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Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:14 pm
by Balu
Oh, how I love copying threads! Anyway, forum's almost dead, nothing new here, so why not.
Who do you think are the most underrated vocalists in metal?

I'll start off with one of my favourites - Damian Wilson. Amazing voice, good range, but barely known.

So who would you guys/gals say?

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:14 pm
by icecab21
let me guess, hansi kursch will be mentioned here since, like buckethead, not everyone calls him the greatest.

never sure about the "rated" bs stuff but ill put up olaf hayer and to put one with even lesser known bands, henrik båth

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:22 pm
by Rebel
icecab21 wrote:let me guess, hansi kursch will be mentioned here since, like buckethead, not everyone calls him the greatest.

never sure about the "rated" bs stuff but ill put up olaf hayer and to put one with even lesser known bands, henrik båth
now now now, Hansi's a specialized vocalist, tends to get rated about where he should be.

Pasi Rantanen though, very under appreciated.

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:02 pm
by NeonVomit
RD Liapakis of Mystic Prophecy. Power, feeling, and range.

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Yup.

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:19 pm
by Arkash
Roy Khan is for me the best singer ever, and I think he's kinda underrated!

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:26 pm
by NeonVomit
icecab21 wrote:let me guess, hansi kursch will be mentioned here since, like buckethead, not everyone calls him the greatest.
Yeah, let's keep this discussion about singers from not-so-famous bands.

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:15 pm
by Intiaani
Rob Rock. :)

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:14 am
by adrian9
my personal favorite

Graham Bonnet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYtdW5bD-7Q

you know the song !! he should be up there with the likes of Joe Lynn turner and Dio but somehow he isnt.

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:49 am
by Rebel
adrian9 wrote:my personal favorite

Graham Bonnet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYtdW5bD-7Q

you know the song !! he should be up there with the likes of Joe Lynn turner and Dio but somehow he isnt.
oh come on, if we're talking about one off rainbow vocalists, Doogie White is clearly the better pick :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdyg1a60 ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQsKa-V6 ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAP5kzkjU_w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_TCOmeJxyM

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:59 am
by mayhem-for-all
Jarmo Pääkkönen definately!

Nicklas Isfeldt is also ery underrated just as Pasi Rantanen and Ilja Jalkanen who is very underrated considering his versatility

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:02 pm
by NeonVomit
mayhem-for-all wrote:Jarmo Pääkkönen definately!

Nicklas Isfeldt is also ery underrated just as Pasi Rantanen and Ilja Jalkanen who is very underrated considering his versatility
What bands do these guys sing for?

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:14 pm
by Balu
NeonVomit wrote:
mayhem-for-all wrote:Jarmo Pääkkönen definately!

Nicklas Isfeldt is also ery underrated just as Pasi Rantanen and Ilja Jalkanen who is very underrated considering his versatility
What bands do these guys sing for?
Excalion, Dream Evil,ex-Thunderstone and Kiuas I think.

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:18 pm
by NeonVomit
Ahh right.

Jarmo and Nicklas are awesome indeed, don't know the others well.

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:49 am
by Babylon
mayhem-for-all wrote:Jarmo Pääkkönen definately!
Yes, Jarmo!

And Jonny Lindqvist also!!! He's one of my favorite singers EVER. Unique and powerful voice, I love him :D

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:18 am
by Kosmo
Ilja Jalkanen :)

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:50 am
by Carcass
:user: James Hetfield

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:39 am
by Susie
Michele Luppi :)

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:19 am
by NeonVomit
Carcass wrote::user: James Hetfield
What band does he play for? I don' t think I've heard of him before.

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:43 am
by Carcass
NeonVomit wrote:
Carcass wrote::user: James Hetfield
What band does he play for? I don' t think I've heard of him before.
Some obscure band loved by trailer trash. Anthrax?

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:49 am
by robocop656
These guys are as talented as queer twins can be:
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And if you are looking for the best:

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Truly talented

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:56 am
by robocop656
And also Borats 5 octave vocal range:
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Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:33 am
by Star_Ocean
Alfred Romero and Marco Sandron. Oh, and Chitral Somapala.

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:15 pm
by stratowerner
Dc Cooper of Silent Force and Royal Hunt great singer and such a great guy on stage and off stage

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:52 pm
by Intiaani
stratowerner wrote:Dc Cooper of Silent Force and Royal Hunt great singer and such a great guy on stage and off stage
Yes! Don't know about whether he's a great guy or not but a huge singer anyway. :P

Going to add Nils Patrik Johansson (Wuthering Heights & others), Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder) and Miljenko Matijevic (Steelheart) to the list. ^^

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:24 am
by ggonza43
Michael Eriksen from "Circus Maximus". Although he had the chance to be known at a great audience when replaced Roy Khan on Kamelot's "Poetry For The Poisoned" Tour

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:50 pm
by Balu
Gotta bump this.
Mathias Blad is over of the most overrated metal singers ever.

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:55 pm
by Kosmo
Mathias Blad is over of the most overrated metal singers ever.
I don't know..On some level i agree, he does have an amazing voice but it's not amongst the best.

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:56 pm
by Balu
Kosmo wrote:
Mathias Blad is over of the most overrated metal singers ever.
I don't know..On some level i agree, he does have an amazing voice but it's not amongst the best.
For me, he's the third best in power metal after TK and Hansi.

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:34 am
by NeonVomit
If you want to broaden your definition of power metal, Jon Oliva back in the day was hard to beat:

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I've never really managed to 'classify' Savatage. They really did transcend genres.

Re: Underrated vocalists?

Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:51 am
by NeonVomit
And because I've had too much beer tonight (again) here's another singer that doesn't get enough attention:

George! I think he sings pretty well...

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(yes, I'm aware of the shameless self-promotion, but after 7 years and over 3700 posts I guess it's allowed every now and then!)