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



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