Best Scream-Style Vocalists


The Top Ten

1 Alex Koehler (Chelsea Grin)

So that triple scream he does at the beginning of "sonnet of the wretched" is beyond anything my ears have ever been graced with and I would kill to learn how to do it! Does anybody have any idea what that kind of scream is called?

No disrespect to Mitch Lucker but it's just sad how he's placed on top just for the fact that he's dead, it's another Tupac phenomena where he's not truly the best, but is made out to be for the fact that he's dead. Alex has some of the most blood curdling screams I've ever heard and has that same thickness in his voice live. I've heard both bands played live and although Mitch is also good, the depth of his voice doesn't carry over to live shows, and noticed that he never exhaled in a manner to conserve air and would always run short of breath on deep growls easily.

I am blessed with what I've been listening to by them. Chelsea grin has given me hope to not worry about what type of music I listen to. I have taken time out of my life to learn as much as I can from him. So one day I can also be on a stage with like he is. He really is a amazing singer. I will follow the path I'm following like he did. I do hope to be like him but better my lows are good but they don't sound good enough and highs are on there way but I will do everything I can to be grather then chelsea grin and Suicide silence that's a promise to the world!

Definitely number one. Anyone who has heard his appearance in hearts and hands should know this.

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

He was a truly amazing vocalist. Although Avenged Sevenfold is my favorite band, Mitch Lucker tops everyone (including M. Shadows) on this list because of his powerful voice.R.I.P. mitch!

Mitch was a legend! Forever in our hearts. RIP Mitch Lucker.

Mitch Lucker's lows are much deep than Alex's and high scream are super high pitched live Mitch Lucker should be the first.

He is best ever.alex koehler is good vocalist but everyone knows that he is not no. 1

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3 Phil Bozeman (Whitechapel)

Shadows sucks. He shouldn't be even mentioned with the likes of philybo and alex koehler

Saw them live recently.. Best band I've ever seen live with the best screams. Jesus I want to see them again.

Brutal growls and brutal vocalist. Phil and Danny Worsnop are the best I've heard.

I love phil the he scream

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4 Chester Bennington (Linkin Park)

His voice matches how there music is played, I think he has on of the greatest screams of all time in the hard rock genre. The way he can scream and sing and mash it together into one sounds is just simple magnificent in my opinion!

Most screams, are somehow disturbing to me... But I don't know why, but I feel emotion in Bennington's scream (and voice) like no one else's. The way he sings is also full of emotion and gives you the feeling a song has to give.

Chester Bennington made screaming mainstream. And Oli Sykes was influenced by Chester Bennington. If he hadn't attended that Linkin Park concert at 14 years old, he wouldn't have wanted to become a rockstar. End of.

Best singer of all time

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5 M.Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold)

Best singer by far on here. No one can sing like him and still scream like a maniac too. Guys like mitch lucker and Alex are talented but they do not sing only scream. If you like screams where you can understand the words easily then listen to this guy. So much talent. And sevenfold is the best band on here too

M. Shadows Is The Beast Screamer On The World because The Scream Duration Is So Long, Like In The Second Heartbeat ( Live LBC ) Before Synyster Gates Playing Melody Solo He Is Screaming 10 Second!

How is Dani Filth not on the top of this list? In fact, how is he not on it at all? But M. Shadows is? Unholy Confessions is like the only album he screamed regularly.. Everything after is sporadic at best..

Mitch lucker is terrible live and screams nothing like studio, matts screams sound exactly like studio.

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6 Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria)

Danny boy, you need to work on your screams as they are not as great live. His high and low screams are great but he needs to work on stop being LAZY!

You are my idol, you are the best vocalist there is because you do your cleans, growls, scream and yells damn perfectly.
I wish I can live your life for a day man, you should be thankful for having such an epic voice. Stand up and scream, dan!

Every scream is good, but your powerful scream is amazing from them. Do not stop dan, we'll always wait your song with AA!

His lows are the coolest thing I've heard, I feel he has the best lows than anyone. Watch the video that he sings in with suicide silence, his lows go much deeper than I thought he could go. And his highs are out of this world. I think my lows match with his other than his really deep ones.

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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.

Number 1 forever
nobody can match him in His first album

I really really love his style and stuff in the album Count your Blessings. BMTH needs to go back to that, it was amazing!

Oli Sykes scream is so rich and varied from the demonic growls and screams to his purposefully depressed "yells" (not quite sure what to call them, from their new album) that really stress the emotion of the song. That and its just awesome.

In count your blessings time were the best, in suicide season too, in 2010 he changed his styles and now he can't screams anymore but his songs still beautiful

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8 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.

Why isn't Corey higher on this list!? He's one of the most powerful and diverse rock/metal singers out there. Although I guess he's more of a growler than a screamer.

Corey taylor isn't good with growl. Only in the first and in the second album of SLIPKNOT he was very powerful, but now he have lost some talent...

Cory is ok not as good as Chad aplin but not bad

Asfghjkl why is he not higher? I figured he be near the top, if not first! He's probably the greatest vocalist I've ever heard live... The things he can do with his voice amazes me.

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9 Ronnie Radke (Falling in Reverse) Ronnie Radke (Falling in Reverse)

Have you seen this guy? Screams are insane and on stage preformance blows you away.

He's amazing I've seen him live it blew me away

His voice is nearly orgasmic. I love him so much. I'm not going to walk up to him, rip open my shirt, and scream "take my virginity! " But he's amazing.

Ronnie should definitely be higher up! All great though!

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10 Claudio Ravinale (Disarmonia Mundi)

The Newcomers

? Quorthon (Bathory) Quorthon (Bathory) Tomas Börje Forsberg, known by the stage name Quorthon (1966-2004), was a Swedish musician. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist of the band Bathory, which pioneered the black metal genre and is credited with creating the Viking metal style. A multi-instrumentalist, Quorthon wrote more.
? Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) Alissa White-Gluz is a Canadian vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist and one of the founding members of the Canadian metal band, The Agonist, and current lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal group, Arch Enemy.

The Contenders

11 Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying)

He is the best. Period. Just listen to The Blinding of False Light at around 2:35 into the song, it's amazing. And he is also an amazing songwriter and producer. As I Lay Dying is the greatest metalcore band ever, great passion, and meaning to all their songs.

Perfect for deathmetal, and metalcore. Has some brutal highs and deep gutural lows live.

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12 Andrew Velasquez (Crown the Empire) V 1 Comment
13 Richard Sjunnesson (The Unguided)
14 Mike Hranica (The Devil Wears Prada)

The Devil Wears Prada has been my favorite band since I started listening to "heavy music" Alex Koehler is my favorite scream vocalist but mike definitely deserves number 2 for his unique style.

Mike Hranica's voice has changed a lot throughout their records, but still retains a lot of emotion and that makes his screams sound beautiful.

I seriously DO NOT understand why he is not number 1.

I don't think he's the best but he has had some really kickass moments. In my personal opinion he sounds the best in the zombie ep with brutal lows and chilling highs.

15 Anders Fridén (In Flames) Anders Fridén (In Flames) Anders Fridén is the vocalist/lyricist of the Swedish metal band In Flames. Fridén was also the vocalist of Passenger, a side project.

Doesn't scream anymore, but in his heyday, his scream is the main reason I started listening to death metal.. Gave me goosebumps.. Reroute to Remain is prolly the best album when it comes to Anders's vocals/screams..

I can't believe biersack is above anders friden, biersack can hardly scream, friden blows him out of the water

16 Niilo Sevänen (Insomnium)

Okay, what the hell is Niilo even doing on that list? He only growls, he never screamed

17 Philip Labonte (All That Remains)
18 Krysta Cameron (Iwrestledabearonce)

Not a huge fan of their recordings but live she is amazing. - ShaggysWorld

19 Shawn Cameron (Carnifex)
20 Matti Way (Abominable Putridity) Matti Way (Abominable Putridity) Matti Way is an American death metal vocalist best known for his work with the brutal/slam death metal bands Abominable Putridity and Pathology. V 2 Comments
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