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

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2 Hail and Kill - Manowar V 1 Comment
3 I Want Out - Helloween

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

4 Thor - Manowar

Eric Adams - about 20 sec long, in the form of a scream. A very convincing sustain. - Metal_Treasure

EDIT: Sorry, the scream is about 30 seconds long and not 20 seconds. It's from 4:36-5:08, which is actually 33 seconds. 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

@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

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6 Eagle Fly Free - Helloween V 1 Comment
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 Newcomers

? A Dark Passage - Blind Guardian A Dark Passage - Blind Guardian

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

The Contenders

11 Wages of Sin - Winter's Bane V 1 Comment
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 V 1 Comment
14 Silence Calls the Storm - Quo Vadis V 1 Comment
15 Missä Miehet Ratsastaa - Teräsbetoni V 1 Comment
16 Golden Dawn - Edguy V 1 Comment
17 Pyhä Maa - Teräsbetoni V 1 Comment
18 Nailed to the Wheel - Edguy V 1 Comment
19 Gardens of the Sinner - Gamma Ray V 1 Comment
20 Flight of Icarus - Tim 'ripper' Owens V 1 Comment
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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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