Top Ten Metal Screamers

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61 Jon Oliva - Savatage Jon Oliva - Savatage John Nicholas Oliva, known as Jon Oliva, is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer. Co-founder of the metal band Savatage and the rock opera Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He's got a real 4 octave range, able to morph the sound of his voice to any style, from John Lennon and Freddie Mercury, ...read more.

He's one of the masters on this list and he screams a lot although he's not a typical screamer.
Try: Hounds, Hall Of The Mountain King. - Metal_Treasure

62 Rody Walker - Protest the Hero

His screams kill me inside. This man can do everything right in a metal band that instrumentally, well, does everything right. In Sequoia Throne he delivers unique sound, and terrifying lows and highs in Bone Marrow, but I must say that Goddess Bound has the most intense harsh vocals. To counterbalance his smooth croons, he hits unhealthily high notes (In the corner of my eyee! ) following right before gravely lows (on the tip, on the tip of my tongue). Honourable mentions: Periphery, Number Twelve Looks Like You, and DEFINITELY Vildhjarta which I'd add if I could (because we all know two screamers is better than one).

63 Bradley Fafara - DevilDriver

He was so much better in DevilDriver than in Coal Chamber! - AngryByrd

64 Bruce Fitzhugh - Living Sacrifice

Horribly underrated band with one of the best vocalists in metal today! - AngryByrd

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66 Travis Ryan - Cattle Decapitation Travis Ryan - Cattle Decapitation Travis Ryan Collins, who goes by the stage name Travis Ryan, is an American musician known for being the vocalist of the Deathgrind band Cattle Decapitation.

He is one of the best screamers/growlers I've ever heard,He can do high pitched screams that I still I cannot believe he can do! And his growls sound amazing! He just can do so much with his voice it's ridiculous and mind-bending!

67 Scott Lewis - Carnifex Scott Lewis - Carnifex
68 King Diamond King Diamond Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums ...read more.
69 Matt Barlow - Iced Earth Matt Barlow - Iced Earth Matthew 'Matt' Barlow is an American heavy metal singer and police officer. He was the lead singer for Iced Earth in the 1990s and 2000s. He is currently the lead singer for Ashes of Ares. After the September 11 terrorist attacks Matt Barlow decided to become a police officer and contribute to the "real ...read more.
70 Devin Townsend - Strapping Young Lad Devin Townsend - Strapping Young Lad Devin Garret Townsend is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has an extensive career as a solo artist.
71 Zack de la Rocha - Rage Against the Machine Zack de la Rocha - Rage Against the Machine Zacharias Manuel "Zack" de la Rocha (born January 12, 1970) is an American musician, poet, rapper, and activist best known as the vocalist and lyricist of rap metal band Rage Against the Machine from 1991–2000, and after the band's reunion in 2007 until their last show in 2011. He left Rage Against ...read more.
72 Eric Adams - Manowar Eric Adams - Manowar Eric Adams has been the singer of the American heavy metal band Manowar since its inception in 1980. Previously, he sang for a group called LOOKS, a band which also included future Manowar bassist and childhood friend, Joey DeMaio.

Ok, most can't stand Manowar and think they're a funny act, but let's face it: Eric Adams can sing really high, loud and include the best drive ever at it. Although the years passed and he lost a few of his power, we're talking about a dude that drinks beer while screaming some really hard notes (check The Absolute Power DVD). To add more, his "normal voice" is beautiful. That's the way a true heavy metal singer must sound.

Check Battle Hymn in Leeds, 1984; Hail and Kill in NYC, 1989; Heart of Steel in Lisbon; or a video comparison between his performance both studio and live.

73 Mats Leven

The swedish screamer, with a long list of albuns recorded in diferente bands. Mats sang for Malmsteen, Therion and others, Always delivering perfect drive and high notes. I'm such a fan of his voice that I just don't care where he sings, I just go and grab it, knowing it'll be nice. And he does covers too when he's like on vacation or something.

Check Malmsteen - Seventh Sign (LIVE! ); Sons of the Staves of Time (Therion DVD); Queensryche's Queen of the Reich cover

74 Carlos Zema

A brazillian guy who keeps going from band to band, Always singing great. He sang for Heaven's Guardian and Vougan in Brazil, did some gigs with Metal Mike, sang for Outworld and now he's in Immortal Guardian band. Better check him, this guy can sing both death metal screams and highest notes, which is definitely rare.

Check Heaven's Guardian - Killing Night; American Metalhead by Metal Mike (he totally kicks Sebastian Bach's girly voice); his singing in the streets with Immortal Guardian.

75 Geoff Tate - Queensrÿche Geoff Tate - Queensrÿche Geoff Tate is a German-born American singer and musician who rose to fame in the 1980s with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche.

Yeah, he doesn't have the drive. But he sang Queen of the Reich and Suite Sister Mary, so who cares. I might like his past more than the present, since all his classic singing is left behind his career. I'll cheer to the past and Geoff brought us some of the greatest performances ever in metal singing.

Check Eyes of a Stranger; The Killing Words; The Prophecy.

76 Iuri Sanson

Singing for brazillian band Hibria, Iuri is a great performer. You should check him in Tiger Punch and listen to his skills. He can run like Axl Rose through the stage but sing way better (not hard, since it's Axl the diva).

77 Oliver Hartmann Oliver Hartmann

He sang for At Vance and Avantasia, and got a solo career (this one isn't metal). But go listen to his Eye of the Tiger cover, or his work on Avantasia's Sign of the Cross, I Don't Believe in your Love or any other song. Beautiful voice (check My Everything is You from his solo career), powerful one.

78 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.

This guy has to be in the top ten! I would seriously doubt a list that places Randy Blythe as the 62nd best screamer.

What Randy is in 36 place!? He should be in top 3 at least really what

Should be first

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79 Danny Worsnop - Asking Alexandria

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.

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80 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 has a few side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 due to depression.

Best screamer for sure! FOR REAL!

The best screamers I think

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

Perfection..subtle voice to extreme. True Legend

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