Top Ten Best Metal Lyricists


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41 Jesse Leach - Killswitch Engage
42 Phil Labonte - All That Remains
43 Steve Asheim - Deicide
44 Michael Keene - The Faceless
45 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.
46 Winston McCall - Parkway Drive Winston McCall - Parkway Drive

Poetic, deep, and full of meaning

47 Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister - Motörhead
48 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

49 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.
50 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.
51 Disturbed - David Draiman
52 Trent Reznor - Nine Inch Nails
53 Marilyn Manson - Marilyn Manson
54 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.
55 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

56 Spencer Sotelo
57 Till Lindemann - Rammstein Till Lindemann - Rammstein
58 Jeff Hanneman Jeff Hanneman Jeffrey John "Jeff" Hanneman was an American musician, best known as a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
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