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Spectrum
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sun Aug 10, 2003 2:22 pm
Posts: 16
Location: Denmark
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:06 am 
 

Hi!

I love singers who (1) have a strong high register, (2) have a strong middle register and (3) can sing well both clean and with distortion. My favourite singers include:

* Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian)
* Jørn Lande (many things)
* Johnny Gioeli (Axel Rudi Pell)
* Eric Adams (Manowar)
* Matthew Barlow (Iced Earth)
* Russell Allen (Symphony X)
* David DeFeis (Virgin Steele)

Most of the aforementioned gents are now in their 50s and past their prime. Some, like Kürsch and Lande, are still going strong, while others - notably DeFeis - are tragic shadows of their former glory.

What are some great power metal and heavy metal singers in the same general vein who are in their prime now (or at least were in this decade)?

The best example I can name is Nils Molin from Dynazty and Amaranthe. He sounds a lot like a young Russell Allen to my ears.

Thanks in advance!
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Astral Blood
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Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:17 pm
Posts: 17
Location: Northern Ireland
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:52 pm 
 

It's maybe too far from your preferred genre, being heavy/doom, but Spirit Adrift's vocalist, Nate Garrett, is amazing.

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Opus
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Joined: Sun Sep 22, 2002 11:06 am
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Location: Sweden
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:46 pm 
 

Jens Carlsson (Persuader)
Sebastian Levermann (Orden Ogan)
Joe Liszt (Ancient Empire)
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Empyreal
The Final Frontier

Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:58 pm
Posts: 26431
Location: Where the dead rule the night
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:49 pm 
 

I think Tony Kakko of Sonata Arctica has sounded amazing on their recent work, mileage may vary on the music/writing though.

urban breed had a high point for his career with Trail of Murder and Project Arcadia, though I would avoid the recent Serious Black album.

Nicholas Leptos of Arrayan Path is straight up killing it these days.

Thaurorod's last album Coast of Gold is a burner, and the singer Andi Kravljača has a lot of charisma.

Iuri Sanson sounds as good as he did on Hibria's debut, and with smarter music behind him, on the recent Eternity's End album.

Even Ronny Hemlin is pretty damn good on the new Tad Morose.
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Don Karlos
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:44 am
Posts: 56
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:02 am 
 

Some newer or lesser known talents, who are also in bands with good songwriting.

Joseph Michaels from Witherfall/Sanctuary
Youtube: show


Henrik Båth from Darkwater
Youtube: show


George Eikosipentakis from Innerwish
Youtube: show


Vasilis Georgiou from Sunburst
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Temple Of Blood
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:16 am
Posts: 2355
Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:15 am 
 

Todd Michael Hall is the best.
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Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:36 am
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:38 am 
 

Jimmy Mavrommatis, great man.
It also helps that Mirror is incredible.
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