2015 TPM Awards: Best Vocals


I confess that the vocalist is one of my primary attractions to a band.  I love great vocals, and I have a pretty broad definition of that.  Last year saw some of the most unbelievable performances I had heard in some time, so here are my top 10 favorite vocal performances of 2015.

FYI: I decided against including pictures of each person out of respect for them and also copyright situations.

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10. Christina Booth – “The Light”

Christina digs deep into her personal struggles to deliver unbelievable range and emotion.

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9. Andy Kuntz – Vanden Plas – “Netherworld II”

Andy’s trademark tone is intact and as epic as ever.

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8. Matt Marinelli – Borealis – “Purgatory”

Matt continues to amaze me with his meticulously crafted vocal melodies.

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7. Nad Sylvan – “Courting the Widow”

Nad gives a theatrical and stylish performance that you won’t forget.

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6. David Anderton – Chaos Divine – “Colliding Skies”

David has a range that almost brings me to tears.

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5. Jan Henrik Ohme – Gazpacho – “Molok”

Jan uses his laid back style to evoke ideas and pictures in our heads.

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4. Susanne Sundfor – “Ten Love Songs”

Susanne sings her lungs to death here with some extremely high range.

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3. Mariusz Duda – Riverside – “Love, Fear and the Time Machine”

Mariusz sits back and just sings like he never has yet.

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2. Einar Solberg – Leprous – “The Congregation”

Einar blows minds with his incredible presence and melodious tone.

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1. Jim Grey – Arcane – “Known/Learned”

Jim, like always, delivers the goods with incredible range (low and high) and intimate moments.

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