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Sove very good releases have been created without the inclusion of the vocalist that a band is famous for having; the one everyone thinks of when the group is mentioned. Sometimes these bands surprise us with a well-known replacement, a fill-in, or a remaining band member. These releases are more than worthy of listening to, liking, loving, or even (in some cases) proclaiming superiority over the regular line-up. This was put together quick, and will be tweaked and fine-tuned as time goes on.

Created by: Tristus Scriptor | 13.04.2012



1. The Crown - Crowned In Terror
Oh, man...I almost didn't include this out of selfish pity-potty, since my signed copy (by Tomas Lindberg himself, when my old melo-death band opened for them) got ripped away from me by a godless whore. Yet, since thinking about it also reminds me how completely incredible the album and show were, here you have it: My number one choice for most badass vocal affair.
2. Bloodbath - Nightmares Made Flesh
This is my absolute favorite Bloodbath release, largelly due to Peter Tagtgren's devastating growls and screeches.
3. Judas Priest - Jugulator
Well, Tim "Ripper" Owens wasn't just a one-off guy with these metal veterans, but he isn't the band's trademark "Leather Rebel" either. This one was just killer enough to forgive the next studio album he did with them...
4. Pyramaze - Immortal
Matt effin' Barlow! This is a case of those strange choices bands sometimes go for that make this a glimmering jewel, as Matt's vocal Chuck Norris-isms are nothing like Lance King's panther-wails. This odd fit makes for piece of glorious metal history.
5. Black Sabbath - Born Again
Black Purple. Deep Sabbath. (If I need to explain further, you don't need to be on this site.)
6. Dream Theater - When Dream and Day Unite
Since DT are known for a Mr. James LaBrie, some not even being aware of Charlie Dominici's stint in the band, I decided to include this somewhat unknown album. For the record; I dig 'em both.
7. Incantation - Diabolical Conquest
Daniel Corchado of The Chasm acts as vocalist, bassist, and secondary guitarist on this recording. The results were...well...diabolical.
8. Entombed - Clandestine
This case is more masturbation than an affair, since Nicke Andersson (drummer) decided to fill the empty vocal slot left by Lars Goran Petrov, ending in one hell of a death metal classic.
9. Yngwie Malmsteen - Odyssey
Joe Lynn Turner's gritty yet soap opera-ish romance novel voice actually fits quite nicely with Yngwie's dramatic songwriting on this slightly off-kilter recording.
10. Iron Maiden - The X Factor
Once again, not a one-off frontman, per se...yet vastly misunderstood. Yah, yah, bla, bla, bla...we've all had time to figure out that Blaze Bayley couldn't hit the notes required to properly fill the spot left by the Air Raid Siren (no need to name), but how did he do on THIS recording? Well, I say...very well. The album plods, chugs, and drones in a doomier, darker way than any other Maiden release, and Blaze gives a great, emotive performance for this style. I really couldn't imagine Bruce (oops...) doing it better.



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Milena - 23.04.2012 at 21:30  
Yeah, Joe Lynn Turner was a badass guy. What is he doing now, I wonder?
!J.O.O.E.! - 23.04.2012 at 21:33  
Am I the only person that thinks Tagtgren is an unremarkable sounding vocalist?
Tristus Scriptor - 23.04.2012 at 21:46  
Written by Milena on 23.04.2012 at 21:30

Yeah, Joe Lynn Turner was a badass guy. What is he doing now, I wonder?

Kinda funny you ask. This site is running a banner about his AOR project (with a slightly heavier leaning); Sunstorm. Good stuff.
Tristus Scriptor - 23.04.2012 at 21:50  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 23.04.2012 at 21:33

Am I the only person that thinks Tagtgren is an unremarkable sounding vocalist?

I can actually (believe it or not) relate to just a bit of that feeling, as I find that he tends to sell himself short with the way he produces his vocals in Hypocrisy. However, as a fan of his talents, I learned to absorb the over-production and just respect it. But in Bloodbath.....man; it's just pure, awesomely sick and powerful death metal vocals. (Also, I'm a vocalist myself. The dude does some tricky shit.)
!J.O.O.E.! - 23.04.2012 at 21:53  
Written by Tristus Scriptor on 23.04.2012 at 21:51

I can actually (believe it or not) relate to just a bit of that feeling, as I find that he tends to sell himself short with the way he produces his vocals in Hypocrisy. However, as a fan of his talents, I learned to absorb the over-production and just respect it. But in Bloodbath.....man; it's just pure, awesomely sick and powerful death metal vocals. (Also, I'm a vocalist myself. The dude does some tricky shit.)

I guess I just found Akerfeldt my Bloodbath vocalist of choice. As for Hypocrisy I've never really been sure if I like them, which kinda goes hand in hand with his vocals I suppose.
Tristus Scriptor - 23.04.2012 at 22:14  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 23.04.2012 at 21:53

Written by Tristus Scriptor on 23.04.2012 at 21:51

I can actually (believe it or not) relate to just a bit of that feeling, as I find that he tends to sell himself short with the way he produces his vocals in Hypocrisy. However, as a fan of his talents, I learned to absorb the over-production and just respect it. But in Bloodbath.....man; it's just pure, awesomely sick and powerful death metal vocals. (Also, I'm a vocalist myself. The dude does some tricky shit.)

I guess I just found Akerfeldt my Bloodbath vocalist of choice. As for Hypocrisy I've never really been sure if I like them, which kinda goes hand in hand with his vocals I suppose.

Fair enough.
Troy Killjoy - 24.04.2012 at 05:54  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 23.04.2012 at 21:33
Am I the only person that thinks Tagtgren is an unremarkable sounding vocalist?

I find him completely unremarkable with the exception of his work in Bloodbath.
Milena - 24.04.2012 at 22:34  
Written by Tristus Scriptor on 23.04.2012 at 21:46

This site is running a banner about his AOR project (with a slightly heavier leaning); Sunstorm. Good stuff.

Adblocking I'll look into it. I've liked him ever since I heard Rainbow... that makes for seven years of liking JLT
Tristus Scriptor - 25.04.2012 at 01:34  
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Adblocking I'll look into it. I've liked him ever since I heard Rainbow... that makes for seven years of liking JLT

Yes. "Street of Dreams" is one of my all-time favorite songs. JLT is a wonderful vocalist.
Introspekrieg - 16.05.2012 at 22:44  
Respect for the Dominici love, still like him to this day.
JohnDoe - 16.05.2012 at 22:47  
Written by Milena on 24.04.2012 at 22:34

Written by Tristus Scriptor on 23.04.2012 at 21:46

This site is running a banner about his AOR project (with a slightly heavier leaning); Sunstorm. Good stuff.

Adblocking I'll look into it. I've liked him ever since I heard Rainbow... that makes for seven years of liking JLT


he's been involved in many projects, including one with Glenn Hughes, pretty decent stuff.

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