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Alvestam is awesome. As far as death growls go, I think my favorites are Joel Thorpe of Aletheian (a remarkable range) and Stephane Pare of Quo Vadis (reliable brutality, and endurance...in Silence Calls the Storm he growls for 17 or so seconds straight). For my favorite female vocalists you can refer to the female vocals thread. I also really like Russell Allen, his voice works perfectly for Symphony X. It might be bombastic, but he seems to hurl passion and anger into all of the notes. Tommy Karevik of Seventh Wonder and Michael Eriksen of Circus Maximus are also very enthusiastic, although they can do moody and calm better than Allen. Whenever Allen sings, you can almost hear him saying "IMA FIRIN MAH LAZOR" before he starts up. Piet Sielck of Iron Savior is another one of those 'all or nothing' vocalists. He doesn't do much of anything below forte. Zak Stevens of Circle II Circle is a bit more refined, but he can still belt it out when he has to - one of my favorite bass voices in metal. Jarmo Pakkonen of Excalion falls in the same category and this guy is definitely underrated. He shows a lot of passion when he sings. Some are mainly calm but can summon enthusiasm when necessary. Daniel Estrin of Voyager and Silvio Massaro of Vanishing Point are like this. So is Andrew MacDermott of Threshold. I like this style of singing because it seems a bit more mature. However, to pick my two favorite vocalists I'd say Ray Alder of Redemption and Rain Irving, the new singer for While Heaven Wept. Both of them have contrary styles but they sing cleanly and enthusiastically.
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I always prefer harsh to clean. I avoid clean as much as possible. Quo Vadis is amazing, quite a vocalist.
Stephane Pare destroys. :twisted: Probably my favorite death vocalist, tied with Joel Thorpe of Aletheian because Thorpe seems to have quite a range.
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Re: Favourite Vocalist impossible for me to name just one so here's my five fave singers 1. Ronnie James Dio - Rainbow, Black Sabbath/Heaven and Hell, Dio 2. Rob Halford - Judas Priest, Halford 3. Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden 4. Joey Belladonna - Anthrax 5. Phil Anselmo - Pantera because he was amazing on the first album

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Re: Favourite Vocalist I love Anders Friden personally... but if not him, Mikael Stanne, or Mikael Åkerfeldt, (In Flames, Dark Tranquillity and Opeth respectively) it'd have to be Antti Haapanen of Noumena. Man's a death growling legend. Also, in the top 5 I MUST include her, Angela Gossow. GREAT voice, and even better looks heh. If I were to talk about clean vocalists, Mikael Åkerfeldt is definitely at the top of the list, followed by Anders Friden... after that, most probably somebody like Tarja Turunen of Nightwish, and Heidi Parviainen of Amberian Dawn. (I like the operatic singers quite a bit)

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... after that' date=' most probably somebody like Tarja Turunen of Nightwish, and Heidi Parviainen of Amberian Dawn. (I like the operatic singers quite a bit)[/quote'] Funny, that's the reason I never liked Amberian Dawn too much even though they're good. Still though, if you like operatic, you should check out Diablo Swing Orchestra. The woman who sings for them definitely looks like most opera singers.
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Re: Favourite Vocalist Here's my Top 10 Metal Folks 8-) 1. Ronnie James Dio - Ronnie and The Prophets, Elf,Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio & Heaven and Hell 2. Paul Di'Anno - Iron Maiden 3. Michael Kiske - Helloween 4. Klaus Meine - Scorpions 5. Tony Martin - Black Sabbath etc 6. Geoff Tate - Queensrÿche 7. Serj Tankian - System Of A Down 8. Dave Mustaine - Megadeth 9. James Hetfield - Metallica 10. Ian Gillan - Deep Purple / Black Sabbath

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Re: Favourite Vocalist it's just that the death and black metal scenes don't appeal to me anymore, musically my interests have changed a great deal in the last two years, there are bands I used to like that now I wonder why I ever thought they were a good band, others that I just lost interest in, of the 50 or so bands that I used to like the only ones to survive were: AC/DC, Anthrax, Black Sabbath, Dio, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Megadeth, the first four Metallica albums, Motorhead, Pantera and Slayer, I axed bands including Cradle Of Filth, Children Of Bodom, Ozzy Osbourne, Three Inches Of Blood and Machine Head

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