Top Ten Best Metal Lyricists
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41Steve Asheim - Deicide
42Michael Keene - The Faceless
43Serj Tankian - System of a DownSerj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist.
44Winston McCall - Parkway Drive
Poetic, deep, and full of meaning
45Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister - Motörhead
46Neil Peart - RushNeil Ellwood Peart, OC (born September 12, 1952 in Hamilton, Canada) is a Canadian-American musician and author, best known as the drummer and primary lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances.
His thoughts on lyrics: "I don't like lyrics that are just thrown together, that were obviously written as you went along, or the song was already written and the guy made up the lyrics in five minutes." - Metal_Treasure
47Tim McIlrath - Rise AgainstTimothy James "Tim" McIlrath is an American punk rock musician. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of the American punk rock band Rise Against.
48Jonathan Davis - KornJonathan Howsmon Davis, also known as JD and JDevil, is an American musician best known as the leading vocalist and frontman of the nu metal band Korn.
49Disturbed - David Draiman
50Trent Reznor - Nine Inch Nails
51Marilyn Manson - Marilyn Manson
52David Draiman - DisturbedDavid Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device.
53Lord Worm - Cryptopsy
No other lyricist can describe murder, torture etc. In such and elegant and poetic way. "Crown of Horns" and Phobophile are mind-blowing
54Mille Petrozza - KreatorMiland "Mille" Petrozza is a German metal guitarist and singer of Italian descent, who has been the lead vocalist and guitarist for the German thrash metal band Kreator since 1984.
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List StatsUpdated 7 Dec 2016
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1. Chuck Schuldiner - Death
2. Randy Blythe - Lamb of God
3. James Hetfield - Metallica
1. DIO - Rainbow
2. Hansi Kürsch - Blind Guardian
3. Tobias Sammet - Edguy
1. Adam ''Nergal'' Darski - Behemoth
2. James Hetfield - Metallica
3. Matt Drake - Evile
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