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.

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.

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 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.
5 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

6 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

7 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.
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

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. - BoredJeff02

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 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

14 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.
15 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

16 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

17 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 heavy metal band Bullet for My Valentine.
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 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

20 Michael Barnes - Red

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

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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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