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Top 20 vocalists...

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Imagikafan, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. Imagikafan

    Imagikafan AKA Pooch - Mark

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    That damn Hit Parader farce got me thinking...

    Freddie Mercury
    Ann Wilson
    Ronnie James Dio
    Bruce Dickinson
    Rob Halford
    Urban Breed
    Steve Perry
    Pat Benatar
    Klaus Meine
    Steve Walsh
    David Coverdale
    Ray Gillen
    Tony Martin
    King Diamond
    Blackie Lawless
    Geoff Tate
    David Byron
    Carl Albert
    Brad Delp
    Ian Gillan
    Roy Khan
    Russell Allen

    Ok...22. :kickass:
     
  2. Braxil

    Braxil Member

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    Andre Matos
    Jorn Lande
    Hansi Kursch
    Roy Khan
    Tobias Sammet
    Michael Kiske
    Matt Barlow
    Bruce Dickinson
    Freddy Mercury
    Geoff Tate
    David Coverdale
    Rob Halford
    Marco Hietala
    Russell Allen
    Jon Oliva

    ...just 15, in no particular order.
     
  3. manowarfan1

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    Eric Adams - the end of the discussion lol (well, the younger version of eric before he started getting into the more grunty/growly stuff was possibly as good a metal voice as you could get - the first few albums are classic).

    Rhett Forrester - Southern Fried Whiskey Soaked Metal - Hail Rhett, RIP!!!

    Freddie Mercury - Theatricalus Major - but kickass on so many songs (Sail Away Sweet Sister, Play The Game, Killer Queen, Spread Your Wings etc)

    Bruce Dickinson - Air Raid

    Ronnie James Dio- Leather Lunged? Bad ass.

    Early Ozzy - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - are you kidding me? Awesome.

    Paul Rodgers - not metal - but smooooooth, the man Rawks.

    Rober Plant - :headbang:

    I also like some that a lot of people don't Dave DeFeis (Virgin Steele) - when he doesnt go into the upper stratosphere/only dogs can hear me now and Biff Byford (Saxon).

    Jon Olive/Zak Stevens
    and though not metal in any way - I will admit a love for the vocals of Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love and Harriet Wheeler (The Sundays, this woman has possibly the most angelic voice, very calming).

    let the sarcastic retorts begin,

    jeff
     
  4. #1draftpick

    #1draftpick valhalla

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    Each vocalist has their own strengths I think...my picks are in no real order (besides the top 2...Ronny James rules on high):
    #1 Ronny James DIO
    #2 Rob Halford
    Bruce Dickenson
    John West
    Michele Luppi
    Fabio Lione
    Sebastian Bach
    Tony Kakko
    Tobias Sammet
    David Coverdale
    Jorn Lande
    Bjorn "Speed" Strid
    Hansi Kursch
    Mikkel Sandager
    Glenn Danzig (in his prime)
    Layne Staley
    Roy Khan
    Chuck Billy
    Russell Allen
    Lance King
     
  5. Burnout

    Burnout Faith Puppeteer

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    In no particular order:

    Mariusz Duda (Riverside)
    Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land)
    Warrel Dane (Nevermore)
    Heri Joensen (Týr)
    Jari Mäenpää (Wintersun, Ex-Ensiferum)
    John K. (Biomechanical)
    Mikkel Sandager (Mercenary)
    Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian)
    Lars F. Larsen (Manticora)
    Matt Barlow (Ex-Iced Earth)
    Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth)
    Tom Englund (Evergrey)
    Oddleif Stensland (Communic, Ex-Scariot)
    Andy Schmidt (Disillusion)
    Jens Carlsson (Persuader, Savage Circus, Dark Empire)
     
  6. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    these lists rock, but they're all missing Daniel Gildenlöw.
     
  7. Curufin

    Curufin Kind of a big deal...

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    This is the top 20.
     
  8. AngraRULES

    AngraRULES Member

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    LMAO I love Gildenlow, but your response was awesome Drew...:lol::lol::lol:
     
  9. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    J-Dubya 777 It NEVER ends

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    Dammit! Drew beat me to it...

    J-Dubya
     
  11. No-Mercy

    No-Mercy Feanor

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    well these are my favorites. no order...cept first 2, :D

    1. Bruce Dickinson
    2. Hansi Kursch
    3. Ronnie James Dio
    4. Rob Halford
    5. Freddy Mercury
    6. Matt Barlow
    7. Sebastion Bach
    8. Khan
    9. Simone Simons
    10. Tarja Tarunen
    11. Russel Allen
    12. Urban Breed
    13. Andy Frank
    14. Michele Luppi
    15. Tony Moore
    16. Edu Falaschi
    17. Niklas Isfeldt
    18. Jonas Heidgert
    19. Tony Kakko
    20. Pekka Kokko
     
  12. nightwish58

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    I hope i just missed it, but if i didn't, there is something seriously wrong with these lists. Has anyone heard of Michael Kiske?:worship:
     
  13. Braxil

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    Reinspect my list, and therein you will find the greatest vocalist of all time.
     
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    DT Jesus Licensed Progtologist

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    01 Zak Stevens
    02 Andre Matos
    03 DC Cooper
    04 Keith Sudana
    05 Mike Baker
    06 Daniel Gildenlow
    07 Ray Alder
    08 Ted Leonard
    09 Kate Bush
    10 James LaBrie
    11 Gary Hughes
    12 Michael Kiske
    13 Sebastian Bach
    14 Steve Perry
    15 Geoff Tate
    16 Fish
    17 Doug Pinnick
    18 Andi Deris
    19 Mike Tramp
    20 Steve Hogarth
     
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    Wow...I've always loved making top five lists, but this top 20 seems like fun. I don't even know if I can do it. I'll try to include a specific piece of work in which the singer was involved to support my claims. In no particular order...

    Russell Allen (Symphony X, etc)
    James LaBrie (Dream Theater - Awake)
    Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian - Imaginations from the Other Side to present)
    Chris Salinas (Zero Hour - Specs of Pictures Burnt Beyond)
    Daniel Gildenlow (Pain of Salvation)
    Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth)
    Clay Barton (Suspyre...hey, I had to say it!)

    That's all I can get off the top of my head. I guess there aren't enough singers that really interest me anymore.
     
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    edgeofthorns 24 Hours Ago...

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    1. Ray Gillen
    2. David Coverdale
    3. Ronnie James Dio
    4. Sebastian Bach
    5. Jeff Scott Soto
    6. Jorn Lande
    7. Russell Allen
    8. Ray Alder
    9. Lance King
    10. Michelle Luppi
    11. Tarja Turunen
    12. Sharon Del Adel
    13. Ann Wilson
    14. Eric Clayton
    15. Oliver Hartman
    16. Chris Cornell
    17. Steve Perry
    18. Zak Stevens
    19. Bruce Dickinson
    20. Rob Halford
    21. Geoff Tate (he fell out of the top 20 for me, because of the crap he's put out within recent years....it's junk!)

    These people are in no particular order, but these are my favorites. Well....my man Ray Gillen will always get first mention in any vocal list I make, so he's in the proper place!:worship:
     
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    1. Ronnie James Dio
    2. Bruce Dickenson

    1000. Ozzy Osbourne
     
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    Maynard James Keenan
    Hansi Kursch
    Matt Barlow
    Mikael akerfeltd
    Timo Koltipelto
    Tony Kakko
    Andy B. Frank
    Fabio Lione
    Eduardo Falaschi
    Warrel Dane
    Vintersorg
    James Labrie
    Tom Englund
    Stu Block
    Roy Kahn
    Daniel Heiman
    Jorn Lande
     
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    Top vocalists? Or top METAL vocalists.......2 very different lists.

    in absolutely no real order....

    James Labrie
    Elton John
    Kurt Cobain
    Matt Barlowe
    Liv Kristine Espenæs
    Floor Jansen
    James Hetfield
    Geoff Tate
    Sebastian Bach
    Charlotte Church
    Ray Alder
    Josh Groban
    Warrel Dane
    Micheal Tangermann
    Burton C. Bell
    Geddy Lee
    Buddy Lackey (aka Devon Graves)
    Dee Snider
    Whitney Houston
    Tom Englund
    Daniel Gildenlow

    I know there's some very good singers not on my list.....but I tried to vary the styles of music at least a little bit, rather than go with all metal.
     
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    Burnout Faith Puppeteer

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    I feel very indifferent about Kiske in general. Pain of Salvation and Daniel Gildenlow have never appealed to me to any notable extent either. :erk:
     

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