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41James HetfieldJames Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.
42Bon Scott (AC/DC)Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was born in Forfar and lived in Kirriemuir, Scotland, for 5 years before moving to Melbourne, Australia, ...read more.

How is this guy not even on here? He should be top five.

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.

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43Tim McIlrath (Rise Against)Timothy James "Tim" McIlrath is an American punk rock musician. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of the American punk rock band Rise Against.

Tim Mcilrath, very much an underrated screamer. Tim goes hard, but he has severely damaged his voice from his early years where he screamed with more force than any other screamer at the time. His screames range from those found in 'Gethsemane' to 'Dancing For Rain' to 'Injection' to 'Entertainment'. All those examples showcase his vocal intensity. I have yet to hear other screamers that weren't either annoying, or sounded like the cookie monster. Tim in my opinion, has the perfect scream because it's emotional and releases a lot of tension. In his live shows he has let out some screams I can only imagine were some of the greatest screams ever performed by any vocalist. In Rock am Ring 2010, right before he starts State Of The Union, he lets out the most powerful and soaring scream I have ever heard.

His vocal technique has improved a lot and nowadays he takes it a lot easier on his voice. But he can still deliver one hell of a vocal, as shown in his Rock Werchter 2015 ...more

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".

Insanely talented. Doesn't scream so much anymore though.

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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.

This guy sounds like a pitch shifted banshee when he screams. In a good way. Plus his regular singing is beautiful too.

45Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)Eddie Vedder is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as a member of the rock band Pearl Jam, with whom he performs lead vocals and is one of three guitarists.
46James Brown
47Dani 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.

Listen to the original version of "summer dying fast" the first scream there defines why Dani Filth is simply the best at screaming

Way better then august burns red

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48Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots)Scott Weiland is an American singer, musician, and composer for the American grunge band Stone Temple Pilots.
49Marilyn MansonBrian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.

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!

Best scream I ever heard from him

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50Jared 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!

Number 21? You people have gone nuts! Have you heard Jared scream? He's classic and unique.

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51Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch)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.

Definitely better than a lot of the vocalists ahead of him on this list. More of a popularity contest if you ask me! Ivan has a real outstanding kind of voice. Its rich, deep, and the epitome of masculinity!

Ivan has talent in screaming! He should be at least up there on top 10 - 20 range

Amazing vocal range, AND scream range. One of my favorite baritones

Very powerful sinning and screaming (if it can called it)

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52Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)Robert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

May be a good screamer, but I don't like his singing for screaming. I like his slow paced vocals more. - zxm

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53Jesse 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

How are all these other screamers (with the exception of a few) above the godfather of metalcore himself? Listen to Alive or Just Breathing and tell me this mans screams are not godly.

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!

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54Brian Johnson (AC/DC)Brian Johnson is an English singer and songwriter. Since 1980, he is the lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC, with whom he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. As of April 2016, Johnson is not participating in the remainder of the Rock or Bust World Tour due to hearing ...read more.

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

55Michael Bohn (Issues)

He puts so much soul into his screaming that its his art and he is the master

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.

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57Garret Rapp (The Color Morale)
58Jimmie 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.

Really! He must be number 1 or 2 or 3, but not a 56!

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59Johannes Eckerström

I've listened to metal for a very long time, and I've heard screamers and growlers of all kinds. But Johanness' screams are the best I have ever heard. They can be crisp or clean screams, or low growls, but whatever you hear, it will move you. Great starting songs (the band is Avatar) are Black Waltz, Hail the Apocalypse, Torn Apart, and Bloody Angel.

Just listen to Black Waltz, Blod, or Tsar Bomba by Avatar. His screams have awesome low overtones and depth.

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60Shane Told (Silverstein)

Amazing how he's been screaming and singing for over 15 years now and still manages to keep his voice so healthy. Not to mention the way he transitions form singing to screaming and screaming to singing has to be noted for how clean it is.

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.

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