|Favorite Singers ('til Now)|
No particular order except for TOP 5.
|1||Van Der Graaf Generator|
Probably my favorite. Powerfull, eery, depf, hollow, emotive, kinda queer in
fact, sarcastic, soulfull, evil, an existencial storyteller of the contradictions of
human kind. He sings/shouts/cries with his entrails and proves that is
possible sing raw and beautifully at the same time.
Top 3: Arrow, After The Flood, Man Erg
Ok, not the badassest death metal singer, or the most extreme "vocal
blender" (Arkenfeldt). But he puts heart in the cold word of "guttural
singing". Arkenfeldt blends extreme guttural with extreme clean vocals, but
has just one "guttural" style like most death metal singers, Shaefer do
some subtle variations in his guttural/scratched voice (with the help of
some studio effects, of course). Well, could be not the most prominent
menber of Atheist (Steve Flynn and Tony Choy), but he gives personality to
the band and power to the lyrics.
Top 3: An Incarnations Dream; Unquestionable Presence; Water
Cowboys From Hell
I simple like too much his voice and his way of singing. He and Pantera
lead me into extreme metal and after this years (not so many years, hehe)
he remains as the most badass and funny metal singer/screamer and one
of the greatest frontmen ever IMO. (And showed that he have some heart
in Down). So hard to choose a Top 3...
Top 3: Art Of Shredding (Pantera); New Level (Pantera); Nothing In Return
Maynard james Keenan
Shouts of rage, cries of lust, moans of despair and whispers of cynicism or
maybe shouts of despair, cries of cynicism, moans of lust and whispers of
rage or.....whatever....you get it.
Top 3: Pushit; Third Eye; Sober
Welcome To Sky Valley
Sorry Robert Plant and Ian Gillan, but this is the best hard rock singer.
Top 3: Gardenia; Whitewater; Demon Cleaner
Coolest voice ever, primarily to tell a story....and pretty versatile for a "non-
Top 3: The Torture Nevers Stops; Caroline Hard-Core Ecstasy; Hungry
|7||Faith No More|
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime
The most versatile that I know (oh that's new), but besides that he can be
true and satirical at the same time.
Top 3: Just A Man (FNM); Mery Go Bye Bye (Mr. Bungle); Don't Even Trip
|8||Emerson Lake and Palmer|
Works Vol. 1
Well, he is not versatile, but he had the opportunity to transmit a lot of
emotions and sensations with his simple and good voice. And the fact that
he worked with two of the greatests prog bands helps. This Top 3 will be
Top 3: Hallowed Be Thy Name (ELP); Tarkus (ELP); Cat Food (King Crimson)
|9||Alice In Chains|
His voice is so overly scratched tha it fits like another guitar with Jerry
Cantrell's one. And I think he have a wha-wha pedal in the throat. Not
forgetting his work with Mad Season.
Top 3: Man In The Box (AiC); Rooster (AiC); Lifeless Dead (Mad Season)
Great one. I prefer he screaming wrapped into distortion than singing with
an acoustic guitar.
Top 3: Slaves & Bulldozers; Jesus Christ Pose; Smokestack Lightning
The perfect singer for Living Colour. This band made a "Third Position" in
"late 80's/early 90's hard rock" that isn't grunge or hair metal.
Top 3: Information Overload; Money Talks; Nothingness
Trout Mask Replica
Don Van Vilet
The Bizarre Shaman Hobo Master.
Top 3: Orange Claw Hammer; When Big Joan Sets Up; Moonlight On
|13|| ||Elis Regina|
Best brazillian female singer IMO.
Top 3: Cartomante; Águas de Março; Romaria
I don't use to like soft, beautiful, jolly voices. This guy is the exception.
Top 3: Moon In June (Soft machine); Sea Song (solo); Alefib (solo)
The most tripy voice. His crazy and unfeeling style fits perfectly with this
band, pionner in mix avant-garde with pop.
Top 3: Oh Yeah; Future Days; Halleluwah
|16|| ||Nação Zumbi|
Da Lama Ao Caos
I'm Brazilian and I agree when people say that portuguese language don't
match with rock in general. But when this band mixed the American rhythm
that spread around the world with maracatu creating a new way to make
brazillian rock, the unique singing style of Chico Science fit very well.
Top 3: Da Lama Ao Caos; A Cidade; Samba Makossa
Wheels of Fire
With Captain Beefheart and Rory Gallager he is the white guy who can
sings blues very good and he is one of the best bassists ever. (I would put
Rory, but don't know much about him yet).
|18|| ||Cassia Eller|
Coolest brazillian female singer IMO.
Usually I'm not fan of "female fronted metal"... well... 'til I found this one
with prog-technical background.
|20||Sisters Of Mercy|
First And Last And Always
I don't listened a single album by The Sisters Of Mercy, but....c'mom....the
guy is cool as hell.
Top 3: Walk Away; Possession; Dominion