Great hard rock/metal bands with singing not screaming

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  1. Silvertree

    Silvertree Silver Supporting Member

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    What metal/hard rock bands that have singers who sing and nor scream/growl? I am familiar with the older bands but I have no idea about decent bands in the last 10 years or so.
     
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    Silvertree Silver Supporting Member

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    What? Is this a taboo question?

    To be fair I have nothing against that type of music. I certainly couldn’t do it. It’s just not for me.
     
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    Here are some suggestions off the top of my head.

    Nightwish
    Hammerfall
    Sonata Artica
    Stratovarius
    Delain
    Within Temptation
    Sabaton
    Dragonforce
    Kamelot
    Blind Guardian
    Battle Beast
    Frozen Crown
    Twilight Force
    Angra
    Unleash the Archers
    Kobra and the Lotus
    Triosphere
    Seventh Wonder
    VUUR
    Therion
    Theatres des Vampires
    Sister Sin
    Seven Kingdoms
    Rhapsody of Fire
    Leprous
    Leaves' Eyes
    Tyr
    Lacuna Coil
    Dark Sarah
    Baroness
    Clutch
    My Dying Bride
    Katatonia
    Pain of Salvation
    Xandria
    Volbeat
    Visions of Atlantis
    Sons of Apollo
    Ayreon
    Avantasia
    Symphony X
    Galneryus
    Versailles
    Jupiter
    Gamma Ray
    Destrose
    Mary's Blood
    Octaviagrace
    Lovebites
    Mardelas
    Aldious
    BAND-MAID
    Ningen Isu
    Beast in Black
    Metal Allegiance
    Powertrip


    and the list goes on and on and on



    I'm leaving off a lot of great bands like Epica because they have a mix of clean and screaming/growling vocals
     
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    pretty much any power metal band will have singing ala Dio and little if any growling and such.
     
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    Thank you, Sir. Threads over.

     
  9. Beto

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    Just to add a couple way less known:

    Dark Avenger

    Vougan
     
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    No Helloween on this list? :waiting
     
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    I almost put them on my list. Helloween have been around for a long time so I figured the OP should know them since they were around from the MTV days. It is the same reason I left off Manowar.
     
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    If we are considering Opeth than I would also recommend another heavy prog rock band: Porcupine Tree but only their older stuff, specifically In Absentia and Deadwing which are fantastic heavy albums with singing vocals.
     
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    The Sword, especially “Warp Riders”. Best $7 disc I’ve bought. Played it for about four months non-stop.
     
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    Power trip? I love then but I dont think they are what the OP is looking for.

    +1 Opeth.

    I'd also go:

    The Vintage caravan
    Mutoid Man
    Cave In: Jupiter (some other albums include a creamy vocals)
    Mastodon
    Orchid
     
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    Not because they are **** then?
     
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    If you can deal with the speed, Dragonforce.
     
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    Some of my personal favorites (top three are my all-time favorite bands):
    -Theocracy
    -DragonForce
    -Jorn Lande's solo albums
    -Nightwish
    -The Dark Element
    -Avantasia
    -Chaotic Resemblance
    -Battle Beast (though Noora roars in some of the songs off the self-titled)
    -Sabaton
    -Freedom Call
    -Illusions of Grandeur
    -Iced Earth
    -Orden Ogan
    -Vandroya
    -Project Aegis
    -Impellitteri (been around since the 80s but the latest two albums are great)
    -Northward
    -Holter (AKA Jorn Lande and Trond Holter)
    -Eclipse
    -Revolution Saints
    -Gloryhammer

    As someone above said, nearly every power metal band has clean vocals.
     
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    Modern Opeth is awesome.
     
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