Some of mine…
Purely on fun technical ability, Von Smith (the run at 3:39 is amazing)
Nick, that is a heck of a list.
An obvious choice I think, Bon Iver
I love that Cohen was mentioned. So on that note, here’s one of my favorites covering one of his songs, Creston Spiers from Harvey Milk.
D.H. Phillips from True Widow
Ben Verellen from Helms Alee
I like Tidal, when i search right it helps me move out of my comfort zone of usual music and explore all sorts of artists and music genres I have been missing out on over a lifetime. At the moment there is all sorts of Latin flavors too…
Sam Beam: Singer-songwriters & One-man-bands
I am definitely enjoying RHODES lately.
Horrible pronunciation and a meh song, but this may actually be THE most technically skilled vocalist out there currently
+1 for Tom Waits, and Santana… for the guitar!
Also, Roy Khan for me.
Evergrey (uh, Tom Englund – and sorry, the volume is low):
Andrew Eldritch from The Sisters of Mercy:
Peter Steele from Type O Negative:
Daniel Gildenlöw from Pain Of Salvation
ICS Vortex from Borknagar, Arcturus, Dimmu Borgir(ex), etc
Lars A. Nedland from Borknagar
the subharmonic E1 this guy hits @2:52 makes me want to buy the Argons or sth to get that rumbling bass
Jeremy McKinnon is probably my favorite Male vocalist. Gasp but that’s not audiophile music gasp
I love it. Got a problem?
I don’t know, the audio community is filled with rock, alternative, metal and stuff lol. I’d say your not with the underdogs in this community
And a lot of people seem to think screaming and harsh vocals are just noise and they aren’t something to be respected. But the truth is they are some of the hardest sounds to create and do correctly.
In the red corner, with a smooth rumbly voice, the canadian sex prophet, Leonard Cohen:
In the blue corner, with a raspy beast of a voice, the funky soul master, Charles Bradley:
In the pink corner, with his dick sticking out of his pants, the whatever goth doom vampire, Peter Steele:
No song in particular, but some of my favorite male vocalists are :
Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour)
Robb Flynn (Machine Head)
Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation)
The White Buffalo
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave, solo) RIP…
Steve Perry (Journey)
Freddie Mercury (Queen) RIP…
I might be forgetting a few, but I would die to have anyone’s of these guys voices!
EDIT : Added Perry and Mercury.
Honorable mentions to Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses) and Sebastien Bach (Skid Row era…)
I may be too old but my favourite male singers are Michael Bublé and Harry Conick J.R. I am a sucker for the classics lol…
I see you are a man of culture, lol.
Chris Cornell, Corey Taylor without a doubt are once in a generation vocalists.
I would add to the list:
Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
Freddy Mercury (Queen)
Jim Morrison (The Doors)
Roger Daltrey (The Who)
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog)
Thom Yorke (Radiohead)
Jared Leto (30 Seconds to Mars)
Chino Moreno (Deftones, my favorite band )
Maynard James Keenan (Tool)
Matthew Bellamy (Muse)
How could I forgot Freddie!!?
Mercury might be the all time #1 !
But I have a thing for deep voice that suits Hard Rock / Metal genre.
Another one I forgot, that is a bit the opposite of my preferred male vocal range is Steve Perry (Journey)!
Great list by the way!