaves, 1/2 note. One of the prog rock pioneers / Genesis. - 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
Technically, he has 4 octaves and he is on another list (Best Singers with a 4 Octave Vocal Range). This list starts from 4 octaves, 1/2 note. - Metal_Treasure
His range is 3 octaves, 4-1/2 notes but this list starts from 4 octaves, 1/2 note. He is very good but doesn't belong in this list. - Metal_Treasure
Seriously... in his prime a five octave easy... no arguments
Why he’s here? He should be number one. He’s best in the world. Miljenko Steelheart
4 octaves, 1/2 note - Metal_Treasure
In my book, he's got 5 octaves, 1/2 notes.
This is truly amazing but technically he exceeds the upper limit of this list. But I think we can keep him on this list, too. - Metal_Treasure
Ville Hermanni Valo mostly known as the frontman of the Finnish metal band 'HIM'. Ville is a natural baritone but can also sing in bass and tenor. His range is 5 octaves (D1-C6).
It does not get better than this. not enough people know about Mike Matijevic and Steelheart,oh,how much they miss...He is incredible...please come to the UK
@visitor - I know who Miljenko Matijević is. He's very good but his range is 3 octaves, 4-1/2 notes, and he shouldn't be on this list. This list starts from 4 octaves, 1/2 note. - Metal_Treasure
4 octaves, 1/2 note - Metal_Treasure
Sorry but his range is less than 4 octaves. I love him, he's amazing but his range isn't over 4 (I didn't add him to this list). - Metal_Treasure
If you have ever been to any of his live shows or listened to his live albums you know he has an underrated vocal range.. I am not sure his actual range but it seems he has hit some high notes, especially in the song "Stay" live.
Power Metal vocalist Michael Kiske (Helloween, Unisonic, Avantasia, many more) has 4 octaves and a range of C#2-A5 and knows damn well how to use it. Very talented! - Haaaa
He doesn't have 4+ but his range is wider than most of the people think - 3 octaves, 3 notes. For comparison, Bruce Dickinson has 3 octaves, 4 notes (only one note more). - Metal_Treasure
I don't think he has 4+ octaves - zxm
He has less than 3! - SoldierOfFortune
Listen to her song "Naturträne" (with the Nina Hagen Band) for more information. - Martin_Canine
Not really - 3 octaves, 4 notes (C#2 to G#5).
Don't vote for singers that don't belong in this list. - Metal_Treasure
No, he doesn't have 4+. But he is still an incredible singer and one of my all time favorites. - Metal_Treasure
How is he at #40 seriously he’s amazing. You guys need to listen to Number of the Beast or something because he belongs way higher on this list.
No, her range is 2 octaves, 4 notes (C#3 to G#5). - Metal_Treasure
Attila Csihar is the vocalist for the Black Metal band Mayhem. His vocal range is G1-D6. Pretty close to 5 octaves.
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