Top 10 Metal Songs with the Best ScreamsMetal_Treasure Screams are different from screamed vocals. There are songs with screamed vocals start to finish (aka screamers, employing screaming technique to sing the words) but some of them have no distinct screams.
On the other hand, there are metal singers who aren't screamers but have awesome individual screams.
This list is about screams and not screamed vocals.
There are different types of screams - raw, brutal, melodic, single, multiple...
Screams in metal are part of the vocal skills and vocal technique.
I took into account the length of the screams, their power and difficulty. Also the singers skills to nail the screams. I'm not impressed by short and/or simple screams everybody can do. Yet, this list is not about the longest screams - some screams are not very long but they are still awesome.
Please don't add screamo bands because screamo is punk and not metal.
The Top Ten
There are 5 well performed screams - 2 are longer, one is in the background. - Metal_Treasure
Yes I agree with this being number 1 The screams are amazing - christangrant
A brutal, raw and long scream in the intro. - Metal_Treasure
Unleashing the beast. - Userguy44
A very powerful and well performed scream (12-13 seconds long). - Metal_Treasure
Bruce's gull rules over all!
I must agree with Painkiller being number 1, but this is a (very) close second. - kk2001
Perfection at 0:20 - a powerful, beautiful and long scream (10-11 seconds).
I made a list with more screams by him - Top 10 Tobias Sammet Screams - Metal_Treasure
28 seconds! A raw and brutal scream by Lord Worm at 3:45. - Metal_Treasure
Tobias Sammet is perfect again - you can hear the scream on the song sample. On the song it is at 0:50 - Metal_Treasure
2 remarkable screams by Tim 'Ripper' Owens - an intro scream for about 13 seconds and another one towards the end for about 12 secs. - Metal_Treasure
I love that scream in the beginning a great start to one of their heaviest songs - christangrant
How he did this intro scream? - Metal_Treasure
A great intro scream, legendary for a reason. - Metal_Treasure
A very good high pitched intro scream by Kai Hansen, 6-7 seconds long. - Metal_Treasure
I'll never get tired of this. Never! - Userguy44
Ian Gillan was the first metal screamer. He screams for about 2 minutes towards the end of this song (after 8:00). - Metal_Treasure
2 amazing intro screams and more screams later. All these screams are perfect. Michael Coons sounds like a combination of Rob Halford, Bobby Blitz and King Diamond. - Metal_Treasure
Just play the song sample! (vox - Jim Gillette).
This scream is exactly like the one Steve Terreberry tried to do in his video "How to Be Power Metal! "
Steve Terreberry screamed and... passed out. Then he said:
"If you can't hit those high notes, just squeeze your testiculars". - Metal_Treasure
One of the best melodic screams I know: emotional, powerful and yes - surprisingly melodic. And it's about 10-11 seconds long (4:05, right before the guitar outro).
In fact, Hansi Kürsch screams very often and really good - I made a list: Top 10 Hansi Kürsch Songs with the Best Screams - Metal_Treasure
I never expected that scream, but it's cool! - Userguy44
His scream in this song descends into an evil cackle, coinciding with a burst of thunder... then epic Maiden soloing commences. This one's the best, folks.
A very good one and it's over 10 seconds long (8:53-9:04, right before the guitar solo) - Metal_Treasure
Then...the spell starts to break!
The albatross falls from his neck!
Sinks down like lead into the sea!
Then...in falls...comes the RAIIN
The LONGEST scream in metal I know - 33 seconds long (4:35) - Metal_Treasure
Excellent and long intro scream. Reminds me of Gillan's Highway Star scream. - Metal_Treasure
Screams and louder guitars don't make a song metal. - Userguy44
"Nu metal" is metal, deal with it. Anyone who says this song shouldn't be here needs to listen to Chester's insane 17 second scream
"Nu metal" is NOT metal, deal with it. I know that scream. But a scream can't make a song metal. And there are much better and longer screams than that by metal bands. - Metal_Treasure
How the hell this non-metal song got to #9? - Metal_Treasure
One of the best.. - akthegenius971 Comment
He sounds like a Pteranodon when he did that scream. - Userguy44
Matt Smith screams for about 23 seconds. - Metal_Treasure
Not a metal song guys - Metal_Treasure
An impressive scream by Ihsahn - about 23 seconds long. - Metal_Treasure
A good intro scream but compared to the other screams on this list, it's not very long though - 5 seconds - Metal_Treasure
Not very long intro scream (5-6 seconds) but deserves an honorable mention. - Metal_Treasure
Yes, there's an intro scream (about 6 seconds long). - Metal_Treasure
At 28 seconds in Mille does an epic scream. - Kytotoxic
The scream after 4:00. - Metal_Treasure
Matt Barlow doesn't scream very often but when he does, it's good and long (4:20-4:31) - Metal_Treasure
An epic death metal scream in the intro (about 16-17 seconds). - Metal_Treasure
A very good intro scream for about 8-9 seconds (Jarkko Ahola). - Metal_Treasure
It's on the song sample. - Metal_Treasure
Intro scream for 13 seconds. - Metal_Treasure
Check this out. It's insanely high-pitched - Metal_Treasure
Tim Ripper Owens Best screams are in this song - christangrant
Brutal and about 24 seconds long (intro). The end of the scream is on the sample.
Shade Empire are a Finnish metal band. - Metal_Treasure
A very powerful and beautiful intro scream by Jarkko Ahola - Metal_Treasure
This song has interesting and emotional screams by Hansi Kürsch at 1:35 and 2:05, especially the 2nd one. - Metal_Treasure
A very good intro scream and several shorter ones later. He screams like King Diamond although this song came out in 1979, before King Diamond. Squadron are from NYC. - Metal_Treasure
Multiple, powerful and very well controlled systematic screams throughout (1970). - Metal_Treasure
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List StatsUpdated 18 May 2019
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