Top Ten Nu-Metal Singers

The Top Ten

1 Chester Bennington - Linkin Park 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 participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. ...read more.

It's my favorite singer of all time, got heartbroken when he passed away, left a big hole in my heart and in the LP family. I always cry when I listen to their songs now, and one of my biggest regrets in life was not being able to see LP live at least once..

Chester is definitively deserving of number 1 spot without doubt, but the rest of the top 5 (in no order) should easily be Corey Taylor, M. Shadows, Matthew Tuck and perhaps either Amy Lee (who is an amazing singer by the way even though I don't listen to Evanescence all that often, Serj Tankian or Benjamin Burnley who I think is extremely underrated. Anyone who is unwilling to accept that or notice these peoples talents as well as my great and much respect to the others who are very close behind from the top 5 and who are some of my top 5-10 favorite bands clearly doesn't understand diversity and the meaning of Nu-Metal.

CHESTER IS THE BEST! He's so amazing, he can sing like an angel (Listen to the live slow version of Pushing Me Away) He can scream like a devil (Given Up or One Step Closer, or some other LP songs) He can sing emotional (BREAKING THE HABIT), AND he can pull off Adele too (Rolling In The Deep cover). He also has a super awesome sense of humor, and he's really nice, cares about his fans... I mean, he's just the best in every way possible!

1: Chester Bennington
2: Corey Taylor
3: Chad Gray

What is Amy Lee doing up there? I cringed so hard reading the comments of people claiming she's the best nu metal vocalist.
I don't even like the idea of calling her a NU METAL vocalist because she can't even scream or sing aggressively which is a must.
Sorry but the majority of the nu metal vocalists on this list is superior to her.
Chester in every aspect.

2 Corey Taylor - Slipknot 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.

Corey Taylor has the best voice in Nu Metal at the current moment. Insane guttural growls and screams, very melodic voice, can rap better than anyone on this list and has a lung capacity only bested by Chester.

What is M Shadows doing up there? He is a heavy metal singer, not a nu metal singer. Corey Taylor is way better than all of the nu metal singers. He should be number 1 on the list due to his extremely aggressive and strong vocals.

I believe he is the most talanted or god gifted frontman in rock/metal bands of all time...
Screaming 10/10
Singing 10/10
Rapping 10/10
Growling 10 10
If I ever wanted to be a singer like someone I would defiantly want to be like corey taylor...

Slipknot has some nu metal songs but I'd rather call them a proper metal band instead of nu metal. Their riff style differs from general metal riffs but their songs are arguably one of the heaviest modern metal songs.

3 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.

Jon's voice is amazing. He can sing metal and has a awesome deep growl, but if he wants he can sing emotionally. Not to mention the lyrics come from the heart and have a deep meaning to all the songs he writes. His scat is unbelievable and is the best I ever heard. In addition to his amazing ability to play instruments of all types, guitar, bass, drums, bagpipes, violin, harp, piano, etc. Conclusion... Jonathan Houseman Davis = Greatest Metal/Rock singer of all time.

Of course he should be #1! M. Shadows ahead? They aren't even nu metal! Corey Taylor ahead? He isn't very versatile and the only thing he doesis scream. Jon is very versatile, he can go from screaming, to scat, to a hip hop beat, and to a soft, emotional voice. His lyrics that he writes are also amazing.

Jonathan 'HIV' Davis was ranked #16 in top 100 metal vocalist of all time. He's the best vocalist of nu metal genres. No ones in here was ranked higher than him. I love Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Corey Taylor of Slipknot/Stone Sour but I feel they are not good like Jonathan Davis.

Jonathan Davis uses the voice like an instrument. The other singers sing, very well, but nobody does what he can do. The twisted growling and neurotic vocal parts, falsetto and growl mixed together. It's just amazing. A complete artist.

4 Amy Lee - Evanescence

She is a great. Compared to to other nu metal singers, his place is separate and unique, If whoever heard the voice of the girl, he falls in love. Because she is a miraculously ANGEL! Her lyrics and voice is so beautiful, darkness, hauntingly and charming. Amazing beauty and amazing voice. Chester Bennington's amazing singing-screaming, Corey Taylor's heavenly rap-scream singing and Amy Lee...

She is the best singer, she is the best nu metal singer, there is no doubt about it!

Amy Lee is #1? How is Chester Bennington number 1? Amy is the best. Chester is very great but Amy is very awesome.

I love you Amy, you're is #1,

Amy and Evanescence forever!

She is a great. She is a voice that does not belong to any woman. Compared to other nu-metal singers, his place is separate and unique. When people hear the voice of a girl, he falls in love, because she is a miraculously ANGEL! Her lyrics so darkness, hauntingly and charming. Her can singing is rap, powerful, aggressive and very touching. Chester Bennington's amazing singing-screaming, Corey Taylor's heavenly scream-rap singing and Amy Lee...
She is the best singer, she is the best nu metal singer, there is no doubt about it!
Amy Lee is #1! How isChester Bennington higher than Amy, Chester is awesome but Amy is Magnificent!
I love you Amy, you're is "#1"...

Yes, Nu metal is rap, DJ, guitar riffs, no guitar solos but Amy is horribly underrated. She's voice is very powerful. Listen, maybe she's not so talented (such as screaming and rapping), but Evanescence is great Nu metal band. Her can singing emotional (My Immortal, Lost in Paradise), her can singing aggressive (Going Under, Sweet Sacrifice) and her can singing angelic (Good Enough).
She's lyrics is great. Listen to My Immortal's lyrics, beautiful. Everyone please vote him. Because she's voice is deep, so much great.

Seriously? Chester and Corey? Chester and Jonathan is also cool, Corey is sick, matt shadows is not nu metal. How Chester number 1? Amy Lee is the best. She is incredible and so beautiful, sing like a angel with Chester. But Amy is something else... Voices is very powerful and bewitching. Sorry guys, Chester don't compare to Amy. Well, Corey Taylor? He is good but not SO GOOD. Probably Corey is very remain ordinary with Amy. She is able to write wonderful lyrics and charming voices. İf she is a not nu metal singer, listen to "Fallen". She is the Best. GO AMY! GO EVANESCENCE!

5 Serj Tankian Serj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist. He's best known for being the lead singer of the Armenian/American rock band System of a Down. After System of a Down's hiatus in 2006 he began to release ...read more.

Its pretty bad when the best singer listed isn't even nu metal... the list should be Serj, Corey, and Jon D... you no actually nu metal singers... M. Shadows isn't in a nu metal band. Amy lee's band is emo. Three Days Grace is more hard rock. Bullet for my valentine are metalcore... David Draiman is hard rock/metal and Chester is in a emo sellout band now

His voice is so unique. He does great on both his solo career and System of a Down. I don't know anyone else who can make those growling noises on just a microphone. He did it amazingly at Rock in Rio about two years ago. Serj Tankian is amazing ans System of a Down is amazing

Oh, dear... His ability to vary his voice! It's so different, neither clear nor particularly clean. Growling, screaming, singing och humming.

And what's the singer from Linkin Park doing up there!?

Have you ever even heard this guy sing? He is a way more talented singer than chester bennington or corey taylor. He's even great solo. What more can you ask for?

6 David Draiman - Disturbed David Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device.

I have been listening to Nu Metal, Metal-core, and Heavy Metal since I was about 7 years old and out of all the bands and vocalists I listened to, I liked David Draiman from Disturbed+Device the best. I don't fully understand why Amy Lee and Linkin Park are here; because while they did do some Nu Metal songs, they can't be classified as Nu Metal singers or bands when most of their songs are classified under Hard Rock and Alternative Rock. If we were talking about Heavy Metal vocalists and bands, then I would choose Austin Carlile from Of Mice And Men 100%. I believe that Austin Carlile is possibly the best Heavy Metal vocalist in the 21st century.

Obviously the best Metal, let alone Nu metal singer still performing. Some can compete, however, he is a genius when it comes to lyrics. When Device made "Haze" with Matt Shadows, Matt, as much as I like him, was blown away by David. Amy Lee and Chester Bennington? We are talking Nu Metal, not just alternative rock. No disrespect to them, but evanescence shouldn't even be on here, and Linkin Park has much more than a singer, so he doesn't really carry the band like David, Shadows, or even Ivan Moody.

Linkin park is nu metal, however disturbed is the best. Not as political as serj but pretty close. David Draiman is awesome in both his bands and the duets sound great too. I really like how he can go from such an aggressive sound in The Sickness to a more melodic on in Believe. Every CD with him is gold

Matt Shadows is not Nu-Metal but if he was nu metal he'd be worthy of the list

7 Matt Sanders (M. Shadows) - Avenged Sevenfold

Matt should be in the top 3. No doubt Chester Bennington is an amazing singer. But Linkin Park is not metal anymore. Slipknot is metal, A7X is metal, Korn is metal. All of Matt's vocals on the past three albums have been awesome. He is the pure voice of Metal

Ha ha, could not help laughing. Chester-Lee are good but they are nothing to this vocal god. It is a shame to every metal fan. This man should be at the top of the list obviously.

M. Shadows is an awesome vocalist, but Avenged Sevenfold isn't nu-metal. Don't get me wrong, I love them, but Shadows shouldn't be on a nu-metal list.

One of the most versatile singers with great transitions from soft to coarse to screaming, unlike Corey Taylor who has no transition.

8 Chino Moreno - Deftones Chino Moreno is an American musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist and contributing guitarist of Deftones.

Chino Moreno has a great voice that can fit into all kinds of songs that they have composed. In the course of their long standing career, the has proven that he can scream, rap, sing melodically, sing softly for more mellow or acoustic songs, and has even contributed to a large number of other songs in collaboration with other artists of varying genres. Besides, he is one of the few vocalists who are still in the same band that is considered relevant in the industry and in the younger generation today.

Chester isn't a nu metal vocalist. He is a great vocalist but not in nu metal because it needs rap and Chester can't do it. Same goes with Amy Lee. Chino, Corey, Serj, David are the god of nu metal voices. And Fred Durst is the worst vocalist of all time.

18? You serious?! Chino and Serj are the two best singers in nu metal! What are Chester and Amy doing up there? Their bands aren't nu metal nor are they good. It's all up to Moreno and Tankian to take the top 2.

What is doing chino here? He should be in the top 4 along with Chester Bennington, Jonathan Davis and Serj Tankian!

9 Jeffrey Nothing - Mushroomhead
10 Benjamin Burnley - Breaking Benjamin Benjamin Jackson Burnley IV is an American musician, composer, and producer, best known as the founder and frontman of the American rock band Breaking Benjamin.

A fiercing death growl of Ben should scare the crap out of Chester bennington that really sounds like a chicken scream.Ben burnley's voice could melt your heart until your knees weaken, or a death growl that chills the spines and breaks the irony...he is the best singer and no one can beat his growl...

Oh come on, he is a1.93m tall guy with a perfect voice. He deserves to be in top. Ben burnley s the best nu-metal singer dude so, in my opinion he is the best

Best singer all round, truly amazing and has a voice like non other Ben deserves number 1

Brilliant singer! Love his voice, it's really unforgettable!

The Contenders

11 Aaron Lewis - Staind Aaron Lewis is an American musician, who is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and founding member of the rock group Staind, with whom he has released seven studio albums.

Also not Nu Metal.

12 Chad Gray - Mudvayne

He has A. Very distinct voice and every sound that comes out of his mouth is perfect. I am a big fan of several of the singers on this list but Amy Lee doesn't deserves to be on any list of professional merit. She may be super talented but she is definitely super childish. I've not listened to her since the release of Sober.

Read Mudvayne lyrics, you will see Chad Grey is the most talented and consistent artist this century. Along side David Draiman that is.

Chad Gray is the best Nu Metal singer and seriously one of the best metal vocalists! Its really ridicilous what A7X, Evansescense, Bullet For My Valentine standing before Mudvayne.

Chad Gray is The Best Vocalist I Have Seen In My Intire Life his voice can make you cry

13 Adam Grontier - Three Days Grace

He's the best, but his name is written wrong. Should be "Adam Gontier", not "Adam Grontier".

Adam is a boss hands down, he is amazing him and ben burnley should be no1 and no2 with ben in front and him in close second

14 Fred Durst - Limp Bizkit 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.

He's annoyingly-beautiful sings, raps and screams... Wow man this guy is awesome.
Fred Durst is the best nu metal singer. He is should be number 1. Matt Shadows and Matt Tuck is not nu metal, Amy Lee is great singer but she's bands is emo. But Fred Durst is kick ass, he's raps is amazing. My opinion Fred is aweome and underrated vocalist.

Songs like nookie, break stuff, rearranged, take a look around, counterfeit, nobody like you and keep Rollin just to name a few say what you will about him but I like his music

,22? Fred Durst kick ass.. He is the best nu metal singer and rapper. That should be #1?

Come on Everyone, vote more For Fred. I do not understand, why does everyone hated Fred? He is amazing.

Listen to my generation, rollin', break stuff, behind blue eyes and nookie. Ok, Limp Bizkit is the worst metal band but LB is the best Nu Metal and Rap Rock band.
Fred Durst is awesome.

15 Robb Flynn - Machine Head Robert Conrad "Robb" Flynn is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the heavy metal band Machine Head. Flynn formed the band along with Adam Duce, Logan Mader and Tony Costanza after leaving Bay Area thrash band Vio-Lence.

Machine Head Has two albums considered Nu Metal

I Use to Listen to Early Machine Head in Early 2018 and Maybe 2017, Use to BE Dope in Early 2018 and Late 2017

16 Stephen Richards - Taproot
17 Lynn Strait - Snot

Too bad, gone too soon.

18 Max Cavalera - Sepultura, Soulfly Massimiliano Antonio "Max" Cavalera is a Brazillian singer, guitarist, and songwriter who currently plays in heavy metal bands Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, and Killer Be Killed.
19 Mike Shinoda - Linkin Park Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda (born 11 February 1977) is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer. He co-founded Linkin Park in 1996 and is the band's rhythm guitarist, primary songwriter, keyboardist, producer, and co-lead vocalist. ...read more.

Mike Shinoda is 37? Come on he is should be number 1 with Chester! Vote people? , please!
Mike is the best rapper!

He is the best nu metal singer, rapper with Chester Bennington, Linkin Park Rocks!

Mike is The best. Why Chester is number 1 without Mike?

More of a rapper than a singer.

20 Chris Taylor Brown - Trapt
21 Jared Gomes - (hed) PE
22 Matthew Tuck - Bullet For My Valentine Matthew "Matt" Tuck is a Welsh musician. He is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist in the Welsh emo/metalcore band Bullet for My Valentine.

The one reason why Bullet For My Valentine is so popular. The Coolest Singer Ever. Its One of the all reasons (there are many reasons) that Bullet For My Valentine is at the top of the metalcore bands.

Bullet For My Valentine is not nu metal, this is stupid list!

Tuck is not nu metal, screw you!

BFVM is not nu metal, it is Metalcore.

23 Kid Rock Robert James Ritchie Sr., known professionally as Kid Rock, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, musician, record producer, activist, minister and actor.
24 Wayne Static - Static-X Wayne Richard Wells, known professionally as Wayne Static, was an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist and music sequencer for metal band Static-X.
25 Daron Malakian - System of a Down Daron Vartan Malakian is an Armenian–American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He's best known as the main songwriter, guitarist, and co-vocalist for Armenian/American rock band System of a Down. After System of a Down's hiatus in 2006 he began to release music through ...read more.
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