Best Songwriters In Metal


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41 Kerry King - Slayer Kerry King - Slayer Kerry Ray King is an American musician, best known as a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer.
42 Mike Patton - Faith No More Mike Patton - Faith No More Michael Allan "Mike" Patton is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film composer, producer, and actor, best known as the lead singer of the alternative metal band Faith No More.

Hello Mike Patton one of the best, come on he's made a ton of awesome songs for band like Tomahawk, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, and Peeping Tom

43 Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker - Scorpions Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker - Scorpions
44 Jerry Cantrell - Alice In Chains Jerry Cantrell - Alice In Chains Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. is an American musician who is best known as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and main songwriter for the rock band Alice in Chains.

Not a technical shred freak or anything like that but he writes brilliant songs and that's more important in my book

45 M. Shadows - Avenged Sevenfold M. Shadows - Avenged Sevenfold Matthew Charles Sanders, better known by his stage name M. Shadows, is an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold.

Beast and the Harlot
Unholy Confessions
Critical Acclaim
Buried Alive
Burn it Down
Bat Country
Seize the Day
Dear God
Warmness on the Soul

46 Jon Oliva - Savatage Jon Oliva - Savatage John Nicholas Oliva, known as Jon Oliva, is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer. Co-founder of the metal band Savatage and the rock opera Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He's got a real 4 octave range, able to morph the sound of his voice to any style, from John Lennon and Freddie Mercury, more.
47 Hansi Kürsch - Blind Guardian Hansi Kürsch - Blind Guardian Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records more.
48 Lemmy - Motorhead Lemmy - Motorhead Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead.

Lemmy is a genius songwriter. Lyrics and music combined. Nobody says it like Lemmy does.

Lemmy is a poet of Rock'n roll!

49 Ihsahn - Emperor Ihsahn - Emperor
50 Maik Weichert - Heaven Shall Burn
51 Yngwie Malmsteen - Odyssey Yngwie Malmsteen - Odyssey Yngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who was born on June 30th, 1963, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was known for his neoclassical metal playing style back in the 1980s.
52 Sam Totman - Dragonforce
53 Chris Boltendahl - Grave Digger
54 Trent Reznor - Nine Inch Nails
55 Serj Tankian Serj Tankian Serj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist.
56 Tom G. Warrior - Celtic Frost

You kidding me? This guy was one of the pioneers in Extreme Metal. He made great albums such as Monotheist and To Mega Therion

If I were to choose my favorites they would be, in no particular order: Ihsahn, Devin Townsend, Schuldiner, Åkerfeldt, Iommi, Harris, Cantrell, Mustaine, Tom, and a few others

57 Andre Olbrich - Blind Guardian Andre Olbrich - Blind Guardian André Olbrich is a German guitarist, composer and backing vocalist, most known as the co-founder and lead guitarist of power metal band Blind Guardian, in which he serves as one of the main composers with other co-founder Hansi Kürsch.
58 Jari Maenpaa Jari Maenpaa Jari Mäenpää (born 23 December 1977) is a Finnish heavy metal multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He is the founder of metal band Wintersun for which he records all instruments. Before forming Wintersun, Mäenpää was best known for his role in the folk metal band Ensiferum.
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