Best Power Metal vocalist?

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Best Power Metal vocalist

Poll ended at Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:03 pm

Timo Kotipelto
11
33%
Hansi Kürsch
5
15%
Tony Kakko
4
12%
Andre Matos
0
No votes
Edu Falaschi
0
No votes
Kai Hansen
1
3%
Michael Kiske
6
18%
Tobias Sammet
0
No votes
Russell Allen
2
6%
Andi Deris
1
3%
Other [leave a post]
3
9%
 
Total votes: 33

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Best Power Metal vocalist?

Post by Balu » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:03 pm

Someone made a similar poll with guitarists a while back, and I was wondering, who do you think is the best vocalist in the genre?

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Re: Best Power Metal vocalist?

Post by Kosmo » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:06 pm

Ohh fuck, like i could choose...

I LOVE Tony's and Timo's voices but if we're talking about skill, i guess i have to say Kiske or Hansi..

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Re: Best Power Metal vocalist?

Post by adrian9 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:26 pm

for me is between Matos and Kiske, they are powerfull when they need to be, and a hell of a wide range. In the end I vote Kiske cause his voice still awesome like in the 80ss
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Re: Best Power Metal vocalist?

Post by Kosmo » Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:36 pm

I wonder if there'll be any votes for poor Andi.. :cry:

I love his voice, it's so different from the usual power metal sound but i couldn't put him before those other guys. :wink:

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Re: Best Power Metal vocalist?

Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:38 pm

Why isn't Hiro on the list??
Anyway, chalk one up for Kiske! :luv1:

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Re: Best Power Metal vocalist?

Post by RazielSR » Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:39 pm

Well, you put Rusell Allen, and Symphony X is not exactly a power metal band. It is more prog than power.
Anyway, as you put it, for me the best of that singers is Russell Allen. It is one of my three favourite metal singers.
If I see the best I understand that we are talking about versatility and skill.
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Re: Best Power Metal vocalist?

Post by NeonVomit » Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:43 pm

Oooh tough one. Between Timo Kotipelto and Hansi Kurch for me. RD Liapakis gets an honourable mention too, I like his more aggressive but still melodic style.
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Re: Best Power Metal vocalist?

Post by rikkertje » Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:55 pm

Until 2006 it was Roy Khan from Kamelot IMO. But it seems he lost his voice somehow after 2006. They started playing the songs in a lower key, and still he sounds strained.

I don't know who is the best these days. I like Edu Falaschi, Andi Deris, Michael Kiske the most I think.

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Re: Best Power Metal vocalist?

Post by Babylonian » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:01 pm

I just can't choose between Timo Kotipelto and Michael Kiske. They both are best Power Metal vocalists for me. Kai Hansen, Andre Matos and Jorn Lande are also great vocalists.

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Re: Best Power Metal vocalist?

Post by Kosmo » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:02 pm

I'm a bit strange, i REALLY dislike Hansen's voice but i nearly love Deris' voice. :lol:

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Post by Babylonian » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:10 pm

Kosmo wrote:I'm a bit strange, i REALLY dislike Hansen's voice but i nearly love Deris' voice. :lol:
It's not strange. It's your opinion like I have mine. People have different opinions, you know. :)

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Re: Best Power Metal vocalist?

Post by Kecos » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:15 pm

When I first saw this thread I was immediately going to vote for TK, but then I saw Russell Allen.. damn. I really enjoy his singing. All of those singers that I've heard are really good (except I don't like Deris singing Kiske songs at all , but he's good on all Helloween's other stuff).

But in the end, I remembered that imagining TK singing almost any power metal song makes it better imo, so TK got my vote :lol:

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Re: Best Power Metal vocalist?

Post by warrencurrymetal » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:36 pm

daniel heiman

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Olaf Hayer

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Roberto Tiranti

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DC Cooper

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luri sanson

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Rob Rock

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The list is good,

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Re: Best Power Metal vocalist?

Post by Mormegil » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:55 pm

I really like them all, but Hansi Kürsch has my vote.

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Post by rikkertje » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:59 pm

Kosmo wrote:I'm a bit strange, i REALLY dislike Hansen's voice but i nearly love Deris' voice. :lol:
I share this opinion. :)

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Re: Best Power Metal vocalist?

Post by Rebel » Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:11 pm

Deris and Falaschi would be tied for #2. But Hansi is the only realistic option

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Re: Best Power Metal vocalist?

Post by adrian9 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:17 am

Im gonna cast a vote to Graham Bonnet, really under rated and what a voice, check it out on the band "alcatrazz" really a pioneer on power metal
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Post by warrencurrymetal » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:02 am

adrian9 wrote:Im gonna cast a vote to Graham Bonnet, really under rated and what a voice, check it out on the band "alcatrazz" really a pioneer on power metal
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Re: Best Power Metal vocalist?

Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:42 am

The lead singer from "Nocturnal Emissions" also kicks some serious penis. :roll:

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Re: Best Power Metal vocalist?

Post by icecab21 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:48 am

kotipelto is winning in a stratovarius forum, what are the chances of that?

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Post by NeverendingAbyss » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:51 am

Kiske here. Considering that we're talking Power metal and not classic rock. :)

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Post by Babylon » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:38 am

Well I don't know about "best", but my favorite is Andi, of course :) Kotipelto probably comes at # 2 and I think Jonny Lindqvist needs to be on the list! He is absolutely fucking brilliant!

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Re: Best Power Metal vocalist?

Post by adrian9 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:15 am

Babylon wrote:Well I don't know about "best", but my favorite is Andi, of course :) Kotipelto probably comes at # 2 and I think Jonny Lindqvist needs to be on the list! He is absolutely fucking brilliant!

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I think andy rocks some of the helloween songs...but when he sings oldies like, eagle fly free , future world......all the kiske era....I want to puch him to death really, they should be more like when sammy hagar joined van halen and drifted apart from all the david lee roth songs...just play the extremely necessary hits and move foward
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Re: Best Power Metal vocalist?

Post by mayhem-for-all » Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:08 pm

I personally prefer Jarmo Pääkkönen of Excalion but TK sure is one great vocalist too.

Yet my vote goes for Russell Allen who is maybe the most talented of all.

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Post by Babylon » Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:21 pm

adrian9 wrote: I think andy rocks some of the helloween songs...but when he sings oldies like, eagle fly free , future world......all the kiske era....I want to puch him to death really, they should be more like when sammy hagar joined van halen and drifted apart from all the david lee roth songs...just play the extremely necessary hits and move foward
Yea that's why I said he was my favorite, rather than "he's the best". I know he's probably not as "technically perfect" as Kiske, but he does have a pretty unique voice, not to mention he is an awesome frontman and songwriter. I also think they should do less Keeper era songs live, I like how Andi sings them - especially March of Time or A Tale That Wasn't Right, but there are so many great songs from 1994 forward that I'd rather hear. The set list from the Rabbit Don't Come Easy Tour was like the perfect balance between classics and Deris era songs, they should try something like that again!

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Re: Best Power Metal vocalist?

Post by pneumonia » Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:36 am

Hard question!
Slightly I prefer Hansi before Kiske and Allen.

Symphony X is not power metal for me, but anyway :)

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Post by NeonVomit » Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:12 am

icecab21 wrote:kotipelto is winning in a stratovarius forum, what are the chances of that?
Welll, people being on the Stratovarius forum sort of indicates that it's one of their favourite bands. I don't post on any other band forums with any degree of regularity, and Strato are one of my favourite bands, so it all makes sense, really.
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Post by RazielSR » Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:39 am

pneumonia wrote:Hard question!
Slightly I prefer Hansi before Kiske and Allen.

Symphony X is not power metal for me, but anyway :)
Just a few songs...like for example...Dragon's Den? But no, it is not a power metal band. It is not as prog as others, many times they have more speed, bombastic sound than other prog bands, and mix that with prog, but you can't say it's a power metal band. Anyway, Allen is in the choice, and that's cool :D
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Re: Best Power Metal vocalist?

Post by Kosmo » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:08 am

Yea that's why I said he was my favorite, rather than "he's the best". I know he's probably not as "technically perfect" as Kiske, but he does have a pretty unique voice, not to mention he is an awesome frontman and songwriter. I also think they should do less Keeper era songs live, I like how Andi sings them - especially March of Time or A Tale That Wasn't Right, but there are so many great songs from 1994 forward that I'd rather hear. The set list from the Rabbit Don't Come Easy Tour was like the perfect balance between classics and Deris era songs, they should try something like that again!
Do they even play rabbit songs live now? :o

It's my favourite Andi-album. :)

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Re: Best Power Metal vocalist?

Post by Rebel » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:20 am

Babylon wrote:
adrian9 wrote: I think andy rocks some of the helloween songs...but when he sings oldies like, eagle fly free , future world......all the kiske era....I want to puch him to death really, they should be more like when sammy hagar joined van halen and drifted apart from all the david lee roth songs...just play the extremely necessary hits and move foward
Yea that's why I said he was my favorite, rather than "he's the best". I know he's probably not as "technically perfect" as Kiske, but he does have a pretty unique voice, not to mention he is an awesome frontman and songwriter. I also think they should do less Keeper era songs live, I like how Andi sings them - especially March of Time or A Tale That Wasn't Right, but there are so many great songs from 1994 forward that I'd rather hear. The set list from the Rabbit Don't Come Easy Tour was like the perfect balance between classics and Deris era songs, they should try something like that again!
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