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top 5 metal vocalist

no karate in pit
Tue, 30/05/2023 - 17:05

who are your fav singers of all time

zSLAYER's picture

James Hetfield
Ross Dolan
Rolf Kasparek
Tom Angelripper

for me =)

no karate in pit's picture

tom angelripper hell yeah

Dan's picture

==> Iblis from Endstille
==> Legion when he was at Marduk
==> Mortuus at Marduk (thousand fold death is just a venomous way of spitting his lyrics he does there, it's sensational) and a goddamn sick job with Funeral Mist.
==> 105 from Sotajumala, he did the vocals on Deathmetal Finland, goddamn insane job, Mynni from Horna took over later and did a good job too but goddamn 105 on Deathmetal Finland...Pfeeewww !
==> Ilkka from God Disease, Ashen Tomb and Virulent Life, his Deathmetal vocals/grunts are fucking insane.There's hope for the new generation with guys like him doing vox.
===> WILDCARD/Honourable Mention....Jens Ryden during his time at Naglfar, pure fucking venom, together with Kristoffer, but je-fucking-zus does Jens rule on those older albums.

Cardboardcity's picture

1) Eric Adams (Manowar) - the best there will ever be for my money
2) Ronnie James Dio - a phenomenon of a vocalist who was almost always at the peak of performance
3) Mr Curse (A Forest of Stars) - There are at best a handful of black metal vocalist who holds a candle to his performances live and on record
4) Barditus (Lugubrum) - A proper rotting, creaking old wine barrel of a throat
5) Hansi Kurch (Blind Guardian) - more comfortable in the mid range for power metal, but the power, clarity, and emotive force of his voice is a wonder to this day.

Honourable mention to Yannis Papadopoulos of Beast in Black, Warrior Path, Sacred Outcry for being so thoroughly excellent that bands call on Daniel Heiman to replace him - a massive talent.

Into Glory Ride's picture

Daniel Heiman! Among the most underrated Vocalists of all time.

Cardboardcity's picture

For certain, I am pleased that he is active and involved in heavy metal again. The Sacred Outcry album in particular is very good!

no karate in pit's picture

and here's mine

1. john kevill of warbringer
2. tom araya of slayer
3.bruce dickinson of iron maiden
4.papa het
5. not metal but its such a iconic voice john fogerty

honorable mentions

IronSabbath89's picture

1. Rob Halford
2. King Diamond
3. Ozzy
4. Eric Adams
5. Dio

Into Glory Ride's picture

Impossible to do naturally, I flipped these around a dozen times no.
But If I had to decide (which again: impossible):

1. Eric Adams.

Nothing for a very, very long time

2. John Arch
3. Geoff Tate
4. David DeFeis, when he sounded like a horny lion and not like a cuddly kitten with love sickness
5. Ski

Hundreds of honorable mentions of course, like Hansi, J.D. Kimball, Dio, Halford, Rick Mythiasin, John Cyriis, James, Rivera, The King, Dickinson ...

Edit: And of course Matt Barlow!

Matthew Hopkins's picture

Scott Reagers from Saint Vitus
Warrel Dane from Sanctuary
Tim Baker from Cirith Ungol
Eric Wagner from Trouble
Bobby ''Blitz'' Ellsworth from Overkill

Anthropocene-Extinction's picture

Awesome to see Saint Vitus mentioned, always loved the vocals on Born too Late and the self titled

Southern Rocker's picture

Halford, Dickinson, Dio, Lawless, Meine

andermatten's picture

Frank Mullen
John Tardy
Lukas Swiaczny
Yamataka Eye
Roger Martinez

MortalFate's picture

Layne Staley
King Diamond
Bruce Dickinson
Agyl of Scald
Geoff Tate

Never imagined I'd ever see Hetfield mentioned on a greatest vocalist list.

Metalmate's picture

Kyle Symons (Hateplow, Malevolent Creation, Sickness)
Eric Adams (Manowar)
Glen Benton (Deicide)
Ronnie James Dio (Dio, Black Sabbath)
Jean-Pascal Belley (Deathroner)
Alex Wesdijk (Inquisitor)
Blackie Lawless (W.A.S.P.)

Edit: And of course Matt Barlow!

Sam_the_Metal_Man's picture

It's so damn hard to pick just five but here it goes.

Proper metal singers
1. Geoff Tate
2. Rob Halford
3. Doro Pesch
4. Warrel Dane
5. Russ North

Extreme/thrash metal vocalists
1. Quorthon
2. Sheepdog
3. Pat Lind
4. Ingo (from Schizo & Necrodeath)
5. Brett Hoffman

Junkhead's picture

Layne Staley, Chris Cornell, Rob Halford, Dax Riggs, Dave Mustaine (early ‘Deth-era).

The PEPSI LORD's picture

Layne staley has such a great voice and I recently listened to dirt and now realize how good it is

Junkhead's picture

Awesome! If you haven’t checkout Facelift, I highly recommend it. It’s more of a summer vibe too.

colin04_'s picture

1.) Dave Hunt (Anaal Nathrakh, Mistress, Benediction vocals were not it)
2.) Travis Ryan (Cattle Decap, Murder Construct)
3.) Chuck Billy (Testament)
4.) Matt Heafy (Trivium, Ibaraki)
5.) Justin Bonitz (Tallah)

CEROXER's picture

peter steele
geoff tate
glen danzig
Miljenko Matijevic
Sammi Curr

primordial_hordes's picture

Dan Swano
Alan Averill

sandmanforce's picture

King Diamond
Mats Levén
Warell Dane

Anthropocene-Extinction's picture

For me it's just got to look something like this;

Yoshiaki Negishi from Church of Misery
Travis Ryan in Cattle Decap
Katerina Economou from Escuela Grind
Serj Tankian 1996-2003
And Ozzy's legendary Black Sabbath run

There's other solid contenders too, Like Maynard James Keenan, Lord Worm, Lemmy, Bobby Liebling

Darklord's picture

Geoff Tate, Rob Halford, DIO, Bruce Dickenson...Stuck in the 80's I guess.

Wyvern's picture

In no particular order:

Ronnie James Dio
Rob Halford of Judas Priest
Udo Dirkschneider of Accept and U.D.O.
Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden
Thomas Rettke of Heavens Gate
and honorable mentions to Ozzy Osbourne, Klaus Meine of Scorpions, and many more.

no karate in pit's picture

glad someone finally said klaus meine

ThatBillyGuy's picture

1. James Hetfield
2. Corpsegrinder
3. Dio
4. Ozzy
5. Corey Taylor

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