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
I must agree with Painkiller being number 1, but this is a (very) close second. - kk2001
A very powerful and well performed scream (12-13 seconds long). - Metal_Treasure
Bruce's gull rules over all!
A brutal, raw and long scream in the intro. - Metal_Treasure
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
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
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
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
A great intro scream, legendary for a reason. - 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
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
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
Ian Gillan was the first metal screamer. He screams for about 2 minutes towards the end of this song (after 8:00). - Metal_Treasure
A very good high pitched intro scream by Kai Hansen, 6-7 seconds long. - Metal_Treasure
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
Matt Smith screams for about 23 seconds. - Metal_Treasure
An impressive scream by Ihsahn - about 23 seconds long. - 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
An epic death metal scream in the intro (about 16-17 seconds). - 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
A very good intro scream for about 8-9 seconds (Jarkko Ahola). - Metal_Treasure
It's on the song sample. - Metal_Treasure
Tim Ripper Owens Best screams are in this song - christangrant
Matt Barlow doesn't scream very often but when he does, it's good and long (4:20-4:31) - Metal_Treasure
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
There are many screams on this song, some of them are on the sample - powerful and very well controlled systematic screams throughout. Yep, it shows that the master of screams was his vocal idol (Ian Gillan of Deep Purple). - Metal_Treasure
There are 2 screams - intro scream and another one at 2:35. - Metal_Treasure
It's a very good and pretty long scream (3:20-3:30) - Metal_Treasure
Another good one by Tobi - it's at 0:20. - Metal_Treasure
A very good intro scream. - Metal_Treasure
It's on the song sample. - Metal_Treasure
They are mostly in the intro (vocals - Ian Gillan of Deep Purple) - Metal_Treasure
One of the best.. - akthegenius97
Listen guys, this song ISN'T a metal song and shouldn't be on this list.
Don't you hear that guitars are PUNK guitars and not metal guitars (you can clearly hear these punk guitars even on the sample).
Don't you hear that there's NO metal in this song? - Metal_Treasure
Not very long intro scream but very good. - Metal_Treasure
A very interesting and long intro scream by Stu Block (11 seconds long). - Metal_Treasure
Several very good high pitched screams in a great speed metal song. Michael Coons is very underrated as well as this band.
Check out my list - Top 10 Lääz Rockit Songs - Metal_Treasure
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