Top 10 Most Legendary Vocalist Screams


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21Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia)Tobias Sammet is a German musician. He is best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the power metal band Edguy, as well as the founder, main singer and bassist of the metal opera Avantasia.V1 Comment
22Axl Rose (Guns N Roses)William Bruce Rose Jr.,better known as 'Axl Rose', was born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana, USA. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.V1 Comment
23Tim Ripper OwensTimothy S. "Ripper" Owens is an American heavy metal singer who currently performs with Beyond Fear, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force and Charred Walls of the Damned.

Just hear the intro scream to 'Ten Thousand Strong' by Iced Earth - it's very well performed and it's about 13 secs long. There's a second scream in this song - about 12 seconds. - Metal_Treasure

24Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.V1 Comment
25Matt Smith (Theocracy)

About 23 secs in the song Laying the Demon to Rest. - Metal_Treasure

26John LennonJohn Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40 .

He invented the scream, and left no room for improvement. What's with all the LP love? Their lyrics are idiotic.

27Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow,Black Sabbath)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 more.
28Jim MorrisonJames Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.

Why is he not #1? There was never a more diverse honest raw rock and roll voice like Jims. - Beatlesboy9

29Kyo (Dir en grey)Kyo is a Japanese musician, poet and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the vocalist of the metal band Dir en grey. He has been with the band since its inception in 1997 and was formerly in La:Sadie's.
30Jared Leto (30 Seconds to Mars)

Can definitely scream if he wants to.

31Vic Fuentes (Pierce the Veil)

His voice is so distinguishable let alone his screams. This guy is one of the most talented singers I've ever heard a old with people like Bennington, Leto, Kellin Quinn, and a couple others.

32Matt Adams (Chaos Theory)

A scream so blood curdling that you'd almost think the guy had lost a nut.

33Jarkko AholaJarkko Kalevi Ahola is a Finnish performing artist, composer and singer, best known as a metal singer. He is the vocalist, bass player and one of the three songwriters of the metal band Teräsbetoni. He also started a solo career as Ahola, a metal band.
34Shagrath (Dimmu Borgir)
35David GilmourDavid Jon Gilmour is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.
36Brian 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 more.
37Matt Heafy (Trivium)Matthew "Matt" Kiichi Heafy is a Japanese-American musician, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Orlando based Heavy Metal/Metalcore band Trivium.V1 Comment
38Joe CockerJohn Robert "Joe" Cocker was an English singer and musician. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and definitive versions of popular songs.
39King DiamondKim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums more.
40Tom Araya (Slayer)Tomás Enrique "Tom" Araya Díaz is a Chilean American musician, best known as the bassist and vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
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