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A concise list of my metalhead man-crushes (now featuring ladies.)

While there is little introduction required for some of these bands and their front(wo)men, there are no words that can accurately describe such jaw-dropping talent anyhow. The albums and youtube links listed are meant to display the full capacity of vocalists' talents, not the bands' most quality or popular tracks - click the links below and behold the prowess.

Many tears will be shed on your behalf if your favourite vocalist isn't here. That being said, any suggestions are more than welcome. A star (★) indicates that the vocalist is exceptionally versatile. If you believe that a certain vocalist deserves a (currently unaccredited) star, then post a few YouTube tracks to support your case.

Avoided criteria:
- Consistency with live performances
- Emotional delivery
- Ability to write aurally appealing vocal lines
- Ability to compliment the music

i.e. The style performances are judged solely on technical ability.

Here are the tracks I've allocated to the vocalists so far in the order of the list below. If you have suggestion which better showcases any vocalist's talents or if any of the link aren't working, please let me know.
Abstrakt Algebra - Mats Levén
Akercocke - Jason Mendonca #1 and #2
Amorphis - Tomi Joutsen
Anaal Nathrakh - David "V.I.T.R.I.O.L." Hunt
Animals As Leaders - Frans Aalto ★★★★★★★★★★★
Avatarium - Jennie-Ann Smith
Avenged Sevenfold - Matthew "M. Shadows" Sanders #1 and #2
Beyond The Bridge - Herbie Langhans
Caligula's Horse - Jim Grey
Candlemass - Johan Längqvist
Cattle Decapitation - Travis Ryan
Centiment - Dave McPherson #1, #2, and #3
Chrome Division - Pål "Athera" Mathisen
Communic - Oddleif Stensland
Dark Suns - Niko Knappe #1 and #2
Devin Townsend - Devin Townsend
Dissona - Dave Dubenic
Disturbed David Michael Draiman #1 and #2
Dream Theater - Kevin James LaBrie #1 and #2 (vocal range and impressive performances)
Emperor (Ihsahn) - Vegard Sverre "Ihsahn" Tveitan
Empyrios - Silvio Mancini
Estradasphere - Tim Smolens (57:33)
Evereve - Tom Sedotschenko
Evergrey - Tom S. Englund
Evile - Matthew "Matt" Drake
Exodus - Steve "Zetro" Souza
Favna Abisal - Melanocetus Jhonsoni
Feared - Mario Santos-Ramos
Gojira - Joseph "Joe" Duplantier
Gorefest - Jan-Chris de Koeijer #1 and #2
Grave Digger - Chris Boltendahl
Haken - Ross Jennings #1, #2, and #3
Hamferð - Jón Aldará #1 and #2
Heavatar - Stefan Schmidt
Hell - David Bower
Helloween - Andi Deris
HIM - Ville Hermanni Valo
Ice Age - Josh Pincus
ICS Vortex - Simen "ICS Vortex" Hestnæs
In Vain - Sindre Nedland #1 and #2
Iron Maiden - Paul Bruce Dickinson #1 and #2
King Crimson - Adrian Belew
King Diamond - Kim "King Diamond" Bendix Petersen
Lamb Of God - David Randall "Randy" Blythe
Leprous - Einar Solberg
Loch Vostok - Teddy "Dr. Ted Killer Miller" Möller #1 and #2
Machine Head - Robert "Robb" Flynn
Masterplan - Jørn Lande
Mayhem - Attila Gábor Csihar #1 and #2 (~4:10)
Moonspell - Fernando Ribeiro
Nevermore - Warrel Dane
Noekk - Thomas Helm
Omb - Davidavi Dolev Too much vocal variety - you'll just have to listen to the entire album. ★
Opeth (Bloodbath) - Mikael Åkerfeldt #1, #2, and #3
Overkill - Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth
Pagan's Mind - Nils Kvåle Rue
Pain Of Salvation - Daniel Gildenlöw
Paradise Lost - Nick Holmes
Periphery - Spencer Sotelo
Pinkly Smooth - James "The Reverend Tholomew Plague" Sullivan
Primal Fear - Ralf Scheepers
Protest The Hero - Rody "Cheese" Walker
Psycroptic - Matthew "Chalky" Chalk
Rishloo - Andrew Mailloux
Riverside - Mariusz Duda
Savage Circus (Persuader/Dark Empire) - Jens Carlsson
Savatage - John Nicholas "Jon" Oliva
Scar Symmetry - Christian Älvestam
Shaolin Death Squad - Androo O'Hearn
Sieges Even - Greg Keller
Soldis - Del Tremens - tracks 1,4, 7
Space Odyssey - David Fremberg
Stravaganzza - Leo Jiménez
Sword - Rick Hughes
Symphony X - Russell Allen
System Of A Down - Serj Tankian #1 and #2
Tesseract - Daniel Tompkins #1 and #2
Tesseract - Ashe O'Hara
Testament - Chuck Billy
Textures - Daniel de Jongh
Textures - Eric Kalsbeek
The Foreshadowing - Marco Benevento
The Gathering - Anneke Van Giersbergen
The Mars Volta - Cedric Bixler-Zavala
Tool - Maynard James Keenan
Triptykon - Tom Gabriel "Warrior" Fischer #1 and #2
Twelve Foot Ninja - Nik "Kin" Etik
Twilight Of The Gods (Primordial/Dread Sovereign) - Alan "Nemtheanga" Averill
Uneven Structure - Matthieu Romarin
Unhuman - Youri Raymond (track 3)
Veni Domine - Fredrik Ohlsson
Vintersorg - Andreas "Vintersorg" Hedlund
Virgin Black - Rowan London #1, #2, and #3
Vulture Industries - Bjørnar Erevik Nilsen #1 (37:43) and #2 (43:30)
W.A.S.P. - Steven Edward "Blackie Lawless" Duren
Warning - Patrick Walker
Winds (Before The Dawn) - Lars "Eikind" Eric Si
Wintersun - Jari Mäenpää
Witherscape - Dan Swanö
Wolverine - Stefan Zell
Xanthochroid - Matthew Earl #1 (3:05) and #2 (sexy blonde dude)
Xanthochroid - Sam Meador

No working links or properly ascribed stars below this point. Please suggest song(s) for the vocalist(s) below if you have any insight into their best work.

Adagio - David Readman
Arcturus - Kristoffer "Garm" Rygg
Blind Guardian - Hansi Kürsch
Candlemass - Messiah Marcolin
Cradle Of Filth - Daniel Lloyd "Dani Filth" Davey
Demilich - Antti "C. Void" "Von Stroh" Boman
Diablo Swing Orchestra - Annlouice Loegdlund
Dio - Ronald James "Ronnie Dio" Padavona
Disillusion - Andy "Vurtox" Schmidt of Disillusion
Headspace - Damian Wilson
Iced Earth - Matthew "Matt" Barlow
Iced Earth - Stuart "Stu" Block
Iced Earth - Tim "Ripper" Owens
Judas Priest - Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford
Madder Mortem - Agnete M. Kirkevaag
Pantera - Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo
Pharaoh - Tim Aymar
Retarded Noise Squad - Unknown vocalist
Scariot - Øyvind "Maztema" Hægeland
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - Nils Frykdahl
Sodom - Tom "Angelripper" Such
Spires - Paul Sadler
Stolen Babies - Dominique Lenore Persi
The Wandering Midget - Samuel "Qraken" Wormius
Tomahawk (Mr. Bungle, Faith No More, Fantômas) - Michael Allan "Mike" Patton
Vangough - Clay Withrow
Vektor - David Disanto
Wastefall - Domenik Papaemmanouil

Pending considerations - please recommend songs for the vocalists below:
- Acid Witch - Lasse Pyykkö
- Anubis Gate - Jacob Hansen
- Artillery - Flemming Rönsdorf
- Atrox - Rune Folgerø
- Bathory - Tomas "Ace" "Quorthon" Forsberg
- Crimson Glory - John Patrick Jr. "Midnight" McDonald
- Darkwater -Henrik Båth
- Devil Doll - Mr. Doctor
- Fates Warning - Ray Alder
- Fates Warning John Arch
- Holy Moses - Sabina Classen
- Kamelot - Roy "Khan" Sætre Khantatat
- Lake of Tears - Daniel Brennare
- Marduk - Daniel "Mortuus" Rostén
- Mist Within - Alireza ''Safires'' Motevasel
- Mortillery - Cara McCutchen
- Novembers Doom - Paul Kuhr
- Queensrÿche - Geoff Tate
- Seventh Wonder - Tommy Karevik
- Skid Row - Sebastian "Bach" Philip Bierk
- While Heaven Wept - Rain Irving
- Within Temptation - Sharon den Adel
- Yearning - Juhani Palomäki

Created by: LeKiwi | 03.05.2013



1. Abstrakt Algebra - Abstrakt Algebra
1995 / Mats Levén
2. Adagio - Underworld
2003 / David Readman
3. Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
2005 / Jason Mendonca
4. Amorphis - Silent Waters
2007 / Tomi Joutsen
5. Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas
2012 / David "V.I.T.R.I.O.L." Hunt
6. Animals As Leaders - Weightless
2011 / Frans Aalto
7. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
2002 / Kristoffer "Garm" Rygg
8. Avatarium - Avatarium
2013 / Jennie-Ann Smith
9. Avenged Sevenfold - City Of Evil
2005 / Matthew "M. Shadows" Sanders
10. Beyond The Bridge - The Old Man And The Spirit
2012 / Herbie Langhans
11. Blind Guardian - At The Edge Of Time
2010 / Hansi Kürsch
12. Caligula's Horse - Moments From Ephemeral City
2011 / Jim Grey
13. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
1986 / Johan Längqvist
14. Candlemass - Nightfall
1987 / Messiah Marcolin
15. Cattle Decapitation - Monolith Of Inhumanity
2012 / Travis Ryan
16. Centiment - Streets Of Rage
2014 / Dave McPherson
17. Chrome Division - 3rd Round Knockout
2011 / Pål "Athera" Mathisen
18. Communic - Waves Of Visual Decay
2006 / Oddleif Stensland
19. Cradle Of Filth - Dusk... And Her Embrace
1996 / Daniel Lloyd "Dani Filth" Davey
20. Dark Suns - Grave Human Genuine
2008 / Niko Knappe
21. Demilich - Nespithe
1993 / Antti "C. Void" "Von Stroh" Boman
22. Devin Townsend - Accelerated Evolution
2003 / Devin Townsend
23. Diablo Swing Orchestra - The Butcher's Ballroom
2006 / Annlouice Loegdlund
24. Dio - Holy Diver
1983 / Ronald James "Ronnie Dio" Padavona
25. Disillusion - Back To Times Of Splendor
2004 / Andy "Vurtox" Schmidt
26. Dissona - Dissona
2012 / Dave Dubenic
27. Disturbed - Asylum
2010 / David Michael Draiman
28. Dream Theater - Awake
1994 / Kevin James LaBrie
29. Emperor - Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire And Demise
2001 / Vegard Sverre "Ihsahn" Tveitan
30. Empyrios - Zion
2013 / Silvio Mancini
31. Estradasphere - Quadropus
2003 / Tim Smolens
32. Evereve - Stormbirds
1998 / Tom Sedotschenko
33. Evergrey - Recreation Day
2003 / Tom S. Englund
34. Evile - Skull
2013 / Matthew "Matt" Drake
35. Exodus - Tempo Of The Damned
2004 / Steve "Zetro" Souza
36. Favna Abisal - Rerum Imaginaria
2012 / Melanocetus Jhonsoni
37. Feared - Vinter
2013 / Mario Santos-Ramos
38. Gojira - From Mars To Sirius
2005 / Joseph "Joe" Duplantier
39. Gorefest - Rise To Ruin
2007 / Jan-Chris de Koeijer
40. Grave Digger - The Grave Digger
2001 / Chris Boltendahl
41. Haken - The Mountain
2013 / Ross Jennings
42. Hamferð - Evst
2013 / Jón Aldará
43. Headspace - I Am Anonymous
2012 / Damian Wilson
44. Heavatar - Opus I - All My Kingdoms / Stefan Schmidt
45. Hell - Human Remains
2011 / David Bower
46. Helloween - Straight Out Of Hell
2013 / Andi Deris
47. HIM - Venus Doom
2007 / Ville Hermanni Valo
48. Ice Age - The Great Divide
1999 / Josh Pincus
49. Iced Earth - Dystopia
2011 / Stuart "Stu" Block
50. Iced Earth - The Crucible Of Man (Something Wicked - Part 2)
2008 / Matthew "Matt" Barlow
51. Iced Earth - The Glorious Burden
2004 / Tim "Ripper" Owens
52. ICS Vortex - Storm Seeker
2011 / Simen "ICS Vortex" Hestnæs
53. In Vain - Ænigma
2013 / Sindre Nedland
54. Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death
2006 / Paul Bruce Dickinson
55. Judas Priest - Angel Of Retribution
2005 / Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford
56. King Crimson - EleKtrik: Live In Japan
2003 / Adrian Belew
57. King Diamond - "Them"
1988 / Kim "King Diamond" Bendix Petersen
58. Lamb Of God - Wrath
2009 / David Randall "Randy" Blythe
59. Leprous - Bilateral
2011 / Einar Solberg
60. Loch Vostok - V: The Doctrine Decoded
2012 / Teddy "Dr. Ted Killer Miller" Möller
61. Machine Head - The Blackening
2007 / Robert "Robb" Flynn
62. Madder Mortem - Eight Ways
2009 / Agnete M. Kirkevaag
63. Masterplan - Masterplan
2003 / Jørn Lande
64. Mayan - Quarterpast
2011 / Henning Basse
65. Mayhem - Ordo Ad Chao
2007 / Attila Gábor Csihar
66. Moonspell - Irreligious
1996 / Fernando Ribeiro
67. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
2005 / Warrel Dane
68. Noekk - The Water Sprite
2005 / Thomas Helm
69. Omb - SwineSong
2013 / Davidavi Dolev
70. Opeth - Watershed
2008 / Mikael Åkerfeldt
71. Overkill - The Electric Age
2012 / Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth
72. Pagan's Mind - Heavenly Ecstasy
2011 / Nils Kvåle Rue
73. Pain Of Salvation - The Perfect Element, Part I
2000 / Daniel Gildenlöw
74. Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power
1992 / Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo
75. Paradise Lost - Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us
2009 / Nick Holmes
76. Periphery - Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
2012 / Spencer Sotelo
77. Pharaoh - Bury The Light
2012 / Tim Aymar
78. Pinkly Smooth - Unfortunate Snort
2002 / James "The Reverend Tholomew Plague" Sullivan
79. Primal Fear - Delivering The Black
2014 / Ralf Scheepers
80. Protest The Hero - Fortress
2008 / Rody "Cheese" Walker
81. Psycroptic - The Scepter Of The Ancients
2003 / Matthew "Chalky" Chalk
82. Retarded Noise Squad - Bananas
2011 / Unknown vocalist
83. Rishloo - Feathergun
2009 / Andrew Mailloux
84. Riverside - Out Of Myself
2003 / Mariusz Duda
85. Savage Circus - Of Doom And Death
2009 / Jens Carlsson
86. Savatage - Hall Of The Mountain King
1987 / John Nicholas "Jon" Oliva
87. Scar Symmetry - Pitch Black Progress
2006 / Christian Älvestam
88. Scariot - Momentum Shift
2007 / Øyvind "Maztema" Hægeland
89. Shaolin Death Squad - Intelligent Design
2006 / Androo O'Hearn
90. Sieges Even - Sophisticated
1995 / Greg Keller
91. Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - In Glorious Times
2007 / Nils Frykdahl
92. Sodom - Sodom
2006 / Tom "Angelripper" Such
93. Soldis - Age D
2013 / Del Tremens
94. Space Odyssey - The Astral Episode
2005 / David Fremberg
95. Spires - Spiral Of Ascension
2010 / Paul Sadler
96. Stolen Babies - There Be Squabbles Ahead
2006 / Dominique Lenore Persi
97. Stravaganzza - Raíces
2010 / Leo Jiménez
98. Sword - Sweet Dreams
1988 / Rick Hughes
99. Symphony X - The Odyssey
2002 / Russell Allen
100. System Of A Down - Toxicity
2001 / Serj Tankian
101. Tesseract - Altered State
2013 / Ashe O'Hara
102. Tesseract - Concealing Fate
2010 / Daniel Tompkins
103. Testament - The Formation Of Damnation
2008 / Chuck Billy
104. Textures - Dualism
2011 / Daniel de Jongh
105. Textures - Silhouettes
2008 / Eric Kalsbeek
106. The Foreshadowing - Days Of Nothing
2007 / Marco Benevento
107. The Gathering - Mandylion
1995 / Anneke Van Giersbergen
108. The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium
2003 / Cedric Bixler-Zavala
109. The Wandering Midget - From The Meadows Of Opium Dreams
2012 / Samuel "Qraken" Wormius
110. Tomahawk - Oddfellows
2013 / Michael Allan "Mike" Patton
111. Tool - Lateralus
2001 / Maynard James Keenan
112. Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones
2010 / Tom Gabriel "Warrior" Fischer
113. Twelve Foot Ninja - Silent Machine
2012 / Nik "Kin" Etik
114. Twilight Of The Gods - Fire On The Mountain
2013 / Alan "Nemtheanga" Averill
115. Uneven Structure - Februus
2011 / Matthieu Romarin
116. Unhuman - Unhuman
2013 / Youri Raymond
117. Vangough - Between The Madness
2013 / Clay Withrow
118. Vektor - Outer Isolation
2011 / David Disanto
119. Veni Domine - Spiritual Wasteland
1998 / Fredrik Ohlsson
120. Vintersorg - Orkan
2012 / Andreas "Vintersorg" Hedlund
121. Virgin Black - Elegant...And Dying
2003 / Rowan London
122. Vulture Industries - The Tower
2013 / Bjørnar Erevik Nilsen
123. W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol
1992 / Steven Edward "Blackie Lawless" Duren
124. Warning - Watching From A Distance
2006 / Patrick Walker
125. Wastefall - Self Exile
2006 / Domenik Papaemmanouil
126. Winds - The Imaginary Direction Of Time
2004 / Lars "Eikind" Eric Si
127. Wintersun - Wintersun
2004 / Jari Mäenpää
128. Witherscape - The Inheritance
2013 / Dan Swanö
129. Wolverine - Communication Lost
2011 / Stefan Zell
130. Xanthochroid - Blessed He With Boils
2012 / Matthew Earl
131. Xanthochroid - Blessed He With Boils
2012 / Sam Meador



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Diverge - 11.06.2013 at 00:17  
No Halford? No Damian Wilson?
LeKiwi - 11.06.2013 at 04:59  
Written by Diverge on 11.06.2013 at 00:17

No Halford? No Damian Wilson?


I'm trying to keep the list limited to unique vocalists. While talented, Halford has some pretty typical vocals imo and I don't really like Judas Priest so it's hard to appreciate the vocals For me, a top notch vocalist is one who has an impressive range and complete control over the grit in their voice from clean to growl; Spencer of Periphery or Eric of Textures are the archetype vocalists this list is based on.

As for Damian, the list is likely to expand and as I have Headspace's debut, it is only a matter of time.
LeKiwi - 13.06.2013 at 18:20  
Written by Kitharistas87 on 13.06.2013 at 17:14

Check out my list for the greatest vocalists in hard rock/metal here:

http://www.metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=3039


Just scrolling through the list, it would be consistent if by greatest you mean most publicized/well-known. There are several vocalists there who don't possess any talent imho (e.g. Anders Friden, Angela Gossow, Chuck Schuldiner, James Hetfield). That's not to say I believe they are bad vocalists, I just think their performances are pretty average. I don't mean to offend but I'm very picky when it comes to vocalists
Kitharistas87 - 13.06.2013 at 19:36  
Written by LeKiwi on 13.06.2013 at 18:20

Written by Kitharistas87 on 13.06.2013 at 17:14

Check out my list for the greatest vocalists in hard rock/metal here:

http://www.metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=3039


Just scrolling through the list, it would be consistent if by greatest you mean most publicized/well-known. There are several vocalists there who don't possess any talent imho (e.g. Anders Friden, Angela Gossow, Chuck Schuldiner, James Hetfield). That's not to say I believe they are bad vocalists, I just think their performances are pretty average. I don't mean to offend but I'm very picky when it comes to vocalists


By the term "greatest vocalists", I mean those who not only possess a voice with various capabilities, but also have been an influence for many other singers. I don't expect everyone to agree with the choices I have made, but it's one thing to say "I don't like James Hetfield's voice", and another one to say "James Hetfield has no talent as a vocalist" without any argument to back it up.
LeKiwi - 14.06.2013 at 04:25  
Written by Kitharistas87 on 13.06.2013 at 19:36

By the term "greatest vocalists", I mean those who not only possess a voice with various capabilities, but also have been an influence for many other singers. I don't expect everyone to agree with the choices I have made, but it's one thing to say "I don't like James Hetfield's voice", and another one to say "James Hetfield has no talent as a vocalist" without any argument to back it up.


I think you might be getting the wrong notion here. I love Hetfield's vocal style, however it is anything but phenomenal. Your list seems much more coherent now that I understand what you were attempting

I guess we're simply doing different things; I'm attempting to keep this list as concise as possible.
Kitharistas87 - 14.06.2013 at 18:37  
Written by LeKiwi on 14.06.2013 at 04:25

Written by Kitharistas87 on 13.06.2013 at 19:36

By the term "greatest vocalists", I mean those who not only possess a voice with various capabilities, but also have been an influence for many other singers. I don't expect everyone to agree with the choices I have made, but it's one thing to say "I don't like James Hetfield's voice", and another one to say "James Hetfield has no talent as a vocalist" without any argument to back it up.


I think you might be getting the wrong notion here. I love Hetfield's vocal style, however it is anything but phenomenal. Your list seems much more coherent now that I understand what you were attempting

I guess we're simply doing different things; I'm attempting to keep this list as concise as possible.


Two people manage to understand each other through the internet. A living miracle!!
Erik M. - 15.06.2013 at 18:21  
Nice idea for a list. But can you make the links clickable for the lazy people?

Don't have enough time right now, but I'll come back later to check the links out.
LeKiwi - 16.06.2013 at 00:16  
Written by Erik M. on 15.06.2013 at 18:21

Nice idea for a list. But can you make the links clickable for the lazy people?

Don't have enough time right now, but I'll come back later to check the links out.


I tried to do that [url = www.bla bla bla]bla bla[/ url] thing but it didn't work I might ask around see if people can help.
Ace Frawley - 29.06.2013 at 14:42  
Yeah, you might get more than you bargained for if you had a man-crush on Halford. Still, I'd have him in my list - great metal vocalist. I'd also have Bruce Dickinson and definitely Ronnie James Dio.
Erik M. - 29.06.2013 at 22:33  
Nice list, but you're missing quite a few essential vocalists here in my opinion. I know that doom metal isn't your favourite subgenre, but there's no denying that there are some truly amazing vocalists to be found in this category. Here's a few (in my opinion) excellent vocalists (not all in doom metal, but mostly) along with great songs:

- Patrick Walker from 40 Watt Sun/Warning (most emotional vocals you'll ever hear and the music is also incredibly melancholic): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esAK9sKeArw and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FMr61LyEV0
- Johan Längqvist/Messiah Marcolin from Candlemass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlQHJU4SD88 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWNS_cBNpeY (both my favourite songs from the first two albums)
- Tom Sedotschenko from Evereve (the voice of this guy totally blew me away, really incredible clean vocals): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFfTgZPRGRw
- Daniel Bryntse from Isole (thanks for the amazing production his voice is extremely clear): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Orsrfmnqyj4
- Daniel Brennare from Lake of Tears (had a great clear clean voice (yes, HAD... when I saw them live last year his vocals sucked, sadly) and a more rough voice): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LKFMbP5ISY (very clear soft vocals) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PFZH-8gw6A
- Fernando Ribeiro from Moonspell (different kinds of vocals, all great): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2iiEeoIZgE
- Aaron Stainthorpe from My Dying Bride (one of my favourite vocalists ever since he has amazing emotional clean vocals as well as sick brutal growls): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmjL3eoQF0k
- Warrel Dane from Nevermore (love the vocals of this guy, very easy recognizable if you heard them): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKQclngixjU
- Thomas Helm from Noekk (and Empyrium of course) (his soft, calm voice is stunning and simply fantastic): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9uRCFduU5M
- Juhani Palomäki from Yearning (and Colosseum) (great characteristic clean vocals as well as good growls): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig_ar6vMS20

Most of these songs are my favourites from their respective albums by the way. Good luck on checking these vocalists out (I spent quite some time on your suggestions as well when you suggested a lot of debut albums ).
Susan - 30.06.2013 at 05:46  
Yay for Shaolin Death Squad and Evergrey! Two bands with EXCELLENT male vocals that rarely get credited as such.
LeKiwi - 01.07.2013 at 05:05  
Written by Erik M. on 29.06.2013 at 22:33

Most of these songs are my favourites from their respective albums by the way. Good luck on checking these vocalists out (I spent quite some time on your suggestions as well when you suggested a lot of debut albums ).


Haha cheers man, I'll have a look when I find the time. Last few weeks have been truly hectic, the list isn't even complete yet Also I guess the list is limited to vocalists I've been exposed to and I have an affinity for prog so that's what most of the list is comprised of. I'm more than happy to check out other bands though. Sometimes the music gets in the way of me enjoying vocalists' talents, but we shall see
LeKiwi - 01.07.2013 at 05:06  
Written by Susan on 30.06.2013 at 05:46

Yay for Shaolin Death Squad and Evergrey! Two bands with EXCELLENT male vocals that rarely get credited as such.


Certainly two of the best vocalists I've ever heard I can't see how anyone would say otherwise....
LeKiwi - 01.07.2013 at 05:08  
Written by Erik M. on 15.06.2013 at 18:21

Nice idea for a list. But can you make the links clickable for the lazy people?

Don't have enough time right now, but I'll come back later to check the links out.


Also I'm thinking I could post the youtube links in the comments, as you have. Good idea? At least then they'd be clickable

Edit: I just discovered I can put links into the description. I'll do that
Erik M. - 01.07.2013 at 23:33  
Written by LeKiwi on 01.07.2013 at 05:05

Haha cheers man, I'll have a look when I find the time. Last few weeks have been truly hectic, the list isn't even complete yet Also I guess the list is limited to vocalists I've been exposed to and I have an affinity for prog so that's what most of the list is comprised of. I'm more than happy to check out other bands though. Sometimes the music gets in the way of me enjoying vocalists' talents, but we shall see


Just check 'em out and decide for yourself if you want to add them. Most I suggested are doom metal, so I'm not sure if you're going to like that. However, even if you don't like the music a lot, you can still judge the talent of the vocalists, like in case of my first suggestion (although some call it whiney, which I can understand). And on the bright side, adding my suggestions will increase the variety of this list (like you also did with my list).

Written by LeKiwi on 01.07.2013 at 05:08

Also I'm thinking I could post the youtube links in the comments, as you have. Good idea? At least then they'd be clickable

Edit: I just discovered I can put links into the description. I'll do that


Honestly... I think it's better to put the links in the list itself like you already did. It's not THAT bad that they're not clickable, then at least you don't have to scroll down to the comments if you want to check something out. Your call though. Just let me know when you added some (or all) of my suggestions.

Edit: the way you did it now works well by the way (having the links in the description like that).
Aristarchos - 15.07.2013 at 20:00  
Personally I love Hansi from Blind guardian
LeKiwi - 19.07.2013 at 07:23  
Written by Erik M. on 29.06.2013 at 22:33

- Patrick Walker from 40 Watt Sun/Warning (most emotional vocals you'll ever hear and the music is also incredibly melancholic): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esAK9sKeArw and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FMr61LyEV0
- Johan Längqvist/Messiah Marcolin from Candlemass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlQHJU4SD88 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWNS_cBNpeY (both my favourite songs from the first two albums)
- Tom Sedotschenko from Evereve (the voice of this guy totally blew me away, really incredible clean vocals): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFfTgZPRGRw
- Daniel Bryntse from Isole (thanks for the amazing production his voice is extremely clear): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Orsrfmnqyj4
- Daniel Brennare from Lake of Tears (had a great clear clean voice (yes, HAD... when I saw them live last year his vocals sucked, sadly) and a more rough voice): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LKFMbP5ISY (very clear soft vocals) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PFZH-8gw6A
- Fernando Ribeiro from Moonspell (different kinds of vocals, all great): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2iiEeoIZgE
- Aaron Stainthorpe from My Dying Bride (one of my favourite vocalists ever since he has amazing emotional clean vocals as well as sick brutal growls): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmjL3eoQF0k
- Warrel Dane from Nevermore (love the vocals of this guy, very easy recognizable if you heard them): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKQclngixjU
- Thomas Helm from Noekk (and Empyrium of course) (his soft, calm voice is stunning and simply fantastic): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9uRCFduU5M
- Juhani Palomäki from Yearning (and Colosseum) (great characteristic clean vocals as well as good growls): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig_ar6vMS20

Finally got around to checking these vocalists out. While I didn't find several of them to be impressive, all of them are quality singers.

There were a few that I'm interested in putting on this list if you can help me find songs which display their full vocal "colours" - the vocalists of 40 Watt Sun, Candlemass, Lake Of Tears, Moonspell, Noekk, and Yearning. Thomas Helm is incredible and I really like that song as well! Ideally the songs would showcase every element of their vocals, as difficult as that sounds...I truly struggled with finding that one song for some of these vocalists :S Let me know if you can get that for me

I should probably note that I'm most impressed when vocalists have a gritty voice in between screaming and clean vocals, something like Russell Allen, so try and find songs which show that if the singer is capable of it. That in addition to clean vocals and growls. Something similar to the Devin Townsend or Spencer Sotelo links I have up.

As for Warrel, I'll probably end up adding him sometime soon; only recently started getting into Nevermore.
mz - 19.07.2013 at 08:47  
Written by Susan on 30.06.2013 at 05:46

Yay for Shaolin Death Squad and Evergrey! Two bands with EXCELLENT male vocals that rarely get credited as such.

Shaolin Death Squad is excellent and they deserve more attention but I am not personally a fan of evergrey
mz - 19.07.2013 at 08:51  
This band called devil doll had very unique and strong vocalist. Just give it a chance. I am not sure if you would like them since they were really sth different but the vocal work is totally out of this word.
Also, agalloch and acid bath have (or had) very strong vocalist IMO.
mz - 19.07.2013 at 09:01  
Do not forget attila from mayhem
.starrk - 19.07.2013 at 15:11  
One of the best lists I've seen on this site. The only people I would suggest are Warrel Dane (who I believe has been mentioned), and perhaps Mario Duplantier of Gojira.
LeKiwi - 19.07.2013 at 17:22  
Written by mz on 19.07.2013 at 08:51

This band called devil doll had very unique and strong vocalist. Just give it a chance. I am not sure if you would like them since they were really sth different but the vocal work is totally out of this word.
Also, agalloch and acid bath have (or had) very strong vocalist IMO.

Written by mz on 19.07.2013 at 09:01

Do not forget attila from mayhem


While he has soothing cleans and decent screams, I don't think that John Haughm is particularly talented. However, if you could PM me or post here a link where those other bands' vocalists exhibit the capabilities, then I'd be willing to put them on. I don't know enough about those vocalists let alone the bands to find that particular song.
LeKiwi - 19.07.2013 at 17:45  
Written by .starrk on 19.07.2013 at 15:11

One of the best lists I've seen on this site. The only people I would suggest are Warrel Dane (who I believe has been mentioned), and perhaps Mario Duplantier of Gojira.


Cheers man, that means a lot to me Which Nevermore track do you think Warrel gives his best performance? If you can get one where he has those gritty lows and those screeching highs that would be great. I've considered adding Mario, since I love his growls and his screams to pitch; you could suggest a track for him as well if you like, but I'm workin' on it
LeKiwi - 19.07.2013 at 20:20  
Written by Ace Frawley on 29.06.2013 at 14:42

Yeah, you might get more than you bargained for if you had a man-crush on Halford. Still, I'd have him in my list - great metal vocalist. I'd also have Bruce Dickinson and definitely Ronnie James Dio.


Added Dickinson, but I don't know much about Dio's works. Could you help me find some of his best performances?

Edit: Just listened to a sample of the song "Pain", he's incredible!
mz - 20.07.2013 at 17:18  
Written by LeKiwi on 19.07.2013 at 17:22

Written by mz on 19.07.2013 at 08:51

This band called devil doll had very unique and strong vocalist. Just give it a chance. I am not sure if you would like them since they were really sth different but the vocal work is totally out of this word.
Also, agalloch and acid bath have (or had) very strong vocalist IMO.

Written by mz on 19.07.2013 at 09:01

Do not forget attila from mayhem


While he has soothing cleans and decent screams, I don't think that John Haughm is particularly talented. However, if you could PM me or post here a link where those other bands' vocalists exhibit the capabilities, then I'd be willing to put them on. I don't know enough about those vocalists let alone the bands to find that particular song.

ok, lets see. here's mayhem:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q16ezK19WiA
acid bath: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rMOmaUUbPk . This song features the vocalist clean vocal only (which is really excellent). For his both harsh and clean vocal, check this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlnlK5WL1bk . I'm not much into history of metal but this guy used both clean and harsh vocals simultaneously in early 90s and it makes the album more impressive.
devil doll might be a little long but it worths it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL--7DdHJHY
sorry I don't know how to link the youtube videos to my text
Apothecary - 21.07.2013 at 20:16  
I wouldn't know if you've listened to them that much, but Jason Mendonca (Akercocke) is, in my opinion, by far one of the most talented and versatile vocalists in metal. Definitely needs to be any top metal vocalists list.
LeKiwi - 21.07.2013 at 20:18  
Written by Apothecary on 21.07.2013 at 20:16

I wouldn't know if you've listened to them that much, but Jason Mendonca (Akercocke) is, in my opinion, by far one of the most talented and versatile vocalists in metal. Definitely needs to be any top metal vocalists list.

I've actually listened to their entire discography with focus on their Words album. I remember he did clean vocals and growls rather well so I might go revisit some of their tracks
Mattybu - 25.07.2013 at 05:50  
Shit man, he's a decent vocalist overall but I found MA's vocals on Watershed straight up annoying at times, he did that throaty rotund black woman on American idol thing and I would say theres definitely some better Opeth albums vocals wise.
LeKiwi - 25.07.2013 at 05:59  
Written by Mattybu on 25.07.2013 at 05:50

Shit man, he's a decent vocalist overall but I found MA's vocals on Watershed straight up annoying at times, he did that throaty rotund black woman on American idol thing and I would say theres definitely some better Opeth albums vocals wise.

I'd say Watershed was the peak of his versatility. Excluding growls, he's gotten even better on Heritage but since there's no growls I put one from Watershed to showcase what he can pull off. As far as I'm aware you're the only one with that opinion
Mattybu - 25.07.2013 at 06:07  
Written by LeKiwi on 25.07.2013 at 05:59

Written by Mattybu on 25.07.2013 at 05:50

Shit man, he's a decent vocalist overall but I found MA's vocals on Watershed straight up annoying at times, he did that throaty rotund black woman on American idol thing and I would say theres definitely some better Opeth albums vocals wise.

I'd say Watershed was the peak of his versatility. Excluding growls, he's gotten even better on Heritage but since there's no growls I put one from Watershed to showcase what he can pull off. As far as I'm aware you're the only one with that opinion


maybe I am the only one with that opinion haha. but that album I don't know to me just had some real annoying stuff on it. I would say Ghost Reveries is probably the best vocal wise, even blackwater park which is largely boring I liked better than Watershed. also he did some good stuff with Bloodbath miles ahead of watershed.
LeKiwi - 25.07.2013 at 06:23  
Written by Mattybu on 25.07.2013 at 06:07

maybe I am the only one with that opinion haha. but that album I don't know to me just had some real annoying stuff on it. I would say Ghost Reveries is probably the best vocal wise, even blackwater park which is largely boring I liked better than Watershed. also he did some good stuff with Bloodbath miles ahead of watershed.


Vocally, Ghost Reveries came close to Watershed imo. I think in this album he displays his highest vocal range in all his albums (barring Heritage), his usual belted growls, and the occasional gritty note a la Symphony X or wtv Ideally there would be a compilation of his work in Bloodbath along with some of the insane clean work he pulls off in Heritage, but such is not the case...Watershed will have to do
Lit. - 26.08.2013 at 05:47  
How about the dude from Vektor?
Cynic Metalhead - 26.08.2013 at 09:39  
Written by Lit. on 26.08.2013 at 05:47

How about the dude from Vektor?


Very talented.
LeKiwi - 15.09.2013 at 05:26  
Written by Erik M. on 29.06.2013 at 22:33

"E.Mol's epicly long list of vocalists"


Checked the vocalists out again and added some of the inevitable ones Worked for an hour or so on the list today and it's nearly finished barring future amends!
Monolithic - 15.09.2013 at 09:30  
This list I like.
Fradd - 15.09.2013 at 14:02  
You could link Warrel Dane to "This Godless Endeavor" and Dan Swano to "Add Reality"
Erik M. - 15.09.2013 at 16:48  
Written by LeKiwi on 15.09.2013 at 05:26

Written by Erik M. on 29.06.2013 at 22:33

"E.Mol's epicly long list of vocalists"


Checked the vocalists out again and added some of the inevitable ones Worked for an hour or so on the list today and it's nearly finished barring future amends!


Wait a second, I didn't type that.

Anyway, good to see you added 3 of my suggestions, but your list isn't quite done yet. While I like the list so far, there's lots of progressive metal vocalists, but not enough vocalists of other genres. While I don't expect you to add all of my 10 suggestions, some of them are really essential in my opinion. At least Patrick Walker has to be added, but also Daniel Bryntse and Aaron Stainthorpe. Fernando Ribeiro is also great as I mentioned. Let me know if you need help on good songs for those if you're going to add them, but I already provided you with some links in my initial post.
Fritillaria - 15.09.2013 at 20:55  
I think there is a big empty space for some good female vocalists too actually I mean here on this list Everyone had already suggested some vocalists but no one suggested female vocalists. So my suggestions : Sabina Classen from Holy Moses(she is very charismatic) , Agnete M. Kirkevaag from Madder Mortem ( very innovative and original) , Cara McCutchen from Mortillery(powerful) , Annlouice Loegdlund from Diablo Swing Orchestra and also very skillful Floor Jansen and Anneke Van Giersbergen though both of them have great voice and skills but they're not very innovative.

and I personally rather MLny Parsonz from Royal Thunder over all of those respectful ladies.She is such inspirational exactly like Agnete.
Fritillaria - 15.09.2013 at 21:24  
And John Haughm from Agalloch ,Phil Anselmo from Pantera and David "Veillko" Gold from Woods Ypres
LeKiwi - 16.09.2013 at 03:38  
Written by Fritillaria on 15.09.2013 at 20:55

I think there is a big empty space for some good female vocalists too actually I mean here on this list Everyone had already suggested some vocalists but no one suggested female vocalists. So my suggestions : Sabina Classen from Holy Moses(she is very charismatic) , Agnete M. Kirkevaag from Madder Mortem ( very innovative and original) , Cara McCutchen from Mortillery(powerful) , Annlouice Loegdlund from Diablo Swing Orchestra and also very skillful Floor Jansen and Anneke Van Giersbergen though both of them have great voice and skills but they're not very innovative.

and I personally rather MLny Parsonz from Royal Thunder over all of those respectful ladies.She is such inspirational exactly like Agnete.

I had two female vocalists in mind already (Stolen Babies, Madder Mortem, and possibly Diablo Swing Orchestra) but was wondering how I'd change the introduction to suit both genders There are a couple of vocalists who I've not heard before so I'll check them out

As for John from Agalloch and David from Woods Of Ypres, I don't think either of them are particularly skilled. John is a weak vocalist imo and David doesn't do anything special and harmonises so often that even if he was talented you wouldn't be able to hear it :S That being said, I might end up adding Phil from Pantera since he's beast at what he does. I don't listen to Pantera often so that might take some time...
LeKiwi - 16.09.2013 at 03:54  
Written by Erik M. on 15.09.2013 at 16:48

Wait a second, I didn't type that.

Anyway, good to see you added 3 of my suggestions, but your list isn't quite done yet. While I like the list so far, there's lots of progressive metal vocalists, but not enough vocalists of other genres. While I don't expect you to add all of my 10 suggestions, some of them are really essential in my opinion. At least Patrick Walker has to be added, but also Daniel Bryntse and Aaron Stainthorpe. Fernando Ribeiro is also great as I mentioned. Let me know if you need help on good songs for those if you're going to add them, but I already provided you with some links in my initial post.

That's because progressive metal vocalists are the most talented in the genre I agree it would be nice to have vocalists from other genres but not simply for the sake of "diversity." Plus, almost a third of the vocalists on my list aren't in prog bands

Like I said before, barring those added I don't think the vocalists you mentioned are talented in any particular way. Moonspell's vocalist does pique my interest but I don't know anything about the band so adding a track for him might be hard :S
Fritillaria - 16.09.2013 at 07:44  
Written by LeKiwi on 16.09.2013 at 03:38

I had two female vocalists in mind already (Stolen Babies, Madder Mortem, and possibly Diablo Swing Orchestra) but was wondering how I'd change the introduction to suit both genders

why you even need to change the introductions ? ! Isn't it most talented vocalist in metal ? ! So I guess it doesn't matter if they're male or female
Written by LeKiwi on 16.09.2013 at 03:38

As for John from Agalloch and David from Woods Of Ypres, I don't think either of them are particularly skilled.


Wait ! Being Skilled differs WAY MUCH with being talented,not in my opinion actually so that's why I suggested them although they might seem not very skilled but they sound talented in my opinion And I just remember Sebastian Bach
Zaphod - 16.09.2013 at 20:00  
Written by Fradd on 15.09.2013 at 14:02

You could link Warrel Dane to "This Godless Endeavor"

Agreed.
If you're looking for a nice example of Dane's range, "This Godless Endeavor" is one of the best options, though it doesn't completely display his full capabilities of course. In fact you could even link it to the live version from The Year Of The Voyager, since he performs extremely well live, just like the rest of the band.
Erik M. - 16.09.2013 at 23:01  
Written by LeKiwi on 16.09.2013 at 03:54

That's because progressive metal vocalists are the most talented in the genre I agree it would be nice to have vocalists from other genres but not simply for the sake of "diversity." Plus, almost a third of the vocalists on my list aren't in prog bands

Like I said before, barring those added I don't think the vocalists you mentioned are talented in any particular way. Moonspell's vocalist does pique my interest but I don't know anything about the band so adding a track for him might be hard :S


I'm not so sure about that. It might be that you think so because progressive metal is your favourite (sub)genre. I'm not saying you should add them for the sake of diversity, but simply because they deserve to be on the list since they're talented. Also, I'm curious to what your definition of "talented" is, since saying most of the vocalists I mentioned aren't talented according to you just seems weird to me. Some of the already listed vocalists also aren't that special, like Jari Mäenpää. And if you going to include ridiculous vocals like the vocalist of Demilich, then you should also add Dagon from Inquisition since both sound ridiculous and aren't really talented. It's just that their vocals are unique, nothing more, nothing less.

As for the vocalist of Moonspell, how about this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecYvkNldkuI Awesome song (and album), as well as most of his vocal styles as to be heard in that song, although most other songs from that album can be chosen for this list. The two best albums are Wolfheart and Irreligious according to most fans (me included ), but if you're searching for only great clean vocals then I suggest a song from Sin/Pecado (or Omega White), a totally underrated album and probably just behind Irreligious for me. Btw, I saw them live twice and his vocals are just as great live. He just seems like a great guy overall, easily one of my favourite vocalists (and he totally owns the stage when performing).

Written by Fritillaria on 16.09.2013 at 07:44

why you even need to change the introductions ? ! Isn't it most talented vocalist in metal ? ! So I guess it doesn't matter if they're male or female


He's being sexist. Just kidding. But if you're going to add female vocalists as well, then be ready for an even longer list of suggestions coming from me. I actually might create a list of the best/most talented female vocalists, but I'm not sure if I'll ever make such a list since I have already plenty of lists as of now (not to mention a sequel to my most recent list is coming in the next few months, probably).
Fritillaria - 16.09.2013 at 23:09  
Written by Erik M. on 16.09.2013 at 23:01

but I'm not sure if I'll ever make such a list since I have already plenty of lists as of now


Leave that aside for me
Erik M. - 16.09.2013 at 23:11  
Written by Fritillaria on 16.09.2013 at 23:09

Leave that aside for me


You're going to create a list? Yay, finally!
LeKiwi - 17.09.2013 at 00:51  
Written by Erik M. on 16.09.2013 at 23:01

I'm not so sure about that. It might be that you think so because progressive metal is your favourite (sub)genre. I'm not saying you should add them for the sake of diversity, but simply because they deserve to be on the list since they're talented. Also, I'm curious to what your definition of "talented" is, since saying most of the vocalists I mentioned aren't talented according to you just seems weird to me. Some of the already listed vocalists also aren't that special, like Jari Mäenpää. And if you going to include ridiculous vocals like the vocalist of Demilich, then you should also add Dagon from Inquisition since both sound ridiculous and aren't really talented. It's just that their vocals are unique, nothing more, nothing less.

As for the vocalist of Moonspell, how about this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecYvkNldkuI Awesome song (and album), as well as most of his vocal styles as to be heard in that song, although most other songs from that album can be chosen for this list. The two best albums are Wolfheart and Irreligious according to most fans (me included ), but if you're searching for only great clean vocals then I suggest a song from Sin/Pecado (or Omega White), a totally underrated album and probably just behind Irreligious for me. Btw, I saw them live twice and his vocals are just as great live. He just seems like a great guy overall, easily one of my favourite vocalists (and he totally owns the stage when performing).

Sorry mate. It simply is that progressive metal garners the some of the most talented musicians because such diversity if required for that sub-genre. Talent means having innate skill. That means that no matter how hard another vocalist trains, a talented vocalist will always get farther and sound better. So yes, Demilich's vocalist is talented because he has the natural ability to growl lower than any vocalist I've ever heard.

Jari is an amazing singer and there are many people that agree with me. Most of the time he doesn't display his talent because he's simply screaming, but some Wintersun songs (did you even listen to the song I posted for him?) it sounds as if there's more than one vocalist there and I'm not talking about harmonies, I'm talking about colours of voice, and he has many.

Back to the topic of talent. I don't think that the vocalists you insist I add are talented (or skilled to clarify.) They don't have any variety nor do they have any particular prowess in either clean singing or screaming. They are simply grade C singers in my opinion. Average. I'm very picky with my vocalists as they are a huge determinate on whether I enjoy the music or not. Hence why I made this list because I pay close attention to such details. In any case, lists are opinions and the reason I made this one was to promote vocalists who I see as talented, so I want to keep it as concise as possible otherwise I might end up with a list like yours
LeKiwi - 17.09.2013 at 00:57  
Written by Fritillaria on 16.09.2013 at 07:44

why you even need to change the introductions ? ! Isn't it most talented vocalist in metal ? ! So I guess it doesn't matter if they're male or female

Wait ! Being Skilled differs WAY MUCH with being talented,not in my opinion actually so that's why I suggested them although they might seem not very skilled but they sound talented in my opinion And I just remember Sebastian Bach

If you read over the introduction you'll see it's clearly catered towards the male gender. Hence words and phrases such as "man-crushes" and "frontmen." I will change it at one point when I do my next update

Well like I said to E.mol, talent is having innate skill and while they might have talent, but they are not some of the MOST talented vocalists. I'll have a look at the suggestion.
Fritillaria - 17.09.2013 at 08:57  
Written by LeKiwi on 17.09.2013 at 00:51

So yes, Demilich's vocalist is talented because he has the natural ability to growl lower than any vocalist I've ever heard.

hmm to be honest I've never thought that such kinda of things are considered as talent in vocalists,I mean I don't know I personally can't consider that talent.
Written by LeKiwi on 17.09.2013 at 00:51

and I'm not talking about harmonies, I'm talking about colours of voice, and he has many.

but isn't the color of voice of a vocalist individual? I mean there is only one color of voice for one vocalist, how can someone have two? it means he/she must change his/her voice totally ? or do you mean by that the different styles of vocals he uses ? like clean? high-pitched cleans ? growling and melodic growling ?

Written by LeKiwi on 17.09.2013 at 00:51

Back to the topic of talent. I don't think that the vocalists you insist I add are talented (or skilled to clarify.) They don't have any variety nor do they have any particular prowess in either clean singing or screaming. They are simply grade C singers in my opinion. Average.

yes variety! That's what makes a vocalist outstanding, not being skillful,skills come from practice,but variety comes from being smart in doing the best vocals that they can do.I mean even talent doesn't mean to have the best color ever or to have different abilities like growling or clean singing,a smart vocalist a very talented one knows how to use one of them with lots of variety.


Written by LeKiwi on 17.09.2013 at 00:51

I'm very picky with my vocalists as they are a huge determinate on whether I enjoy the music or not.


same here
LeKiwi - 17.09.2013 at 16:34  
Written by Fritillaria on 17.09.2013 at 08:57

hmm to be honest I've never thought that such kinda of things are considered as talent in vocalists,I mean I don't know I personally can't consider that talent.

but isn't the color of voice of a vocalist individual? I mean there is only one color of voice for one vocalist, how can someone have two? it means he/she must change his/her voice totally ? or do you mean by that the different styles of vocals he uses ? like clean? high-pitched cleans ? growling and melodic growling ?

yes variety! That's what makes a vocalist outstanding, not being skillful,skills come from practice,but variety comes from being smart in doing the best vocals that they can do.I mean even talent doesn't mean to have the best color ever or to have different abilities like growling or clean singing,a smart vocalist a very talented one knows how to use one of them with lots of variety.

Have you ever watched any of those talent shows on TV? Anything strange can be talent, as long it's unique or performed well

What I mean by colours is tone, which one can alter seamlessly if adept enough. Using falsetto, vocal fry, resonance, etc to alter the sound of one's voice.

I used the word talent because it is vague. It can be synonymous with net skill or it could mean the innate skill that puts you ahead of the rest.

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