Best Screamers

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The Top Ten

1
Chester Bennington (Linkin Park)
Easily the best, he should also be the best singer of our generation. He has done so much and everything he has done so far has been successful. I really enjoyed watching Linkin Park in concert, can't wait to see them again in the future. GO CHESTER, YOU ROCK.
He is awesome! NICE VOICE! From a soft voice to a sudden LOUD VOICE. In his song given up, his screams last for 18sec without even taking a rest! Chester bennington should be 1st instead!
Seriously, how is he not number one? In terms of sheer quality and range, Chester Bennington is absolutely amazing. Listen to his side project "Dead By Sunrise" if you doubt.
[Newest]Yeah chester scream! Yeah!
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2Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria)
Danny is by far the best screamer on this list. Not only does he scream better than most people, he sings better too. He is the only person I know that can scream lows, mids and highs, but maintain a gigantic singing range. In terms of over all vocal ability, the only person that comes close to him is Corey Taylor. In terms of screaming alone, the only one who comes close to him is Oli Sykes. However, Worsnop surpasses Sykes by a long shot because Sykes is not what he used to be. I feel than Danny definitely deserves the number one spot much more than anyone else on this list
I get that a lot of people don't really like the band Asking Alexandria, but Danny clearly is one of the best singers of this generation. His vocal range is incredible (my vocal teacher didn't believe what he saw) and he can scream for extremely long periods in low, mid and high pitch (though he doesn't do death anymore). People who say he sucks live should watch newer videos (after he quit drinking before performing and took vocal lessons). The only one close to Danny would be Corey Taylor around 2001, but he clearly messed up his voice.
Danny Worsnop is definitely better then #1 + #2, I love Linkin Park and Avenged Sevenfold, but they don't scream, as M. Shadows screwed up his voice doing it wrong, and I actually don't think that Chester Bennington ever screamed in any of their songs, while in Asking Alexandria, Danny possesses the ability to both, High scream, Middle Scream and Low Scream, while also singing with an amazing voice. Thus I believe he should be #1...
[Newest]Levi Benton of miss may I is better.
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3Mitch Lucker (Suicide Silence)
This dude knows how to scream. His screams work amazingly well with the heavy chugging and soaring solos, and the brutal blast beats. His screams are so versatile, and his screams make Suicide Silence one of the greatest metal bands that modern metal has managed to forge
In all honesty, vocalists like Oli Sykes, Chris Motionless, and Ricky Hoover are amazing, but Mitch completely beats every metal singer I've ever heard at all screams. His highs are piercing and smooth and his growls are beyond godly. Aside from when he had vocal distortion, he sounded flawless live. Mitch was, is, and will always be a legend. He is my idol. Without a doubt, Suicide Silence is the best deathcore and metal band ever. Rest in peace, Mitch, you are missed.
What... Everyone know this guy is the best screamer... His screaming beats every other ones! He's fantastic voice and great death growl... He must be in top 5... His voice and echo is much better than chester... Rip mitch... He deserves number 1... Screw others... He is the best
[Newest]He should be number one! Who in the hell puts chester on top this is so dumb

4Oli Sykes (BMTH)
Bring me the horizon is a band that I back in most all aspects when it comes to the screaming. Oli is probably though only screamer that I would be able to listen to on his own with no band backing him. I honestly don't understand how someone from linkin park is on this list or any other person from a band that isn't even a screaming band but I shall digress. Most do have extreamly good vocals so I can't bash them for that. I just think that oli goes above and beyond the call of duty by being able to sing like an angel and scream like a demon. Each noise brings me back want more like I haven't before
Oli's voice worn down as his technique and skills improved. This is sad, as I've watched him grow as an artist since their first EP was released. It's normal for an artist to strain his or her voice occasionally, but with all his constant performing, recording, and practicing, "occasionally" has turned into "a lot". Added his drug addiction, and who knows what other personal problems he may have that impact how he performs, Oli is hurting his voice. It's very likely he's developed maybe one or two vocal nodules, and I seriously can't bear to see him like this. His screams are, even with the damage, absolutely superb, but I'd rather have him take a break than go on hurting himself
He's the best screamer in universe. He has unique voice. I didn't heard better screamer yet. Even his damaged voice is the best. Oli should be at first not Chester. And what Axl Rose doing here? Ok, I write this again : Oliver is THE BEST!
No. Just go away. If you honestly think he's "THE BEST" you should make your own awful list instead of commenting on a slightly more accurate one. He's only on this list because of the scene kids who worship him, he's so bad at screaming, especially live. Chino Moreno, Howard Jones, Ryan Clark, etc. aren't even in the top 10, which is just evidence to me that this generation is hopeless, musically speaking. No taste.
[Newest]This guy is the worst screamer ever. His pitch is way off and he sounds like he's choking when he screams. Not to mention it just sounds like he's yelling at the top of his lungs which sounds terrible.
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5M Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold)
Matt Shadows Must Be The Number One, From Second Heartbeat, Nightmare, Scream, Afterlife, Almost Easy, Tonight The World Will Die, Save Me, So Far Away... Al Of The Song Is The Best!
I love the starting of Bat country
"he who makes a beast out of himself,
Gets rid of the pain, of being a man"
What is up with avenged sevenfold always being in second place m shadows should be number one not chester
[Newest]Why isn't he top place? His singing is the most amazing voice he can go from calm voice to extreme medal c:! He is just simply amazing, he deserves to be top place #1

6Corey Taylor (Slipknot)
Slipknot '99 - young, gritty, hard working, and raw
Slipknot '01 - all out HATE, emotion, passion, suffering
Slipknot '04 - polished, articulate, witty
Slipknot '08 - deep, captivating, soaring, mature

Corey Taylor of Stone Sour and Slipknot.
Corey is obviously the best screamer out of everyone. His only competition is Danny Worsnop, Because Danny has godly vocal range. Corey is so emotion-filled and angry. I don't think anyone can copy his technique.
Corey Taylor is an amazing screamer, all in all. He can growl, sing softly, sing with force and put emotion into his lyrics. He is also incredibly resilient, can hold screams for extended amounts of time, and is only inferior to Mike Patton in terms of range. Yes people, Corey Taylor's range is almost half an octave larger than Freddie Mercury's! So, technique wise, Corey Taylor should be on top, no doubt.
[Newest]You can hear all the pain in his voice it is crazy. best vocalist I have ever heard.

7Chris Motionless
I don't know how exactly Chris Motionless is beneath so many people on this list. Probably because motionless are only now starting to get their groove on and make their mark in metal. Chris has all the supposed qualities that Danny Worsnop (whom is also very talented) from Asking Alexandria has... Except he manages to have an even more diverse range of screams than even Danny. He does epic highs and brutal lows. In a way, his lows sound like Corey Taylor's "2009" screams- mature and deep with purpose (I know most of you who are into both bands would agree). However, he still manages to sound like "cradle of filth" all the same. But unlike all other screamer I know, he doesn't just do the stereotypical lows and highs... He fills in everything in-between with perfectly pronounced middles. He truly is the best screamer in metal in my opinion. I guarantee you're in for goosebumps with the breakdowns of 'immaculate misconception' and 'Abigail', or their new material such as screams in "Fatal", "If it's dead we'll kill it" and to be honest 90% of all the songs they have ever made. Chris motionless just has no faults when it comes to screaming. Name me one and I'll eat my hat!
I love Linkin Park and have been listening to them for years, and Chester's vocals when singing and screaming are excellent, but Chris can scream in so many ways it's overwhelming. The way he transitions from lows to mids to highs is amazing, and he even manages to have awesome cleans. The fact that he is only at 9 on this list, as I'm writing it, is almost offensive as he deserves to be in at least the top three. He is, by far, the most amazing screamer alive. If you want to know what I'm talking about, check out his band "Motionless in White". Listen to Fatal to hear a good example. Or if you want to go old school, Immaculate Misconception, Abigail and City Lights are good starter songs.
His range is almost unreal. His breathing technique is top class and he makes it seem so easy. He does stuff with his voice I've never heard before. His scream is truly unique and characteristic... Because I'd recognise it was him screaming a mile off. Motionless is pretty new in the music scene at the moment so maybe that's why Chris is only 18th on this list. In my opinion he knocks the socks off everyone above, even though linking park, avenge and AA are my favourite bands, no one can deny Chris being just a step ahead when it comes to screaming (it doesn't matter if you like their music or not... The facts are plain to see)
[Newest]Chris is the best screamer and singer that's all I'm saying.

8Randy Blythe (Lamb of God)
Come on he have the best metal scream ever I really no why chester is the 1st this is my top ten screamer :
1-Randy Blythe (Lamb of God)"HE IS THE BEST IF YOU THINK CHESTER IS THE BEST YOUR WRONG YOU GOT TO LISTEN TO THIS MAN SCREAM HIAL TO SCREAM KING3
2-Corey Taylor (Slipknot)"this man one of the sceary screams and one of the beautiful voices"
3-Chester Bennington (Linkin Park)"by the way chester can't scream any more" sorry chester we all love you
4-Axl Rose (Guns N Roses)"welcome to the jungle scream is one of the best"
5-Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) " he have the best grunge scream but not the best scream of all genres"
6-Layne Staley (Alice In Chains)"for sure the best vocalist but his nemember 6 on topten scream"
7-Michael Jackson "the only pop artist I listen to if you think he can't scream go listen to dirty diana don't worry it hard rock song"
8-Benjamin Burnley (Breaking Benjamin)" just listen to diary of jane"
9-Dave Grohl " his really under rated this man should do metal song he have some good screams"
10-Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying)" I'm not into emo and screamo but you got to give it to him he really scream"
Who ever wrote this is cool BUT the only reason I think so is because randy and Corey is on here you should probably give mitch lucker a space on there
NEVER CALL YOURSELF A METAL FAN IF YOU'RE NOT IN LOVE WITH OR CRAZY ABOUT RANDY'S VOICE...
It's not screaming. A compilation of deep growl and shrill scream. Yea chester's the pure screamer, but Randy got the boost and toughness in his voice unlike chester. Randy's voice is way deeper and heats you up quicker than anyone. RESPECT to RANDY BYLTHE /,
[Newest]Most Powerful vocals! This guy bears the feel of every song

9Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying)
tim I thank you for 'nothing left'... the best metalcore voice and the best metalcore song you have given me... it causes me goosebumps and takes my soul out every time I listen to it...
HE HAS A VERY SPECIAL VOICE. HE HAS A POWER AT HIS VOICE WHICH CAN ATTRACT MORE PPO TO LISTEN TO HIS SONGS.
Listen to "Paralyzed" and you will be amazed. His screams own all these singers here.

10Jake Luhrs (August Burns Red)
How is Jake not number 1? M. Shadows and Chester don't even scream anymore! Have you guys heard August Burns Red's newest album leveler? Jake has improved a lot in his screams. He definitely has the cleanest screams and the best around. He should've been number one.
He has clarity, range, and he just goes hard on every single track. His sound is just raw and it carries over live. Most screamers on this lists are incomprehensible. Jake brings the whole package.
I don't understand how anyone could say that Linkin Park or Avenged sevenfold scream, but Jake is definitely one of the best. Number one in my book.
[Newest]He is one of the best screamers ever. Amazing singer hands down.

The Contenders

11Matty Mullins
Seriously. How have I just had to add him? Forget how awesome his band is (Memphis May Fire), but the dude has an AMAZING singing voice and one of the best Screams I've heard! Seriously, check these dudes out if you haven't already!

mattcooper-kay

Amazing, versatile screamer, can sing great too. Definitely should be way higher on the list, but won't be due to generally being unheard of!

mattcooper-kay

Matty Mullins is definitely one of the most powerful screamers in existence. It actually sounds like he's nearly blowing his voice box out when he screams. So much power and emotion.
[Newest]Matty Mullins rules in studio and live shows. Amazing!

12Mike Hranica (the Devil Wears Prada)
I don't see how he is below Danny Worsnop, in my opinion, and Oli Sykes. Oli's screams sound the same, he doesn't hit lows, and he can barely do highs. Same with Danny, who uses equalizers to make them sound the way they do. Mike doesn't, and he can scream live just the same as on his albums. I dunno, I just think he should be a little higher on the list. He has experience and from taking his band as a joke to making an album that hit in the top 40 albums in Rolling Stone... It's an accomplishment. Oli and Danny haven't done that yet, now have they?

I'm being elitist... I know.
This dude can scream though to some it seems as if his scream is fading; it was a personal choice that he decided to go with the more "live" sound on his newer albums, so he didn't feel like he was cheating his audience. In saying this he has a diverse unique scream and I think he is underrated. But this is a forum with a lot of widespread opinions take a look at the "with roots above and branches below" album. This in my opinion best shows his power and stamina to stretch the limits of his vocal chords.
Definitely a better screamer then most people would expect, his voice has continually wowed crowds around the world. Despite most screamers, his voice has only improved for the better. He can continually change notes without a doubt. Mikey deserves number #1.
[Newest]WHY isn't MIKE UP THERE?!? I have been a fan of The Devil Wears Prada for 3 years and I had the opportunity to see them 3 days ago. They were crazy and Mike was able to keep his screams authentic and full throughout the entire performance. The other screamers are good, but not as good in my opinion
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13Winston McCall (Parkway Drive)
How does the best end up at 44, seen most of the screamers live and winston smashes them all, he keeps improving and his vocal range in screams is unmatched, ollie sykes and danny worsnop come close but seriously... Chester bennington can't scream he sounds like an angry possum
I can not believe how could this guy be 44th place man.. Listen to Karma, Idols and anchors, Sleepwalker and many more.. He is the best.. His scream is unique!
I truly believe he should be number one if you listen to his voice one time you have to listen to it again and again he's voice is addictive to listen to his band and his voice are the sounds of the future of metal
[Newest]Greatest scream of ALL TIME 4 life

14Matt Tuck (Bullet for My Valentine)
Listen to Tears don't fall then vote. You shall soon know the best
I believe Matt Tuck deserves to be first. He's really one of the best metalcore vocalists alive. He was amazing in Scream Aim Fire.
Tears don't fall, Waking the demon, Scream aim fire, Disappear, and more

15Phil Bozeman (Whitechapel)
The lowest, gnarliest deathcore screamer out there
Epic Growls... Pigsquels... He nows how to scream perfectly
Brutal technical and fast and knows when to stop and scream
Whitechapel

16Austin Carlile (Attack Attack!)
For a guy who can't death growl he's good. I think his sense of not caring what people think and to just keep going are good qualities. Austin Carlile is one of the best screamers ever.
I think that he deserves to be in the top 10 but yeah.. I don't know... People have different tastes. But I really love Austin Carlile's screaming technique. He is very talented screamer
He is one of the very few screamers that are completely different from others. He holds a 12 second scream for so long in several of his songs.
For a person that has a heart disease, he sure can go a long way with his high pitch voice.
[Newest]Austin has the most unique screaming voice from all vocalists in this list and he's amazing live! He must be at least in the top ten!

17Ronnie Radke (Escape the Fate)
Now Ronnie is in another band called falling in reverse they're new album is gonna release on june I bet you ronnie will be on fire because he din't leave escape the fate he was only told to leave the band and poor rake had to leave the band he would never give up his career so he created a band called falling reverse as I said ronnie will be on his best hear other songs witch he sang like My apocalypse, Not good enough for truth in cliche (Escape the fate) I am telling you he will be the very best screamer soon!
Ronnie was one of the best screamers out there, especially his lower screaming ability such as in The Guillotine. The ending of the song were perfect double-layered screams. But now that he is in FIR he uses more rap than rock and his screams are not as good
This manly kid. He screams awesome. Go buy his bands album. "the Drug in me is you" album by Falling In Reverse available on iTunes.
[Newest]We all love you Ronnie! He should be #1 on this list

18Jeremy McKinnon (A Day to Remember)
Manages to mix screaming and singing perfectly, plus can be aggressive and mellow in the same song
Most unique and amazing scream ever heard in the history of mankind. It's more like a lion's roar really.
hands down best screamer of all time no one else on this list compares.

jman16

[Newest]Chester Bennington is a terrible all around vocalist. Jeremy is one of the best today.

19Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
Kurt deserves to be in top ten there is no question in my mind. He merits it just for the passion in his vocals; his screams are hard to forget even with two decades gone. It is a damnshame the pressure got to him contributed to the ending of his passion, art, and life. Kurt could have been so much more than even the great man that he was the day he died. To hear some of his best work with Nirvana listen to the album bleach for the screams. Listen to Nevermind for the bands greatest work. If by this point you love the band listen to their final album In Utero.R.I. P Kurt Cobain
How can I express the amazingness of his scream? Just listen to the last minute of "Where Did You Sleep Last Night? " from Nirvana's MTV Unplugged. Last minute of you wanna hear the scream. All of it if you wanna be amazed.
No matter that he's gone from us. He is one flipping amazing human being... He left because he couldn't get a thrill out of anything and couldn't appreciate anything or anyone the way he used to.R.I. P
[Newest]His scream sounds like there are razor blades in his throat

20Jonathan Davis (Korn)
Great singer... Though I've never heard him scream much. Also, where is Howard Jones?
He puts so much emotion into his screaming, his growls are awesome as well
What is that? JD is the best screamer. Listen to Good God, Shoots and Ladders, Blind and It's On!

21Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)

22Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath)
He has incredible screams, I think he should at least get into the top 20.
Spencer should have been WAY higher than a lot of these guys. He's better than Oliver Sykes
Specter is an amazing screamer. He blows my mind at his ability. The number one best.

23Chris Roetter (Like Moths to Flames)

24Benjamin Burnley (Breaking Benjamin)
#1 ben
#2 adam gontier
#3 chester
His screams aren't thin and weak or low and hidden, perfectly in between. And he screams at the right time, not for full choruses or songs.
Yes! Love this band!

25Alex Koehler (Chelsea Grin)
He has more range then anyone alive except the screamer from The Devil Wears Prada hands down the best vocalist in my opinion
Alex has more talent chester whatever his name is
Alex has a more broad scream vaariety, highs lows he does them all and does them all damn better than anyone else can

26Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth)
If you have ever seen the live version of "Nymphetamine" at the Rock AM ring 2006. He has the lowest and the highest screams I've ever heard! I think he's the best screamer this world has ever seen! Check that video out! I suggest that you listen to the entire video and then decide which is the best screamer!
The Filth scream is Iconic in its genre. To be honest there are some great vocalists on this list but seriously, have any of you people ever listened to cradle of filth? As far as pure screaming goes he's the godfather. Id say the only reason he's not higher up the list is because less people know about him.
The most talented screamer on the list.
Extreme Goth Metal Screaming > generic screams
[Newest]Way better then august burns red

27Layne Staley (Alice In Chains)
I say that layne staley was the best vocolist because no one could sing like him he was so unique in so many ways which made him so much better. I completely agree of what tom morello said when he said that he can scream like an angry angle
All I can say is "Imatations are pale"... Even though Layne hasn't been given the credit he deserves, no one will be able to take away his god given talent to sing like and angry angel. RIP Layne - forever missed
No one could scream like Layne. Tom Morello about Layne: "He sounded like an angry angel. "

28Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)
This list is a complete joke. Like I was laughing the whole time scrolling down. All this is, is a popularity contest. I'd love to see AXL ROSE try to death growl the way Trevor can. What a crock.
There isn't a better screamer than Trevor. Just listen to some songs by BDM and you'll see. Watch them LIVE too

aspasiz

Not the best but he deserve better rank than 29th

29Michael Barnes (RED)
Mike Barnes is an incredible screamer. In all his years of touring he's managed to never hurt his voice as bad as other artists, and owns the performances live. It's a shame to see "artists" as terrible as Oliver Sykes and Danny Worsnop in the top 5, and someone as amazing as Mike Barnes so low. Step down, scene kids, let some real artists take the spotlight!
Michael Barnes puts them all to shame. Andy Biersack and Chester Bennington are terrible screamers compared to Michael. His singing voice is perfect already, and his screams are the icing on the cake. Plus, his band actually makes quality music, unlike mediocre, shallow bands like Linkin Park and Black Veil Brides.
Listen to songs like: breathe into me, Let Go, Wasting time, Death of me, Out from Under, Confession, Feed The Machine, The Outside, Release The Panic, Damage, and last but Not least: IF WE ONLY!

30Craig Mabbitt
Epic highs, intense lows. Why isn't he in the top 10?
This should be on the top ten list! He's way better than Ronnie.
Listen to ungrateful / this war is ours and then vote Craig surely needs to be in the top 20 at leat. Brilliant screams, !

31Jared Warth (Blessthefall)
He's got some of the most intense screams I've heard. Along with Beau's cleans and the great backing music, Warth is just flat out amazing.
He is the bassist but provides Beau with awesome screams to sing over honestly this guy needs to get noticed more, he is so underrated

ReganKnowsBest

His screams are just so powerful. He should be higher up this list in my opinion. Then when Beau joins it's perfect.

32Andrew Biersack (Black Veil Brides)
I cannot believe Andy is at place 32. Sure, he doesn't scream throughout his songs. But when he does, he blows everyone else out of the water. His solo screams are beyond excellent. His screaming live is BEAUTIFUL. He has no back-up. It's just him. I love andrew so much. His voice is breath-taking. He should be in the top 15 at least.
Few people can scream. Most people don't know the difference between screaming and shouting. Andrew screams with passion, and clearly. So you wont have to search for lyrics. Which you would have to do with an amateur screamer. + Andrew sings with a huge vocal range. My vote goes to Andy. (Andrew)
I'm not a huge fan of screaming, but I do like andy biersack. he sounds good and he doesn't over due it. plus I can actually understand what he's saying without having to look up lyrics.
[Newest]Andy should be number one because he is an amazing screamer.

33Jared Leto (30 Seconds to Mars)
A very clean screamer that most people can enjoy. Similar to Chester. People need to vote on talent, not just their favorite band
He needs to be placed somewhere higher although he is not screaming so much on the new album, he's still able to.
Nonsense! Jared supposed to be in the Top Ten list!

34Kyo (Dir en grey)
Lead vocalist of Visual Kei/Japanese Rock/Metal band Dir en Grey. Can scream REALLY HIGH, can growl REALLY DEEP, and has a very nice timbre when he does clean vocals, and he is doing it all with raw emotion, it's as if you also feel what he feels. He is classified as a low tenor but his overall vocal range spans into the whistle register.
He is the master of both false and fry screaming and has the largest vocal range out of anyone on the list especially the top ten. I feel this is all based on popularity not skill. Everyone would you please take the time to actually search and learn about screaming, you too would realise Kyo should be in the top ten..
What is wrong with this list, okay you guys think that your whining screamers can beat Kyo? , I would like to see anyone try intimating kyo I've have listened to many artist and never seen anyone with an amazing voice.

35Brian White (A Skylit Drive)

36Tyler "Telle" Smith (The Word Alive)
Tyler is the second best screamer ever. And he's one of the best singers too. The way he can transition between singing and screaming is good too.
Amazing screamer, in my opinion. Brutal growls, epic screams, and perfect middles. Great vocalist, indeed. One of my favorites.

37Max Green (Escape the Fate)

38Micah Kinard (Oh, Sleeper)
They have the sexiest guitar riffs ever and a hellofa screamer to support it.

39Tim McIlrath (Rise Against)
Rise Against has so many varying styles that they can play, and all of them sound great. Tim can deliver smooth vocals, but his screaming is top notch. If you really want to hear him scream, listen to some of his songs that he sang from The Killing Tree, his side project during the late 90's and early 2000s.
Lead singer of Rise Against, his vocals vary from soft and smooth, to harsh screams. He is undoubtedly one of the best singers in Music. Examples include "State of The Union" and "Dead Ringer".
Rise Against was one of the first bands to implement screaming style vocals into punk music. Tim McIlrath's screams make you want to mosh without him even using deathgrowls or pig squeals. He just uses so much emotion and believes in his music.
[Newest]Insanely talented. Doesn't scream so much anymore though.

40Serj Kravchenko (Make Me Famous)

41Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom)
He is the best screamer.
Alexi is easily the best man just listen to punch me I bleed in your face next in line are you dead yet red light in my eyes sixpounder aces high angels don't kill
WTF man. Almost no competition except maybe Hranica or Worsnop. Just the perfect mixture of anger and power in his scowling voice. These lists are starting to annoy me..
he is the best in screaming!
his style is unique and his songs are great

rock2metal

[Newest]He is different from all others..

42Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots)

43Stitch D (The Defiled)

44Tommy Rogers (Between the Buried and Me)
He is hands-down the artist who made me fall in love with the vocal style, and all genres which use it. His performance live is impeccable, and only doesn't sound exactly like the albums' versions due to him typically adding layers of his own voice to enhance the experience.
Most of the other so called "screamers on this list don't even scream anymore. Tommy outshines most everyone else on this list but 26 really? Some people just don't know good screamers or music for that matter
His screams live are just as fantastic as his studio ones. He screams almost effortlessly and just sounds amazing. Who wouldn't put him in at least the top 10? Also his normal vocals are incredible too.

45Jimmie Strimell
Just because Jimmie's not that popular it doesn't mean that he's not the best. People have voted for Linkin Park's Chester because he's popular. It's not that Chester isn't good, he's good, I am a fan of him. But from my experience I've had with screaming music I can tell you that there's no one better that Jimmie who can scream so perfect. His screams are just epic, if you listen to his voice you'll ask yourself how he does it. Man, I've got to tell you, Strimell has a lot of talent, just check his bands out (there are a lot I must tell you! ). He can scream in different styles, Death Metal screaming, Alternative Metal screaming, Metalcore style screamo and more. He can also sing well (I know this list is all about screaming but... ), he has done some acoustic songs like "Promise Me" by Dead by April and again, THUMBS UP! From screaming to clean singing, Strimell has it all!
Jimmie Strimell is the best in the world! He's my God! He's so awesome, he should be number 1 and not 45. His screams are just EPIC, so much emotion, so much sorrow, it's even so melodic, just awesome. His clean singing rocks too, just listen to "Losing You" from Dead by April and you'll be shocked by the tremendous amount of talent that Jimmie has. No one can sing and scream as good as Jimmie that's my bet. Jimmie is my most favorite artist of all time, just feels so bad he isn't in Dead by April anymore. Almost crying right now ;-( Thank You Jimmie for the awesome songs, thank you for the great memories in Dead by April, we all love you, you're the best. Lots of love from Suriname :-)! Jimmie Strimell The best! Jimmie Strimell the best! Jimmie Strimell the best! My ICON
Man, have you guys listened to the song "Losing You"? The clean vocals and the screaming that is produced by this man is just EPIC. He can scream man, the best scream I've ever heard. Some people listen to songs that are only screaming like pigs, just don't understand a damn word they're screaming out. But listen to Strimell's songs, even if you don't understand the words, his emotion he has in the screams will make you understand what he's trying to say. By the way, listen to "Painting Shadows" by DbA, just great, words can't describe it.
[Newest]Jimmie Strimell screams the best... All the songs by him are just epic. Its not that no other than him does well but Jimmie possesses the same strike as Chester does.

46Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage)
I'm sorry but I guess most you guys vote for the bands what are most popular because seriously chester bennington really ok danny worsnop amazing but jesse is unbelievable screamer and should be in the top ten
Jesse needs to be a lot higher on this list. His screams are epic compared to some of the people who are higher than him right now.
Listen to Vide Infra, and tell me that Jesse is NOT the best screamer!

47Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson you just can't beat this mans scream especially live its just so natural, and elevating, and so unrelenting, with fluent and plain up in your face style that's gonna win every time plain and simple
This is guy has the best Scream Ever, I simply love it, I don't why this guy, Chris Barnes and Chuck Schuldiner are not up there, they are/were simply Legends
Great screams in just the right places along with his cleans and whispery-like vocals and chants!

48Serj Tankian (System of a Down)
Serj Tankian is allout amazing. A good singer in general but his screams are amazing. Basically any of his screams on the Toxicity album are perfect, BYOB (I believe that was off of Steal This Album, but don't quote me I am probably wrong) had AMAZING screams. I looked at this list not even thinking about the NU Metal and Grunge screamers just the same old screamo and metalcore. However Phil Anselmo would be my favorite metal screamer. I am not sure if he is on this list though

49Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)

50Dennis Lee (Alesana)
His ranges and brutal sound combined with an outstanding technique makes him earn a spot on the Top 10 List.
He should be at least in the top ten. He is amazing.

51Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch)
Ivan has talent in screaming! He should be at least up there on top 10 - 20 range
No, Ivan for first. Chester should be 50 and BOTDF shouldn't be on here
How is Ivan not higher than this?
The flow between his clean vocals and his scream are no other. He certainly makes up for the lack of ability that people have like Chester, I like LP but his scream is nothing compared to Ivan Moody, Corey Taylor, Winston McCall or Randy Blythe.

P. S The fact that BOTDF is on here makes me sick. Especially above Dave Grohl, Bon Scott and RONNY DIO!

52Matt Heafy (Trivium)
This is ridiculous. Matt Heafy has one of the most unique metal voices I've ever hear and not even a huge fan. People gotta stop voting for their favorite bands, look at the topic of the list. Please.

53Phil Labonte (All That Remains)
Just go listen to their "Just Moments in Time" and you'll all understand

54Bert Mccracken (The Used)
Such a talented screamer, especially on all their old stuff. They were raw and his transitions of singing to screaming just get you pumped, Definitely should be higher up there.
I'm a huge fan of music and he is one of my favorite singers and is without a doubt the best screamer I have ever heard. Listen to the self titled album
Listen to a box of sharp objects live from their dvd maybe memories or say days ago
[Newest]Listen to the maybe memories DVD live. His album screams aren't even that great

55Kellin Quinn
I'm pretty sure he will be screaming a lot more since Jesse Lawson left the band. But, he is alright. Not the best though...
You heard this guy scream with Pierce the Veil in King for a Day?! He should be top ten...
I think Jesse Lawson screams the most because the'yr preserving Kellin's high vocal range. But Kellin can still scream, listen to Kellin in Pierce the Veil's King for a Day.

56Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan)
This guy has a fantastic voice. He dose many different screams, and he can also sing very well. His voice goes fantastically with the incredibly harsh sounding and chaotic guitars and drums of The Dillinger Escape Plan. He does fantastic live performances, and he also did guest vocals on the song "The Feast" by Genghis Tron. (another fantastic band if you've never heard them before)
Listen to the song "Farewell, Mona Lisa" and try to tell me that I'm wrong.
Jesus Christ his range is massive, if only he used it more

57Garret Rapp (The Color Morale)

58Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance)
What's even more unique about Gerard from all these other people is that he is really versatile and has awesome screams yet can switch back and forth from screaming to singing beautifully
Gerard way has tons of talent. His screams are so amazing and you can clearly hear the lyrics with out having to look them up. He also is really good at switching between screaming and singing beautifully.
Even though Gerard doesn't scream in all of his songs, when he does it's amazing. He has amazing vocals and screaming and will always be one of my favorite singers

59Shane Told (Silverstein)
He has to be on of the best singers and screamers ever. Even though he's not in a Metalcore band. Also his clean voice is just amazing. Thanks Shane you sckock us all.
Shane is one of the best screamers.

60Vic Fuentes (Pierce the Veil)
Very talented both screaming and clean vocals

61Spencer Sotelo (Periphery)
Amazing screaming and amazing, gritty, loud, intense clean vocals that can blow almost everyone else on this list out of the water.

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62Tom Petty (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers)
HAHA had to laugh

63James Hetfield

64Kyle Pavone (We Came As Romans)

65Shagrath (Dimmu Borgir)

66Michael Bohn (Issues)
He puts so much soul into his screaming that its his art and he is the master

67Phil Anselmo (Pantera/Down/Superjoint Ritual)
So gutted that Phil is so far down on this list, his screaming is insane, especially on pretty much every song on the Great Southern Trendkill (the title track and War Nerve come to mind). Plus, although it's irrelevant to a "best screamers" list, but on tracks like Cemetary Gates, he proves he can sing incredibly well. My runner-ups would be Corey Taylor, Marilyn Manson, Alexi Laiho and Zack de la Rocha (who isn't even on this list! Listen to Freedom at the end! ).
What how could anyone forgot Phil Anselmo
Look up Superjoint ritual Ozena and tell me if he shouldn't be higher..
Anyone who did not choose him knows nothing about metal or music

68Bertrand Poncet (Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!)
Dude is honestly amazing. His vocal range is insane. I didn't believe it was him screaming when I first gave them a listen. Them I saw them at warped tour.
Bert should be around the 35 mark, not 70
I like Bert. Bert is cool/.

69Minami (Keisuke)
Amazing screamer, not only can he go high, but he does things with his voice I've never heard from any other screamer. Check out the song Crossover, it's a great example. He does some pretty crazy stuff in Defeat and Beat as well. The band does use autotune, so I'm unsure how he sounds with out (probably still sounds great) but the band uses it as a style, like an instrument, and Minami knows how to use it.
He is apart of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and should easily be number one if this band was actually wellknown in America. It's really sad that they aren't because, even if the electronica stuff isn't your 'cup of tea', this band is absolutely amazing due to the catchy tunes and of course, Minami's insane vocals!
Pretty unknown guy, but his vocals are incredibly powerful. Part of the Japanese synthcore band 'Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas'.

70Aaron Lewis (Staind)

71Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
The original high pitch screamer who set the standard for the metal scream. Check out child in time off made in Japan. Intense and painful the way metal screamin is supposed to be.

72Jayy Von Monroe (Blood On The Dance Floor)
I'm surprised that he isn't higher on the list, he's not the best, but 57th, really? He's more talented than some people realize. I guess most people haven't heard of him, or don't realize that it IS him.

He sounds just as good live, too, which is rare.

Just saying.
Scene kids should be banned from any kind of vote, political or otherwise. GO AWAY BOTDF. JUST GO AWAYY

73Howard Jones (Killswitch Engage, Devil You Know)
I think he made killswitch better and he is doing well on his own
The best vocalist in the world

74Dave Grohl
He gives all what his got in every single concert... One of the best rock voices nowadays
Besides beeing one the best drummers in the world, he is great frontman and he puts everything in every concert and gig.

75Ronnie James Dio

76Jon Mess (Dance Gavin Dance)
Jon mess has screams like no one else. He is so great at screaming and writing he deserves to be higher up on this list.
This guy perform screams at the perfect pitch & is just as good live! His writting style is inttersting, as he is random & has great syle. Easily #1

77Brian Fair (Shadows Fall)
Come on, someone listen to this guys screams. he's better than Kurt Cobain at the very least.

78Ryan Clark (Demon Hunter)

79Rob Halford (Judas Priest)

80Lawrence Taylor (While She Sleeps)
Although he doesn't have a very high vocal range Lawrence Taylor deserves to be way higher on the list. The way his screams sound along with the heavy guitars and blast beats of the drums is just heavenly.
Good band they rock

81Hernan "Eddie" Hermida (All Shall Perish)
The fact that Eddie is so low makes me extremely unhappy his range is just insane and he makes even pig squeals sound good. Also Eddie is way better than Mitch ever was (not disrespecting I just think Eddie is better)
I don't much love his low pig squeals, but otherwise he is definitely in the top three... His high range is so epically brutal it gives me chills sometimes. The way he enunciates is about as sick as it gets too.
Great at screaming great pig squeals and great at growling
All Shall Perish/ Suicide Silence

82Caleb Shomo (Attack Attack!)
However I am a fan of Caleb Shomo for Beartooth, rather than Attack Attack! I have to say he's the best. He has probably the best high screams out of any screamer I have ever heard. Not only is he good at screaming, but also good at singing. And with the whole Disgusting album, you can't help but feel sorry for the guy. "I have a problem" and "Sick and Disgusting" might make you feel sorry for him, the latter made me cry.
Beautiful voice, very talented singer, especially in Beartooth, which I saw live on their headlining tour. I mean he joined AA! At age 15, is only 21 now, and has so much experience at his age and so much potential in the future with his amazing voice and talents.
Cale shomo is amazing in beartooth and yeah check put his whole disgusting album his screaming is awesome like in "the lines" and "i have a problem" and he even has amazing singing.

83Doriano Magliano (Woe, Is Me)
His lows sound amazing

84Jeffrey Wellfare (Capture The Crown)
Brilliant screamer he should be at the top

85Vincent Bennett (The Acacia Strain)

86Sean Harmanis (Make Them Suffer)

87Minami (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas)
He is from a Japanese electronica screamo band, so most people don't know him, but he hits insanely high screams as well as the deeper rumbles. He can also do squeals. Listen to Crossover and you will hear a lot of what he can do. He also improvises a little in Defeat the Beat which is pretty amazing. He is an amazing screamer and deserves to be on this list. I hate how it's just the most well know bands that make it to the top because people who don't know screamers come on here and recognize the band so they vote for it. Just because the band is famous doesn't mean it's because they have the best screamer and doesn't mean they deserve to be the top of this list.
Minami is really good, at least in mine opinion.

88Cedric Bixler-Zavala (At The Drive-In, The Mars Volta)

89Jimmy Barnes (Cold Chisel)

90Bon Scott (AC/DC)
Heck yeahs. :) Don't get me wrong, I love stuff like Asking Alexandria, BVB, and ADTR, but Bon Scott was the original. Not only that, but his scream is not only aggressive, but melodic and beautiful at the same time.
How is this guy not even on here? He should be top five.

91Dave Williams (Drowning Pool)

92Matt Mehana (I Set My Friends On Fire)

93Ricky Hoover (Suffokate)
Flawless live, listen to not the fallen and my darkened eyes.

94Cisko Miranda (Eyes Set to Kill)

95Nicholas Matthews (Get Scared)

96Ronnie Canizaro (Born of Osiris)

97Steve Henning (One Year Later)

98Brian Johnson (AC/DC)
Nobody can scream like Brian! Listen to the early stuff of Brian and you know what I mean. Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution!
Brian Johnson brought screaming to the mainstream. Should be #1

99Rob Zombie
I don't really get it...
Why RZ was no on list and what?!
Phil anselmo at 63 and chester on 1?
Whats going on?

100Marcus Bischoff
Marcus of Heaven Shall Burn uses a vocal technique it takes years to master. A technique only few have ever mastered. He is amazing and it's insulting to his demonic voice that he's not on the list. With incredibly powerful highs and lows, it doesn't get any better. For those of you doubting his capabilities, listen to the song by Caliban: We Are The Many. Both Mitch Lucked and Marcus are featured in the song. Mitch is apparently in the top 5 according to these votes. Well it's pretty easily proven Marcus is better on that song. Hear the voice way louder than the other two? Way stronger and more versatile? That's Marcus. "TOGETHER WE ARE CRUSHING! " Tell me Chester can do that and you'll be a liar. Only Ivan Moody can match this man in screams. Showing live that he can scream just as well. Those two men are gods. Start recognizing it people.
99? Not really! He's one of the best screamers! He should be under the first ten, not at 99!
Listen to Godiva! Come on he's easily in the top ten!

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