Any newer bands around with a singer that has a distinct voice and can hit the notes, a la Bruce Dickinson, Halford, or Dio? Like some of the music nowadays, just looking for more vocal wise. Iced Earth is bout as far away as I get from the previously mentioned. Would rather have distinct voice than the singer be really good and sound like 100 other guys.
I don't listen to too much newer power metal. That's probably where you'll find most of what you're looking for. My favorites in this style of vocals are old, like Agent Steel's Unstoppable Force, which is my favorite speed metal album. Steve Grimmett on Onslaught's In Search of Sanity and Grim Reaper's Rock You To Hell. Tony Moore on Riot's Thundersteel. And for an operatic flavor, the brilliant Messiah Marcolin.
Good question. I know Volbeat isn't really metal, but I was impressed with their singer a long time ago, long before radio found them. I think the lead singer has a very unique voice, haven't heard one like it. He can't sing high though of course.
Something is missing in their music, it's ok but just doesn't quite do it for me. The closest they get is probably the song Lola Montez during the verses. Other than that not so much. Still, I love that singers voice.
Like the singer a lot. Listened to a few songs, not exactly my cup o tea but could prolly enjoy them every now and then.