Top Ten Best Metal Lyricists
The Contenders: Page 2
21 Corey Taylor - Slipknot, Stone Sour
Corey Todd Taylor was born in December 8, 1973. He is an American musician, author, and actor best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the Nu-metal band Slipknot and hard rock/alternative metal band Stone Sour.
Stone sour and slipknot lyrics u can feel when there said. Whether it's the emotional rage of Iowa, or any individual song. Corey has a writing style like no other. Something sad like bother to something enraged like heretic anthem. Not to mention his huge vocal range the second biggest in popular music.
His words are deep and you can't help but feel torents of emotion rain down upon you as he blasts it out of the mike
22 Phil Anselmo
Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo is an American musician who is best known as the former lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Pantera. He currently is the vocalist of heavy metal bands Down and Superjoint Ritual.
Stone the crow cemetary gates drag the waters
23 Gene Hoglan - Dark Angel
Eugene "Gene" Victor Hoglan II is an American drummer. He is acclaimed for his creativity in drum arrangements, including use of odd devices for percussion effects and his trademark lengthy double-kick drum rhythms.
Try lyrics of "Black Prophecies" to see what I'm talking about. Epic! And don't forget to give a listen to this song - thrash at its best. - Metal_Treasure
24 Robb Flynn - Machine Head
25 Tom Araya - Slayer
Tomás Enrique "Tom" Araya Díaz is a Chilean American musician, best known as the bassist and vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
26 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. V 2 Comments
27 Mike Portony - Dream Theater
28 Jari Mäenpää - Wintersun
One of the best in his sub-genre listen to "Starchild" and also check his previous work in Ensiferum its what made him. When I first heard Victory song I came in my pants.
One of the best lyricist I have ever heard look up "starchild" by Wintersun and "Victory song" by Ensiferum. and yes its in English
29 Howard Jones - Killswitch Engage
30 Tony Kakko - Sonata Arctica
Toni Kristian "Tony" Kakko is a Finnish musician, composer and vocalist. He is mainly known as the vocalist, primary songwriter, and creative force in the band Sonata Arctica since 1996.
31 Mikael Stanne
From dark romanticism to psychological introspection, Stanne understands how best to use words to convey whatever message he desires. An impressive feat considering the swede writes his lyrics in and speaks perfect English.
32 Mille Petrozza - Kreator
Miland "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.
Lol best lyricist ever just listen to violent revolution enemy of god or the full phantom antichrist album.
33 Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden
Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.
"Mist is in the trees, stone sweats with a dew
The morning sunrise, red before the blue"
His story telling is spectacular. His lyrics have an amazing fluidity than can really paint beautiful vivid images in your mind. Empire of the Clouds, Coming Home, Man of Sorrows, Tears of the Dragon, Navigate the Seas of the Son, and Out of the Shadows are among his best writing. His singing also compliments his lyrics so much.
34 King Diamond
Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums ...read more.
35 Geezer Butler
Terence Michael Joseph "Geezer" Butler is an English musician and songwriter. Butler is best known as the bassist and primary lyricist of heavy metal band Black Sabbath.
Wrote pretty much every song before dio entered the band.
Main lyricist in Black Sabbath, do I need to say anymore?
His lyrics will live on forever
Black Sabbath I mean yeah
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36 Ihsahn - Emperor
37 John Gallagher - Dying Fetus
38 Mark Hunter - Chimaira
39 Matt Heafy - Trivium
Matthew "Matt" Kiichi Heafy is a Japanese-American musician, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Orlando based Heavy Metal/Metalcore band Trivium.
40 The Rev - Avenged Sevenfold
James Owen Sullivan (February 9th, 1981 - December 28th 2009), better known by his stage name "The Rev" (Short for "The Reverend Tholomew Plague") was an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the former drummer, backing vocalist and co-founder of the American heavy metal band Avenged ...read more.