Most Underrated Metal Singers
The Top Ten
1 Randy Blythe
David Randall "Randy" Blythe is the vocalist and lyricist of American heavy metal band Lamb of God and side-project band Halo of Locusts.
2 Ian Gillan
Ian Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).
He is one of the best rock singer ever...
3 Chuck Billy
Charles "Chuck" Billy is an American vocalist, who is best known as the vocalist for the thrash metal band Testament.
4 Blaze Bayley
5 Tom Araya
Tomás Enrique "Tom" Araya Díaz is a Chilean American musician, best known as the bassist and vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
6 Paul Dianno
7 Michael Kiske
Michael Kiske is a singer best known as the former lead vocalist for the German power metal band Helloween.
Michael Kiske and Hansi Kürsch are the best singers on this list and should be more appreciated.
The gap between their vocal talent and level of popularity is the widest, meaning they are most underrated. - Metal_Treasure
8 Jon Oliva
John Nicholas Oliva, known as Jon Oliva, is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer. Co-founder of the metal band Savatage and the rock opera Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He's got a real 4 octave range, able to morph the sound of his voice to any style, from John Lennon and Freddie Mercury, ...read more.
9 Jarkko Ahola
Jarkko Kalevi Ahola is a Finnish performing artist, composer and singer, best known as a metal singer. He is the vocalist, bass player and one of the three songwriters of the metal band Teräsbetoni. He also started a solo career as Ahola, a metal band.
You should check out his new band AHOLA where he sings in English. This guy really deserves more fame. An amazing voice.
He's really a great singer who deserves more attention. One of the reasons for being unnoticed is that he sings mostly in Finnish.
Songs: Teräsbetoni - Teräksen Taakka, Missä Miehet Ratsastaa, Paha Sanoo.
Those who are interested can visit my list Top 10 Teräsbetoni Songs. - Metal_Treasure
10 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.
Most underrated, together with Michael Kiske - Metal_Treasure
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11 Howard Jones
12 Ian Fraser Kilmister
13 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.
Not That Underrated But Still, Great - BeatlesFan1964
14 Eric Adams
Eric Adams has been the singer of the American heavy metal band Manowar since its inception in 1980. Previously, he sang for a group called LOOKS, a band which also included future Manowar bassist and childhood friend, Joey DeMaio.
He's really underrated. Manowar may not be a super super amazing band but Eric is an amazing singer. - Metal_Treasure
15 Sebastian Bach
Sebastian Philip Bierk, known professionally as Sebastian Bach, is a Canadian heavy metal singer who achieved mainstream success as frontman of Skid Row from 1987-96. Since his departure from Skid Row, he has had many television roles, acted in Broadway plays, and leads a solo career.
Most of the guys here aren't even underrated. Some are overrated, but I never seen bach on greatest lists. Just listen to the song Wasted Time and feel his scream
16 Tim 'Ripper' Owens
Timothy S. "Ripper" Owens is an American heavy metal singer who first gained attention as the lead singer of Judas Priest, and then Iced Earth. He took the nickname "Ripper" from the Judas Priest song "The Ripper" during his time in the tribute band "British Steel". He currently performs with Beyond ...read more.
18 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.
19 King Diamond
Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums ...read more.
20 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.