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41 Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth) Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth) Lars Mikael Åkerfeldt is a Swedish musician, prominently known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter of progressive death metal band Opeth, as well as being the former vocalist of death metal supergroup Bloodbath for three albums up until 2012. more.
42 Max Green (Escape the Fate)

Check The Guillotine part 2

43 Runhild Gammelsaeter (Khlyst)
44 Kyo (Dir en grey) Kyo (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.

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..

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.

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.

45 Phil Anselmo (Pantera/Down/Superjoint Ritual) Phil Anselmo (Pantera/Down/Superjoint Ritual) Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo is an American musician who is best known as the former lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Pantera. He currently is the vocalist of heavy metal bands Down and 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

Suicide Note Pt. 2, all I gotta say.

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46 Alex Koehler (Chelsea Grin) Alex 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

How is Alex not in top ten, he has way more talent than a lot of the singers in the top ten, way more range and can scream very clear!

Alex has more talent chester whatever his name is

This guy is insane best I ever heard #crewcabanger

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47 Micah Kinard (Oh, Sleeper)

They have the sexiest guitar riffs ever and a hellofa screamer to support it.

48 Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) 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.

There was many reasons I started to listen BG, and his screaming was one of the reasons. - zxm

49 Stitch D (The Defiled)
50 Austin Carlile (Of Mice & Men) Austin Carlile (Of Mice & Men)

Of mice and men was one of the first screamo bands I've ever listened to and by far is my favorite band

51 Michael 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!

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!

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.

Awesome band, awesome music. Probably my favorite band out of anything, and their vocalist has some of the best screams I've ever heard!

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52 James Hetfield James Hetfield James 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.
53 Bon Scott (AC/DC) Bon 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, 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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54 Tim McIlrath (Rise Against) Tim 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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55 Matt Heafy (Trivium) Matt 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.

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.

Before his accident his scream was unique. I have searched everywhere but his voice is the best after mitch lucker's one

Good scream!


56 Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage) Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage) Jesse David Leach (Born July 3rd, 1978) is an American musician, best known as the vocalist and frontman of the band Killswitch Engage. Leach also fronts lesser-known metal bands, such as Seamless, The Empire Shall Fall and Times of Grace.

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.

Vocalist of My Favorite Metalcore band on #46?!?
My List is :
1. Mitch Lucker (Suicide Silence)
2. Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage)
3. Oli Sykes (BMTH)
4. Chester Bennington (Linkin Park)
5. Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria)

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57 Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) Eddie 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.
58 James Brown James Brown
59 Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) Scott Weiland is an American singer, musician, and composer for the American grunge band Stone Temple Pilots.
60 Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth) Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth)

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.

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!

Pelle didn't scream he had a death growl more than anything, but danni filth is hands down the best screamer who ever picked up a microphone on the face of the planet, NOBODY even comes close. "1"

Most scream variations in the world, nobody comes close.

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