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DioLastInLineHolyDiver
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:44 am
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:27 am 
 

I know, what a question right?

Of course, there's no one like him but let me elaborate...

Dio kind of ruined metal for me, but in a good way. After listening to every song sung by that man, any time I give a new album or band a listen, I end up comparing them to Ronnie.

More often than not, the singer's vocal prowess falls short of Dio and his mighty pipes.

It seems no matter where I look, singers often pale in comparison.

I'd love some suggestions, and I'm sure this community of metalheads knows more than I do.

I'm looking for a singer who can hit high notes effortlessly like old Ronnie could. A frontman with not only power in his lungs but control.

Bands and singers with themes of fantasy and magic are welcome but not overly important.

I dont care too much for wailing or guttural gurgles.
The closest singer I could find is Jørn Lande.

Female lead band suggestions are welcome. I have nothing but respect for powerful singers like Doro Pesch, and of recently Brittany Hayes from Unleash the Archers.

Thanks in advance everyone for your help.

Rest in Peace Dio

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splyu
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Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:09 pm
Posts: 351
Location: Europe
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:42 am 
 

This really sounds like you need some Manowar in your life. I'd start with the early classics (Hail to England, Into Glory Ride, Sign of the Hammer), then Kings of Metal, all of those are undisputed classics (most people would also include the debut), then see what else by them you like because opinions are divided over the rest of the albums. But I'd say there can be no question about the power of Eric Adams' pipes. Also fantasy and magic themes for you right there.

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miskatonic79
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Joined: Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:57 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:16 pm 
 

Nils Patrik Johansson from Astral Doors

Youtube: show


Edgar Lois from Angus


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DioLastInLineHolyDiver
Mallcore Kid

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Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:15 am 
 

Wow thanks for the responses so far!
I'm liking all these suggestions; giving them a listen

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D4nzig
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Joined: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:21 pm
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:12 pm 
 

Give this one a try
Youtube: show

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joppek
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Joined: Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:36 am
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:07 pm 
 

check out hell's two reunion albums (human remains and.... whatever the other one was called)
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Kerrick
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Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:02 pm
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:16 pm 
 

Check out Forsaken:
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Opus
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:49 pm 
 

Martin Häggström

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BeholdtheNicktopus
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Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:26 pm
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Location: Chicago
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:40 pm 
 

I think DeFeis from Virgin Steele sounds pretty similar in some regards (in the mid-range especially). But I'm not sure how far you can take the comparison. I've at least heard people say they sound similar in that range.

Can't go wrong with "The Marriage of Heaven Hell" parts 1 and 2, and "Invictus".
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Vintersorrow
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Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2004 2:59 pm
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Location: Slovenia
PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:45 am 
 

Doogie White challenges his inner Dio on this one:

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DioLastInLineHolyDiver
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:11 pm 
 

Thank you all so much!
These suggestions are exactly what I've been looking for.
You've all been more than helpful.

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Don Karlos
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Joined: Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:44 am
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Location: Finland
PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:19 pm 
 

Im a bit similar case than you. Good vocals can save mediocre material, or ruin good material.
Check Witherfall : nocturnes and requiems, vocalist Joseph Michaels have a bit wider range and similar power, and he's RJD's cousin.

few Bands/records worth checking, in similar spirit

Symphony X : odyssey/paradise lost
Sons of apollo
And check the latest Nightwish live material with F. Jansen, if not for the music, excellent live performances.

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DioLastInLineHolyDiver
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:09 am 
 

Hell yeah, thanks everyone.

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carlba
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:58 am 
 

Youtube: show


And since you mentioned female vocals
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Temple Of Blood
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:19 pm 
 

Mike Tirelli from Holy Mother does a pretty spot-on cover of "Holy Diver".
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rexxz
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:32 pm 
 

miskatonic79 wrote:
Nils Patrik Johansson from Astral Doors

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Came here just to say him. He is the most Dio sounding guy ever that isn't named Dio.
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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:39 pm 
 

Yup, singer from Astral Doors sounds eerily similar to Dio.
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raspberrysoda
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:08 am 
 

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The lead singer from Edgend is the most Dio-sounding dude I've ever heard.
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