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Topic: Top 5: Vocalists
Posted By: martindavey87
Subject: Top 5: Vocalists
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2015 at 9:19am
Here's the next edition in my 'Top 5' series. This week I'm looking at vocalists! How does my list compare to yours? Who's your top five?

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Posted By: Nightfly
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2015 at 9:45am
Some great singers there - really like Ted Leonard but Russell Allen is the only one who would make my top 5. I think he's the best singer in metal today. My top 5 would include some of these (not all metal) - Robert Plant, Glenn Hughes, Jeff Buckley, Jon Anderson, Paul Rodgers, Anneke Van Giersbergen, Chris Cornell, David Coverdale, Geddy Lee (70's stuff) and Jennie-Ann Smith is a great upcoming singer with Avatarium.

Edit - how could i forget the late great Ronnie James Dio.

Posted By: Unitron
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2015 at 10:34am
Nice list, here's some of of my favorite singers. For both vocals and songwriting, no order, 5 for metal and 5 for outside of metal:

Metal (Rob Halford would be here too, but that's obvious):
1. Neil Fallon (Clutch)
2. Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, etc)
3. Pepper Keenan (Corrosion of Conformity)
4. Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
5. Stephen Pearcy (Ratt)

Outside of metal:
1. Karl Hyde (Underworld)
2. Derek Shulman (Gentle Giant)
3. Siouxsie Sioux (Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Creatures)
4. Gift of Gab (Blackalicious, The Mighty Underdogs)
5. Beastie Boys

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Posted By: Jbird
Date Posted: 03 Nov 2015 at 8:41pm
Just sticking with metal singers:

Ronnie James Dio
Geoff Tate (before he lost his range)
Roy Khan
Matt Barlow
Russell Allen

Hard to leave out guys like Halford, Dickinson, Lande, Zack Stevens, and others, but I had to pare it down to 5...

Posted By: LittleBig
Date Posted: 04 Nov 2015 at 1:53am
Nice to see Ted Leonard mentioned, he did a great job in all the bands he sang and played (I haven't heard his solo stuff, but his work with Enchant, Thought Chamber, Affector and Spock's Beard is great).

5 vocalists? I'll try.

Freddie Mercury
Glenn Hughes
Robert Plant
Peter Gabriel
David Coverdale

edit - David Byron is amazing (I use present tense because his legacy lives on), how could I forget him?!

Chuck Billy
Andrew McDermott (Threshold)
Warell Dane
Tom Englund (Evergrey)
Michael Eriksen (Circus Maximus)

there are plenty more I like, I'll definitely list some more some other time Big smile

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