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100 Greatest Metal Vocal Performances

Criteria: - Songs were ranked for Influence, creativity, emotion, phrasing,
technical ability, and how the vocals fit with the music and lyrics.

Newly added names are in Red

Edited By: Adam Isaksen
Last Updated: 5-3-08

100 Greatest Metal Vocal Performances
  1. Victim Of Changes - Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
  2. Child In Time - Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
  3. Take Hold Of The Flame - Geoff Tate (Queensrÿche)
  4. She's Gone - Miljenko Matijevic (Steelheart)
  5. Lunar Sanctum - Roy Khan (Kamelot)
  6. Jesus Christ Pose - Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
  7. Queen Of The Reich - Geoff Tate (Queensrÿche)
  8. Battle Hymn - Eric Adams (Manowar)
  9. Disturbing The Priest - Ian Gillan (Black Sabbath)
10. Painkiller - Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
11. Beyond The Wheel - Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
12. Where Eagles Dare - Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
13. Nights Of Arabia - Roy Khan (Kamelot)
14. Slaves And Bulldozers - Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
15. Through The Looking Glass - Russell Allen (Symphony X)
16. I'll Never Let You Go - Miljenko Matijevic (Steelheart)
17. Stargazer - Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow)
18. Rime Of The Ancient Mariner - Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
19. Roads To Madness - Geoff Tate (Queensrÿche)
20. Dreamer Deceiver - Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
21. A Question Of Heaven - Matt Barlow (Iced Earth)
22. Nessun Dorma - Eric Adams (Manowar)
23. Sheila - Miljenko Matijevic (Steelheart)
24. The Big Machine - Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain Of Salvation)
25. Cemetary Gates - Phil Anselmo (Pantera)
26. Blood Red Skies - Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
27. Aces High - Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
28. Bridge Of Death - Eric Adams (Manowar)
29. Number Of The Beast - Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
30. The Grudge - Maynard James Keenan (Tool)
31. A Touch Of Evil - Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
32. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
33. Night Train - Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses)
34. Pain - Ronnie James Dio (Dio)
35. Hail And Kill - Eric Adams (Manowar)
36. Carry Stress In The Jaw - Mike Patton (Mr. Bungle)
37. Flight Of Icarus - Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
38. Before The Storm - Geoff Tate (Queensrÿche)
39. Ticks 'N Leeches - Maynard James Keenan (Tool)
40. Kill The King - Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow)
41. Quicksand Jesus - Sebastian Bach (Skid Row)
42. Birth Ritual - Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
43. I Can't Have You Blues - Layne Staley (Alice In Chains)
44. Elizabeth: I Mirror Mirror - Roy Khan (Kamelot)
45. The Accolade - Russell Allen (Symphony X)
46. Pushit - Maynard James Keenan (Tool)
47. Death From Above - Neil Turbin (Anthrax)
48. Waking Every God - Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain Of Salvation)
49. Inferno (Unleash The Fire) - Russell Allen (Symphony X)
50. In A Darkened Room - Sebastian Bach (Skid Row)
51. Twilight Symphony - King Diamond
52. Rooster - Layne Staley/Jerry Cantrel (Alice In Chains)
53. Candlelight Fantasia - Russell Allen (Symphony X)
54. Fandango - Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain Of Salvation)
55. Well Of Souls - Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass)
56. Still Loving You - Klaus Meine (Scorpions)
57. Christine - Jørn Lande
58. Abigail - King Diamond
59. Burn The Sun - Jørn Lande (Ark)
60. Infiltrate And Assimilate - Ripper Owens (Iced Earth)
61. Age Of False Innocence - Hanis Kürsch (Blind Guardian)
62. Destruction Preventer - Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica)
63. Revolution Calling - Geoff Tate (Queensrÿche)
64. The Devil To Pay - Ripper Owens (Iced Earth)
65. Scarred - James Labrie (Dream Theater)
66. Screaming For Vengeance - Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
67. Kingdom For A Heart - Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica)
68. Cry Of The Brave - ZP Theart (Dragonforce)
69. Tyrant - Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
70. Dante's Inferno - Matt Barlow (Iced Earth)
71. Dissident Aggressor - Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
72. Midlife Crisis - Mike Patton (Faith No More)
73. Don't Talk To Strangers - Ronnie James Dio (Dio)
74. Holy Thunderforce - Fabio Lione (Rhapsody)
75. Freewheel Burning - Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
76. Travel In Stygian - Matt Barlow (Iced Earth)
77. Suite Sister Mary - Geoff Tate (Queensrÿche)
78. Bloodsucker - Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
79. Thorn - Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian)
80. Starlight - Michael Kiske (Helloween)
81. Mourners Lament - Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass)
82. The Pot - Maynard James Keenan (Tool)
83. Judas Rising - Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
84. Turn Up The Night - Ronnie James Dio (Black Sabbath)
85. Emerald Sword - Fabio Lione (Rhapsody)
86. Sticky Side Up - Miljenko Matijevic (Steelheart)
87. Man In The Box - Layne Staley (Alice In Chains)
88. March Of Mephisto - Roy Khan (Kamelot)
89. Warcry - Carlos Zema (Outworld)
90. Learning To Live - James Labrie (Dream Theater)
91. Metal Health - Kevin Dubrow (Quiet Riot)
92. Dracula - Matt Barlow (Iced Earth)
93. Nightfall - Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian)
94. Cowboys Hrom Hell - Phil Anselmo (Pantera)
95. Absence Of Light - Russell Allen (Symphony X)
96. Someone's Crying - Michael Kiske (Helloween)
97. Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse - ICS Vortex (Dimmu Borgir)
98. The Trooper - Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
99. Rock You Like A Hurricane - Klaus Meine (Scorpions)
100. Highlander - Daniel Heimann (Lost Horizon)
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