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Epidemic Reign
08-28-2011, 01:33 AM
I want to go ahead and get this thread started before I post my own list, so go for it. From NWOBHM to brutal death metal, tell me which vocalists are your favorites. Feel free to throw in non-metal vocalists as well.

brutal_descent
08-28-2011, 01:41 AM
Old thread (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=16163&highlight=Favorite+Vocalists), but I'll play along.

Nergal (Behemoth)
Tommy Rogers (Between The Buried And Me)
Damian Abraham (Fucked Up)
Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth)
Tom G. Warrior (Triptykon)
Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)
Troy Sanders (Mastodon)
Chino Moreno (Deftones)
Neil Fallon (Clutch)
Pepper Keenan (Corrosion of Conformity)
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
Scott Vogel (Terror)
Corpsegrinder (Cannibal Corpse)
Maynard James Keenan (Tool)

That's just off the top of my head.

Epidemic Reign
08-28-2011, 01:49 AM
Old thread (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=16163&highlight=Favorite+Vocalists), but I'll play along.

I kind of figured, but it'll be nice to bring the topic to light again.

brutal_descent
08-28-2011, 02:15 AM
+ Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy)

:bliss:

Indestructible
08-28-2011, 06:45 AM
Warell Dane(Nevermore)

James Labrie(Dream Theater)

Layne Staley(Alice In Chains)

King Diamond(King Diamond/ Mercyful Fate)

Jon Oliva(Savatage,Jon Olivas Pain)

Peter Steele(Type O Negative)

Bruce Dickinson(Iron Maiden)

Mikael Åkerfeldt

Brain Fair(Shadows Fall)

Burton C Bell(Fear Factory)

Ronnie James Dio(Rainbow,Black Sabbath,Dio,Heaven & Hell)

Randy Blythe( Lamb Of God)

Daniel Nargang(Into Eternity, Vocals on Dead Or Dreaming)

Chris Krall(Into Eternity, Vocals on Buried In Oblivion)

Stu Block(Into Eternity, Vocals on The Scattering Of ashes and The Incurable Tragedy)

Tony Martin(Black Sabbath)

Tarja Turunen(Ex Nightwish)

Sharon Den Adel(Within Temptation)

Matt Barlow(Iced Earth)

Cristina Scabbia(Lacuna Coil)

Anders Fridén(In Flames)

Tim Owens(Judas Priest, Iced Earth)

Bobby Ellsworth(Overkill)

Joey Belladonna(Anthrax)

Myles Kennedy(Alter Bridge)

Geoff Tate(Queensryche)

Mike Patton(Faith No More)

Rob Halford(Judas Priest,Halford)

Phil Anselmo(Pantera,Down)

Axl Rose(Guns N' Roses)

Corey Taylor(Slipknot,Stone Sour)

Serj(System Of A Down)

Howard Jones(Killswitch Engage)

mastodon421
08-28-2011, 07:08 AM
Not in any particular order:
Troy Sanders(Mastodon)
Bruce Dickinson(Iron Maiden)
Tommy Rodgers(Between The Buried and Me)
Phil Anselmo(Pantera/Down/Superjoint Ritual)
Greg Puciato(The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Trevor Strnad(The Black Dahlia Murder)
Ozzy Osbourne(Solo/Black Sabbath)
Rob Halford(Judas Priest
Serj Tankain(System Of A Down)
Derek Rydquist(ex-The Faceless)
Nergal(Behemoth)
Howard Jones(Killswitch Engage)
Andres Friden(In Flames)
Johan Hegg(Amon Amarth)
Randy Blythe(Lamb Of God)
Angela Gossow(Arch Enemy)
Tim Lambesis(As I Lay Dying)
Jesse Leach(ex-Killswitch Engage/Times Of Grace)
Travis Ryan(Cattle Decapitation)
Jamey Jasta(Hatebreed/Kingdom Of Sorrow)
Rob Zombie(Solo/White Zombie)
Layne Staley(Alice In Chains)
George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (Cannibal Corpse)
Trevor Phipps (Unearth)
Chino Moreno (Deftones)
Chance Garnette (Skeletonwitch)
John Henry (Darkest Hour)
Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy)
Robb Flynn (Machine Head)
Tommaso Ricardi (Fleshgod Apocalypse)

ravenheart
08-28-2011, 07:34 AM
http://metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=16163

metallicbrian666
08-28-2011, 08:12 AM
Lee Dorrian (Napalm, not Cathedral)
Steffen Kummerer (Obscura)
Matti Way (Ex-Pathology, Abominable Putridity)
King Diamond
Hat (Gorgoroth)
Katherine Katz (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Salome)
Glenn Danzig

MetalIsArt
08-28-2011, 08:53 AM
Hardrock too:

James Hetfield
Bon Scott
Brian Johnson (yes)
Ronnie James Dio
Bruce Dickinson
Steven Tyler
Ian Gillan
Rob Halford
Robert Plant
King Diamond
Mikael Akerfeldt
Angela Gossow
Simone Simons
Myles Kennedy
Glenn Hughes

Maiden33
08-28-2011, 09:17 AM
Russell Allen (Symphony X)
Jorn Lande (Masterplan, Ark, Jorn)
Zak Stevens (ex-Savatage, Circle II Circle)
Tom S. Englund (Evergrey)
Steve Lee (Gotthard) (RIP)
Mike Dimeo (ex-Riot, ex-Masterplan, Creation's End)
Jon Oliva (Savatage, Jon Oliva's Pain)
Ray Alder (Fates Warning, Redemption)
Johnny Lindqvist (Nocturnal Rites)
Oliver Hartmann (ex-At Vance, Hartmann)
Urban Breed (ex-Tad Morose, ex-Bloodbound, Pyramaze)
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
Ronnie James Dio (Dio, Black Sabbath) (RIP)
Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian)
Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder)
Tony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath)
Andi Kravljaca (Silent Call, ex-Seventh Wonder)
Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth)
Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple, Black Country Communion)
Dug Pinnick (King's X)

Notable mentions:
-Steve Walsh (Kansas) - circa 1974-1979 I'd say he was easily one of my favorite singers ever, but given that he peaked for such a small period of time, it's hard to favor him THAT strongly overall.
-Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia) - I easily consider Tobi to be one of the greatest metal frontmen in this or any era of the genre, and I absolutely idolize his songwriting skills. However at the end of the day I only LOVE his voice during a small period of the band's career - roughly 2000-2005.

ShatteredFlame
08-28-2011, 09:23 AM
Is there a more harsh voice out there than MVD?

llama lom
08-28-2011, 09:38 AM
Blue Jensen (Guttural Secrete)
Matti Way (ex-Disgorge, Abominable Putridity)
Big Chocolate (Disfiguring the Goddess)
Wrest (Leviathan)
Malefic (Xasthur)
Attila Csihar (ex-Mayhem, Sunn O))))
Nergal (Behemoth)
John Haughm (Agalloch)
Katherine Katz (Agoraphobic Nosebleed)
Neige (Alcest)
Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth)
Dave Hunt (Mistress, Anaal Nathrakh)
All of the Beatles
Billy Joel
Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)
Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian)
Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth, Bloodbath)
Corpsegrinder (Cannibal Corpse)
Chuck Schuldiner (Death)
Shagrath (Dimmu Borgir)
Dallas Toler-Wade and Karl Sanders (Nile)
Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal)
ICS Vortex (ex-Dimmu Borgir, Arcturus, etc.)
Ihsahn (ex-Emperor, Ihsahn)
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
Jonathan Davis (Korn) - back in the day when he was GOOD
Akhenaten (Judas Iscariot)
Howard Jones (Killswitch Engage)
Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
Randy Blythe (Lamb of God)
Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
Geddy Lee (Rush)
Phil Bozeman (Whitechapel)
Tom Araya (Slayer)

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
08-28-2011, 10:08 AM
Since I didn't play the first time.

RJD
Tom Araya
Bruce
Halford
Nils Rue
Ray Alder
John Bush
Snake from Voivod
Russell Allen
Mike Akerfeldt
Ripper
Tom Warrior
Johan Lindstrand
David Coverdale
Matt Barlow

OraclesofAgony
08-28-2011, 11:14 AM
No order or organization, just off the top of my head:

Francesco Paoli (Not only an amazing drummer, and a guitarist, but his vocals on early Fleshgod and Hour of Penance are some of the best Death Metal vocals ever. This guy is an Italian Dave Suzuki, he does it all)
Mikael Fucking Åkerfeldt
Nergal
Jeff Walker
Glen Benton (Sometimes hit and miss, but his vocals during the early Deicide days are menacing, especially Legion)
Tom Araya
Devin Townsend
Jason Keyser (Live)
Frank Mullen
George Corpsegrinder Fisher
Ross Dolan
Dallas Toler-Wade
Louis Benjamin Falgoust II (Another amazing live vocalist)
Steve Tucker (Under-appreciated ex-vocalist for Morbid Angel, I think his death growl accents the albums he took part in perfectly. His growl is beastly)
Jason Netherton
Chuck Billy

Many more that I don't care to list at the moment

The Colonel
08-28-2011, 11:37 AM
Mike Patton (FNM/Bungle/Fantomas/Tomahawk/Peeping Tom)
Bruce Dickinson (Maiden/solo)
Kevin Sharp (Brutal Truth/Venomous Concept/Primate)
David Vincent (firth 4 Morbid Angel albums)
Ronnie James Dio (Dio/Rainbow/Sabbath)
Antti Boman (Demilich)
Gurge (Lord Gore)
Todd Burdette (Tragedy/His Hero Is Gone)
Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks/Off!)
Mieszko Talarczyk (Nasum)

IrritatedTrout
08-28-2011, 11:40 AM
Bruce Dickinson
Ronnie James Dio
Ozzy Osbourne
Robert Plant
Paul Stanley
Blaze Bayley
Roger Waters
David Gilmour
Rob Halford
Dave Mustaine
John Haugm (Agalloch)
Tony Martin (Black Sabbath)
Tom Araya
Rob Zombie
Serj Tankian (SOAD)
Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
Lemmy
Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)
Geddy Lee
Brent Hinds / Troy Sanders (Mastodon)
James Hetfield
Chuck Billy (Testament)

jd091
08-28-2011, 12:57 PM
MIKAEL AKERFELDT

/thread

jd091
08-28-2011, 01:01 PM
Oh, and if we're gonna discuss deathcore (I know, right???), then Phil Bozeman is the best in that genre.

And for modern metalcore, Tim Lambesis = best.

Epidemic Reign
08-28-2011, 01:58 PM
Johan Lindstrand

I'm a little disappointed that you're the only one who's mentioned this. :horns:

Epidemic Reign
08-28-2011, 02:14 PM
Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth, Bloodbath)
Peter Tagtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain, Bloodbath)
Dan Swano (Edge of Sanity)
Jorgen Sandstrom (first 2 Grave albums, Torture Division, The Project Hate)
Johan Lindstrand (The Crown, One Man Army and the Undead Quartet)
Rogga Johansson (Demiurg, Ribspreader, Paganizer)
Christian Alvestam (Scar Symmetry, Miseration, Solution .45)
Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity)
Killjoy (Necrophagia)
Maniac (Mayhem, Wurdulak)
Neil Smith (Frightmare, Blood Freak)
Karl Willetts (Bolt Thrower)
Piotr Wiwczarek (Vader)
Mikael Aronsson (My Own Grave)
Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian)
Morten Veland (Sirenia, Mortemia)
Matt Barlow (Iced Earth)
Floor Jansen (After Forever, ReVamp)
Simone Simons (Epica)
Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost)
Dick Valentine (Electric Six, Evil Cowards)
Sarah Brightman

ravenheart
08-28-2011, 02:35 PM
Russell Allen (Symphony X)
Jorn Lande (Masterplan, Ark, Jorn)
Zak Stevens (ex-Savatage, Circle II Circle)
Tom S. Englund (Evergrey)
Steve Lee (Gotthard) (RIP)
Mike Dimeo (ex-Riot, ex-Masterplan, Creation's End)
Jon Oliva (Savatage, Jon Oliva's Pain)
Ray Alder (Fates Warning, Redemption)
Johnny Lindqvist (Nocturnal Rites)
Oliver Hartmann (ex-At Vance, Hartmann)
Urban Breed (ex-Tad Morose, ex-Bloodbound, Pyramaze)
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
Ronnie James Dio (Dio, Black Sabbath) (RIP)
Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian)
Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder)
Tony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath)
Andi Kravljaca (Silent Call, ex-Seventh Wonder)
Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth)
Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple, Black Country Communion)
Dug Pinnick (King's X)

Notable mentions:
-Steve Walsh (Kansas) - circa 1974-1979 I'd say he was easily one of my favorite singers ever, but given that he peaked for such a small period of time, it's hard to favor him THAT strongly overall.
-Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia) - I easily consider Tobi to be one of the greatest metal frontmen in this or any era of the genre, and I absolutely idolize his songwriting skills. However at the end of the day I only LOVE his voice during a small period of the band's career - roughly 2000-2005.

Erm, aren't you forgetting somebody?

Maiden33
08-28-2011, 02:39 PM
Erm, aren't you forgetting somebody?

Depends who you mean, nothing is coming to mind...

Epidemic Reign
08-28-2011, 02:52 PM
Shit, I forgot Tomas Lindberg.

*Edit: AND Martin van Drunen.

ravenheart
08-28-2011, 03:21 PM
Depends who you mean, nothing is coming to mind...

Johansson, obviously :hmm:

The Colonel
08-28-2011, 04:14 PM
Shit, I forgot Tomas Lindberg.

*Edit: AND Martin van Drunen.

Damn, really disappointed in myself for forgetting both of them. Both fantastic guys as well.

MetalIsArt
08-30-2011, 08:59 AM
Add Freddie Mercury too.

Ogre battle, keep yourself alive, liar, stone cold crazy, sheer heart attack (almost punk), sweet lady, prophet's song,...

All quite "methul" or "hardrock" to me.

powerslave_85
08-30-2011, 09:15 AM
One that hasn't been mentioned yet: JR Hayes from Pig Destroyer.

ravenheart
08-30-2011, 09:30 AM
Add Freddie Mercury too.

Ogre battle, keep yourself alive, liar, stone cold crazy, sheer heart attack (almost punk), sweet lady, prophet's song,...

All quite "methul" or "hardrock" to me.

I Want It All and Tear It Up are their heaviest songs. Love Queen :D

powerslave_85
08-30-2011, 09:32 AM
Freddie Mercury transcends your petty notions of "genres."

ravenheart
08-30-2011, 09:34 AM
Freddie Mercury transcends your petty notions of "genres."

Damn right. Queen were probably the most versatile band ever. Everything from swing to jazz to blues to metal.

Even they weren't completely faultless though.

MetalIsArt
08-30-2011, 10:55 AM
Damn right. Queen were probably the most versatile band ever. Everything from swing to jazz to blues to metal.

Even they weren't completely faultless though.

Dragon attack is also a favourite of mine. :D

xStructualDefect
08-30-2011, 04:23 PM
Oh, and if we're gonna discuss deathcore (I know, right???), then Phil Bozeman is the best in that genre.

This hands down. Possession is a great example.

ravenheart
08-30-2011, 04:52 PM
Dragon attack is also a favourite of mine. :D

Yes!

I Want It All, Tear It Up, Dragon Attack and Machines (Back To Humans) are the certain four of my top five Queen songs. The fifth changes regularly ;)

Triggz
08-30-2011, 04:52 PM
Peter Dolving (The Haunted)

Chino Moreno (Deftones)

Marilyn Manson (1994-2003)

Layne Staley/William DuVall (Alice In Chains)

John Garcia (Kyuss)

Anders Friden (In Flames)

Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)

Chads Gray (Mudvayne)

Matt Pike (High On Fire)

Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth)

Vincent Bennett (The Acacia Strain)

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall)

Time Lambesis (As I Lay Dying)

Serj Tankian (System of a Down)

Jeff Walker (Carcass)

Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)

Paul Masvidal (Cynic)

Tommy Giles Rogers Jr. (Between The Buried And Me)

slapguitarer
08-30-2011, 07:07 PM
King Diamond
Tommy Rogers
Rody Walker
Maynard Keenan
Danishta Rivero
Russell Allen
Bruce Dickenson
Rob Halford
Cam Pipes
Dio
Daniel Tompkins
Mikael Åkerfeldt

Some what in order.

youngandaspiring
08-31-2011, 03:20 AM
Bruce Dickinson
Eric Adams
Rob Halford
Geoff Tate
Mikael Akerfeldt

Not a fan of growlers. Has to be absolutely badass in order to work. Many Black Metal vocalists sound like baby rape (I'm looking at you Emperor).