Best Death Metal Lyricists

The Top Ten

1 Chuck Schuldiner - Death Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner (1967-2001) was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the founder and vocalist, guitarist and bassist of the American heavy metal band Death. He is considered the most influential figure in Death Metal, with some publications referring to Chuck more.

Living Monstrosity, just read the lyrics... why do you take the good ones? - GREYBOYY

2 Matt Harvey - Exhumed

Social issues, Politics, Relationships and Consumerism all are hidden in Gore and disgusting lyrics, he's a genius. - GREYBOYY

3 John Tardy - Obituary

Obituary was the first Death Metal band that wrote about politics and social issues. - GREYBOYY

4 Andreas Kisser & Max Cavalera - Sepultura
5 Jeff Walker - Carcass Jeffrey Walker is a bass guitarist and vocalist from Windle, St Helens, UK. He is best known for his work with death metal band Carcass for which he is also the main lyricist.
6 Mikael Åkerfeldt - Opeth Lars Mikael Åkerfeldt is a Swedish musician, prominently known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter of progressive death metal band Opeth, as well as being the former vocalist of death metal supergroup Bloodbath for three albums up until 2012. more.
7 Steve Tucker - Morbid Angel
8 Chris Barnes - Ex Cannibal Corpse/Six Feet Under Chris Barnes is an American musician mainly noted for his deep-throat vocals, explicitly violent lyrics. Barnes was a founding member of Cannibal Corpse before his dismissal and would later form Six Feet Under, which he fronts to this day.
9 Muhammed Suiçmez - Necrophagist Muhammed Suiçmez was born in Karlsruhe, Germany, to Turkish immigrants. He is the frontman and guitarist of the German technical death metal band Necrophagist.
10 Chris Reifert - Autopsy

The Contenders

11 George Fisher George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher is an American extreme metal vocalist for the American death metal band Cannibal Corpse and the lesser-known melodic death metal band Paths of Possession.

George Fisher Never wrote the lyrics! it says so on the documentary, he even admits it! - Mikbiter15

Ok, I was wrong, he does write lyrics for paths of possession - Mikbiter15

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