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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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    My favorites. :D
     
  2. Metalmilitia2000

    Metalmilitia2000 UM's Resident Asshole

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    This is my list, In order:

    1. Rob Halford (He is the Metal God for a reason, some of the people further down in my list have a wider range, but they are not the showman that Rob is.)

    2. Warrel Dane (I am not counting just vocal talent here, although he is amazing in that department of course, I am also counting songwriting abilities... Dreaming Neon Black was perfect.)

    3. John K (Not a super well known name, he is from Biomechanical and currently of Balance of Power. His voice is so versatile, as he can sound like anyone he wants to and has pipes that could shatter glass.)

    4. Bruce Dickinson (Fucking air raid siren... enough said.)

    5. Ronnie James Dio (The little elf that could...)

    6. Geoff Tate (His talent is undeniable. Absolutely amazing, can pull it off live too.)

    7. Russell Allen (His voice is so powerful.)

    8. Michael Kiske (Early Helloween is unstoppable, that scream he does at the end of "I Want Out" is fucking out of control.)

    9. Kai Hansen (He loves being on stage, I could genuinely tell that when I saw them live. He has a great voice and is the father of power metal.)

    10. Tim "Ripper" Owens (I know I will probably get flamed for this, but I don't give a damn. The man has a damn good talent, and has sang for 2 of my favorite bands, that gets him a lot of respect from me.)

    11. Jon Oliva (The Mountain King will always be in my top 20. The man is amazing. His voice sounds so powerful and he truly sings through his heart... you can tell he is really into it.)

    12. Michael Akerfeldt (I love Opeth. His voice can go from clean to regurgitating Satan instantly. Not a lot of range, but to growl like he does takes a lot of talent vocally.)

    13. Andy B Frank (Excellent voice, excellent on stage)

    14. David Wayne (I'm not just saying it because he died, he was a great vocalist in life and please, if you do not have the first 2 albums that Metal Church did, get them.)

    15. Lance King (Lance... I promise I am not sucking up man, you really are this high on my list. To be quite honest, I am not all that familiar with Balance of Power or his other stuff. I know him from Pyramaze (I am one of their forum moderators) and Avian (I am their roadie). But his work with both of those bands is amazing. He is brilliant to see live and really gets into whatever he is doing on stage.)

    16. Hansi Kursch (He was a lot higher on my list before I saw BG live in November. He is great on cd, but live he just couldn't pull it off. I hope it had to do with the fact that he wasn't feeling very well that night, and you could tell he was sick as hell.)

    17. Devon Townsend (I love Strapping Young Lad, and I like his solo project. Another one of those sporadic vocalists like Michael from Opeth.)

    18. Chuck Billy (Satan.)

    19. Randy Rampage (From Annihilator's first album and a later one in their catalog. Nothing special vocally, but he had the attitude that made me love Annihilator and carry them to become my second favorite band of all time.)

    20. Sean Shields (Haha, not sucking up man, you have some killer pipes. I Fought The World is brilliant. I still can't believe you blew the speakers at that show and had to sing just through the monitors for your high notes.)

    Brent
     
  3. urayoan

    urayoan Member

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    Bruce Dickinson(Iron Maiden)
    Michael Sweet(Stryper)
    Michael Kiske(Helloween)
    Rob Halford(Judas Priest)
    David Coverdale(Whitesnake)
    Tarja Turunen(Nightwish)
    Sammy Haggar(Van Halen)
    Sharon den Adel(Within Temptation)
    Geoff Tate(Queensryche)
    Michelle Luppi(Vision Divine)
    Ray Alder(Fates Warning)
    Nils Patrick Johansen(Wuthering Heights)
    Goran Edman(Yngwie Malmsteen)
    James LaBrie(Dream Theater)
    Roy Khan(Kamelot)
    Ronnie James Dio (DIO)
    Phillip Anselmo(Pantera)
    Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen)
    Steve Perry(Journey)
    Sebastian Bach(Skid Row)

    NO PARTICULAR ORDER
     
  4. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    Cool. And good list.:kickass:

    Zod
     
  5. TwizstedJesus

    TwizstedJesus Member

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    1.Ray Alder by far....he is God...everybody else shines his boots/with tongues
    2.Ray Gillen...best bluesy voice ever, the Sabbath stuff aint too shabby either
    3.Bruce Dickenson...Air Raid Siren for real...his voice is not as great as it used to be,but in his day...BLAMMO!!!
    4.Sebastian Bach...Still has it 20 yrs down the road...Skid Row ruled
    5.Chris Salinas...Power of Omens were great...Zero Hour is massive!!!
    6.Warrel Dane...Sanctuary ...nuff said
    7.Midnight...Mid 80's...Lady of Winter,Red Sharks
    8.John Arch...Awaken the Guardian is an all time classic
    9.Lizzy Borden...shame on me...but Lizzy was so cool back then
    10.Brody Dalle/Distillers...she is the rawest punk bitch ever,I love her
    11.Jorn Lande...He is golden...David Coverdale can't touch him
    12.James Rivera...Never been let down by James...he is mexican Dio
    13.Carl Albert...Vicious Rumors were the kings of the Power Metal genre,Carl is the reason why...
    14.Tarja Turunen...Nightwish will not recover..Tarja has the voice of an angel
    15.Simone Simons...still growing into her voice,but damn!!! what a voice tis!
    16.RonnieJames Dio...old man on the silver mountain can still produce
    17.Zak Stevens...he is pure...just spot on
    18.Geoff Tate...past discretions excused...up until Empire...awesome!!!
    19.Robert Plant...distinct and oh so tasty throughout the 70's
    20.Rod Stewart...solo albums 1-3 and the Faces...priceless gems

    I'm sure I forgot a few,but we just had this discussion for a few days at work,so I was pretty prepared for battle
     
  6. Bodhi

    Bodhi Member

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    We should divide technique and charme, but i'll make a list which includes both, no particular order:

    Demetrio Stratos (Area) :worship:
    Heather Findlay (Mostly Autumn)
    Jeff Buckley (Jeff Buckley)
    Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian)
    James Labrie (DT & more) you may not love him, but you can't say he's not talented
    Russel Allen (SX)
    Devin Townsend (DTBand and more)
    Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
    Mike Patton (Whichever band ;))
    Andre Matos (Angra)
    Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
    Candice Night (Blackmore's Night)
    Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
    Phil Anselmo (Pantera)
    Bruce Dickinson (IM)
     
  7. ATL

    ATL New Metal Member

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  8. Imagikafan

    Imagikafan AKA Pooch - Mark

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    :kickass:
     
  9. SharkBlack

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    i was seriously considering him for my list... GODS OF WRATH!!!!!:headbang:
     
  10. RiffDaemon

    RiffDaemon Member

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    It certainly was because he was sick. I believe the whole band had bouts with flu and colds for those two months. Now don't get me wrong, he can be a bit off live; but overall, he's still fantastic. Just see the Imaginations Through the Looking Glass DVD, to which his performance in Atlanta was comparable. Keep in mind, though, that I might've been banging my head too hard, singing too loudly, or losing myself in the whole experience to notice mistakes :lol:
     
  11. halcyonwayband@aol.com

    halcyonwayband@aol.com Guitars - Halcyon Way

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    Geoff Tate - Queensryche
    Jorn Lande - like 30 bands
    Ray Alder - FW
    Tim Owens - JP
    Dio
    Sean Shields - Halcyon Way
    Bruce Dickenson
    Midnight.....back on Transcendence
    Jimmy Brown - Deliverance
    Mike Patton - Faith No More
    Sebastian Bach
    Warrel Dane - Nevermore
    Christopher Scott - Precious Death
    Andy Franck - Brainstorm
    Ralf Sheepers - Primal Fear
    Lajon Witherspoon - Sevendust

    I never said I could count!!!!
     
  12. nightwish58

    nightwish58 Member

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    Don't have time for 20, but here are my top 5:

    1. Michael Kiske
    2. Roy Khan
    3. Damian Wilson
    4. Hubi Meisel
    5. Eric Adams
     
  13. The Invisible Guest

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    Roy Khan has been a favorite of mine for a long time, but he's way up around the top of the list right now. He was excellent when I saw him Chicago last, and his performance on Kamelot's DVD is simply awesome. The three other times I had seen him in the past he ranged from good to great, but of late I think he might have upped it a notch.

    Britt

    PS That Kamelot DVD is very awesome .. my favorite DVD in some time.
     
  14. SeanMShields

    SeanMShields Vocalist

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    Thanks to my friends who put me on thier lists, it is much appreciated although I don't yet belong to their class, but I aspire. I don't know if I can think of 20 right now but I will give it a shot. Besides all of my favorites aren't all metal.

    Ronnie James Dio (nuff said)
    Rob Halford
    ( he has 3 distinct voices and other vocalists have made their careers on only using one of these. And most would give their eye teeth to simply MASTER one of them)

    Geoff Tate (his lack of seniority puts him in this slot. He is a force of nature)
    Robert Plant (style & taste is sometimes everything)
    Ray Gillen (a voice with real tone and strength)
    Ian Gillan (there would be no Bruce without Ian)
    Bruce Dickenson (gotta love em)
    Sebastian Bach
    Chris Cornell (when he was in Soundgarden)
    Warrel Dane
    Tim Owens (the scream machine)
    Mike Patton (his voice is a snyth)
    David Coverdale
    Ann Wilson
    Steve Perry
    Pat Benatar
     
  15. Rev. Clayton

    Rev. Clayton The Singer

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    Russell Allen
    Hansi Kursch
    Devin Townsend
    Bjorn Jansson
    Eduardo Falaschi
    James Labrie
    Mikael Akerfeldt
    Jorn Lande
    Lance King
    Chris Salinas

    I will probably add to this list...
     
  16. J-Man

    J-Man Old as Yoda

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    My List has been updated and is a real hodge podge of vocalists:

    1. Oliver Hartmann
    2. Lance King
    3. Khan
    4. Russell Allen
    5. Colleen Gray
    6. Niclole Bognar.
    7. Marco Hietala
    8. John West
    9. DC Cooper
    10. Henrik Brockman
    11. Mikkel Sandage
    12. Damion Wilson
    13. Kobi Farhi
    14. Tony Kakka
    15. Wilska
    16. Urban Breed
    17. Steve Braun
    18. Michael Erikson
    19. Carlos Zema
    20. Nikola Mijic
     
  17. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

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    This is not my "all-time" list. This is also not what I would preceive to be the most talented list either. This is 100% pure personal preference based on how I connect with their voice. I narrowed the criteria down a bit though. I limited it to rock/metal and they must be *current.* In other words, they must have released something within the last five years that I still listen to on a regular basis.

    1. David Coverdale
    2. Russell Allen
    3. Zak Stevens
    4. Dio
    5. Tom Englund
    6. Jon Oliva
    7. Jeff Scott Soto
    8. Jorn
    9. Eddie Vedder
    10. DC Cooper
    11. Jon Bon Jovi
    12. Blackie Lawless
    13. David Draiman
    14. Hansi Kursch
    15. Mac
    16. Michael Erikson
    17. Sebastian Bach
    18. Daniel Gildenlow
    19. Kip Winger
    20. Bruce Dickinson
     
  18. edgeofthorns

    edgeofthorns 24 Hours Ago...

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    Damn, Glenn admits to Kip Winger! :loco:

    These are the people I listen to the most.

    1. Ray Gillen
    2. David Coverdale
    3. Ronnie James Dio
    4. Jon Oliva
    5. Zak Stevens
    6. Ray Alder
    7. Jorn Lande
    8. Tobias Sammet (Tobi is the shit)
    8. Jeff Scott Soto
    9. Steve Perry
    10.Geoff Tate
    11.Tarja Turunen
    12.Sharon Del Adel
    13.Daniel G.
    14.Russell Allen
    15.Chris Cornell
    16.Tiffany Arbuckle
    17.Jeremy Camp
    18.Michael Sweet
    19.Joey Tempest
    20.Sebastian Bach
     
  19. Marco64

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    In alphabetical order:

    Mark Boals
    DC Cooper
    David Coverdale
    Bruce Dickinson
    Ronnie James Dio
    Goran Edman
    Ian Gillan
    Ray Gillen
    Rob Halford
    Glenn Hughes
    Michael Kiske
    Jorn Lande
    Mats Levén
    Tony Martin
    Klaus Meine
    Robert Plant
    Jeff Scott Soto
    Geoff Tate
    Joey Tempest
    Doogie White

    A special mention, too, for Kendall Torrey (Bechtel): a guitarist and not a singer, but very very good to me...
    Rock on! :headbang:
     
  20. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel These all go to 11!

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    Bruce Dickinson (Maiden)
    Daniel Gildenlow (PoS)
    Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth)
    Roy Khan (Kamelot, Conception)
    James Hetfield (Metallica, pre-Black album)
    Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian)
    Dirk Thurisch (Angel Dust)
    Matt Barlow (Iced Earth)
    Peavy Wagner (Rage)
    Dan Castellaneta (singing as Homer)
    Jon Oliva (Savatage)
    Zak Stevens (Savatage)
    Fish (Marillion)
    Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering)
    Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
    Zooey Deschanel (shower singing scene in the movie Elf)
     

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