100 Greatest Metal Vocal Performances

Criteria: This Metal vocal performance song list is based on talent showcased (Control, Power, Range, Versatility,) phrasing, uniqueness, and how much of the vocalists total ability was showcased in each song.
Metal Vocal Performances
1. Stargazer
Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow)
2. Roads To Madness
Geoff Tate (Queensrÿche)
3. Keeper of the Seven Keys
Michael Kiske (Helloween)
4. Dreamer Deceiver
Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
5. Highlander
Daniel Heiman (Lost Horizon)
6. Where Eagles Dare
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
7. Slaves and Bulldozers
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
8. The Divine Wings of Tragedy
Russell Allen (Symphony X)
9. A Question of Heaven
Matt Barlow (Iced Earth)
10. Victim of Changes
Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
11. Cemetery Gates
Phil Anselmo (Pantera)
12. Take Hold of the Flame
Geoff Tate (Queensÿrche)
13. Gates of Valhalla
Eric Adams (Manowar)
14. We Got the Right
Michael Kiske (Helloween)
15. Beyond the Pale
Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation)
16. Lunar Sanctum
Roy Khan (Kamelot)
17. The Tower
Tobias Sammet / Michael Kiske / Andre Matos (Avantasia)
18. Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
19. Nights of Arabia
Roy Khan (Kamelot)
20. Jesus Christ Pose
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
21. Blood Red Skies
Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
22. Silent Crying
Roy Khan (Conception)
23. Reconciliation
Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation)
24. And Then There Was Silence
Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian)
25. Passion and the Opera
Tarja Turunen (Nightwish)
26. Birth Ritual
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
27. The Mighty Masturbator
Devin Townsend
28. Take the Time
James LaBrie (Dream Theater)
29. Queen of the Reich
Geoff Tate (Queensÿrche)
30. Painkiller
Chuck Schuldiner (Death)
31. Love, Hate, Love
Layne Staley (Alice in Chains)
32. Dracula
Matt Barlow (Iced Earth)
33. Pain
Ronnie James Dio (Dio)
34. Disturbing the Priest
Ian Gillan (Black Sabbath)
35. Fairytales Won't Die
Mark Boals (Maestro Alex Gregory)
36. Suite Sister Mary
Geoff Tate / Pamela Moore (Queensÿrche)
37. As Long as It's Not About Love
Ronnie James Dio (Dio)
38. Through the Looking Glass
Russell Allen (Symphony X)
39. Crying
Jørn Lande (Beyond Twilight)
40. Age of False Innocence
Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian)
41. Painkiller
Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
42. No Quarter
Maynard James Keenan (Tool)
43. Secret of Steel
Eric Adams (Manowar)
44. Golden Dawn
Tobias Sammet (Edguy)
45. I Can't Have You Blues
Layne Staley (Alice in Chains)
46. Stand, Sentinel
John West
47. Bloodmeat
Rody Walker (Protest the Hero)
48. Cathedral Spires
Tim Owens (Judas Priest)
49. Cry of a Restless Soul
Daniel Heiman (Lost Horizon)
50. Aces High
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
51. Saints in Hell
Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
52. Come What May
Matt Barlow (Iced Earth)
53. Iter Impius
Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation)
54. Farewell
Tobias Sammet / Sharon den Adel / Michael Kiske (Avantasia)
55. The Accolade
Russell Allen (Symphony X)
56. Lamento Eroico
Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire)
57. Stand Away
Andre Matos (Angra)
58. Stargazers
Tarja Turunen (Nightwish)
59. Scarred
James LaBrie (Dream Theater)
60. Cross-Eyed Mary
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
61. Quicksand Jesus
Sebastian Bach (Skid Row)
62. March of Time
Michael Kiske (Helloween)
63. Red Sharks
Midnight (Crimson Glory)
64. Mountains
Eric Adams (Manowar)
65. At the Graves
King Diamond
66. Freewheel Burning
Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
67. On Most Surfaces
Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering)
68. Eyes of a Stranger
Geoff Tate (Queensÿrche)
69. Missing You
Jørn Lande (Ark)
70. Demise of Faust
Ski (Deady Blessing)
71. Death from Above
Neil Turbin (Anthrax)
72. The Will to Survive
Phil Anselmo (Pantera)
73. The Pot
Maynard James Keenan (Tool)
74. Gates of Babylon
Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow)
75. Visions
Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius)
76. Time to Say Goodbye
Lana Lane / Mark Boals
77. Carry On
Andre Matos (Angra)
78. Children of the Damned
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
79. Drumhead Trial
Rody Walker (Protest the Hero)
80. Elements
Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius)
81. Megalomania
Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath)
82. The Oath
King Diamond (Mercyful Fate)
83. Fiddler on the Green
Hansi Kürsch (Demons & Wizards)
84. Wasted Time
Sebastian Bach (Skid Row)
85. Day Twenty: Confrontation
Various (Ayreon)
86. Heart of Steel
Eric Adams (Manowar)
87. The Big Machine
Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation)
88. Veil of Disguise
Warrel Dane (Sanctuary)
89. Soldiers Under Command
Michael Sweet (Stryper)
90. City of the Dead
Kelly Sundown Carpenter (Outworld)
91. Still Loving You
Klaus Meine (The Scorpions)
92. Declaration Day
Tim Owens (Iced Earth)
93. Leonardo
Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen)
94. Widower
Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan)
95. Candlelight Fantasia
Russell Allen (Symphony X)
96. Mirror Mirror
Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass)
97. Hallowed Be Thy Name
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
98. Once and Future King
Todd Hall (Burning Starr)
99. Stand in Line
Graham Bonnet (Impellitteri)
100. Death Whispered a Lullaby
Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth)
Ronnie James Dio
Geoff Tate
Rob Halford

Last Updated: 2017-05-27
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