Worst Metal Singers

The Top Ten

1 Andy Biersack Andy Biersack Andrew Dennis "Andy" Biersack, formerly known as Andy Six, is an American singer and pianist. He is the founder and lead vocalist for the American rock band Black Veil Brides, and is its only remaining original member.

Andy Biersack? More like Andy Ballsack!


Don't judge me, but his voice is actually good. I’ve heard way worse. - PhoenixAura81

Andy Biersack.More like Andy Ballsack.This guy has got to be the worst metal singer.Actually I take that back because Black Veil Brides are not Metal they are just some stupid Screamo band.Andy Ballsack had the whiniest voice ever.His voice has improved but not that good.His screams are horrible even Death Metal singer have better screams then that.-DarkBoi-X

2 Fred Durst 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.

I'm no death metal enthusiast, Fred Durst is also a bad singer... I prefer Underground 80's punk - williamb

What does Death Metal have to do with anything? Fred Durst is in a nu metal band. - RogerMcBaloney

One of the guys who gave metal singers a bad name. Moreover, his singing style isn't metal - he's a rapper. Same for the rap metal / nu metal he sings - gave metal a bad name. For me this band isn't even metal - they play rap songs with some metal arrangements from time to time. Their songs sound like metal covers of rap songs but they are still rap. A more correct name of this subgenre would be metal rap (and not rap metal because it's not metal). Conclusion: Fred Durst isn't a metal singer. - Metal_Treasure

The most white rapper of all time

3 Oli Sykes Oli Sykes Oliver Scott "Oli" Sykes is a British musician, best known as the lead vocalist of the band Bring Me the Horizon. He also founded the apparel company Drop Dead Clothing.

His voice sounds like a cross between Yoko Ono and Andy Biersack.

Playback Bitch...

4 Seth Putnam Seth Putnam

His voice as well as his band was awful. - PhoenixAura81

To be honest he's not that bad

I know he is dead, but he still deserves number 1. - 445956


5 Eric Azure
6 Marilyn Manson 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.

Bad singer and kind of creepy. - Cyri

Not metal - DarkBoi-X

I never considered him metal and he never claimed that but regarding his singing ability - I'm not impressed. - Metal_Treasure

He puts on a good show, but the guy just can't sing in my opinion. - ryanrimmel

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7 Jacoby Shaddix Jacoby Shaddix Jacoby Dakota Shaddix is an American musician, singer-songwriter, sporadic actor and former television presenter.

My favorite vocalist ever

Garbage singer with possibly the most whiny voice I've ever heard.

8 Danny Worsnop Danny Worsnop Danny Robert Worsnop is an English musician, singer and songwriter, prominently known as the lead vocalist of rock bands Asking Alexandria and We Are Harlot.

Awful.Just awful. - DarkBoi-X

9 Dave Mustaine 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 ...read more.

When someone said, "He was Good back In the Day", I never laughed so hard in my entire life. He was a born terrible singer especially his duck vocals on Rust in Peace was so annoying that I never gave that album a second listen - no, that's the only reason why I never went back to listen to Megadeth.

He sucks

He should have kept to the guitar and hired another singer. Seriously.

He WAS good back in the day. Compare his vocals on Rust in Peace to Super Collider or Dystopia. He's not the same singer he once was, but he can still shred better than anyone in the game - ryanrimmel

10 Denis Stoff

The Contenders

11 Mitch Lucker Mitch Lucker Mitchell Adam "Mitch" Lucker was an American musician and lead singer for the deathcore band Suicide Silence.

He was and still is awesome! - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

Only respected and liked because he died years ago. He's getting the Jimmy Sullivan treatment. - TheMETALgiant

12 Dani Filth Dani Filth
13 Chris Fronzak
14 Don Campan
15 Ozzy Osbourne 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.

Worst Black Sabbath singer ever

His voice fits his songs better than others. On the Live Evil album dio's voice is just to much for Ozzy songs. And also his voice is unique, even though he may not be properly trained like others and his octave range is only around 2.5-3 - SoldierOfFortune

His voice is pretty weak to be called metal. I don't like his voice. But I like some of his songs. I mean the singing style. - zxm

He was in Little Nicky. enough said...

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16 Eddie Hermida Eddie Hermida

TEE HEE - DarkBoi-X

17 Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.

It's like they ran out of bad singers after 11. - AdamDestructorJr.

Ronnie James Dio is a great singer. Please do not vote for him on this list as he really doesn't even deserve to be on this list whatsoever to begin with, he's one of the greatest singers ever in my opinion. - Element119

Definitely doesn't deserve to be at 9th place right now whatsoever. Please disregard his placement here and listen to him yourself and see what an amazingly talented singer he really is. - Element119

This is definitely a troll item. Ignore it. Dio is a great singer and personality, with powerful and expressive voice, and remarkable vocal technique. - Metal_Treasure

18 Hunter Hunt-Hendrix
19 Chris Barnes Chris Barnes Chris Barnes is an American musician mainly noted for his deep-throat vocals, explicitly violent lyrics. Barnes was a founding member of Cannibal Corpse before his dismissal and would later form Six Feet Under, which he fronts to this day.

He is the epitome of brutal growls.

Most boring death metal singer ever

Very boring

20 M. Shadows


21 Corey Taylor 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.

I dislike Nu-metal but he's clearly talented - JackTheOnion

He's good though - wrests

22 Steve Souza Steve Souza
23 Nattramn

Sounds like a chicken being rammed in the ass

24 Randy Blythe Randy Blythe David Randall "Randy" Blythe is the vocalist and lyricist of American heavy metal band Lamb of God and side-project band Halo of Locusts.

No way. Randy Blythe kicks ass! Lamb of God kicks ass in general and that is a scientific fact!

His vocals make me want to barf in his face!

25 Bruce Dickinson Bruce Dickinson Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.

NOW I’M MAD! - PhoenixAura81

HOW DARE U PUT BRUCE DICKINSON ON THIS LIST! The dude is an amazing metal singer and singer in general! He also puts on a killer show! I mean he has also been on another one of these list that say he's one of the top ten BEST metal singers of all time! This makes 0 since considering he's the lead singer of one of the greatest metal bands EVER and has such a great singing ability where he could basically sing anything he wants to sing! These list have been dumb before but this is basically as dumb as it gets! -Avery

26 James LaBrie James LaBrie Kevin James LaBrie is a Canadian vocalist and songwriter, who is best known as the lead singer of the American progressive metal band Dream Theater.

His voice has dropped off massively since the early 90s. With Mike Portnoy went his remaining vocal passion. - AdamDestructorJr.

He’s really good. - PhoenixAura81

Well, not a BAD singer in DT, but in his solo album "elements of persuasion"... I mean, I can't even... Yeah.
Doesn't deserve to be this high on this list though.

His voice is really annoying...

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27 Bobby Ellsworth Bobby Ellsworth Robert Ellsworth, mainly known as Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth, is the lead vocalist of New Jersey thrash metal band Overkill.

The comment below- so basically, if I have a different taste than you I am instantly wrong. Man you don't really help the stigma of metalheads being close minded...

Had to vote just to be able to comment...He IS the best thrash metal vocalist and if you dislike his voice you clearly aren't are thrash metal fan

28 Ritchie Desmond
29 Joakim Broden Joakim Broden Joakim "Jocke" Brodén is a Swedish-Czech singer and songwriter who is the lead vocalist, keyboardist, and occasional guitarist of heavy metal band Sabaton. He and bassist Pär Sundström formed the band in 1999.
30 Timo Kotipelto Timo Kotipelto Timo Antero Kotipelto is the vocalist of the Finnish power metal band Stratovarius and is the creator and vocalist of the power metal band Kotipelto.
31 Christopher Bowes Christopher Bowes

Are 'pirates' supposed to have good voices? - AdamDestructorJr.

Never heard of the guy but I agree with the visitor.In fact he probably is one. - DarkBoi-X

Lol, he looks like a hobbit in that pic.

32 Sean Killian
33 Ivan Moody Ivan Moody Ivan L. Moody, known by the pseudonym Ghost during his time with Motograter, is the lead vocalist for American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch from Las Vegas, Nevada.
34 Chester Bennington 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 participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. ...read more.

1.He's an amazing singer
2.Not Metal - DarkBoi-X

I think he is not the singer people make him out to be, I would never say he’d Bad but there’s just better stuff out there

35 Jens Kidman
36 Vince Neil Vince Neil Vincent Neil Wharton is an American vocalist and musician, best known as the lead vocalist of glam metal/ hair metal band Mötley Crüe.
37 Alexi Laiho Alexi Laiho Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho is a Finnish guitarist, composer, and vocalist. He is best known as the lead guitarist, lead vocalist and founding member of the melodic death metal band Children of Bodom, and is also the guitarist for Sinergy, The Local Band and Kylähullut.

The fact that he can sing and shred at the same time is enough reason for me to like him! - ryanrimmel

38 George Fisher George Fisher George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher is an American extreme metal vocalist for the American death metal band Cannibal Corpse and the lesser-known melodic death metal band Paths of Possession.

Corpsegrinder has some good growls... I understand that it is an acquired taste, but you can't deny that he is talented. This is coming from someone who doesn't really like Cannibal Corpse. I admire the individual talents, like Alex Webster's bass wizardry, but I think they go too far sometimes.

Not that good in my opinion. But the rest of Cannibal Corpse have undeniable talent. If it weren't for the fans, I wouldn't dislike the band as much.

How tf is corpsegrinder a "bad" singer? Do you guys ever check out any other death metal bands? He has much better growling and screaming than other death metal vocalists do. The only problem with him is that his lyrics aren't really clear enough to understand but who gives a fxxx? He's still a good singer

39 Troy Sanders Troy Sanders Troy Jayson Sanders is an American musician, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the Atlanta, Georgia metal band Mastodon, in which he plays bass and shares lead vocal duties with guitarist Brent Hinds and drummer Brann Dailor.

All the Mastodon singers are great. Shush. - AdamDestructorJr.

His harsh vocals are great and powerful - ryanrimmel

40 Brann Dailor Brann Dailor Brann Timothy Dailor is an American drummer/singer best known as a member of the Atlanta, Georgia metal band Mastodon, in which he is the drummer, backing vocalist, lead vocalist and primary lyricist.

I disagree with this. He has a great voice, and doing that while drumming is pretty impressive and not a lot of people can do what he does - ryanrimmel

41 Phil Anselmo Phil Anselmo Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo is an American musician who is best known as the former lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Pantera. He currently is the vocalist of heavy metal bands Down and Superjoint Ritual.

Wasted what little talent he had on being a garbage person making horrible noises.

This guy is plain pathetic

Phil is a racist

42 Daron Malakian Daron Malakian 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.
43 Tom Araya Tom Araya Tomás Enrique "Tom" Araya Díaz is a Chilean American musician, best known as the bassist and vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer.

What is with these trolls though. - DarkBoi-X

I think it isn't trolls (even though I don't find him bad). Slayer is #2 on Good Bands with Bad Vocalists. - Alkadikce

44 Glen Benton Glen Benton Glen Benton is an American death metal musician. He is best known as the vocalist and bassist for the death metal band Deicide and was also a part of the band Vital Remains, where he has performed in recording sessions as well as live with them on a few occasions. ...read more.
45 Maniac Maniac
46 Rody Walker
47 Andi Deris Andi Deris Andreas "Andi" Deris is a German singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of power metal band Helloween, and co-founder and former lead singer of German melodic metal band Pink Cream 69. He has an active solo career, as well as his own recording studio in Tenerife.

This guy doesn't hit a single note

48 Chuck Schuldiner Chuck Schuldiner Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner (1967-2001) was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the founder and vocalist, guitarist and bassist of the American heavy metal band Death. He is considered the most influential figure in Death Metal, with some publications referring to Chuck ...read more.


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