Best Screamers


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81 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

Nonono, how can this be possible?
Phil Anselmo, number 80?
He must be number one here, listen to all of his songs with Pantera
He's just the best screamer in the word, especially on the album The Great Southern Trendkill, the most brutal non-death metal album ever made - Rocker00

82 Serj Kravchenko (Make Me Famous)
83 Chris "Fronz" Fronzak (Attila)
84 Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) Gerard Arthur Way is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and comic book writer who was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative rock band My Chemical Romance from its formation in September 2001 until its split in March 2013. His debut solo album Hesitant Alien was released more.

What's even more unique about Gerard from all these other people is that he is really versatile and has awesome screams yet can switch back and forth from screaming to singing beautifully

Gerard way has tons of talent. His screams are so amazing and you can clearly hear the lyrics with out having to look them up. He also is really good at switching between screaming and singing beautifully.

Even though Gerard doesn't scream in all of his songs, when he does it's amazing. He has amazing vocals and screaming and will always be one of my favorite singers

He has so much passion in his screams.

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85 Brian Fair (Shadows Fall)

Come on, someone listen to this guys screams. he's better than Kurt Cobain at the very least.

86 Rody Walker (Protest The Hero)
87 Antti Hyyrynen (Stam1na)
88 Shagrath (Dimmu Borgir)
89 Jon Mess (Dance Gavin Dance)

Jesus, I cannot believe that Ronnie Radke is in the top 20. Jon Mess is one of the best screamers out there. So much better than Radke.

Jon mess has screams like no one else. He is so great at screaming and writing he deserves to be higher up on this list.

This guy perform screams at the perfect pitch & is just as good live! His writting style is inttersting, as he is random & has great syle. Easily #1

90 Bertrand Poncet (Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!)

Dude is honestly amazing. His vocal range is insane. I didn't believe it was him screaming when I first gave them a listen. Them I saw them at warped tour.

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91 Howard Jones (Killswitch Engage, Devil You Know)

I think he made killswitch better and he is doing well on his own

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92 Aaron Lewis (Staind) Aaron Lewis (Staind) Aaron Lewis is an American musician, who is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and founding member of the rock group Staind, with whom he has released seven studio albums.
93 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 original high pitch screamer who set the standard for the metal scream. Check out child in time off made in Japan. Intense and painful the way metal screamin is supposed to be.

This list is sorted by popularity. Otherwise I don't see reasons that James Hetfield or Kurt Cobain could be better screamers than him. - zxm

#86? Haha, this guy invented the crafted scream. - Metal_Treasure

94 Jayy Von Monroe (Blood On The Dance Floor) Jayy Von Monroe (Blood On The Dance Floor) Jeremy Brian, better known by his stage names Jayy von Monroe and JayyVon, is an American singer-songwriter and rapper born on August 17, 1991. He is best known for his work as one half of the scene duo Blood on the Dance Floor. more.

I'm surprised that he isn't higher on the list, he's not the best, but 57th, really? He's more talented than some people realize. I guess most people haven't heard of him, or don't realize that it IS him.

He sounds just as good live, too, which is rare.

Just saying.

Scene kids should be banned from any kind of vote, political or otherwise. GO AWAY BOTDF. JUST GO AWAYY


95 David Escamilla (Crown the Empire)

You got to be kidding me! Why is he this low even if he's not my favorite screamer he is good at it then some people higher then him

Such an underrated screamer because the band is still fairly new. But in my opinion he is definitely top 25 if not top 10

Dave Escamilla is quite possibly one of the greatest screamers,
Some examples of his greatest screaming is
1. Voices
2.Johnny Trilogy]
3.Breaking Point

96 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.

Seriously! How has Rob Halford not been mentioned at all in this list?
Rob Halford is one of the greatest metal vocalists and his screams are phenomenal. Some of the most high pitched screams in metal music.

Rob Halford has very good high-pitch vocals and he is a very good screamer - zxm

Why Judas Priest is underrated everywhere?! - ShahryRKnoT

97 Dave Grohl Dave Grohl David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known as the drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters.

Amazing, my parents introduced me to them as a baby and now I am 12 I still have a passionate love for the Foo Fighters and Nirvana

He gives all what his got in every single concert... One of the best rock voices nowadays

Besides beeing one the best drummers in the world, he is great frontman and he puts everything in every concert and gig.

98 Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio 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.
99 Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides)
100 Maria Brink Maria Brink

If you listen to "blood" and "you're gonna listen" you'll agree that she needs to be in the top 20!

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