Top 10 Best Male Rock Screamers


The Top Ten

1 Chester Bennington - Linkin Park

What The Hell. Chester is simply the BEST. He Rocks. LINKIN PARK forever. So Linkin Park is truly the best and. Chazzy is truly the best. He just ROCKS. Angel's sing and devil's SCREAM! Chazz, Linkin Park FOREVER!

Chester Rocks! I love Linkin Park Because of Him! Such a great singer! He can Sync Both Scream and Clear Voice

What I love about Chester's voice : he can go from such a soft singing voice to such a raging screaming voice. It's just awesome! Chester is the Greatest Screamer in the World! Linkin Park is the Best Rock Band in the World! From Michelle, in Machester, UK

Best Singer and Screamer EVER... No words to explain his talent...

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2 Adam Gontier - Three Days Grace Adam Gontier - Three Days Grace Adam Wade Gontier is a Canadian musician and songwriter. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for Saint Asonia, but is best known as the former lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace.

He has the best voice ever


3 Matt Shadows - Avenged Sevenfold Matt Shadows - Avenged Sevenfold Matthew Charles Sanders, better known by his stage name M. Shadows, is an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold.

YouTube M. Shadows epic scream. Enough said

Matt sounds better live than Chester does and a better perfomer

No Doubt M shadows is the best man he can scream like beast and his fry scream was incredibly high his melodic voice was great if you think he not like metal vocalist you're wrong he just did't want like bruttal metal he want his band more melodic than bruttal

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4 Axl Rose - Guns n' Roses Axl Rose - Guns n' Roses William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. 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.

Is there anyone in the history of rock n roll with such a powerful, controlled scream? Axl Rose is not only one of the greatest singers of all time, but easily the best screamer. Listen to Guns N' Roses Live to hear him capture it.

5 Steven Tyler - Aerosmith

None of the other candidates, excluding Axl Rose, have a scream even comparable to Steven Tyler. None of the other candidates are even capable of singing Dream On or any other Aerosmith song. His powerful vocals make him one of the best rock singers in the history of the genre, if not the greatest of all time.

Steven Tyler is the best, I love the way he works his way in dream on from a low calm voice to finish with which I honestly consider one of the best screams in Rock n' Roll. Aerosmith forever.

I've never heard any great screams other than Steven's brand of screaming. This man is really an epic vocalist. Hats off.

Tyler wasn't nicknamed "Screamin' Demon" for nothing! No one can beat him!

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6 Ian Gillan - Deep Purple Ian Gillan - Deep Purple Ian Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).

The Master. Hands down. 'Child In Time' is legendary.
He was he first rock/metal screamer and the first singer who became famous for his screams so he should be #1. - Metal_Treasure

The standard bearer. So cool and smoothe just powerful.

7 Oli Sykes - Bring Me the Horizon Oli Sykes - Bring Me the Horizon 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.

Listen to any of Sempiternal or earlier and there is no doubt he's is quite simply the best scream in rock right now, if not ever. Also, if That's the Spirit proved anything, it's that he also has one of the best singing voices

Oli has the voice (scream) of and angel, absolutely beautiful and amazing

Oli is hands down the best. His evolution as a singer and a screamer over the years demonstrates his amazing range, and he pulls off melodic screams that I have not heard from any other band. BMTH all the way!

Best screamer I've heard mate

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8 Layne Staley - Alice in Chains Layne Staley - Alice in Chains Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. more.

Too he died before he could have sung with Ben burnley

He might have inspired Ben burnley

9 Jonathin Davis - Korn

He's a great singer, his growling is pure awesomeness and his screams are just amazing. He puts so much emotion into his screaming.

10 Maynard James Keenan - Tool Maynard James Keenan - Tool Maynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.

I live the scream at the end of “The Pot”

The Contenders

11 Corey Taylor - Slipknot 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.

The most brutal screams and growls ever. All other screamers, except for Ivan Moody, Jamey Jasta, Christian Machado and Waylon Reavis + Jmann, are cats, he is a lion.

Ivan moody is second only to Corey. No one can scream like that bastard haha. Chester and M. Shadows are great as well.

I hate slipknot with a passion but Taylors vocals from 1-3 albums are brutal

12 Kurt Cobain - Nirvana Kurt 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.

On Tourette's he absolutely lets loose and it's the funniest thing ever. But really most of the songs on In Utero showcase his screaming. In All Apologies he is able to scream one syllable and continue the rest in a gentle voice. Scentless Apprentice is all screaming, and Milk It has some good screaming too. On Nevermind there's Lounge Act and Endless, Nameless. He only screams when he feels it's important, and he does provide emotion and lyrical power in his screams that other screamers can't match. Tourrette's sounds like mindless ranting but the lyrics are still pretty poetic. So he gets my vote.

Okay... you had to vote to say something, but HE DOESN'T EVEN SCREAM.

Listen to endless nameless and negative creep, he screams his head off on those songs

His screams have that feelings compared which other screams seem bland

What a disgrace that axel rose placed higher than Kurt. He should be 2nd if not first.

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13 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Tanzanian-born British singer with Persian ancestry, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. more.

Listen to Under pressure.

Where is this guy?

14 Rob Halford - Judas Priest Rob Halford - Judas Priest Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.

No one in rock history EVER screamed like Halford!

Why the metal god is so low? This guy's got great screams. - Metal_Treasure

He should definitely be at top 3 - zxm

15 Danny Worsnop - Asking Alexandria

I just believe he is a phenomenal singer, his screaming on the new Asking Alexandria song 'Run Free' is unbelievably intense, he definitely deserves a Top 5 position, I mean his singing voice after the vocal training is so amazing too, a truly talented vocalist in my opinion.

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16 Benjamin Burnley - Breaking Benjamin 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.

He is the best. Simply put. This man is my idol and if he ever needed me to do anything for him I would. Breath is the only song that can almost put me to tears every time I hear it and his voice is the only one that can move me in the way it does. Nothing can compare to how I feel after I listen to any song. New or old. My only wish is to hear him live.

I like his voice, and he was born in the same month that I was enuff said

Burnely has an amzaing voice! It combains sounds of angel with devil's scream, like in Foever and Breakdown. All songs are different, but his voice it is everything for me, I've loved this band for recent 5 years with old guys and love them today with a new ones ( even more because of one guy from Red). Shortly say, Ben is one and only

17 Hansi Kürsch - Blind Guardian, Demons & Wizards Hansi Kürsch - Blind Guardian, Demons & Wizards Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records more.

He's not a typical screamer (not scream-style singer) but he screams pretty often and his screams are awesome - emotional, powerful, melodic and always spot on. The scream to 'Fiddler on the Green' is 10-11 sec long and is brilliantly crafted. He did some screams for other bands as a guest musician, which means he's really good.
Demons & Wizards - My Last Sunrise, Fiddler on the Green, Poor Man's Crusade;
Blind Guardian - The Last Candle, This Will Never End, Bright Eyes. - Metal_Treasure

18 Jarkko Ahola - Northern Kings, Teräsbetoni, Ahola Jarkko Ahola - Northern Kings, Teräsbetoni, Ahola Jarkko 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.

His intro scream to 'Don't Bring Me Down' by Northern Kings is epic!
He loves screaming and does that on almost every song. - Metal_Treasure

His screams are his trademark.

19 David Draiman - Disturbed David Draiman - Disturbed David Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device.
20 Randy Blythe - Lamb of God Randy Blythe - Lamb of God David Randall "Randy" Blythe is the vocalist and lyricist of American heavy metal band Lamb of God and side-project band Halo of Locusts.

Randy Blythe is one of the most professional screamers. He is using all screaming techniques with a really nice sound, many years of experience, Courses with Mellissa Cross. He just know what is doing without destroying his voice

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Top Remixes (6)

1. Kurt Cobain - Nirvana
2. Layne Staley - Alice in Chains
3. Maynard James Keenan - Tool
1. Ian Gillan - Deep Purple
2. Hansi Kürsch - Blind Guardian, Demons & Wizards
3. Jarkko Ahola - Northern Kings, Teräsbetoni, Ahola
1. Rob Halford - Judas Priest
2. Ian Gillan - Deep Purple
3. Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden

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