Top Ten Most Overrated Metal SingersIronSabbathPriest
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I really like his vocals but they hypnotize me, with a sort of plainness that I would visualize as a slab of white plastic. Fits with the Sabbath sound. - JoLeKosovo
Ronnie James Dio is a better vocalist, but Ozzy's style fit Black Sabbath more. I think so, anyway. - Metarock
Listen to ozzy's voice makes me wanna puke its not beautiful its not pitched its not strong it has not anything. But listen to ronnie james dio's voice it so perfect you want to cry
Listen to the song solitude by Black Sabbath then you might change your mind - Sabbath8 Comments
Ozzy is not over rated neither is corey or dave but james I guess is
Not the most overrated but one of them
I don't like him but people generally find him bad so he's not overrated. - JoLeKosovo
Some songs he doesn't even sing in. He just talks. - Sabbath
He sounds weird in most of his songs.
How is he overrated? Most people trash on his vocals, he is rarely praised as a vocalist. - LadyBanshee3 Comments
In a way he's kinda overrated, but nonetheless, he's one of my favorite singers due to how he can scream like a demon to singing very soft. Listen to Wait And Bleed and you'll see what I'm talking about - TheDarkOne_221b
You guys don’t know what overrated means in this situation! He is an awesome singer! He does what he has to do to do his job right! He is awesome song quotes! Like for example: I fight for the ones who can’t fight but if I lose at least I tried! And : Quit your whining and fight your way through it! - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX
I'm not a fan of his vocal style. As if he's trying to act hard and tough. - IronSabbathPriest
Corey Taylor is one of few people on this list who deserves the attention and respect they receive. He's one of the best vocalists over the past 20 years.4 Comments
Limp bizkit RULES - YeeMan
Not a metal singer. - IronSabbathPriest
More like a metal rapper.
Metal rapper is something impossible. Rappers have no business in metal. - Metal_Treasure
He’s not a metal singer, and he actually gets a lot of hate. - 3DG202 Comments
Best singer ever and deserves his praise. - PhoenixAura81
Never seems to change pitch when singing so sounds incredibly monotone. Oh well I suppose people don't listen to Metallica for voice anyway.
I think he's starting to get boring after all these years. Sorry but I'm starting to lose interest in him. - Mumbizz01
He is awesome - JolteonIsAwesome4 Comments
His vocals are impressive, he's got great dynamics. - JoLeKosovo
I don't like Pantera, so I think Phil is overrated and the band is even more overrated. - PhoenixAura81
Not sure if this pathetic wannabe-tough-guy loser actually thinks he can sing, or if he's aware that he sucks and is just in it for the money. He basically got famous because the guitar guy in Pantera got shot
Phil Anselmo is a racist. He's only famous because he was in Pantera. Not a good vocalist6 Comments
What is Jonathan Davis doing here? are you people high?
I like him, because I love Korn - jack2244
He is awesome! R.i.p. bro I will miss you. Linkin park will never be the same - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX
Amazing vocalist and guaranteed to be timeless in the upcoming years, but he himself admitted that Linkin Park is not Metal. Also, his voice gravitates towards Rock, Punk, Alternative and Grunge instead. - CrimsonShark
I don't think he sings metal so why pay attention to him. - Metal_Treasure
He’s not a metal singer, but he is very overrated. - 3DG202 Comments
Not a metal singer.
Should be higher.
He has a good voice, but when he does those unnecessary "AH AH AHS" in the middle of verses it brings his music down. I like Disturbed though - ryanrimmel
Go see him at #5 on the list "Top Metal Singers". His singing style isn't even metal. By the way, do you think he sings metal? I don't. That's called overrated. - Metal_Treasure
Breaking Ben is one of my favorite bands, and he sounds great on the record, but if you look up videos of them live, his voice is HORRIFIC
He’s not a metal singer, but he is pretty overrated. - 3DG20
I love Death, but to me, Chuck didn't create death metal. He even admitted it himself. In my opinion, Possessed are the true creators of death metal.
Very boring death metal vocals
R.I.P. I will miss you too. Suicide silence will never be the same either - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX
Compared to artists like Prince and Ray Charles (different genres but same principle), Mitch had made almost zero impact in the music industry, even after his untimely death. Not only did he have extremely limited vocal range, his lows were horrible unless he was cupping the mic, especially during live performances.
Definitely overrated nowadays by scene kids due to his death. His death was unfortunate, but that doesn't change the fact that he was a godawful vocalist with zero skill or technique.
Metalcore is the only bad type of metal I know about. - emilk
I like Children of Bodom, but I'm not a fan of the monotone vocals of melodic death metal bands. Either sing properly or if you're going to growl, growl with some aggressive music. Enough said. - IronSabbathPriest
Overrated, flashy excuse for a musician. The Eagles are better than this walking pile of crap.
HE IS A joke - YeeMan
He isn't a metal singer. Never been. - Metal_Treasure
He sold out. He made a song with Ke$ha years ago.
Yeah... I don't really like mainstream nu metal. - IronSabbathPriest
Rage Against the Machine isn't nu-metal though... they're alternative metal
He doesn't sound as good live, but he has some good harsh vocals. I like him a lot - ryanrimmel
In most of Slayer's songs he sounds like he's fast talking and that's why I like only a few of Slayer's songs. - Delata
Honestly, I don't see how Slayer or Tom is in any way overrated. James Hatfield & Dave Mustaine are twice as overrated if you ask me. - ViitalShadow
Of course, there are many better vocalists than him... Most of the people just love him because of the way he looks.
Bruce Dickinson deserves his praise. - PhoenixAura81
Bruce is talented, but he can't beat Ronnie Dio, Rob Halford, and King Diamond.
Don't get me wrong, he's a great vocalist. But to be honest, I'm astonished at how many people think he's the "greatest metal vocalist of all time." I disagree, and I think there are a lot of other good metal vocalists that deserve more attention than him - Shake_n_Bake13
He sounds like a donkey in mating season, Diano was way better1 Comment
She’s not a metal singer, but I will admit she is pretty overrated. - 3DG20
In WHAT universe was Michael Jackson METAL?! - PhoenixAura81
He is so overrated, the other members of Judas Priest deserve much more recognition like John Petrucci (just listen to his solo in Cowboys from Hell! ) - Alkadikce
Seriously. Can't TheTopTens be more serious with their lists for once?
He’s overrated, but not a metal singer. - 3DG20
I know a lot of metalheads like Mayhem, but they only had a few obscure EXTREMELY lo-fi demos with Dead. The main 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.
He’s cool epic and awesome - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX
I don't get how he's overrated.
He's not overrated.
He's both underrated and overrated. Outside the metal world he's underrated, but he's getting overrated compared to singers within metal. He's currently #17 on the list of top metal singers where he's above more better singers than him. Not saying he's a bad singer or anything, it's just there are far better metal singers than him.
His forehead is practically a seven-head at this point. - IronSabbathPriest
He's very underrated actually and I wish he and Blind Guardian were more popular. - PhoenixAura81
He's actually underrated.
I don't get how Hansi's overrated. Blind Guardian was never popular to begin with.
He's not really overrated to be honest.
Ex vocalist of Gorgoroth - Fretto
He’s not a metal singer, but he is really overrated. - 3DG20
I hate Glen Benton because he's one of the most pretentious and confrontational musicians to come across in any genre, let alone Metal. His personality is also what makes Deicide a terrible band to begin with and his vocals, while not the worst, are still subpar and underwhelming at best.
Also, move on Glen. Hating God and Christianity is NOT going to get you anywhere in life. - CrimsonShark
Has been hating on God for over 30-something years now. Seriously how is this guy even alive at this point (and this is coming from a non-Christian)?
A really good singer, but his voice leans towards Grunge, Alternative and Rock. - CrimsonShark
He’s not a metal singer, and admittedly, he’s pretty overrated on the internet, but most people I know in real life only know who he is because I talked about him. - 3DG20
Very good vocals and perfomance
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