Top 10 Songs With Sustains by Metal Singers Longer Than 10 Seconds

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The Top Ten

1 Painkiller - Judas Priest

Rob Halford - about 18-19 seconds. A perfectly crafted sustain. - Metal_Treasure

I get goosebumps every time I listen to it..
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2 Hail and Kill - Manowar

Eric Adams - 19 seconds (LIVE! ) - Metal_Treasure

3 I Want Out - Helloween

Michael Kiske - about 20 seconds (background vox). - Metal_Treasure

4 Thor - Manowar

Eric Adams - about 33 sec long, in the form of a scream. A very convincing sustain. It's from 4:36-5:08. I didn't consult the Guinness book of records but this is the longest scream/sustain I know. - Metal_Treasure

5 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

Bruce Dickinson - 13 seconds (LIVE! 1982) - Metal_Treasure

@AggressiveBlaze - this is the best song on this but my idea was to rank the songs by the length of the sustain and there are songs with longer sustain. - Metal_Treasure

6 Eagle Fly Free - Helloween

Michael Kiske again - 16 seconds. - Metal_Treasure

7 Open Face Surgery - Cryptopsy

Lord Worm - over 25 seconds long sustain, in the form of a scream. - Metal_Treasure

8 Laying the Demon to Rest - Theocracy

Matt Smith - about 23 secs. It's longer than Kiske's at #2 but I put it at #3 because Matt suffers a bit towards the end. - Metal_Treasure

9 Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 2 - Helloween

Michael Kiske -18 seconds towards the end of the song. Perfection! - Metal_Treasure

10 Handful of Rain - Savatage

Zachary Stevens - 14 seconds. Awesome! - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Wages of Sin - Winter's Bane

Tim 'Ripper' Owens - 12 secs. - Metal_Treasure

12 I Want Out - Gamma Ray

Ralf Scheepers - effortles 15 seconds LIVE! (Ralf is currently in Primal Fear). But on the song sample here isn't Ralf, it's Kai Hansen. - Metal_Treasure

13 The Man (That I Don't Know) - Primal Fear

Ralf Scheepers - 11 seconds, clean and perfect. - Metal_Treasure

14 Silence Calls the Storm - Quo Vadis

16-17 seconds in the intro - Metal_Treasure

15 A Dark Passage - Blind Guardian A Dark Passage - Blind Guardian

Hansi does it for 12-13 seconds, it starts at about 0:30 (background vocals). - Metal_Treasure

16 And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope - Ne Obliviscaris

Tim Charles: 2 great consecutive sustains in the background for about 12-13 seconds each, at 2:50 and 3:03 - Metal_Treasure

17 Missä Miehet Ratsastaa - Teräsbetoni

Jarkko Ahola - powerful and convincing 13-14 seconds at the end. - Metal_Treasure

18 Anti - Mayhem

28 seconds (3:05-3:33). It's like a long growl. - Metal_Treasure

19 The Marshall Arts - Razor

An insane 26 second long shriek from sheepdog - Korgull

20 Golden Dawn - Edguy

Tobias Sammet - golden sustain of 14-15 seconds! - Metal_Treasure

21 Pyhä Maa - Teräsbetoni

Jarkko Ahola - about 14-15 seconds at the very end of the song. - Metal_Treasure

22 Nailed to the Wheel - Edguy

Tobias Sammet - about 13 seconds. - Metal_Treasure

23 Gardens of the Sinner - Gamma Ray

Kai Hansen - about 11-12 seconds. - Metal_Treasure

24 Flight of Icarus - Tim 'ripper' Owens

Tim 'Ripper' Owens -12 seconds (Iron Maiden cover) - Metal_Treasure

25 Given Up - Linkin Park

This song is NOT metal. And the band isn't metal. - Metal_Treasure

26 The Grudge - Tool
27 Hounds - Savatage

I added this song by mistake, so don't take it into consideration. I wanted to add another Savatage song. Sorry. - Metal_Treasure

28 Ten Thousand Strong - Iced Earth

Tim 'Ripper' Owens - 2 screams: 13 secs (intro) and later a second one for about 12 secs - Metal_Treasure

29 Liar - Yngwie Malmsteen

14 secs (the last note of the song)
Vox: Mark Boals - Metal_Treasure

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1. Painkiller - Judas Priest
2. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
3. Hail and Kill - Manowar
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1. Open Face Surgery - Cryptopsy
2. I Want Out - Helloween
3. Laying the Demon to Rest - Theocracy
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