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He is the god of screaming listen to him in live performance like given up place for my head faint wish one step closer. His voice is out of the world when he screams he can make anybody and listen to him
Incredible voice, powerful screams, meaningful lyrics, and master of screaming! No one could beat Chester when it comes on screaming. No one could scream for 17 seconds, except him! The legendary vocalist is CHESTER! Hands down...
Number 1 without a doubt, can scream amazingly and still sing amazing melodies for the longest time. LP rules. - lukestheman4
He is the BEST! He should be #1 - axgeliqueV 43 Comments
Speaking of legendary, Child In Time is where it started. Ian Gillan screams for about 2 minutes and does it extremely good. Before him, The Beatles screamed, too, but Gillan made screams part of the singing art because his screams are well controlled and mastered. He screams on most of the songs and also, his screams are systematic on many songs - Hard Lovin' Man, Bloodsucker. - Metal_Treasure
CHILD IN TIME is some of the most wicked screaming ever. - ultrablastic123
Seriously I do not get why some of these singers are on this list for the GREATEST SCREAM... Daltrey and Gillian are at top of that list.
Made in Japan. Need I say more?V 1 Comment
Painkiller, a touch of evil, victim of changes, dreamer deceiver... And Chester is number one? Guys, please.
He needs to be in the top 10
Seriously he should be number 1 for sure just listen to painkiller before you vote
I also think that Freddie mercury should be higher up!
He's scream is so deep and dirty, you can feel he's emotions when he sing, like disasterpiece!
Serj can do anything he wants with his voice, INCLUDING SCREAMS. While he's not that heavy nowadays, he can still perform these as great as he used to do in System of a Down's glory days.
Serj is an absolute legend, unique and inspiring. His vocals are intelligent, passionate and emotive. There really isn't anyone like him.
Not only are his screams legendary, but his vocals are one of the best I have ever heard. A true master at his art.
The best!V 10 Comments
Freddie Mercury has a great screaming voice listen to We are the Champions, Under Pressure, and Another one bites the Dust and you will hear that rock scream and growl and bark in his voice and the song Hammer to Fall, and One vision really shows off his growl screams and the high pitch scream he did in the 80's song Under Pressure at the middle of the song when he went up so high and did a little bit of scream he is a rock screamer.
Yes like the visitor said he did a little bit a high pitched screaming in Under Pressure. And it was great - zxm
Great scream in "Under pressure". What a great man he was!
Great scream in Under pressure.V 4 Comments
No matter how much of a douchebag this guy is, he is one of the most legendary metal vocalists ever.
Some have said the high-pitched screams, yelps and squeals heard on virtually every Roth-Halen song were actually done by bassist Michael Anthony, I don't think so. I think it was Roth. And those were such a signature sound for him, and major part of the appeal.
well while roth ripped off gillians screaming even though he denies it, he still outshines his mentor.
I brought my pencil! Give me something to write on!
Running with the devil shows it. - Userguy44
I used to think Chester was the champion with his 17 second scream in Given Up. However, Maynard's scream in Grudge crushes it coming in around 24 seconds. He said he couldn't talk for quite some time after the recording. It's not his only good scream either... the DIE and the end of Jerk Off is great. Most all of his work has some great screaming especially the late 90's. Check out those tracks before you write him off as the best screamer ever!
To the idiot that said no one can yell for 17 say seconds like the crappy Linkin Park singer, Tool- the grudge 25 second scream. Also jerk off is a crazy scream you tube Maynard James Keenan best screams 11m of insanity then make this list again, Maynard and tool are by far underrated even though they are the best alternative band of all time
Okay, Maynard may not be #1, but he certainly trumps Axl and Serj, without a doubt... He should definitely be in the top 5
How in the world is MJK not number 1? 24 second scream, game over.V 5 Comments
Nobody can scream so long and high like Eric. He is a Metal King
By far...THE longest and continual non stop scream
He screams often and long - his scream on Thor is about 33 seconds long (go to 4:35). This is the longest scream I know. - Metal_Treasure
The song, 'Won't Get Fooled Again', on the "Who's next" album. Daltrey earned his stripes the day he recorded the standard of Rock 'n Roll screams. -
Won't Get Fooled Again, Love Reign Over Me. He has done more, but that's all he needs. The greatest thing about his screams is they weren't just loud noises, they conveyed something. Won't Get Fooled Again showed his bitterness and frustration with the world and his desire to figh, while Love Reign Over Me showed his anguish and despair.
This is the second best scream on rock music... But I would have liked to vote for The Doors - When the music's over.
This is the quintessential scream.V 2 Comments
About 28 seconds long, in the song Open Face Surgery. - Metal_TreasureV 1 Comment
A visitor recommended to listen to "second heartbeat" as an example of his legendary screams - ok, I listened to it twice. But there's nothing interesting there in terms of screams, let alone legendary screams. - Metal_Treasure
Listen to their early stuff like second heartbeat
He is my idol. I love his voice
M. Shadows Deserv To Be Number 2...
Does he have a best scream? - Userguy44
I agree number of the beast you can't beat that scream and right before the solo in rime of the ancient mariner
number of the beast rime of the ancient mariner and many others bruce is one of the best vocalist and has many great screams.
Number of the beast was the first thought that came to mind when I first read this topic.
From the early to mid 80's, Bruce definitely had the best scream. Listen to this blood curdling (And live) scream from 1982: https://youtu.be/wPYeTyVLLZU? t=1m10s
Unfortunately, his voice was completely blown out by 1985 and he had to change up his style to save his voice. Still, I felt he should get my vote because he is definitely behind some people on this list that he shouldn't be behind lol
His screams are awesome - powerful and very well controlled. Some of his screams are even sorta melodoc which is an achievement. He's got the screaming experience from his early material when he used "screaming" vocal technique that was more aggressive and harsher than his late stuff. My fave scream is 'Fiddler on the Green' by Demons & Wizards (4:05). - Metal_Treasure
Where is john lennon?
Love hate love and Bleed the freak are only two of Staley's vocal masterpieces. I've been listening to him for over 20 years and he still takes my breath away with his vocal power and passion. RIP
Layne Staley's scream is so unique and it is so powerful. His singing ability is unmatched and he is extremely underrated.
For me he is the obvious number 1. I've never heard another scream that sounds like Layne's. It was so unique and filled with pain.
Layne didn't just scream, his passion and power filled all the lyrics that AIC's released. He was just so fabulous, wish he was still with us today.
Tyler's voice/scream is unique and very recognizable. He should be number 1. He became super popular thanks to his legendary scream - Irina2932
While Chester Bennington is good and all, there's a reason why Steven Tyler is called the Demon of Screaming. He should at least be in the Top 3!
easily number one, his voice is freking great!
Axl rose in number 2 - rock2metal
Perfect long screams. My favorite is on Mysteria by Edguy (0:20). - Metal_Treasure
How can Kurt Cobain not be #1. Listen to his live performance of "Where Did You Sleep Last Night". This guy shouldn't even be listed here. He should be on the Best Rock Howl of all time list.
You guys have heard a live version of drain you right?
In their live @Club Quattro, Nagoya, Japan 02/16/92,
Cobain bursts with a 10-second scream during 'Aneurysm'
I'm talking about scream, not metal songs etc..
Just hear the intro scream to 'Ten Thousand Strong' by Iced Earth - it's very well performed and it's about 13 secs long. There's a second scream in this song - about 12 seconds. - Metal_Treasure
About 23 secs in the song Laying the Demon to Rest. - Metal_Treasure
Twist and Shout...enough said. Screamed beyond the top of his lungs, lost his voice, and coughed up blood after his larynx ripping performance.
He invented the scream, and left no room for improvement. What's with all the LP love? Their lyrics are idiotic.
Axl rose have 3 voice, and he is best vokalis band in the world
Beginning of WTTJ - Userguy44
Why is he not #1? There was never a more diverse honest raw rock and roll voice like Jims. - Beatlesboy9
Can definitely scream if he wants to.
His voice is so distinguishable let alone his screams. This guy is one of the most talented singers I've ever heard a old with people like Bennington, Leto, Kellin Quinn, and a couple others.
Not the best... but not the worst *-*
A scream so blood curdling that you'd almost think the guy had lost a nut.
I don't like his voice. I prefer Bon - Userguy44
! At # 30? Did you gyz ever listne him?
You have all those singers in the list that don't even scream that much or not at all but you don't have Phil Bozeman. His screams are so powerful and his gutterals. Screw PTV, Whitechapel's Phil Bozeman can scream.
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