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Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by ICEDEARTHFAN, Dec 12, 2010.
1. Ronnie James Dio
2. Ray Alder
3. Russell Allen
5. Robert Lowe
6. Urban Breed
7. Jeff Scott Soto
8. King Diamond
10. Rob Halford
Noddy Holder(Slade rules!!)
No real particular order, except for the #1 slot:
Andrew "Mac" Macdermott
Mike Baker (RIP)
Ronnie James Dio (RIP)
#1 Roger Daltrey
As many have said, top 10 is hard!!
3. Daniel Heiman
4. Carl Albert(R.I.P.)
5. Roy Khan
6. Russell Allen
7. Tony Martin
8. Ray Gillen(R.I.P.)
9. Tim Owens
10. Jorn Lande
Honorable Mentions: Oliver Hartmann, Jon Oliva, Jeff Scott Soto, Tony Moore, Michael Eriksen.
In vague order...
10. Mathias Blad (Falconer)
9. Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder)
8. Michael Eriksen (Circus Maximus)
7. Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian
6. Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad/Solo)
5. Mikkel Sandager (Mercenary)
4. Damian Wilson (Ayreon/Threshold)
3. Andre Matos (Angra/Shaman/Solo)
2. David Defeis (Virgin Steele)
1. Matt Barlow (Iced Earth)
Honorable Mentions (In no order):
Devon Graves (DeadSoul Tribe/Psychotic Waltz)
Tomi Joutsen (Amorphis)
Jonas Heidgert (Dragonland)
Daniel Heiman (Lost Horizon/Heed)
Christian Alvestam (Scar Symmetry/Solution .45)
Fabio Lione (Rhapsody/Of Fire)
Jeff, I'm not wanting to pick a fight with you, but I can't help question you on something. How in the world can Russell and Jorn be your favorite vocalists, but Ronnie James only gets an honorable mention?
a) Rob Halford
b) Ronnie James Dio
c) Hansi Kursch
d) Graham Bonnet
e) Ralf Scheepers
f) Andi Deris
g) Bruce Dickinson
h) Geoff Tate
i) Russell Allen
j) Ian Gillian
1. Roy Khan- no huge range, not super powerful, but ooo the drama!
2. RJD- SO glad i was privileged to see him w/Sabbath on the Mob Rules tour back in the day
3. Jorn Lande- does he EVER stop working???
4. Marco Hietala- raw, ferocious, & great...met him having a smoke (not him!)outside at XI, & was surprised by how soft spoken he was- awesome guy!
5. Nils K. Rue- great energy range & tonality & creative use of his range
6. Rod Evans (Captain Beyond)- not so wild about his early 'purple stuff, but this album never fails to blow my mind
7. Robert Plant
8. Fish (Marillion)
9. Rik Emmitt (Triumph)
10. Frank Dimino (Angel)
Personal taste, perhaps?
This is one of the reasons I both love and hate these "favorite/top 10" lists. "Anytime" by MSG has to be one of the greatest vocal performances of all-time, but I simply forgot all about it until you mentioned it. Others also mentioned Brad Delp. I can't leave him out of my top 10, but I can't drop anyone either.
In no particular order and in cases not just talent but ability to emote:
In order but can fluctuate a little bit. I do realise most of these guys have had more than one band but I am listing my favorite project from them in the paranthesis.
1.Daniel Heiman (lost horizon)
2.Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire)
3.Jorne Lande (Beyond Twilight)
4.Tommy ----------(seventh wonder)
5.Russel Allen (Symphony X)
6.Edu Falaschi (Angra)...maybe controversial but i dont care i love him on songs like "Sprouts of Time."
7.Nils (Pagans Mind)
8.Mike Baker (Shadow Gallery)...favorite song is "Destination Unknown"
9.Michelle Luppi (Vision Divine)
10.Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica)
Shit! I just realized I forgot Joey Eppard...
I'm having a really hard time putting these singers in order of preference, so I'm just going to list them in alphabetical order. Though there are plenty of singers that sound great on their albums, I'm sticking with singers who are consistently great on stage as well. All of the singers listed below have the qualities I admire: extensive range (or excellent use of a somewhat limited range), unique killer tone, and powerful emotional delivery.
Ronnie James Dio
Nils K. Rue
Stay metal. Never rust.
I've been refraining from saying this, but I have to say it because I'm curious. I find it very interesting so many people are listing Kai Hansen. Don't get me wrong, I love Gamma Ray, but I wouldn't consider him a high quality vocalist by any stretch. To me, he works very well for Gamma Ray but only in the confines of that band. Is it just that people like him because he's unique or what? I'm just curious more than anything else.
He is definitely unique and probably one of my favorite power metal vocalists. When I saw them a couple years ago at the showcase I was amazed. When he took the stage he completely took control. It was one of my favorite shows ever. Not only that but he is shredding on the guitar while he sings. That's pretty impressive to me. I guess I took more than singing talent into consideration.
forgot Glenn Hughes!
Damn good list. Rob has also been my fave singer for a long time. Were you able to catch his performance recently on the TBN network? A different one is airing this Friday on TBN as well.
This. He sounds like a coarse goose sometimes. Yet, it works brilliantly in Gamma Ray.