Top Ten Best Metal Lyricists
The Contenders: Page 3
41 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.
42 Jesse Leach - Killswitch Engage
43 Phil Labonte - All That Remains
44 Steve Asheim - Deicide
45 Michael Keene - The Faceless
46 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.
47 Winston McCall - Parkway Drive
Winston Thomas McCall is an Australian singer-songwriter and the lead vocalist of the metalcore band Parkway Drive and the hardcore punk band Rain Dogs.
Poetic, deep, and full of meaning
48 Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister - Motörhead
49 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
50 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.
51 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.
52 Disturbed - David Draiman
53 Trent Reznor - Nine Inch Nails
54 Marilyn Manson - Marilyn Manson
55 David Draiman - Disturbed
David Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device.
56 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
57 Spencer Sotelo
58 Till Lindemann - Rammstein
59 Jonas Renkse - Katatonia
Jonas Petter Renkse (born 19 May 1975, Sweden) is a founding member, songwriter, lead vocalist (1991–1994, 1997-) and ex-drummer (1991–1994, 1996–1998) of the band Katatonia; founding member, songwriter, bassist, backing vocalist, ex-guitarist (2004) of the band Bloodbath.
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List StatsUpdated 23 Sep 2017
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1. Chuck Schuldiner - Death
2. Randy Blythe - Lamb of God
3. James Hetfield - Metallica
1. DIO - Rainbow
2. Hansi Kürsch - Blind Guardian
3. Tobias Sammet - Edguy
1. Adam ''Nergal'' Darski - Behemoth
2. James Hetfield - Metallica
3. Matt Drake - Evile
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