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Does anybody else know some singers who's voices got better as they aged?

I personally think that Dave Mustaine sings much better now than he used to. His vocals on Endgame sound a lot better than his vocals on Peace Sells.
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Tobias Sammet. He definitely wasn't bad originally, but by Hellfire Club his voice was legendary.

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James Labrie

You're kidding, right? I know he's definitely been getting better recently, but he still isn't back up to the amazingness of Images and Words-era LaBrie.
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Despite popular opinion, I think that James Hetfields vocals now are better than they were in the eighties.

Also, Triviums vocals have gotten far better. The difference between Shogun (which they got singing lessons for) and their other albums is extraordinary.
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Geddy Lee

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1984-1990s = Not so bad but still pretty high

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+1
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#17
Rody Walker - The difference in his voice between A calculated use of sounds and Kezia and Fortress is RIDICULOUS. He's amazing now, whereas back then he was all terrible and whiney.

Claudio Sanchez - What he's lost in range, he's gained in finesse and style.
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Despite popular opinion, I think that James Hetfields vocals now are better than they were in the eighties.

Also, Triviums vocals have gotten far better. The difference between Shogun (which they got singing lessons for) and their other albums is extraordinary.

+1. while his thrash screaming was awesome in the eighties, his voice now is much better, and much more versatile, especially in load and reload.
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James Hetfield's is on a roller coaster. It started off OK on Kill and Ride, then Got progressively better up until the end of black album, then went seriously downhill and weird after he ****ed it. And its now starting to recover again..
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Axl Rose.


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Mathew Charles Sanders (A7X). Yes, they are a little overrated nowadays, but they have gotten better at singing since Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, which has almost no actual singing on it whatsoever.
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Justin Bieber.
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Axl Rose.




i actually agree lol. he's a better live singer now than back in the day
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James Hetfield's is on a roller coaster. It started off OK on Kill and Ride, then Got progressively better up until the end of black album, then went seriously downhill and weird after he ****ed it. And its now starting to recover again..


You really think he was a better singer on 'Kill 'Em All' than on 'Load'? As much as I enjoy the early Metallica albums, I think Hetfield's voice is atrocious on KEA and RTL.
It's a screechy mess, especially compared to the vocals on a track like 'Mama Said' for example.

I think I have to send a nod towards Hansi Kursch as my nomination to this thread. In the early days he sounded so incredibly amateur as a singer with a lot of cringe-worthy moments. Now he is the proud owner of my favourite voice in music.


EDIT : Also agree with Matt Heafy
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i actually agree lol. he's a better live singer now than back in the day

Wait, what?
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Have to agree with Claudio Sanchez and Trivium.
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i actually agree lol. he's a better live singer now than back in the day

I might not quite stretch that far, but he's not far from it. Was bloody awful 8 years ago though.
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Tobias Sammet. He definitely wasn't bad originally, but by Hellfire Club his voice was legendary.

EDIT:

You're kidding, right? I know he's definitely been getting better recently, but he still isn't back up to the amazingness of Images and Words-era LaBrie.


Definately. Sammet has much better texture and depth and phrasing nowadays, still with a huge range. His vocals on the two recent Avantasia albums are stellar.
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#37
Gonna have to agree with Anthony Kiedis, though I was never a huge fan of his style. He's more understandable now, though.

Also, the lead singer from Between The Buried And Me. Their first album was basically just death metal growls, but I think he's developed a good and unique screaming style, although few people seem to agree with me. His clean vocals are also perfect
#39
Though Axl sounds better nowadays than he did in 1991-1992. Not as good as he did in 1987-1988, or 1993, but pretty damn good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTlrgFwfZ1s

Nightrain from Tokyo in December. First verse an octave higher than the original version from 1988.
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Wait, what?

He's always been hit or miss live, even on the UYI tour. On the good nights he definitely still blows you away.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-QZJsf-hXI

There's also a 2009 bootleg where he sings the verse in Nightrain an octave higher than normal just for the hell of it, or something like that. He's 48 too.

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Though Axl sounds better nowadays than he did in 1991-1992. Not as good as he did in 1987-1988, or 1993, but pretty damn good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTlrgFwfZ1s

Nightrain from Tokyo in December. First verse an octave higher than the original version from 1988.


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