Best Vocalist?

  • Best Vocalist?

    Who is the best Vocalist by your opinion?

    for me is by far Dio ...he is just on another level.....

    Others that follow is:

    Halford for having a voice that sounds like an electric guitar!

    Blackie of W.A.S.P. ..his voice sends shivers down my spine.

    and many more i dont remember now.

    • Edifus said...
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    • 24 Nov 2008, 14:18
    Geoff Tate is my favorite metal vocalist of all time. Maybe even my favorite vocalist overall.

    • nufy8 said...
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    • 24 Nov 2008, 17:49
    Chuck Billy (Testament), definitely. If it turns out that hell exists, then I have to assume that Satan will have be channeling Chuck's uncanny ability to create an unholy amalgam of growls, singing, and whatever else he's doing.

    Some runners-up:

    Phil Anselmo (Pantera) is the quintessential voice of rage. Sure, anyone can fake indignation (and many do), but Anselmo is sincere; the sheer impact behind his voice is like a bullet to the head.

    Christian Älvestam's (Scar Symmetry) range is almost unheard of in metal. He can sing in beautiful melody, and then without warning switch to a mid-range growl, only to take it a step lower to a full-on death grunt. Each phase is pristine and blends surprisingly well.

    If Chuck Billy is the voice of Satan, then Jens Kidman (Meshuggah) is the voice of the apocalypse. His colossal bark turns some people off because of its monotony, but nothing could fit the music better than this. Still, his voice hasn't remained static all these years, even if the changes are subtle.

    Randy Blythe (Lamb of God) has such a lucid growl, yet it never compromises its inherent power. It's the kind of voice with authority, one that compels you to pay attention.

    There's plenty more, but these are my top five.

    • Edifus said...
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    • 25 Nov 2008, 02:11
    Jens Kidmans monotony is an important part of his voice. By vocalizing pitchlessly, it allows him to use his voice as a rhythmic instrument instead of a melodic one.
    (Sorry for using some neopropisms in there.)

    • nufy8 said...
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    • 25 Nov 2008, 07:25
    Yeah, I see what you mean. Well said.

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    Chris Cornell
    Mike Patton
    Layne Stanley

  • Simon Simones (Epica)
    Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth)
    and you probably wont agree, but
    David Michael Draiman (Disturbed)

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 1 Dec 2008, 14:41
    Dio = GOD

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 2 Dec 2008, 07:52
    Roy Khan - Kamelot

    Hreidmarr - ex-Anorexia Nervosa, The CNK

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    Max Cavalera

    Without music, life would be a mistake.
  • Mikael from Opeth is awesome :D

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  • I really like James from MetallicA

  • The greatest metal vox's :

    Rob Halford- Judas Priest
    Ronnie James Dio- Dio
    Russell Allen- Symphony X
    Bruce Dickinson- Iron Maiden

  • Warrel Dane from Nevermore

    • revela said...
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    • 15 Dec 2008, 14:44
    Phil Anselmo from Pantera and Jonathan Davis form Korn, both are amazing live

    We can't call people without wing angels, so we call them friends...
  • Mike Vescera
    Bruce Dickinson
    Simone Simmons
    Edu Falaschi
    Ronnie James Dio
    Tarja Turunen

  • John Tardy from Obituary
    Tom Araya from Slayer

    Slowly We Rot !!
  • Johan Hegg from Amon Amarth!

  • Till Lindemann - Rammstein.

    • Korbs said...
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    • 26 Dec 2008, 14:22
    Bruce Dickinson
    Warrel Dane
    Johan Hegg
    Rob Halford
    Chris Barnes

  • Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth) both quality clean as growl, amazing.

  • Bruce Dickinson, Dave Vincent and of course Ronnie James Dio.
    There are a lot of great ones, but these three came to mind.

    “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice; moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” - Cicero.
  • i like dio, halford, devin townsend, akerfeldt, chris barnes, chuck billy, and araya pretty well.

  • oh, i should mention the dude from death. god damn he sounds crazy on their cover of painkiller.

    • ToRn45 said...
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    • 30 Dec 2008, 08:09
    Max Cavalera-SoulFly! The BEST!!

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