Top Ten Metal Screamers

The Top Ten

1 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.

R.I.P. mitchell Adam Lucker. You will be missed. - dereklupus

Mitch lucker is the best

Best screamer mitch adam lucker

Simply the best

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2 Oliver Sykes - Bring Me the Horizon

You're kidding right? He sounds like a woman giving birth. - IronSabbathPriest

Way more passion in his voice than lots of other on this list including#1.

Oli on count your blessings was insane, dude could do any type of scream exceptionally well

He is the best fry scream you will found

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3 Orion Stephens - In Dying Arms
4 Alex Koehler - Chelsea Grin Alex Koehler - Chelsea Grin

Alex Koehler must be at 3..

Great Scream, Hostage

He screams beautiful

I like her voice scream @sulthon_indie

5 Phil Bozeman - Whitechapel Phil Bozeman - Whitechapel


Phil is a beast. End of story.

6 Adam Warren - Oceano
7 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.

I'm not just saying this because they are popular, but Corey should easily be on the top ten. 99% of the metal screamers I here all sound too similar and only have one style. They either have a high pitched annoying scream or a low pitched scream where they aren't even pronouncing the words, and with both you can't even understand what they're saying. Corey has adjusted his scream with every album and they are all amazing and you can actually understand what he's saying.

Corey Taylor is the greatest screamer of all time. Hands down.

M. Shadows can't scream! But I'll give that he can sing but Corey can scream awesomely plus you can actually hear what his screams say unlike most of the people on here

I’m from Iowa so that’s a reason but his screams are legit. The only guy in my opinion that could beat Corey is Jon Howard of threat signal. Listen to nostalgia and a new beginning. They are amazing. But Corey should still be #1 on this list

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8 Spencer Sotelo - Periphery Spencer Sotelo - Periphery

This list is BEST screamers, not most popular. While Spencer isn't my favorite, I adore his harsh vocals. They hold so much power. Also his cleans are that of Icarus, I mean, he can hit notes higher than Haley Williams...

9 Eddie Hermida - All Shall Perish Eddie Hermida - All Shall Perish
10 Jonny Davy - Job for a Cowboy

The Contenders

11 Matthew Tuck - Bullet for My Valentine Matthew Tuck - Bullet for My Valentine Matthew "Matt" Tuck is a Welsh musician. He is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist in the Welsh emo/metalcore band Bullet for My Valentine.

Look, I really like Matt and Bullet for My Valentine, but reality is that Matt doesn't scream. Bassist screams in this band.

Great screamer. Just gives me chills

Matt tuck should be in the 1st place his screams are sick listen to Scream Aim Fire

Amazing screamer, can hit both low and high notes, He is great not only because he is from my favorite metalcore band but also the voice that speaks for himself. Tears Don't Fall, Waking The Demon and Scream Aim Fire is where his voice shines the most in my opinion but in general he is also great. ^_^ ^_^

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12 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.
13 M. Shadows - Avenged Sevenfold M. 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 metalcore/alternative metal band Avenged Sevenfold.

Matt just has something that makes his screams so pure. They give you so much energy if you hear them live, and that makes him the best screamer of our current area for me.

His screams from Waking the Fallen were godlike.

Amazing. That's all I have to say


14 Jake Luhrs - August Burns Red

Hee should be higher on the list

Jake is clearly the best screamer I ever heard! He's able to combine very deep shouts and highscreams like no one else! Abr was the first metalcore band I absolutely fell in love with. Indonesia is clearly my favourite song of all time and it's the first one I actually screamed to ^^

15 Jeremy McKinnon - A Day to Remember Jeremy McKinnon - A Day to Remember
16 Geoffrey Ficco - The Faceless
17 Jimmie Strimell - Dead By April

What!... Jimmie Strimell deserves the number one spot and I bet nobody's better than him. His screaming is so awesome that it makes you feel alive every time you listen to it. Just listen to the song 'Real and True' by Dead by April and you'll know what real screaming is all about. By the way his clean singing rocks, he's not only the best screamer, he is also the best singer. I feel so bad he's not in Dead by April anymore, the band still rocks, but without Jimmie it's incomplete. And at last I wanna say thanks to Jimmie Strimell for such great songs that changed my life, I will always see you as a good friend. Everyone hail Jimmie Strimell!

Simply "Number 1"! He has got the harshest, rawest screaming/growl I've ever heard, just check him out live (especially on "Dreaming"). His screaming is just incomparable, better than Mitch Lucker and many for sure, can't understand why he's no. 1... I'm tired of seeing people judge by the popularity! By the way, songs like "More Than Yesterday" by Dead by April are perfect examples to show you the amazing talent Jimmie Strimell has. Not only in Dead by April you get to hear the awesome growl, but also in bands like Nightrage (2007 album), DeathDestruction and Ends With A Bullet, I guess you can't deny that he's the most EPIC screamer after listening those. No special effects or editing, just REAL screaming! Jimmie Strimell m/

Best metal screamer ever

N1 screamer in the history! JIMMIE for the win!

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18 Chester Bennington Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. more.

Best screamer for sure! FOR REAL!

This guy should be in the top 5 he can scream metal too

The best screamers I think

At least in top ten

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19 Austin Carlile - Of Mice & Men Austin Carlile - Of Mice & Men

Holds his screams longer than anyone. Truly awesome

Must be at top 5 screamers! Austine is awesome!

Are you serious... Austin Carlile is the best screamer on this list sure oli sikes is a good screamer but nobody comes close to Austin I mean look and listen to all of the songs my understadings Ohioisonfire O. G loko second sebiring the list goes on.

20 Philip Labonte - All That Remains

Any band that makes me memorize every vocal and every scream has my vote no matter what

Phil's an amazing vocalist with a great technical ability!

No one can copy his amazing sound.

21 Winston McCall - Parkway Drive Winston McCall - Parkway Drive Winston Thomas McCall is an Australian singer-songwriter and the lead vocalist of the metalcore band Parkway Drive and the hardcore punk band Rain Dogs.

This guy should be number 1! Why is he so low?

Why is the best so damn low?

22 Dani Filth - Cradle of Filth Dani Filth - Cradle of Filth

Literately no one has the range that dani has!

He should be number 1, No one comes close to dani

23 Mike Hranica- The Devil Wears Prada

This dude can do it all with his voice, he is just the best

This dude has some unique screams. Amazing.

24 Chino Moreno - Deftones Chino Moreno - Deftones Chino Moreno is an American musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist and contributing guitarist of Deftones.

All of these bands are stupid scream/metalcore bands. Such a shame that he passed away but come on.

The all-time champion of the loud-soft dynamic! I swear, there are times he makes me wonder whether those screams are sounds being made by a human (check out "Fireal" for a prime example).

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25 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.

Stand by for exciter! Damn, Halford brought us some high notes over the years and still can sing those every concert. Come on, do I need to talk about the guy who performed Painkiller...he's the metal god and we all know it. And he's such a nice guy that usually he lets the crowd sing Breaking the Law in his place. Yeah, that's how nice he is to his fans.

56? Listen to songs on Stained Class, Defenders, and Painkiller. He was and still is the best screecher there is.

How is the metal god at 25? He should be in the top three with Bruce Dickinson and James LaBrie in my opinion.

Well... Mr. Halford can sing the most soft tunes and the most powerfall harmonies in metal. Nevertheless when it comes to high pitch screaming (Painkiller, All Guns Blazing, Screaming for Vengeance, Exciter, Nostradamus, Judas Rising among many others) or even death metal growls (Whals of Valhalla, Metal Gods live) he can really scare you to death.

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26 Tim Lambesis - As I Lay Dying Tim Lambesis - As I Lay Dying

What a pity what happened, such a great vocalist and band and then... but I will never forget the brutal screams and the great influence this voice was to me. - Flav

27 Keisuke Minami - FaLiLV

Although this band is not well known, this screamer is easily a top contender. He has the range and the power as well as the ability to improvise with his voice as shown on the song "Defeat the Beat." (Other great songs include Crossover and Stray in Chaos.) He hits the highs and lows like an angel (or demon more-like). The best part is how easy it is to tell that he loves what he does just through the music he produces. Fantastic screamer, fantastic band.

Minami is the best screamer I've ever heard!

Minami is very amazing

28 Serj Tankian - System of a Down Serj Tankian - System of a Down Serj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist.

Listen to suite pee and suggestions

But I don't think he screams. - Th3Zm0nst3r

29 Joel Birch - The Amity Affliction

I love Joel birch, but for the record Nicholas Matthews is better.

Simply put his screams are godly.

30 Chris "Fronz" Fronzak - Attila

Why is this here

31 Caleb Shomo - Attack Attack!
32 Chris "Motionless" Cerulli - Motionless in White
33 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 the first metal screamer and the first singer who became famous for his screams so he should be #1. - Metal_Treasure

34 Petri Lindroos - Ensiferum Petri Lindroos - Ensiferum

There's just something special about his screams...

One of the few on this list that is actually in a metal band.

35 Michael Bohn - Issues
36 Jeffrey Wellfare - Capture the Crown
37 Jared Warth - Blessthefall

If I could I would vote for several screamers, because every of them is awesome. But almost no one voted for Jared, and it offended me. I'm mad about Blessthefall and think that Jared deserves to be closer to the top.

Not sure if I can add more but, Jared has the most unique scream out there. He definitely needs to be more towards the top. Also Spencer Charnas from Ice Nine Kills should be on this list, such a great vocalist and his screams are bone chilling

38 Jari Mäenpää - Wintersun Jari Mäenpää - Wintersun Jari Mäenpää (born 23 December 1977) is a Finnish heavy metal multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He is the founder of metal band Wintersun for which he records all instruments. Before forming Wintersun, Mäenpää was best known for his role in the folk metal band Ensiferum.

One of the best screamers in my opinion, and his clean vocal are excellent, too!

39 Helge Stang - Equilibrium

His extremely high-pitched screams as well as very powerful growls are amazing

40 Craig Owens - Chiodos
41 Brendan Murphy - Counterparts
42 Jens Kidman - Meshuggah
43 Hansi Kursch - Blind Guardian Hansi Kursch - 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.

He's not a scream-style singer but he screams pretty often and his screams are awesome - full of emotion, 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. He screams even more live, and maybe even better - I guess the crowd inspires him.
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

I love his skills, specially on studio. Here's the guy who records 1000 voices for every song, creating vocal layers so dense, beautiful and high that will blow your mind.

Check Mirror Mirror, Bright Eyes and Valhalla.

44 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

45 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.

Godly vocal range; highs, lows and everything in between. Randy has also been the frontman for death metal band, Cannabis Corpse- a marijuana-based parody band of Cannibal Corpse. He has, on Lamb of God's latest album, also used clean singing in the song Insurrection.

Listen to songs like; King Me, One Gun and Ruin.

I think Randy Blythe is a little underrated. If Johnathan Davis from Korn were on this list, I would've voted for him. But since he's not, Randy gets a vote.

Dude! Are you kidding me! Randy Blythe should be number one, or at least in the top tens. This guy's vocals are ultimately 100% pure metal.

Sounds like a demon from the depths of hell. His vocals are just out of this world, and is also a formidable lyricist.

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46 Steve Marbs - Dark Funeral
47 Danny Worsnop - Asking Alexandria Danny Worsnop - Asking Alexandria Danny Robert Worsnop is an English musician, singer and songwriter, prominently known as the lead vocalist of rock bands Asking Alexandria and We Are Harlot.

Danny has a way of making trust that what he is singing about is real and need ALL of our attention right now. I believe what he sings in his songs and it just the voice he has and the skill in which he used to develop his craft. Love love love asking Alexandria

Best singer/screamer out there. Isn't anyone who done it better, before he lost his voice.

Easily the best screamer out there...

48 Alex Good - Texas In July
49 Jerry Roush - Glass Cloud
50 Andre Bravo - In Alcatraz 1962
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Top Remixes

1. Spencer Sotelo - Periphery
2. Mitch Lucker - Suicide Silence
3. Matt Heafy - Trivium
1. Mitch Lucker - Suicide Silence
2. Orion Stephens - In Dying Arms
3. Alex Koehler - Chelsea Grin


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