Top 10 Most Underrated Modern Rock Singers

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The Top Ten

1 Steven Wilson - Porcupine Tree Steven Wilson - Porcupine Tree Steven John Wilson is an English musician and record producer, most associated with the progressive rock genre. He is best known for his band Porcupine Tree.

Just got into this band. Have to say, this guy is the real deal. The perfect voice for Prog Rock. Soft but haunting. - cjWriter1997

He is great - I mean really rocks - Ananya

He should be in the Top 10.

He kinda looks like Boyinaband but without red hair.-DarkBoi-X

2 Devin Townsend - Strapping Young Lad Devin Townsend - Strapping Young Lad Devin Garret Townsend is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has an extensive career as a solo artist.

5 octave vocal range and impressive versatility - from growls to really epic operatic vocals. Check out this song: Wrong Side by Strapping Young Lad.
There are some crazy transitions from growls to operatic voice. - Metal_Treasure

3 Daniel Gildenlöw - Pain of Salvation Daniel Gildenlöw - Pain of Salvation Daniel Gildenlöw is a Swedish musician and songwriter. He is best known as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist for the progressive metal band Pain of Salvation.
4 Hansi Kürsch - Blind Guardian Hansi Kürsch - Blind Guardian 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.
5 Chino Moreno - Deftones Chino Moreno - Deftones Chino Moreno is an American musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist and contributing guitarist of Deftones.
6 Tobias Sammet - Avantasia Tobias Sammet - Avantasia Tobias Sammet is a German metal musician, best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the power metal band Edguy, as well as the founder, main singer and bassist of the metal opera Avantasia.

If somebody is interested in his vocal skills, I made a list with details and song samples - Top 10 Tobias Sammet Vocal Performances - Metal_Treasure

7 Myles Kennedy - Alter Bridge Myles Kennedy - Alter Bridge Myles Richard Kennedy is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and as the lead vocalist in Slash's current band: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.

Alter Bridge are the best. A really great rock band. Miles has a very wide vocal range and is easily recognizable to anyone who knows who he is. - cjWriter1997

8 Tim McIlrath - Rise Against Tim McIlrath - Rise Against Timothy James "Tim" McIlrath is an American punk rock musician. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of the American punk rock band Rise Against.

Beautiful voice but very underrated. Some of his really good works are Swing Life Away in which really shows the beauty in his voice. Other songs like Prayer of the Refugee and Help Is On The Way show his power in his singing. And then you got the stuff from RPM which shows the total kickass screaming and singing that Tim started with. - cjWriter1997

9 Russell Allen - Symphony X Russell Allen - Symphony X
10 Rivers Cuomo - Weezer Rivers Cuomo - Weezer Rivers Cuomo is an American musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist and songwriter of the alternative rock band Weezer, with whom he has recorded eleven studio albums.

Weezer itself has changed but Rivers vocals is still the same. I love the song Undone, it really brings the creativity between the band and Rivers soft and steady vocals are perfect. - cjWriter1997

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The Contenders

11 Adam Gontier - Three Days Grace, Saint Asonia Adam Gontier - Three Days Grace, Saint Asonia Adam Wade Gontier is a Canadian musician and songwriter. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for Saint Asonia, but is best known as the former lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace.

I think Adam is good but however, he's only underrated with Saint Asonia. With Three Days Grace however he's quite overrated. I still think he has a kick- ass voice though.

His Voice is unbelievable...I think that is one of the best musicians ever!

12 Matt Smith - Theocracy

Truly one of the best vocalists I have ever heard! He still has many more years! And He writes and composes too!

Yeah, I agree this is the wrong picture. Unless Doctor Who was in Theocracy. Haha. - IronSabbathPriest

Proof: I Am, Sinner, Martyr, Laying The Demon To Rest (intro scream > 20 seconds). - Metal_Treasure

13 Jonas Renkse - Katatonia Jonas Renkse - Katatonia Jonas Petter Renkse (born 19 May 1975, Sweden) is a founding member, songwriter, lead vocalist (1991–1994, 1997-) and ex-drummer (1991–1994, 1996–1998) of the band Katatonia; founding member, songwriter, bassist, backing vocalist, ex-guitarist (2004) of the band Bloodbath.

Check out this song and be conviced: July by Katatonia. He also provided some of the best vox for Ayreon. - Metal_Treasure

14 Sonny Sondaval - P.O.D. Sonny Sondaval - P.O.D.

A great band with a wonderful vocalist. He raps, he sings, and he screams like none before. - cjWriter1997

15 Matthew Tuck - Bullet For My Valentine Matthew Tuck - Bullet For My Valentine Matthew "Matt" Tuck is a Welsh musician. He is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist in the Welsh emo/metalcore band Bullet for My Valentine.
16 Tarja Turunen - Nightwish Tarja Turunen - Nightwish Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born August 17, 1977), generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves. ...read more.

Extremely well know and appreciated in the symphonic metal/rock sub-genre, but not as recognized outside of them.

A mix of opera and rock vocals. They're blended splendidly. - cjWriter1997

17 Cristina Scabbia - Lacuna Coil Cristina Scabbia - Lacuna Coil Cristina Adriana Chiara Scabbia is an Italian singer and lyricist, best known as one of the two vocalists in the Italian Gothic metal band Lacuna Coil.
18 Benjamin Burnley - Breaking Benjamin Benjamin Burnley - Breaking Benjamin Benjamin Jackson Burnley IV is an American musician, composer, and producer, best known as the founder and frontman of the American rock band Breaking Benjamin.
19 Michael Barnes - Red

Breathe Into Me, Pieces, Lost and Who We Are are some of his best works. - cjWriter1997

20 Till Lindemann - Rammstein Till Lindemann - Rammstein

Although his voice is very low and he also sings in German, the roughness and sturdiness makes Rammstein they way they are. Awesome guy (and band) with the craziest live preformances too. - cjWriter1997

21 Mikael Akerfeldt - Opeth Mikael Akerfeldt - Opeth 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 for three albums up until 2012. ...read more.
22 Ivan Moody - Five Finger Death Punch Ivan Moody - Five Finger Death Punch Ivan L. Moody, known by the pseudonym Ghost during his time with Motograter, is the lead vocalist for American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch from Las Vegas, Nevada.
23 Maynard James Keenan - Tool Maynard James Keenan - Tool Maynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.
24 Brent Smith - Shinedown Brent Smith - Shinedown Brent Stephen Smith is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the band Shinedown.
25 Jacoby Shaddix Jacoby Shaddix Jacoby Dakota Shaddix is an American musician, singer-songwriter, sporadic actor and former television presenter.

Jacoby is definitely underrated. Papa Roach isn't my all time favorite band, but I still like them. Jacoby has a really good voice, but no one ever mentions it, he's far too underrated and deserves more recognition.

26 Thom Yorke - Radiohead Thom Yorke - Radiohead Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician best known as the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.
27 Tom Meighan - Kasabian Tom Meighan - Kasabian
28 Tobias Forge

Ghost overall is a very underrated band. Papa should definitely be here, he is quite a good singer.

Probably most underrated band of all time

29 Wayne Static - Static-X Wayne Static - Static-X
30 John Cooper - Skillet
31 Trent Reznor - Nine Inch Nails
32 James LaBrie - Dream Theater James LaBrie - Dream Theater Kevin James LaBrie is a Canadian vocalist and songwriter, who is best known as the lead singer of the American progressive metal band Dream Theater.
33 Simone Simons - Epica Simone Simons - Epica Simone Johanna Maria Simons is a Dutch singer-songwriter. She is the lead vocalist of Dutch symphonic metal band Epica.
34 Peter Tagtgren - Pain Peter Tagtgren - Pain Alf Peter Tägtgren is a Swedish musician, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is the founder, main songwriter, lead vocalist, and guitarist of the death metal band Hypocrisy as well as the industrial metal band PAIN in which he is the only member.
35 Joakim Brodén - Sabaton
36 Chino Moreno Chino Moreno Chino Moreno is an American musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist and contributing guitarist of Deftones.
37 Jay Buchanan - Rival Sons
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Top Remixes

1. Tobias Sammet - Avantasia
2. Hansi Kürsch - Blind Guardian
3. Devin Townsend - Strapping Young Lad
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1. Steven Wilson - Porcupine Tree
2. Daniel Gildenlöw - Pain of Salvation
3. Chino Moreno - Deftones
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