Top Ten Best Metal Lyricists

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41 Phil Labonte - All That Remains
42 Steve Asheim - Deicide
43 Michael Keene - The Faceless
44 Serj Tankian - System of a Down Serj Tankian - System of a Down Serj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist.
45 Winston McCall - Parkway Drive

Poetic, deep, and full of meaning

46 Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister - Motörhead
47 Neil Peart - Rush Neil Peart - Rush Neil 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

48 Tim McIlrath - Rise Against Tim McIlrath - Rise Against Timothy 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.
49 Jonathan Davis - Korn Jonathan Davis - Korn Jonathan 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.
50 Disturbed - David Draiman
51 Trent Reznor - Nine Inch Nails
52 Marilyn Manson - Marilyn Manson
53 David Draiman - Disturbed David Draiman - Disturbed David Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device.
54 Lord Worm - Cryptopsy Lord Worm - Cryptopsy Dan Greening, aka Lord Worm, is the original vocalist for Cryptopsy, a Canadian technical death metal band. He is also an English teacher.

No other lyricist can describe murder, torture etc. In such and elegant and poetic way. "Crown of Horns" and Phobophile are mind-blowing

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