Most Overrated Metal Musicians
This list will include all types of metal and people that aren't metal but are called "Metal"
The Top Ten
1 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.
I actually like Manson. He's at least original and allows himself to make whatever music he wants. His persona is...interesting, but some of his music is awesome. - cjWriter1997
The most overrated, no question about it... according to the Metal Archives he not even a metal artist... - somekindofaguy
Awful I don't understand how people like his awful music plus he ruined Highway to Hell so he deserves the hate he gets - christangrant
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2 Jimmy Page
James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
If Led Zeppelin is called 'Metal" than here we have most overrated "Metal' Guitarist - christangrant
Yes I know but he's always on Best Metal Guitarists Lists so that's why he is here - christangrant
The most overrated guitarist no matter the genre... - somekindofaguy
I don't believe he is metal. - ParasN2000
3 Chester Bennington
Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also has a few side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 due to depression.
4 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 heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold.
5 Ozzy Osbourne
John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.
He has an unique and specific singing voice, but as people talking about him, he definitely get way too much credits... - somekindofaguy
6 Synyster Gates
Brian Elwin Haner, Jr., better known by his stage name Synyster Gates or simply Syn, is an American musician, best known for being the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the band Avenged Sevenfold.
7 Jimmy The Rev Sullivan
James Owen Sullivan, professionally known by his stage name The Rev, was an American musician, composer and songwriter, best known as the drummer, composer, songwriter, co-lead vocalist and founding member for the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold.
He was good, But I really don't know why he is #1 on best metal drummers list, Maybe just because of his death. - Ananya
I just don't get how he is higher than Mike Portnoy and Mike Mangini. - zxm
He's number 1 on best metal drummers when he isn't a Metal drummer - christangrant
8 Lars Ulrich
Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American thrash metal band Metallica.
Very overrated. - zxm
9 Kirk Hammett
Kirk Lee Hammett is the lead guitarist and songwriter for the heavy metal band Metallica and has been a member of the band since 1983. Before joining Metallica he formed and named the band Exodus.
Honestly I like James lead guitar more than him. (I know he had few, but those were better). - zxm
Give me a break but I don't think he's overrated... - somekindofaguy
Good but Overrated - christangrant
10 Robert Plant
Robert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
He's a rock singer and he has a good voice, but
Ronnie James Dio
Michael Kiske and Joe Lynn Turner beats him... - somekindofaguy
11 Jon Bon Jovi
John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983.
Not a metal musician.
12 Zakk Wylde
Zakk Wylde is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor who is best known as the former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, and founder of the heavy metal band Black Label Society.
13 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.
14 Andy Biersack
Ha anything accsocated with Black Veil Buttholes is overrated - christangrant
15 Till Lindemann
Øystein Aarseth, who went by the pseudonym Euronymous, was a Norwegian guitarist and co-founder of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. Euronymous was stabbed to death by band member Varg Vikernes in August 1993.
Definitely overrated because of his death. His death was unfortunate but he really wasn't any better than his murderer (Varg Vikernes). He was a legit satanist and he supported the totalitarian style of communism practiced by Stalin and Pol Pot.
Per Yngve Ohlin, better known by his stage name Dead, was a Swedish black/death metal vocalist and lyricist best known for his work with Norwegian black metal band Mayhem.
I know a lot of metalheads like Mayhem, but they only had a few obscure EXTREMELY lo-fi demos with Dead. The reason he's loved is for his supposed crazy live stunts, which most metalheads had probably never seen. Dead was great, but people need to stop saying he was the best metal vocalist just because everyone else does.
19 Fred Durst
William Frederick "Fred" Durst is an American musician and film director. Durst is best known as the vocalist of the nu metal band Limp Bizkit, formed in 1994, with whom he has released six studio albums.
20 Joey Jordison
Joey Jordison, is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer best known for his work as the former drummer and co-songwriter for the heavy metal band Slipknot as well as guitarist in the Horror-punk band Murderdolls.