Thumbs up: +46
My other lists:
Tasty Stuff Not Currently Featured On MS

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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K†ulu - 14.10.2013 at 15:33  
For Pantera I suggest This Love. I think it has everything Anselmo was capable of.

As for Vektor, one can pretty much take any song However, for especially outstanding vocal mutilations I would be choosing between Black Future, Accelerating Universe or Destroying the Cosmos

I believe both guys deserve go be among those with stars, just like Mikael Akerfeldt by the way.

Great list.
Apothecary - 14.10.2013 at 16:24  
Written by LeKiwi on 14.10.2013 at 04:45

Alex has some deep and resonant cleans with a pretty average scream. In order to make a valid judgement, I would have to hear him perform unharmonised cleans. Can such a performance be found?

Well The Ruins Of Beverast are a one man band, and thus haven't really done a lot of performances. The only shows thus far that Alex actually put together a live band for were for Roadburn, Deathkult, and a few other little festivals earlier this year. Your best bet is to try to find some bootlegged footage of that (on Youtube, I'm sure) and see for yourself. Alex will be the bald guy.
Boxcar Willy - 15.10.2013 at 04:53  
The fact that Phil Anselmo is on this list over Dax Rigs, Johannes Persson or Oli like I previously stated is actually criminal.
LeKiwi - 16.10.2013 at 22:31  
Written by Boxcar Willy on 15.10.2013 at 04:53

The fact that Phil Anselmo is on this list over Dax Rigs, Johannes Persson or Oli like I previously stated is actually criminal.

Disparate vocal techniques. Please post some links.
Rodney - 22.10.2013 at 14:18  
For Gojira you have Mario Duplantier listed as the vocalist, just wanted to point out that he's actually the drummer. Joe Duplantier is the vocalist.
LeKiwi - 22.10.2013 at 14:41  
Written by Rodney on 22.10.2013 at 14:18

For Gojira you have Mario Duplantier listed as the vocalist, just wanted to point out that he's actually the drummer. Joe Duplantier is the vocalist.

Thanks
Monolithic - 26.10.2013 at 10:08  
Well I just came up with a suggestion, Joseph E Martinez, of Junius. I'd happy to see your verdict on his abilities, whether he's considered talented to be added or not:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rty7jOMKi8U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhXbYNq4lf8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDDdVCEgjyw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byh1SCi89IM
Shipwrecked - 11.11.2013 at 09:30  
Perhaps I didn't catch this entry, but what about Simen Hestnæs aka "ICS Vortex"?
LeKiwi - 11.11.2013 at 09:58  
Written by Shipwrecked on 11.11.2013 at 09:30

Perhaps I didn't catch this entry, but what about Simen Hestnæs aka "ICS Vortex"?

Did he perform the clean vocals for Borknagar's Urd? I wasn't sure so I didn't add him.
Shipwrecked - 13.11.2013 at 08:16  
Written by LeKiwi on 11.11.2013 at 09:58

Written by Shipwrecked on 11.11.2013 at 09:30

Perhaps I didn't catch this entry, but what about Simen Hestnæs aka "ICS Vortex"?

Did he perform the clean vocals for Borknagar's Urd? I wasn't sure so I didn't add him.

Yes, it was him, alongside Vintersorg.
LeKiwi - 13.11.2013 at 10:08  
Written by Shipwrecked on 13.11.2013 at 08:16

Yes, it was him, alongside Vintersorg.

So Vintersorg does cleans also? If so, could you let me know which part of any song on Urd features him performing those?
Shipwrecked - 13.11.2013 at 10:25  
Written by LeKiwi on 13.11.2013 at 10:08

Written by Shipwrecked on 13.11.2013 at 08:16

Yes, it was him, alongside Vintersorg.

So Vintersorg does cleans also? If so, could you let me know which part of any song on Urd features him performing those?


Yes. Cleans have been split between the two of them, since Vortex's return to the band. The opening track, "Epochalypse" features both of them, I believe.
LeKiwi - 13.11.2013 at 10:28  
Written by Shipwrecked on 13.11.2013 at 10:25

Yes. Cleans have been split between the two of them, since Vortex's return to the band. The opening track, "Epochalypse" features both of them, I believe.

So how the hell to I tell them apart?!
Lethrokai - 16.11.2013 at 20:21  
Hey, I know you've already put down Annlouice from Diablo Swing Orchestra, but have you ever considered putting Daniel Håkansson up there too?
For me, he is one of the most underrated vocalists in music, simply because he's overshadowed by DSO's other tremendous vocal talent. Just listen to Justice For Saint Mary if you haven't already to see what I mean
Apothecary - 17.12.2013 at 13:34  
Attila should definitely be on this list in my opinion, he's one of those rare vocalists that has a strange way of blending his extreme vocals together with his cleans, such as on this Mayhem track. But he also has the distinction of being able to adapt his voice to virtually any style, and his deep cleans are simply beautiful when he lets them out at their full potential, like with this Sunn O))) track he was featured on.
LeKiwi - 17.12.2013 at 13:40  
Written by Lethrokai on 16.11.2013 at 20:21

Hey, I know you've already put down Annlouice from Diablo Swing Orchestra, but have you ever considered putting Daniel Håkansson up there too?
For me, he is one of the most underrated vocalists in music, simply because he's overshadowed by DSO's other tremendous vocal talent. Just listen to Justice For Saint Mary if you haven't already to see what I mean

I'll do that Sorry for not replying earlier, was a busy time

Written by Apothecary on 17.12.2013 at 13:34

Attila should definitely be on this list in my opinion, he's one of those rare vocalists that has a strange way of blending his extreme vocals together with his cleans, such as on this Mayhem track. But he also has the distinction of being able to adapt his voice to virtually any style, and his deep cleans are simply beautiful when he lets them out at their full potential, like with this Sunn O))) track he was featured on.

I'll check it out soon, I haven't updated this list in ages and hopefully I'll be able to do so in a couple of days when my work university work is complete
Lethrokai - 17.12.2013 at 20:27  
Written by LeKiwi on 17.12.2013 at 13:40


I'll do that Sorry for not replying earlier, was a busy time



No probs, it's quite understandable.
b_la_bestia - 28.12.2013 at 02:41  
Leo Jimenez! \m/ ex-Saratoga, Stravaganzza, 037, Supra and now as a solo artist under his own name. Clean vocals, amazing live performances. One of the best I have ever seen.
Erik M. - 29.12.2013 at 18:24  
Still no Aaron from MDB...
Lit. - 29.12.2013 at 18:51  
...Or Bobby Blitz of Overkill and Jon Oliva of Savatage.
LeKiwi - 29.12.2013 at 19:02  
Written by Lit. on 29.12.2013 at 18:51

...Or Bobby Blitz of Overkill and Jon Oliva of Savatage.

I discovered Savatage about 2 weeks ago and I couldn't get over how amazing the vocalist was - brilliant song you recommended. Thanks for reminding me! I'll check out Overkill now
LeKiwi - 29.12.2013 at 20:07  
For clarity, I'm going to start posting which artists are added or removed from the list or rejected from the suggestions.

Added:
Ice Age - Josh Pincus
ICS Vortex (Arcturus, Borknagar, Dimmu Borgir)- Simen "ICS Vortex" Hestnæs
Mayhem - Attila Gábor Csihar
My Dying Bride - Aaron Stainthorpe
Overkill -Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth
Savatage - John Nicholas "Jon" Oliva
Space Odyssey - David Fremberg
Vintersorg (Borknagar, Cronian) - Andreas "Vintersorg" Hedlund
Hex_Omega - 29.12.2013 at 20:40  
Old Suggestions:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qMPX-qxYRs - Threshold
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qfJcWmIrNI - Sieges Even
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq5xsbHij6w - Veni Domine


New Suggestions:
Females:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLEycjwOGpo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWuGTYiQs8U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjr7MnwLpPs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0FrXSWfl9w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmgouw0HVJk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XC8ekUv1eo

Males:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqM_13uZi7U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdqjRLPX-ak
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mACNbbnYxQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPFmwN9zHyo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBzjjWTbcU0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Keuu2DiMKdc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6cxEye9QG8
Erik M. - 29.12.2013 at 20:44  
Good to see you finally added Aaron and even linked The Prize of Beauty to his name, which is from their 2nd best album (SoD, WoL). After many months you finally got my +1.

I'd say keep adding more non-progressive vocalists, for obvious reasons. Everyone already knows you're a prog-lover.

To be honest there are still quite a few great vocalists lacking this list. From the pending suggestions: vocalists from Isole, Lake of Tears, Yearning, Kamelot (Roy Khan), The Gathering (Anneke van Giersbergen) and Novembers Doom. If you need track suggestions for those, let me know.
Erik M. - 29.12.2013 at 20:48  
Written by Hex_Omega on 29.12.2013 at 20:40

Suggestions


I know it's a pain to make all those links clickable, but it's even more of a pain to others who want to check 'em out when they aren't clickable. Just saying...
Troy Killjoy - 29.12.2013 at 20:57  
Written by Erik M. on 29.12.2013 at 20:48
I know it's a pain to make all those links clickable, but it's even more of a pain to others who want to check 'em out when they aren't clickable. Just saying...

All you have to do is copy/paste the link. Takes two seconds.
Hex_Omega - 29.12.2013 at 21:01  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 29.12.2013 at 20:57

Written by Erik M. on 29.12.2013 at 20:48
I know it's a pain to make all those links clickable, but it's even more of a pain to others who want to check 'em out when they aren't clickable. Just saying...

All you have to do is copy/paste the link. Takes two seconds.

I don't even have to do that. Simply highlight the link, right click -> open.
Troy Killjoy - 29.12.2013 at 21:07  
Written by Hex_Omega on 29.12.2013 at 21:01
I don't even have to do that. Simply highlight the link, right click -> open.

Ya, I use Chrome and it has a "Go to [link]" feature that works the same way. It's actually easier for me to do it that way than it is for you to [tag] [/everything]
Erik M. - 29.12.2013 at 21:48  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 29.12.2013 at 20:57

All you have to do is copy/paste the link. Takes two seconds.


But it's still annoying. You also have to open a new window, which isn't necessary if the link is clickable.
Erik M. - 29.12.2013 at 21:49  
Written by Hex_Omega on 29.12.2013 at 21:01

I don't even have to do that. Simply highlight the link, right click -> open.


Yes, but not everyone can do that. I sure as hell can't. In your case it's indeed easy.
Syk - 30.12.2013 at 17:39  
Quote:
Written by Hex_Omega on 29.12.2013 at 20:40

Old Suggestions:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qMPX-qxYRs - Threshold
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qfJcWmIrNI - Sieges Even
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq5xsbHij6w - Veni Domine


New Suggestions:
Females:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLEycjwOGpo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWuGTYiQs8U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjr7MnwLpPs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0FrXSWfl9w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmgouw0HVJk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XC8ekUv1eo

Males:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqM_13uZi7U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdqjRLPX-ak
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mACNbbnYxQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPFmwN9zHyo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBzjjWTbcU0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Keuu2DiMKdc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6cxEye9QG8
Huzzah?
[quote author=31290]a bit like a Dio copy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95HUbZx3678
pure gold (#1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HABCDC9ivIU
And after reading the stuff at the top... come on. Pantera's vid for Cemetery Gates should be all the evidence Anselmo needs... (or maybe not, if that used an edit that clipped out the outro 615-7:00) then there's Shattered from the same 1990 album (no video), tracks 7-9 from TGSTkill (96) and perhaps his new project's album (haven't heard it, though)

Vektor: "Hunger for Violence" / "Destroying the Cosmos"
Judas Priest: "Beyond the Realms of Death" / "Victim of Changes" / "Painkiller" / "Nostradamus"
I might also suggest Peter Steele of Type O Negative - I think if you click into the band's Myspace or Videos you can access half of their last album
Anacrusis' Kenn Nardi was pretty wild / versatile (at least back in the demo days)
something else I think I agree on with Bad English: "Irmão" by Luminaria
...the following I've grabbed from what I posted on Frit's list of inspiring / impressive females... special mention to Marcela Bovio (Elfonía's song Mañana) & Julie Kiss (To-Mera - "Born of Ashes" wherever you can find it, it's so damn worth it )

Beyon-D-Lusion http://www.metalstorm.net/bands/band.php?band_id=1134
SpiRitual (Videos, "Pulse")
Sigh (the saxophone doctor - sorry, I'm not sure of the regularity of her vocals (actually that could go for most of these))
Boris (I would presume not the unique talent you're seeking, but what do I know? (I've never listened to them))
Melandrolia
Luna Mortis
Dylath-Leen
Coram Lethe (Splendid Chaos)
also search "musicians" at the drop-down box at top-right of page, you may know of them already, but: 2 musicians Borgia and Bovio
Beyon-D-Lusion http://www.metalstorm.net/bands/band.php?band_id=1134
SpiRitual (Videos, "Pulse")
Sigh (the saxophone doctor - sorry, I'm not sure of the regularity of her vocals (actually that could go for most of these))
Boris (I would presume not the unique talent you're seeking, but what do I know? (I've never listened to them))
Melandrolia
Luna Mortis
Dylath-Leen
Coram Lethe (Splendid Chaos)
also search "musicians" at the drop-down box at top-right of page, you may know of them already, but: 2 musicians Borgia and Bovio

(and potentially... Notre Dame? (Videos))


27.09.2013 in The Female Vocalists in Metal Who Impressed Me (Lists) Quote | Edit | Delete

Phantom Blue
The Great Kat
To-Mera
Dreaming Dead
Blood Ceremony
Cerebral Bore
Landmine Marathon
Jex Thoth
Decadence / Triton Enigma
Benedictum
LeKiwi - 30.12.2013 at 17:50  
Written by Syk on 30.12.2013 at 17:39
Huzzah?
You're a lifesaver
LeKiwi - 30.12.2013 at 18:20  
Added:
Sieges Even - Greg Keller
Veni Domine - Fredrik Ohlsson
Erik M. - 31.12.2013 at 17:24  
Syk has the tendency to drive people insane with his insane amount of suggestions. For my debut list, he suggested a total of 80 albums.

But the great thing is that he at least makes all his suggestions clickable.
Hex_Omega - 01.01.2014 at 18:21  
Written by LeKiwi on 30.12.2013 at 18:20

Added:
Fredrik Ohlsson of Veni Domine
Greg Keller of Sieges Even

And what about the others?
LeKiwi - 02.01.2014 at 18:12  
Written by Syk on 30.12.2013 at 17:39

Massive quote...

I'll let you know once I've had a look at it
LeKiwi - 02.01.2014 at 18:38  
Written by Hex_Omega on 01.01.2014 at 18:21

And what about the others?

Working on it
LeKiwi - 03.01.2014 at 19:23  
Damn it, who suggested The Project Hate MCMXCIX I wrote down the wrong bandmember in the pending considerations and now I'm not sure which vocalist to assess
LeKiwi - 03.01.2014 at 19:58  
Added:
Evile - Matthew "Matt" Drake
Exodus - Steve "Zetro" Souza
Grave Digger - Chris Boltendahl
Iced Earth (Pyramaze) - Matthew "Matt" Barlow
Iced Earth (Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen) - Tim "Ripper" Owens
King Diamond (Mercyful Fate) - Kim "King Diamond" Bendix Petersen

Rejected:
Obituary - John Tardy
Stunning Cactus - 04.01.2014 at 17:54  
Maybe it is simply your personal taste, but I don't see a whole lot of power metal up there. I know power metal vocalists often have the same sounding high pitched vocals, but for me, the best was always Fabio Lione of Rhapsody. You can hear the amazing range of timbre and style he is capable of by listening to Rhapsody songs, especially their cover of Manowar's "Power Of Thy Sword", and his latest album with Vision Divine.
LeKiwi - 04.01.2014 at 18:04  
Written by Stunning Cactus on 04.01.2014 at 17:54

Maybe it is simply your personal taste, but I don't see a whole lot of power metal up there. I know power metal vocalists often have the same sounding high pitched vocals, but for me, the best was always Fabio Lione of Rhapsody. You can hear the amazing range of timbre and style he is capable of by listening to Rhapsody songs, especially their cover of Manowar's "Power Of Thy Sword", and his latest album with Vision Divine.

It's funny you say that, I was just listening to quite a lot of power metal lately and was planning to add quite a few vocalists in the genre. Wait around, they'll be here soon
Erik M. - 05.01.2014 at 22:00  
Written by LeKiwi on 04.01.2014 at 18:04

It's funny you say that, I was just listening to quite a lot of power metal lately and was planning to add quite a few vocalists in the genre. Wait around, they'll be here soon


Oh no...

LeKiwi - 05.01.2014 at 22:37  
Written by Erik M. on 05.01.2014 at 22:00
Oh no...



Shh shh...it's ok...you like it...
Stunning Cactus - 06.01.2014 at 10:48  
Written by Erik M. on 05.01.2014 at 22:00

Written by LeKiwi on 04.01.2014 at 18:04

It's funny you say that, I was just listening to quite a lot of power metal lately and was planning to add quite a few vocalists in the genre. Wait around, they'll be here soon


Oh no...




Oh, come on...

I find it very hard to believe that there isn't a single power metal vocalist you enjoy.
Troy Killjoy - 06.01.2014 at 16:08  
Written by Stunning Cactus on 06.01.2014 at 10:48
I find it very hard to believe that there isn't a single power metal vocalist you enjoy.

Why is that so hard to believe?
Syk - 07.01.2014 at 17:06  
Something just occurred to me (but it's probably wrong, seeing you added Zetro and rejected Tardy (mean bastard! :p)) - was this meant to be, like, some kind of "objective" (as much as possible) list of great singers (on-key, ranged, classically-inspired etc.)? Recently I thought about a rather strict closed-mindness I could employ in the future, if I happen to have kids who want to (or I think should) be known for their singing - try to surround (cover all options) with only great, "pure" singers, so they're less likely to pick up "bad habits" (like Matt Bellamy's inhalation fixation/"flaw", despite being pretty good with pitch)... I guess that's what I'm getting at - are you wanting to deny/reject every suggestion featuring even slightly pitchy vocals? Or is it... more about range... Pardon the fascist image that may have been evoked with the middle part of this rambling
LeKiwi - 07.01.2014 at 17:23  
Written by Syk on 07.01.2014 at 17:06

Something just occurred to me (but it's probably wrong, seeing you added Zetro and rejected Tardy (mean bastard! :p)) - was this meant to be, like, some kind of "objective" (as much as possible) list of great singers (on-key, ranged, classically-inspired etc.)? Recently I thought about a rather strict closed-mindness I could employ in the future, if I happen to have kids who want to (or I think should) be known for their singing - try to surround (cover all options) with only great, "pure" singers, so they're less likely to pick up "bad habits" (like Matt Bellamy's inhalation fixation/"flaw", despite being pretty good with pitch)... I guess that's what I'm getting at - are you wanting to deny/reject every suggestion featuring even slightly pitchy vocals? Or is it... more about range... Pardon the fascist image that may have been evoked with the middle part of this rambling

I add vocalists who excel, namely in vocal styles that aren't easily mastered; there's not much more I could say
Erik M. - 08.01.2014 at 21:20  
Written by Stunning Cactus on 06.01.2014 at 10:48

Oh, come on...

I find it very hard to believe that there isn't a single power metal vocalist you enjoy.


Actually there's indeed one: Roy Khan. And honestly I don't enjoy his very emotional (over-the-top) singing, but his vocals like on this track are definitely great to me:



I don't listen to Kamelot anymore, but I used to be quite a big fan (about 6 years ago). If I had to pick a favourite album of theirs now, it would be Siége Perilous. Simply because it isn't cheesy power metal such as most other PM bands. Okay, that's not true, it's still cheesy but somehow tolerable enough for me, I don't know why.
Erik M. - 08.01.2014 at 21:26  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 06.01.2014 at 16:08

Why is that so hard to believe?


Yeah, I'm wondering the same thing (even though I just posted I do enjoy one PM vocalist). I mean, lots of people hate certain vocal styles, like growls or operatic female vocals, "sludge" vocals etc. Power metal vocalists are often very emotional and over-the-top in their singing which makes it sound totally cheesy and that is something I really dislike. Yes, Roy Khan is also cheesy in that sense, but as I said, I somehow can tolerate it somewhat now.
Troy Killjoy - 08.01.2014 at 22:23  
Written by Erik M. on 08.01.2014 at 21:26
Yeah, I'm wondering the same thing (even though I just posted I do enjoy one PM vocalist). I mean, lots of people hate certain vocal styles, like growls or operatic female vocals, "sludge" vocals etc. Power metal vocalists are often very emotional and over-the-top in their singing which makes it sound totally cheesy and that is something I really dislike. Yes, Roy Khan is also cheesy in that sense, but as I said, I somehow can tolerate it somewhat now.

There's always an exception to the rule. Personally I don't enjoy many power/heavy metal vocalists but I have my own exceptions here and there.

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