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Who is your favorite Clean/Harsh vocalist?

Mikael Åkerfeldt (of Opeth)29
Jari Mäenpää (Wintersun, Ensiferum)7
Tomi Joutsen (Amorphis)5
Mikko Kotamäki (Swallow the Sun)4
Andreas Hedlund (Borknagar, Vintersorg)4
Paul Kuhr (Novembers Doom)4
John Haughm (Agalloch)3
Neige (Alcest)2
The Watcher (Fen)0

Total votes: 58


Codera the Great
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  26.03.2012 at 04:22
Who is your favorite vocalist in this list that can cleanly sing, and perform harsh vocals? Leave relevant comments below stating your opinions on the vocalist you like, not how much you hate one or more of the vocalists in this list. Comments like that will not be tolerated. Thank you!
Boxcar Willy
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  26.03.2012 at 05:31
Paul.

One of my favourite vocalists ever.

but my #1 would be David Gold.
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Darkfiber

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  26.03.2012 at 10:22
From that list I'm going with Mikael Åkerfeldt. I know many people think Opeth is overrated, but I always thought he had one of the best growls in metal, and his clean is decent as well.

I also think Stu Block does a really good job of both.
Codera the Great
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  26.03.2012 at 11:17
Before I would have said Mikael Åkerfeldt (I still love his vocals to death), however at this moment I am in love with Tomi Joutsen's vocals. It may change over time back to Mikael Åkerfeldt, but as of now, I'd say Tomi.
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  26.03.2012 at 16:57
To many to say..... there is more, much more, unfortunatly I cant think now so many, ok Mikeal Stanna also, yes DT accustic vox pasags are good , also that Finish band where was that guy Before The Suns or what it calls he's member in many bands , MDB can be to here from list I cant chjoose Aggoloch or Borkanar...I say Aga its lil better for me I like it lil more + ND
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Unhealer
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  26.03.2012 at 19:49
From that list, I'd go for Mikael. However, the first person I thought of is Rowan from Virgin Black, his operatic vocals are majestic and he growled like a demon on Fortissimo.

I'm sure there is another but I can't recall him right now. Also, the guy from that new band Dissona did a great job on both (and with fry vocals also).
Milena
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  26.03.2012 at 21:10
If you put Mikael Stanne, I'd have problems choosing... this way, I put in Tomi Joutsen, although both Mikael of Opeth and Jari of Wintersun have a lot to love when it comes to vocals. But I think the way Tomi often flawlessly alternates between cleans and growls makes him the best in this "discipline", the others don't sing clean all too often.

I'll second the suggestions of that dude from Dissona (insanely talented) and, of course, Stucifer. He's a beast on all types of vocs.
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Spirit Molecule
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  26.03.2012 at 22:02
Joe Duplantier from Gojira!

But for the list I guess I'd go with Mikael
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Necrox

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  02.04.2012 at 23:57
Mikael, but Neige is a close second
ANGEL REAPER

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  03.04.2012 at 00:58
Where is Quorthon? i would vote for him...
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Branzig

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  03.04.2012 at 15:52
Written by ANGEL REAPER on 03.04.2012 at 00:58

Where is Quorthon? i would vote for him...


I second that. Plus he played awesome music! I don't like most the people or their respective bands on this list haha.
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Likked

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  06.04.2012 at 16:25
Warlock from Turisas.
Great clean vocals, and good harsh vocals too.
Half the reason I listen to the band
Fritillaria
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  06.04.2012 at 17:07
Besides Mikael Åkerfeldt also Peter Tägtgren from Hypocrisy Peter Tägtgren from Daylight Dies and Andreas Hedlund from Vintersorg
Metal_4Ever

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  06.04.2012 at 19:18
Definitely Mikael, such a great harsh clean vocalist. you can't even diff between the two kinds of his voice.
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Wyrd

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From: Canada

  06.04.2012 at 21:46
Mikko Kotamäki from this list. I love his subtle cleans and crushing harshes. But my all time favorite clean/harsh singer would have to be Mikael stanne of Dark Tranquillity, especially for his outstanding work on the Projector album.
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Oaken
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  26.04.2012 at 18:18
Haughm. He's a master of both styles. Neige and The Watcher come in the second place (From the list only).
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MesiasDesmorphus

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  09.05.2012 at 22:33
Akerfeldt, no doubt about it. Mikko is also up there with him. Mikko definitely reminded me of Akerfeldt on Barren Earth's new album.
M C Vice
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  15.05.2012 at 10:41
No Ihsahn? Sacralige.
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Dàibh

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  15.05.2012 at 13:25
Written by Branzig on 03.04.2012 at 15:52

Written by ANGEL REAPER on 03.04.2012 at 00:58

Where is Quorthon? i would vote for him...


I second that. Plus he played awesome music! I don't like most the people or their respective bands on this list haha.


I third that, for what it's worth.
Troy Killjoy
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  15.05.2012 at 15:38
Written by Dàibh on 15.05.2012 at 13:25
I third that, for what it's worth.

Technically you'd say you second it again.
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Marcel Hubregtse
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  15.05.2012 at 17:26
Written by Troy Killjoy on 15.05.2012 at 15:38

Written by Dàibh on 15.05.2012 at 13:25
I third that, for what it's worth.

Technically you'd say you second it again.



I was about to say the same when I saw him post it, but I'd decided against being a smart ass this time around
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Dàibh

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  15.05.2012 at 19:07
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.05.2012 at 17:26

Written by Troy Killjoy on 15.05.2012 at 15:38

Written by Dàibh on 15.05.2012 at 13:25
I third that, for what it's worth.

Technically you'd say you second it again.



I was about to say the same when I saw him post it, but I'd decided against being a smart ass this time around




Fair point lads.
BlueMobius
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Age: 27
From: USA

  16.05.2012 at 03:19
Had to go with John from Agalloch. His crooning whispers as well as his shrieks, like the ones on Black Lake Nidstång, send chills down my spine.
Dentura
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  06.06.2012 at 06:47
From this list, I would have to go with Tomi Joutsen, both his clean singing and growling are elegant and enchanting.
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vgmaster9

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From: USA
  13.06.2012 at 04:37
Although he's not on the list, I'd probably say Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory.

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