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HandOfDoom
11-06-2008, 07:32 AM
Hi everyone, my first post!

For this thread only take voice into consideration. Showmanship, stage antics dont apply.

Heres my say(Doesnt have to be a top 10, but mine is)
1.Layne Staley
2.Bruce Dickinson
3.Ronnie James Dio
4.Ozzy Osbourne(Sabbath - era)
5.Rob Halford
6.Lemmy Kilmister
7.Tom Araya
8.Phil Anslemo
9.Mikael Åkerfeldt
10.Glen Danzig

Maiden33
11-06-2008, 07:47 AM
1.Russell Allen (Symphony X)
2.Zak Stevens (ex-Savatage, Circle II Circle)
3.Jorn Lande (Jorn, ex-Masterplan)
4.Mike Dimeo (Masterplan, ex-Riot)
5.Oliver Hartmann (ex-At Vance, Hartmann)
6.Johnny Lindquist (Nocturnal Rites)
7.Tom S. Englund (Evergrey)
8.Ray Alder (Redeption, ex-Fates Warning)
9.Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian)
10.Tobias Sammet (Edguy)

DethMaiden
11-06-2008, 09:12 AM
Just voice? Peter Gabriel for "rock" and Bruce Dickinson for metal, probably.

mankvill
11-06-2008, 09:53 AM
I'll do the "extreme" end of the spectrum so it's not another "Bruce Dickinson" post. :lol:

In no order:

Dave Hunt (Anaal Nathrakh)
Glen Benton (Deicide, Vital Remains)
James Malone (Arsis)
Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation)
James Lee (Origin)
NATTRAMN :fist: (Silencer)

SomewhereInTime72
11-06-2008, 10:02 AM
Halford/Dickinson post. :cool:

SirLardsAlot
11-06-2008, 10:23 AM
Tiny Tim.

JRA
11-06-2008, 10:38 AM
Blitz (Da Kill)
Jeff Walker (Carcass)
Paul Balloff
Halford (1979 & 1990)
Ozzy (1970-1993)
David Lee Roth
Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray)
Lemmy

zgodt
11-06-2008, 11:23 AM
Johnette Napolitano
Bruce Dickinson
Neil Fallon
Chuck Ragan
Chris Cornell (pre-Audioslave)
1970s Ozzy
J. Robbins

Firewind
11-06-2008, 11:42 AM
Mike Akerfeldt (Opeth)
Blaze Bayley (Blaze)
Jon Nödtveidt (Dissection)
Joe Duplantier (Gojira)
Matt Pike (High on Fire)
Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy)
Bruce Dickinson
Blake Judd (Nachtmystium)
Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree)
Carlos Zema (Outworld)

In no particular order.

JuuKun
11-06-2008, 01:05 PM
Roughly in order:

1. Nils K. Rue (Pagan's Mind)
2. Floor Jansen (After Forever)
3. Simone Simons (Epica)
4. Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish)
5. Charles Rytkönen (Morgana Lefay)
6. Ville Laihiala (Sentenced, Poisonblack)
7. Roy Khan (Kamelot)
8. Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia)
9. Nergal (Behemoth)
10. Ralph Scheepers (Primal Fear)
11. Henri Sattler (God Dethroned)
12. Mika Luttinen (Impaled Nazarene)

Div
11-06-2008, 02:04 PM
Tiny Tim.

Really? I was expecting you to say Klaus Nomi.

JRA
11-06-2008, 02:07 PM
Really? I was expecting you to say Klaus Nomi.

:lol: :money: I forgot about that little fruit loop.

Div
11-06-2008, 02:14 PM
:lol: :money: I forgot about that little fruit loop.

scares the fuck out of me, but apparently steve loves him

SirLardsAlot
11-06-2008, 02:38 PM
Really? I was expecting you to say Klaus Nomi.

AH I fucking love Klaus, and I was going to say him. But Tiny Tim came to mind first so I just put him.

jerry1013
11-08-2008, 11:35 AM
Too lazy to list them all right now....

Sinfulsot
11-08-2008, 07:33 PM
In no particular order:

Eric Adams
Rob Halford
Warrel Dane
Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil)
Maria Brink (In This Moment)
Geoff Tate
Matt Barlow
Hansi Kursch

PowerMaiden
11-08-2008, 08:16 PM
1. Bruce Dickinson
2. David Gilmour
3. Ronnie James Dio
4. Eddie Vedder
5. Serj Tankian
6. Udo Dirksneider
7. Johan from my Vikings hordes heheheh
8. Tom Araya
9. Ian Gillan
10. Paul Di'Anno


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

TonyD
11-08-2008, 10:14 PM
Halford
Bon Scott
Layne Staley
Devin Townsend
Ozzy

(sic)&disturbed
11-15-2008, 11:22 AM
Ozzy
Chris Cornell
James Hetfield
Rob Halford
Maynard James Keenan
Layne Staley
Scott Weiland
Marilyn Manson
Axl Rose
Jonathan Davis
Cristina Scabbia

DethMaiden
11-15-2008, 11:24 AM
For the sake of argument, my favorite growlers are Mikael Åkerfeldt, Paul Kuhr, and Johann Hegg.

mankvill
11-15-2008, 05:33 PM
Maria Brink (In This Moment)


When she's not trying to scream, I agree.

powerslave_85
11-15-2008, 10:55 PM
Johnny Cash
Bruce Dickinson
Corin Tucker
Regina Spektor
Joe Strummer

There's more, but my brain isn't functioning right now.

zgodt
11-15-2008, 10:58 PM
I forgot to mention Rachel Nagy of the Detroit Cobras. She is awesome.

Sinfulsot
11-16-2008, 08:33 AM
Maria Brink (In This Moment)
When she's not trying to scream, I agree.

That's her fulfilling the -core portion of their music. the second album, The Dream, is her singing more and screaming less.

mankvill
11-16-2008, 09:48 PM
That's her fulfilling the -core portion of their music. the second album, The Dream, is her singing more and screaming less.

Maybe I will check it out!

Sinfulsot
11-17-2008, 05:17 AM
Maybe I will check it out!

Sweet. the last few tracks are the screaming ones. i hope you enjoy.

ravenheart
11-17-2008, 05:35 AM
Patrick Johansson, RJD, Axl Rose, Hansi Kursch, Ripper, Damian Wilson, John Corabi, Dougie White, Damon Johnson.

Maiden33
11-17-2008, 12:15 PM
Patrick Johansson, RJD, Hansi Kursch, John Corabi, Dougie White

:rocker:

ravenheart
11-18-2008, 06:27 AM
I thought you'd appreciate Damian Wilson too, actually.

Maiden33
11-18-2008, 12:17 PM
I thought you'd appreciate Damian Wilson too, actually.

Eh. I like a lot of stuff that Damien Wilson has sang on, but I'm really not a big fan of his actually voice.

JesterColony_666
11-20-2008, 05:07 PM
im sure there are better, but as for favorite voice that i just like to hear
Mikael Aferfeldt - Opeth
Mikael Stanne - Dark Tranquility
Jens Kidman - Meshuggah
Bjorn Strid (Figure Number 5 era) - Soilwork
Randy Blythe - Soilwork

The Green and Black
04-14-2010, 08:19 AM
So I'm bored, and there is nothing new for me to talk about here, so I revived this old thread. Here are my favorites in no particular order, other than alphabetically by first name. :tongue:

Andi Deris (Helloween, Pink Cream 69, Solo)
Andre Matos (Angra, Shaman, Viper, Virgo, Solo)
Bobby Blitz (Overkill)
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden, Solo)
Dave Meniketti (Y&T)
Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
David Coverdale (Deep Purple, Whitesnake)
Edu Falaschi (Angra, Almah, Symbols)
Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian)
Henrik Ostergaard (Dirty Looks)
Jeff Keith (Tesla, Bar 7)
Joacim Cans (Hammerfall)
Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Deep Purple, Solo)
Johnny Gioeli (Hardline,Axel Rudi Pell)
Jon Oliva (Savatage, Jon Oliva's Pain)
Kelly Hanson (Hurricane,Foreigner)
Kevin Martin (Candlebox, Hiwatts)
Phil Lewis (L.A. Guns, Girl)
Rob Halford (Judas Priest, Halford, Fight)
Ron Taylor (Lillian Axe)
Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven and Hell)
Steve Lee (Gotthard)
Terry Ilous (XYZ)
Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius)
Tobias Sammet (Edguy,Avantasia)
Tom Keifer (Cinderella)
Urban Breed (Tad Morose,Bloodbound)
Ville Laihiala (Sentenced, Poisonblack)
Vince Neil (Motley Crue, Solo)

Natrlhi
04-14-2010, 10:46 AM
Here are some of my favorite metal vocal performers. These folks are either outright awesome vocalists in their own right,
or at the very least, they make the band(s) they are in a hell of a lot more interesting because of their vocals (good, or in some cases, not so much!):

Chuck Schuldiner (RIP) - Death
Martin van Drunen - Pestilence, Asphyx, Hail of Bullets
David Vincent - Morbid Angel
Jeff Walker - Carcass
Mark "Barney" Greenway - Napalm Death
Patrick Mameli - Pestilence
Peter Steele - Carnivore, Type O Negative
Phil McSorley - Cobalt
Dave Hunt (V.I.T.R.I.O.L.) - Anaal Nathrakh
Laurie Sue Shanaman - Ludicra
Matt Pike - High on Fire, Kalas
Al Cisneros - Sleep, Om, Shrinebuilder
Jessica Toth - Jex Thoth
Jens Kidman - Meshuggah
Aaron Turner - Isis, Old Man Gloom
Maynard James Keenan - Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer
Troy Sanders - Mastodon
Trevor Phipps - Unearth
Mark Hunter - Chimaira
Arthur von Nagel - Cormorant
Aaron Gregory - Giant Squid
Aurielle Zeitler - Giant Squid
Karyn Crisis - Crisis
Jarboe - Swans
Julie Christmas - Made Out of Babies, Battle of Mice
John Baizley - Baroness
Nate Newton - Doomriders
Mikey Heppner - Priestess
Neil Fallon - Clutch
Steve Brooks - Torche
Grace Perry - Landmine Marathon
J.R. Hayes - Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Erik ??? - Asschapel
Piotr Wiwczarek - Vader
Vegard Sverre Tveitan (Ihsahn) - Emperor, Ihsahn
Lars Mikael Åkerfeldt - Opeth
Blaine Cook - The Accüsed
Dave Hollingsworth - Cryptic Slaughter
Rob Halford - Judas Priest
Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden
Ronnie James Dio - Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell, Rainbow
Ozzy Osbourne - Black Sabbath, Ozzy
Lemmy Kilmister - Motörhead
Thomas Gabriel Fischer (AKA Tom G. Warrior) - Celtic Frost, Hellhammer, Triptykon

Since it was mentioned in the subject of the thread, here are some compelling vocal performances in the "Rock: category (ladies first):
Margaret Fiedler McGinnis - Laika, Moonshake, P.J. Harvey, Wire
Beth Gibbons - Portishead
Björk - Sugarcubes
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins - Adele
Jenny Lewis - Rilo Kiley
Tori Amos
Regina Spektor
Norah Jones
Joss Stone
Nelly Furtado
Lykke Li
Neko Case
Emiliana Torrini
Marisa Nadler

Paul David Hewson (Bono) - U2
Dave Gahan - Depeche Mode
Cedric Bixler-Zavala - The Mars Volta, At the Drive-In
Matthew Bellamy - Muse
Mike Doughty - Soul Coughing
Win Butler - Arcade Fire
Chris Isaak
Sam Cooke
Johnny Fucking Cash

mankvill
04-14-2010, 11:07 AM
Tom G. Warrior

He puts the OOH in metal.

Natrlhi
04-14-2010, 11:14 AM
Tom G. Warrior

He puts the OOH in metal.

So does David Vincent. ;)

mankvill
04-14-2010, 11:16 AM
So does David Vincent. ;)

:horns:

edit: omg nat when you're talking about Dave Hunt in the context of Anaal Nathrakh, his name is V.I.T.R.I.O.L. >:(

Natrlhi
04-14-2010, 11:22 AM
:horns:

edit: omg nat when you're talking about Dave Hunt in the context of Anaal Nathrakh, his name is V.I.T.R.I.O.L. >:(
ZOMFG so sowie...post edited :snivel:

JuuKun
04-14-2010, 12:59 PM
Ville Laihiala (Sentenced, Poisonblack))


:lovedup:

Maiden33
04-14-2010, 01:03 PM
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden, Solo)
Dave Meniketti (Y&T)
David Coverdale (Deep Purple, Whitesnake)
Edu Falaschi (Angra, Almah, Symbols)
Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian)
Jeff Keith (Tesla, Bar 7)
Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Deep Purple, Solo)
Johnny Gioeli (Hardline,Axel Rudi Pell)
Jon Oliva (Savatage, Jon Oliva's Pain)
Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven and Hell)
Steve Lee (Gotthard)
Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius)
Tobias Sammet (Edguy,Avantasia)
Urban Breed (Tad Morose,Bloodbound)

This is why I love you, haha. Definitely a few names here I never expected to see on a list like this here except one I would make.

Maiden33
04-14-2010, 01:35 PM
My list in this thread is quite short and outdated, so why not:

Jorn lande (Solo, Masterplan, Ark, Millennium)
Russell Allen (Symphony X)
Zak Stevens (Savatage, Circle II Circle)
Tom S. Englund (Evergrey)
Ray Alder (Fates Warning, Redemption)
Johnny lindquist (Nocturnal Rites)
Mike Dimeo (Riot, Masterplan)
Oliver Hartmann (At Vance, Hartmann)
Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian)
Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia)
Doogie White (Cornerstone)
Tony Martin (Black Sabbath)
Ronnie James Dio (Dio, Black Sabbath)
Jon Oliva (Savatage, Jon Oliva's Pain)
Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder)
Matt Barlow (Pyramaze, Iced Earth)
Urban Breed (Tad Morose, Bloodbound)
Steve Walsh (Kansas)
John West (Royal Hunt, Solo)
Dug Pinnick (King's X)
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden, Solo)
Joe lynn Turner (Rainbow, Brazen Abbot, Yngwie Malmsteen)

The list could go on, but that's basically the top 20-25 - guys who will get me to check out virtually anything they sing on, simply because it's their voice on it.

Fe Maiden
04-14-2010, 01:46 PM
Bruce Dickinson
Dio
Klaus Meine
Geoff Tate
Rob Halford
Robert Plant

The Green and Black
04-14-2010, 05:27 PM
This is why I love you, haha. Definitely a few names here I never expected to see on a list like this here except one I would make.

Yeah, we certainly have a lot in common, don't we? Impressive list of vocalists there as well, I have to say that I am a fan of just about all of your picks. Are you surprised? :lol:

JuuKun
04-14-2010, 05:54 PM
Oh, wow. I need to update mine. Simone & Tarja before Charles Rytkonen? Was I insane? A rough top 20.

Nils K. Rue (Pagan's Mind)
Charles Rytkonen (Morgana Lefay, Inmoria)
Floor Jansen (After Forever)
Ville Laihiala (Sentenced, Poisonblack)
Marco Hietala (Tarot, Nightwish)
Fernando Ribeiro (Moonspell)
Alan "Nemtheanga" Averill (Primordial)
Mika Lutinnen (Impaled Nazarene)
Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear)
Jorn Lande (Jorn, ex-ARK, Masterplan)
Tobias Sammet (Edguy)
Warrel Dane (Nevermore)
Ronnie James Dio (Dio, Black Sabbath)
Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer (Destruction)
Urban Breed (Tad Morose, Bloodbound)
Tom S. Englund (Evergrey)
Adam "Nergal" Darski (Behemoth)
Roy Khan (Kamelot)
Simone Simons (Epica)
Henri Sattler (God Dethroned)

makethemsuffer12
04-14-2010, 05:59 PM
In no particular order:

Matt Barlow
Mikael Akerfeldt
Russell Allen
Papa Het
Tom Araya
Dio
Dickinson
Halford
Corpsegrinder
Chris Barnes (circa The Bleeding)
David Coverdale
Hansi Kursch
Dave Mustaine
Doogie White
Graham Bonnett
Joe Lynn Turner
(Rainbow fanboy :D)
Zetro
Rob Dukes
Chuck Billy
Johan Hegg
Alexi Laiho
ICS Vortex
Serj Tankian
Daron Malakian
Corey Taylor
Dave White
Nergal
Karl Sanders
Dallas Toler-Wade

The Green and Black
04-14-2010, 07:39 PM
Ville Laihiala (Sentenced, Poisonblack)


:lovedup:

Always happy to meet another Ville fan! :party:

youngandaspiring
04-14-2010, 08:06 PM
Eric Adams
Rob Halford
Roy Khan
Bruce Dickinson
Daniel Gildenlow
Freddie Mercury
黃家駒
David Defeis
Spencer Chamberlain
Chuck Billy

And not Rock or Metal, but Gaga is fast becoming my favourite performer of all time.

Cynicist
04-15-2010, 07:22 AM
John Tardy / Obituary
Mille Petrozza / Kreator
Russell Allen / Symphony X
Dirk Thurisch / Angel Dust
Kristoffer Rygg / Arcturus, Borknagar, Ulver, blah blah blah

The Green and Black
04-15-2010, 08:17 AM
John Tardy / Obituary
Mille Petrozza / Kreator
Russell Allen / Symphony X
Dirk Thurisch / Angel Dust
Kristoffer Rygg / Arcturus, Borknagar, Ulver, blah blah blah

No Chuck? or Peter? :confused:
Or Tomi Joutsen :confused:
Or Jonny Lindkvist :confused:
Vintersorg???
I don't know who you are! :eek:

Cynicist
04-15-2010, 08:52 AM
No Chuck? or Peter? :confused:
Or Tomi Joutsen :confused:
Or Jonny Lindkvist :confused:
Vintersorg???
I don't know who you are! :eek:

They're all up there, it was just a short list

ok

Chuck Schuldiner / Death, Control Denied
Peter / Vader
Steve Tucker / Morbid Angel
Damnagoras / Elvenking
Jeff Keith / Tesla
Tomi Jousten and Pasi Koskinen / Amorphis
Jonny Lindkvist / Nocturnal Rites
Vintersorg / Vintersorg, Borknagar
ICS Vortex / Borknagar
Anneke van Giersbergen / The Gathering


happy?

:eek:

The Green and Black
04-15-2010, 09:00 AM
They're all up there, it was just a short list

ok

Chuck Schuldiner / Death, Control Denied
Peter / Vader
Steve Tucker / Morbid Angel
Damnagoras / Elvenking
Jeff Keith / Tesla
Tomi Jousten and Pasi Koskinen / Amorphis
Jonny Lindkvist / Nocturnal Rites
Vintersorg / Vintersorg, Borknagar
ICS Vortex / Borknagar
Anneke van Giersbergen / The Gathering


happy?

:eek:

Happy? No
Appeased? Perhaps
I think you should work on a guitarist list. :shred:

Natrlhi
04-15-2010, 09:11 AM
happy?

:eek:

Chuck Schuldiner / Death, Control Denied
Hell yes.

Peter / Vader
Yes.

Steve Tucker / Morbid Angel
NO!

Anneke van Giersbergen / The Gathering
Why, yes!

:D

Cynicist
04-15-2010, 09:45 AM
Steve Tucker / Morbid Angel
NO!

LOL To be honest...I prefer David Vincent on Altars and Blessed, but after that... I don't have much interest in him.

Domination is the only album I don't have of theirs, I just can't bring myself to buy it.

Happy? No
Appeased? Perhaps

Ah the hell with you. No one cares what you think :D

The Green and Black
04-15-2010, 10:18 AM
LOL To be honest...I prefer David Vincent on Altars

Altars! :rocker:

Ah the hell with you. No one cares what you think :D

:boohoo:
oh wait, what I meant was :tp: