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Who is the best female metal vocalist?

Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation)
1
2%
Simone Simons (Epica)
1
2%
Floor Jansen (ex-After Forever)
11
26%
Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish)
12
29%
Lisa Middelhauve (ex-Xandria)
0
No votes
Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil)
0
No votes
Amy Lee (Evanescence)
4
10%
Vibeke Stene (ex-Tristania)
1
2%
Ailyn (Sirenia)
0
No votes
Kaisa Jouhki (Battlelore)
3
7%
Other
9
21%
 
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Best Female Metal Vocalist

#1 Post by jophelerks » 22 Jul 2009 20:03

My vote has to go to Floor Jansen. Frickin' amazing voice.

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#2 Post by t.a.j. » 22 Jul 2009 20:11

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#3 Post by Wicked Child » 22 Jul 2009 20:57

ANGELA "DIVA SATANICA" GOSSOW.

The ONLY good female power metal singer.
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#4 Post by jophelerks » 22 Jul 2009 21:03

Wicked Child wrote:ANGELA "DIVA SATANICA" GOSSOW.

The ONLY good female power metal singer.
Checked her out. Chick growler, lol. I don't even see how you call her a singer.

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#5 Post by Dentarthurdent » 22 Jul 2009 21:48

I've got two favourite female metal singers. Since only one of them is in the list, I voted for her: Kaisa Jouhki from Battlelore, such an amazing mystical voice.

The other one is (and her missing in that list is pure blasphemy): DORO PESCH \m/

Oh, nad since you asked about metal singers: What's Evanescence doing there?
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#6 Post by corrupted old gnom » 22 Jul 2009 21:58

Dentarthurdent wrote:The other one is (and her missing in that list is pure blasphemy): DORO PESCH \m/
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#7 Post by Bender B. Rodriguez » 22 Jul 2009 22:36

jophelerks wrote:
Wicked Child wrote:ANGELA "DIVA SATANICA" GOSSOW.

The ONLY good female power metal singer.
Checked her out. Chick growler, lol. I don't even see how you call her a singer.

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#8 Post by Dentarthurdent » 22 Jul 2009 23:32

ever heard Doro? absolutely no gothic there^^
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#9 Post by Lord Borbak » 23 Jul 2009 00:39

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#10 Post by NovaJokerInk » 23 Jul 2009 10:37

I chose Floor Jansen because I loved her work on Arjen's projects!

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#11 Post by Wicked Child » 23 Jul 2009 12:54

jophelerks wrote:
Wicked Child wrote:ANGELA "DIVA SATANICA" GOSSOW.

The ONLY good female power metal singer.
Checked her out. Chick growler, lol. I don't even see how you call her a singer.
I don't even see how you call Evanescence Heavy Metal. lol
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#12 Post by Dentarthurdent » 23 Jul 2009 13:51

Knightrider of Doom wrote:
Dentarthurdent wrote:ever heard Doro? absolutely no gothic there^^
sorry, can't compare Doro to just any metal vocalist^^ she is more metal than many male vocalists xD
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#13 Post by West Virginia Mule » 23 Jul 2009 15:27

NovaJokerInk wrote:I chose Floor Jansen because I loved her work on Arjen's projects!
The Star One stuff still gives me chills. Still one of the best CDs ever. 8)
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#14 Post by jophelerks » 23 Jul 2009 15:56

Yeah, I don't know what I was thinking about Evanescence. I always hated them anyway, but I knew they were frickin' popular and I guess I was thinking they were metal because they kept getting compared to WT. Just disregard that.

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#15 Post by Spectrum » 23 Jul 2009 18:25

Evanescence is not metal, but Amy Lee is a great singer. I voted for her.
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#16 Post by Metal Fan » 23 Jul 2009 22:38

Why would you not call Evanescence metal? I voted for Amy!!
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#17 Post by Dreamflight » 24 Jul 2009 01:23

Not putting Anneke v.Giersbergen and Liv Kristine on that poll is a capital sin, even though I don't like the later, these two ladies, together with Doro were the biggest responsibles for women in metal with major roles.

I vote for Floor, she can be very metal at times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQnWLbO6kfg
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The ONLY good female power metal singer.
Yeah, but she has also the abbility to murder a great song like Silverwing, but I agree the chick knows how to growl :P
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#18 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 24 Jul 2009 23:42

Floor Jansen is the only real option, as she is teh best female vocalist in ANY genre
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#19 Post by Skyclad » 25 Jul 2009 00:54

Why is there only power/prog metal choices?


My fave female vocalist is Andrea Haugen of Hagalaz' Runedance.
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#20 Post by majesty » 26 Jul 2009 10:16

I voted for Tarja because her voice is something different, I like it a lot, but I have to say that I like male voices more than female :roll:
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#21 Post by Spectrum » 27 Jul 2009 19:01

Metal Fan wrote:Why would you not call Evanescence metal?
I would say because the guitar riffs sound nothing like metal.

I would be interested to hear what makes them metal in your opinion.
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#22 Post by Sentinel » 29 Jul 2009 13:37

Sina Niklas from Orphane Hate.

Though I like Angela Gossow´s voice, too, it patterns to Sina´s ability to growl AND sing clean. And both just sounds awesome!
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#23 Post by teo_guardian » 04 Aug 2009 07:30

if we talk about vocal abilities and range(and not having in mind songs and bands that we like)
i think Tarja beats the shit out of almost any of them...

i voted for Tarja...her vocal abilities and her range are unbelievable...

but i love the sound of Simone's voice..so pure and soft..

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#24 Post by Spectrum » 04 Aug 2009 15:47

teo_guardian wrote:but i love the sound of Simone's voice..so pure and soft..
For me, in a metal context "pure" and "soft" are cons, not pros.
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#25 Post by teo_guardian » 04 Aug 2009 16:33

Spectrum wrote:
teo_guardian wrote:but i love the sound of Simone's voice..so pure and soft..
For me, in a metal context "pure" and "soft" are cons, not pros.
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#26 Post by Led Guardian » 05 Aug 2009 00:18

Spectrum wrote:
teo_guardian wrote:but i love the sound of Simone's voice..so pure and soft..
For me, in a metal context "pure" and "soft" are cons, not pros.
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#27 Post by Palantyre » 06 Aug 2009 02:32

No no, all metal must always be badass and rough and aggressive and killing orphans and kvlt and grim and all that. :|
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#28 Post by DiehardBGfan » 06 Aug 2009 22:37

Tarja from Nightwish was the best, I really wish she didnt leave the group.

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#29 Post by somnia » 07 Aug 2009 07:12

Well Floor Jansen is Tarja + Simone and much more, so vote for her.
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#30 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 07 Aug 2009 10:03

Tarja can only sing "classical" and even then it sounds forced or strained.
Floor can do it while sounding natural, plus she can do rock/pop/blues/jazz/soul/etc.
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#31 Post by Celuden Aerwyn » 07 Aug 2009 17:36

This poll is terrible. Evanescence isn't metal, there's no Angela Gossow or Anette Olzon...

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#32 Post by black tooth grin » 21 May 2010 01:33

^ Agreed.

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#33 Post by MarchOfTime » 21 May 2010 04:09

Id go with Anneke van Giersbergen but she's more prog than metal.....

anyway I guess my votes for Floor, but a year ago u could'a asked and it would likely have been Tarja. I was a tarjaholic for a while.....lol
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