Top Ten Vocalists That Have Gotten Better Over Time

Most vocalists don't start out at their best. Some stay the same, and in many cases, some even get worse as time passes. Many however seem to get better with every passing day. Here are some vocalists who have either gone from bad to good, or good to even better as time has gone by.

The Top Ten

Burton C. Bell Burton Christopher Bell is an American musician and vocalist, best known as the frontman and co-founder of the industrial metal band Fear Factory, of which he's the only consistent member.
Benjamin Burnley 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.

I didn’t care for their 2002 album at all, but I noticed how much his voice had improved between that and 2006 when they released “Phobia”, and he’s only been getting better since then. - 3DG20

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.
Michael Barnes
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Mike Patton Michael Allan "Mike" Patton is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film composer, producer, and actor, best known as the lead singer of the alternative metal band Faith No More.
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Brian "Head" Welch
Matt Walst Matt Walst born December 28th 1982, is a Canadian songwriter/singer that formed the alternative rock band My Darkest Days in 2005. That band got signed by Chad Kroger in 2010 and they released two albums. Members of the band left and after Adam Gontier left Three Days Grace Matt was chosen to replace ...read more.

To be honest, I thought both albums from My Darkest Days were pretty bad aside from a few exceptions, so I could definitely see why people were doubtful for him when he first replaced Adam Gontier in Three Days Grace, but he’s been improving a lot since then. “Human” was pretty good and I’m not even gonna lie, “Outsider” was one of the best albums I’ve ever heard. - 3DG20

Troy Sanders Troy Jayson Sanders is an American musician, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the Atlanta, Georgia metal band Mastodon, in which he plays bass and shares lead vocal duties with guitarist Brent Hinds and drummer Brann Dailor.

The Contenders

James Hetfield James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

I don't love his Kill Em All voice, it's gotten much better - Songsta41

Ah I accidently voted for this! - IronSabbathPriest

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Geddy Lee Gary Lee Weinrib, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.
Avril Lavigne Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian–French singer-songwriter and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million.
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