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This is a list with some of the greatest voices in the history of rock/metal music (in alphabetical order - by singer).

I know that there are many more great singers out there (I haven't heard them all!), and I also know that there are some really good singers left out of this list.

The criteria by which the following singers were selected are:

1. Anything regarding the voice and the vocal performance (e.g. : Voice quality, technique, range, originality, creativity etc.)
2. Influence - Effect (If a singer has been an influence on other singers or a musical genre)
3. My personal taste!

The form of the list is "Band - Trademark Album For The Singer"
"Name of the singer" (Bands he/she has joined)

Created by: Kitharistas87 | 07.06.2013



1. My Dying Bride - Turn Loose The Swans
Aaron Stainthorpe
2. Primordial - To The Nameless Dead
Alan Averill "Nemtheanga" (Plagued, Void Of Silence ,Blood Revolt, Marduk, Dread Sovereign, Twilight Of The Gods)
3. Watchtower - Control And Resistance
Alan Tecchio (Hades, Non-Fiction, Seven Witches)
4. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
Alice Cooper
5. Evanescence - Fallen
Amy Lee
6. In Flames - Clayman
Anders Friden (Dark Tranquility)
7. Angra - Holy Land
Andre Matos (Viper,Shaman, Solo)
8. Arch Enemy - Anthems Of Rebellion
Angela Gossow
9. The Gathering - Nighttime Birds
Anneke Van Giersbergen (Agua De Annique)
10. Saxon - Denim And Leather
Biff Byford
11. W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol
Blackie Lawless
12. AC/DC - If You Want Blood You've Got It
Bon Scott
13. Boston - Boston
Brad Delp (Barry Goudreau (solo record), Orion the Hunter, RTZ, Beatlejuice)
14. AC/DC - Back In Black
Brian Johnson (Geordie)
15. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
Bruce Dickinson (Samson,Solo)
16. Psychotic Waltz - Into The Everflow
Buddy Luckey - a.k.a Devon Graves - (Solo, Deadsoul Tribe)
17. Fear Factory - Demanufacture
Burton C. Bell (G-Z-R, Ascension Of The Watchers)
18. Vicious Rumors - Vicious Rumors
Carl Albert (Ruffians, Villain)
19. Cannibal Corpse - The Bleeding
Chris Barnes (Six Feet Under, Torture Killer)
20. Soundgarden - Superunknown
Chris Cornell (Temple Of The Dog, Audioslave, Solo)
21. Death - Symbolic
Chuck Schuldiner (Control Denied)
22. Slipknot - Slipknot
Corey Taylor (Stone Sour)
23. Cradle Of Filth - Dusk... And Her Embrace
Dani Filth
24. Pain Of Salvation - The Perfect Element, Part I
Daniel Gildenlow
25. Meniketti - Meniketti
Dave Meniketti (Y&T)
26. Monster Magnet - Powertrip
Dave Wyndorf
27. Uriah Heep - Look At Yourself
David Byron (Solo)
28. Whitesnake - Whitesnake [1987]
David Coverdale (Deep Purple, Solo)
29. Virgin Steele - Invictus
David Defeis
30. Disturbed - The Sickness
David Drainman
31. Van Halen - Van Halen
David Lee Roth (Solo)
32. Fear Of God - Within The Veil
Dawn Crosby (Détente)
33. Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry
Dee Snider (Widowmaker, Solo)
34. Marillion - Script For A Jester's Tear
Derek William Dick - a.k.a. "Fish" - (Tony Banks, Ayreon)
35. Strapping Young Lad - City
Devin Townsend (Solo, etc.)
36. Pearl Jam - Ten
Eddie Vedder (Glen Hansard, Bad Radio, Temple of the Dog, Hovercraft, 7 Worlds Collide, C Average)
37. Manowar - Into Glory Ride
Eric Adams
38. Saviour Machine - Legend Part I
Eric Clayton
39. Trouble - Psalm 9
Eric Wagner
40. Rhapsody of Fire - Dawn Of Victory
Fabio Lione (Vision Divine, Labyrinth, Kamelot, Ayreon, Angra)
41. After Forever - Decipher
Floor Jensen (Nightwish)
42. Queen - A Night At The Opera
Freddie Mercury (Solo)
43. Rush - 2112
Geddy Lee
44. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
Geoff Tate (Solo)
45. Danzig - Danzig II - Lucifuge
Glenn Danzig (Misfits, Samhain)
46. Trapeze - You Are The Music, We're Just The Band
Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Gary Moore, Black Sabbath, Solo, etc.)
47. Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth
Hansi Kursch (Demons And Wizards)
48. Jag Panzer - Ample Destruction
Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (Satan's Host, Titan Force)
49. Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Ian Anderson (Solo)
50. Deep Purple - In Rock
Ian Gillan (Gillan, etc.)
51. Metallica - Metallica
James Hetfield
52. Dream Theater - Images And Words
James LaBrie (Mullmuzzler, Solo, etc.)
53. Helstar - A Distant Thunder
James Rivera (Destiny's End, Seven Witches, Vicious Rumors, etc.)
54. Full Tilt Boogie Band - Pearl
Janis Joplin (Big Brother and the Holding Company, Kozmic Blues Band,Grateful Dead)
55. Talisman - Humanimal
Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen, Journey,Soul Sirkus, W.E.T. , Humanimal, Solo)
56. Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
Jeff Walker
57. Survivor - Vital Signs
Jimi Jamison (Cobra, Target, Jim Peterik, Bobby Kimbal)
58. Joe Lynn Turner - Rescue You
Joe Lynn Turner (Fandango, Rainbow,Deep Purple, Sunstorm, Avantasia, etc.)
59. Armored Saint - Symbol Of Salvation
John Bush (Anthrax)
60. Agent Steel - Skeptics Apocalypse
John Cyriis (S.E.T.I.)
61. Kyuss - Kyuss
John Garcia (Slo-Burn, Unida, Hermano)
62. Obituary - Cause Of Death
John Tardy
63. Axel Rudi Pell - Oceans Of Time
Johnny Gioeli (Hardline, Crush 40, Brunette)
64. Savatage - Gutter Ballet
Jon Oliva (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Jon Oliva's Pain, etc.)
65. ARK - Burn The Sun
Jorn Lande (Allen - Lande, Ark, The Snakes, Masterplan, etc.)
66. Gamma Ray - Land Of The Free
Kai Hansen (Helloween)
67. Bolt Thrower - ...For Victory
Karl Willets
68. King Diamond - Abigail
King Diamond (Mercyful Fate)
69. Kip Winger - Down Incognito
Kip Winger (Alice Cooper, Winger, Alan Parsons, Jordan Rudess)
70. Scorpions - Lovedrive
Klaus Meine
71. Warrior Soul - Salutations From The Ghetto Nation
Kory Clark (Space Age Playboys, etc.)
72. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
Kriss "Garm" Rygg (Ulver,Head Control System)
73. Nirvana - Nevermind
Kurt Cobain (Fecal Matter)
74. Entombed - Clandestine
Lars Goran Petrov
75. Alice in Chains - Dirt
Layne Staley (Mad Season, Class of '99, Alice N' Chains, Sleze)
76. Cathedral - The Ethereal Mirror
Lee Dorian (Napalm Death)
77. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades
Ian Kilmister - a.k.a. Lemmy - (Hawkwind, Solo)
78. Theatre Of Tragedy - Velvet Darkness They Fear
Liv Kristine Espenaes-Krull (Atrocity, Leaves Eyes, Solo)
79. Foreigner - 4
Lou Gramm (Black Sheep, Shadow King, Solo, etc.)
80. Marilyn Manson - Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death)
Marilyn Manson
81. Skyclad - Prince Of The Poverty Line
Martin Walkyier (Sabbat)
82. Yngwie Malmsteen - Trilogy
Mark Boals (Ring of Fire, Royal Hunt, Seven the Hardway, etc.)
83. Mark Free - Long Way From Love
Mark Free (King Kobra, Signal, Unruly Child)
84. Krux - II
Mats Leven (Yngwie Malmsteen, Abstrakt Algebra,Therion, etc.)
85. Iced Earth - Something Wicked This Way Comes
Matt Barlow (Pyramaze, The First State Force Band, Cauldron, Ashes Of Ares)
86. Sepultura - Roots
Max Cavalera (Nailbomb, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy)
87. Tool - Lateralus
Maynard James Keenan (A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, etc.)
88. Candlemass - Nightfall
Messiah Marcolin (Mercy,Memento Mori)
89. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II
Michael Kiske (Solo, etc.)
90. Crimson Glory - Crimson Glory
Midnight (Solo)
91. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
Lars Mikael Åkerfeldt (Bloodbath)
92. Faith No More - King For A Day... Fool For A Lifetime
Mike Patton (Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, Tomahawk, Peeping Tom, Solo, etc.)
93. Steelheart - Steelheart
Miljenko Matijevic (Steel Dragon, Manzarek - Krieger)
94. Paradise Lost - Draconian Times
Nick Holmes
95. Otep - Sevas Tra
Otep Shamaya
96. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Ozzy Osbourne (Solo)
97. Bad Company - Bad Company
Paul Rodgers (Free, The Firm, The Law, Queen + Paul Rodgers)
98. Pretty Maids - Jump The Gun
Paul "Ronnie Atkins" Christensen
99. Corrosion Of Conformity - Deliverance
Pepper Keenan (Down)
100. Genesis - Selling England By The Pound
Peter Gabriel (Solo)
101. Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses
Peter Steele
102. Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
Phil Anselmo (Down, Superjoint Ritual, etc.)
103. Thin Lizzy - Johnny The Fox
Phil Lynott (Solo, etc.)
104. Gamma Ray - Heading For Tomorrow
Ralf Scheepers (Tyran Pace, Primal Fear)
105. Lamb Of God - Sacrament
Randy Blythe (Halo Of Locusts)
106. Fates Warning - Perfect Symmetry
Ray Alder (Engine)
107. The Almighty - Crank
Ricky Warwick (New Model Army, Circus Diablo, Thin Lizzy, Black Star Riders)
108. Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny
Rob Halford (Fight, Solo)
109. Impellitteri - Screaming Symphony
Rob Rock (M.A.R.S., Axel Rudi Pell, Avantasia, Warrior, Angelica, Joshua, Driver, Solo)
110. Machine Head - Burn My Eyes
Robb Flynn (Forbidden, Vio-Lence)
111. Solitude Aeturnus - Through The Darkest Hour
Robert Lowe (Candlemass)
112. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
Robert Plant (Solo, etc.)
113. Labyrinth - Return to Heaven Denied Pt.2
Roberto Tiranti (Ken Hensley Live Fire, Mangala Vallis, A.P.D, Vanexa)
114. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Roger Waters & David Gilmour
115. Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell
Ronnie James Dio (Elf, Rainbow, Dio)
116. Kamelot - The Black Halo
Roy Khan (Conception)
117. Symphony X - The Divine Wings Of Tragedy
Russell Allen (Allen - Lande)
118. Holy Moses - Finished With The Dogs
Sabina Herz Classen (Temple Of The Absurd)
119. Sammy Hagar - Standing Hampton
Sammy Hagar (Van Halen, Chickenfoot, Montrose)
120. The Obsessed - Lunar Womb
Scott "Wino" Weinrich (Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan, The Hidden Hand, etc.)
121. Skid Row - Skid Row
Sebastian Bach (Solo)
122. System Of A Down - Toxicity
Serj Tankian (Serart, Solo)
123. Within Temptation - The Heart Of Everything
Sharon Den Adel
124. Spiritual Beggars - Ad Astra
Spice (Kayser, Spice & The RJ Band, etc.)
125. Heir Apparent - One Small Voice
Steve Benito
126. Grim Reaper - See You In Hell
Steve Grimmett (Lionsheart, Onslaught, Chateaux, etc.)
127. Journey - Escape
Steve Perry (Ice, Alien Project, The Sullies, etc.)
128. Kansas - Leftoverture
Steve Walsh (Streets)
129. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic
Steven Tyler
130. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
Steven Wilson (No-Man, Blackfield, Solo, etc.)
131. Nightwish - Once
Tarja Turunen (Solo)
132. Fifth Angel - Fifth Angel
Ted Pilot
133. Bathory - Hammerheart
Thomas "Quorthon" Forsberg (Solo)
134. Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
Thomas Gabriel "Warrior" Fischer (Hellhammer,Apollyon Sun)
135. Judas Priest - Meltdown
Tim "Ripper" Owens (Winters Bane,Iced Earth, Beyond Fear, Yngwie Malmsteen)
136. Slayer - Reign In Blood
Tom Araya
137. Lethal - Programmed
Tom Mallicoat
138. TNT - My Religion
Tony Harnell (Westworld, Starbreaker)
139. Black Sabbath - Headless Cross
Tony Martin (Solo, etc.)
140. Riot V - Thundersteel
Tony Moore (Faith And Fire)
141. Accept - Balls To The Wall
Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O.)
142. Anathema - Alternative 4
Vincent Cavanagh
143. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
W. Axl Rose (Hollywood Rose, L.A. Guns, Rapidfire)
144. Nevermore - Dead Heart, In A Dead World
Warrel Dane (Sancturary)
145. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against The Machine
Zack de la Rocha (Hardstance, Inside Out, One Day As A Lion)



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