In this Loud List, we’re counting down our picks for the best male/female vocal duos in metal history.

The male/female vocal dynamic has endlessly enriched the world of metal, especially when it comes to the genre’s symphonic side. One of metal’s most dynamic vocal duos is Simone Simons and Mark Jansen of Epica. With Jensen’s growls and Simons’ operatic jumps, Epica are able to depict drama at every turn.

One of the most underrated duos conspired to bring sonic self-care into modern metal. Devin Townsend and Anneke van Giersbergen created gorgeous music together for 10 years in The Devin Townsend Project. Perhaps the duo’s best work can be found on the lush Epicloud record, one of Townsend’s most awe-inspiring albums.

Of course, this list couldn’t be complete without the classic Nightwish lineup. The team of Tarja Turunen and Marco Hietala sung measures of magic together on the Century Child and Once albums, allowing Nightwish to become Finland’s biggest band. Marco has since recorded excellent albums with Anette Olzon and Floor Jansen, but the Tarja era is still considered the golden age.

Check out the 10 Greatest Male/Female Vocal Duos in Metal above.

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