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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 - Sabbath
He literally guest stared on a couple of Disney Channel shows. If that's not selling out then I don't know what is.
Ronnie James Dio is a better vocalist, but Ozzy's style fit Black Sabbath more. I think so, anyway. - MetarockV 7 Comments
Not the most overrated but one of them
Ozzy is not over rated neither is corey or dave but james I guess is
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.
My favorite singer, and an extremely versatile one at that as well. I do think Corey is a Metal singer, though I do understand why some people dislike him or call him overrated. - CrimsonShark
This guy is most overrated. People give him too much credit and worship everything he does. LameV 1 Comment
He sounds weird in most of his songs.
Some songs he doesn't even sing in. He just talks. - Sabbath
He sounds like he's having a lisp in the chorus to Symphony of Destruction.
I'm not a fan of his vocals. He just sounds like he's trying to sound tough.V 2 Comments
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 - JolteonIsAwesome
"Yeah" - James Hetfield - Brobusky
Underrated - GreenDayFan21V 2 Comments
Not a metal singer. - IronSabbathPriest
More like a metal rapper.
Metal rapper is something impossible. Rappers have no business in metal. - Metal_Treasure
Rap Rock Rap Metal Nu Metal same thing jesus christ
Ha ha, he is a rapper. not a metal vocalist. - zxm
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 vocalist
I liked his vocals in Cemetery Gates, but outside of that, eh... - Metarock
I love his vocals! - ryanrimmelV 3 Comments
What is Jonathan Davis doing here? are you people high?
I like him, because I love Korn - jack2244
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
Yup. - Disasterpiece
Wouldn’t say he’s terrible, but his style is barely metal and he just is overrated.
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
Not a metal singer.
Should be higher.
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
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 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.
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
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
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
Seriously. Can't TheTopTens be more serious with their lists for once?
He doesn't sound as good live, but he has some good harsh vocals. I like him a lot - ryanrimmel
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
So overrated. Corey Taylor and Howard Jones are way better
He sounds like a donkey in mating season, Diano was way better
Of course, there are many better vocalists than him... Most of the people just love him because of the way he looks.
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.
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.
His forehead is practically a seven-head at this point. - IronSabbathPriest
Hansi is actually underrated. I am pretty sure Hansi was added to this list by a certain troll / metal hater (looking at you, visitor/anonymous troll). Every metal fan on this site knows this vapid troll. - Metal_Treasure
He's actually underrated.
I don't get how Hansi's overrated. Blind Guardian was never popular to begin with. - Aragorn98
He's not really overrated to be honest.
Ex vocalist of Gorgoroth - Fretto
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
Very good vocals and perfomance
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