Yeah, same. Solos are kinda ehhhh.. most of the time in metal, a solo just seems like an excuse to just show off? It never feels like there's any purpose to it other than "this'll sound cool". I tend to like the simpler solos in metal songs which I'll probably share later, but since you brought up favorite vocalists..
Mike Hranica from The Devil Wears Prada is my boiiii, I used to practice to so many of his songs that like I basically went through the same evolution he did, but my voice is more intact bc I'm not in a band playing gigs every night lol here's an album everybody unanimously agrees is good