Top 10 Most Overhated Rock, Punk and Metal Singers

The Top Ten

1 Chad Kroeger Chad Robert Kroeger is a Canadian musician and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian rock band, Nickelback.

He's not the worst singer ever yet he's not the best either.

He can sing higher notes than Taylor Swift - MetalWorldOrder

Not only is Nickelback a good and way too overhated band, Kroeger has a memorable voice that on certain songs ("Where? ", "Fly") sounds extemely fitting and good. - Martin_Canine

I honestly don't like his voice, but he is not the worst singer ever, I have heard far worse(Justin Bieber, Dahvie Vanity, Taylor Swift). I don't like the song Rock Star, but he probably has better songs.

2 Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

He's actually a pretty good singer he almost has a 5 octave vocal range - christangrant

3 John Bush John Bush is a singer who was first in the band Armored Saint however he then went on to join Anthrax after they got Joey Belladonna their last singer out of the band. John Bush then left Anthrax in 2005 though briefly rejoined in 2009 only to leave again in 2010
4 Tim Ripper Owens Timothy S. "Ripper" Owens is an American heavy metal singer who currently performs with Beyond Fear, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force and Charred Walls of the Damned.

Yes, he's overhated. He's a great singer in his own right but he didn't choose the right career path for himself: he should have formed his own band. Replacing great, loved and charismatic singers in other metal bands didn't work well for him. But hey, The Metal Gods from Judas Priest invited him to replace Rob Halford. This is something. - Metal_Treasure

Only hated because he's Not Rob Halford but his voice is almost just as amazing as Robs - christangrant

5 Corey Taylor 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.

He's not really hated but he is a good vocalist - MetalWorldOrder

6 Gerard Way Gerard Arthur Way is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and comic book writer who was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative rock band My Chemical Romance from its formation in September 2001 until its split in March 2013. His debut solo album Hesitant Alien was released more.

Yeah this one is self explanatory.

The emo stereotype is what gets him his hate - mmarce445

One word for him - Yuck. - Ananya

7 M. Shadows 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 metalcore/alternative metal band Avenged Sevenfold.

I'm not his fan but I wouldn't say I hate him personally. Here's what I hate: he isn't a metal singer and I hate seeing him in the top 10 of metal singers lists (different list versions) when real metal singers that are 10x better than him are at #105. Same for Ben Burnley, now at #5 best metal singer, LOL... I can add many others that don't belong in the metal singer lists but take the top spots meant for really great metal singers. - Metal_Treasure

I think he is over-hated. He does not deserve the hate that he gets. He can scream, growl and also can sing in clean voice. I think the only reason he gets hating because Avenged Sevenfold is not a metal band. Not a valid reason to hate any singer. - zxm

He deserves his hate he's mediocre, rips off Metallica and is generic as hell.

No he deserves the hate he gets for being mediocre - MetalWorldOrder

8 Joey Belladonna Joey Belladonna is the American Thrash Metal singer, best known for leading the band Anthrax. He also sings and drums for the cover band Chief Big Way.

Eh heard better and heard worse.

9 Scott Stapp Scott Stapp is an American singer, songwriter, and musician, known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of hard rock bands Creed and Art of Anarchy. He also has two solo albums: The Great Divide and Proof of Life.

I've heard worse singers in my life time.

10 Wes Scantlin Wesley Reid "Wes" Scantlin is an American songwriter, lead singer, guitarist, and the only remaining founding member of the American post-grunge band Puddle of Mudd.

Wes Scantlin and his band Puddle of Mudd aren't that bad actually.

The Contenders

11 Pierre Bouvier Pierre Charles Bouvier (Born May 9, 1979) is a French-Canadian musician and composer, best known as the vocalist and frontman for the pop-punk band Simple Plan.

He's not as bad as people say to be honest.

12 Hayley Williams Hayley Nichole Williams is an American singer, songwriter and musician. She is best known as the lead vocalist, occasional keyboardist and primary songwriter of the American rock band Paramore.

She's actually not terrible.

13 Josey Scott

He's decent but not bad.

14 James Hetfield James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

One note. Horrible!

15 Tyler Connolly Tyler Conolly was born August 26th 1975, he is a Canadian singer of the alternative rock band Theory of a Deadman, whom have realized five albums.

Really overhated...

16 Matt Walst Matt Walst born December 28th 1982, is a Canadian songwriter/singer that formed the alternative rock band My Darkest Days in 2005. That band got signed by Chad Kroger in 2010 and they released two albums. Members of the band left and after Adam Gontier left Three Days Grace Matt was chosen to replace more.

He's not as bad as people make him out to be.

17 Tom Delonge Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr., is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and film producer. He was born in Poway, California on December 13, 1975. When he was in high school at age 15, he got expelled for drinking at a basketball game. He also used to play the trumpet, more.

Honestly, he is really overhated, maybe not on this site, but outside of this site, he is overhated. I like his voice actually, it is unique and he has many good performances, they are not bad like some people say they are, only a few of them are actually bad, I actually think he can sing. At least Tom doesn't let playback do all the work for him and he actually tries to sing. He is actually a good singer, but some people don't seem to like unique singing voices.

18 Dave Mustaine David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own more.
19 Courtney Love Courtney Michelle Love is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and visual artist. A notable figure in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s, Love's career has spanned four decades.
20 Marilyn Manson Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.
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