Best Scream-Style Vocalists
I can't even fathom how Chester Bennington is not in first place right now. He is easily the greatest screamer ever and not only that, but he can sing brilliantly on top of it. People are saying how good screamers can hold their scream for long, well in "Given Up" Chester Bennington does a 17 second scream, which goes unrivalled in my honest opinion.
What? Chester way more better than M. Shadows, and Danny Worsnop. He has the ability to change into different kinds of voice and scream. Plus he is more aggressive than any other screamers. Linkin Park influenced a lot of rock bands nowadays, so if you dare to say who's the best screamer ever, Chester Beinnington is the answer! Deal with IT!
Chester is simply the best. He doesn't just scream. First you listen to songs like given up, in which he screams like hell, then you come to My December, and you'll be like "What in the world? Both the songs were sung by the same person? WOW"...No one can match this guy! He should be #1 in this list.
Mitch was probably the best Deathcore vocalist who has ever lived and probably will be for a long time, maybe even forever. His style of screaming influenced so many, as did he as a person. RIP Mitch Adam Lucker you will forever be in my heart.
Mitch Lucker is definitely close to the top of the list of extreme metal vocalists. His quick alternations between high screams and low growls, as well as just his overall brutal sound definitely deserve him a spot at the top.R.I. P Mitch
He was a truly amazing vocalist. Although Avenged Sevenfold is my favorite band, Mitch Lucker tops everyone (including M. Shadows) on this list because of his powerful voice.R.I.P. mitch!
No disrespect to Mitch Lucker but it's just sad how he's placed on top just for the fact that he's dead, it's another Tupac phenomena where he's not truly the best, but is made out to be for the fact that he's dead. Alex has some of the most blood curdling screams I've ever heard and has that same thickness in his voice live. I've heard both bands played live and although Mitch is also good, the depth of his voice doesn't carry over to live shows, and noticed that he never exhaled in a manner to conserve air and would always run short of breath on deep growls easily.
So that triple scream he does at the beginning of "sonnet of the wretched" is beyond anything my ears have ever been graced with and I would kill to learn how to do it! Does anybody have any idea what that kind of scream is called?
Alex on first! Great job! He's very talented screamer and deserves this place! His lows can kill a man and highs can destroy windows! He showed what he can do on Sonnet of the Wretched and it is awesome! Even on "Evolve" his screams are just magnificent! AKGrin FOR THE WIN!
Oli Sykes scream is so rich and varied from the demonic growls and screams to his purposefully depressed "yells" (not quite sure what to call them, from their new album) that really stress the emotion of the song. That and its just awesome.
He should DEFINITELY be higher on the list At least top 3! I think he's better than M Shadows and Danny! Oli can scream in a lot of different ways, just compare the "Count your blessings" album with "There is a hell..." Or "Sempiternal"
You can't deny the fact that this guy has given us Songs such as pray for plagues and is a lyrics mastermind...always someone you love to hear. An icon
Real men will choose Shadows' voice. It's not your brutal scream that shows how masculin you are. Shadows doesn't only scream, he sings excellently, and also able to combine both of scream and clean vocal which is called occasional scream or clean vocal that fades to scream gradually. And it sounds ROCK! Real men sound more rock less metal, boys only scream.
Best singer by far on here. No one can sing like him and still scream like a maniac too. Guys like mitch lucker and Alex are talented but they do not sing only scream. If you like screams where you can understand the words easily then listen to this guy. So much talent. And sevenfold is the best band on here too
How is Dani Filth not on the top of this list? In fact, how is he not on it at all? But M. Shadows is? Unholy Confessions is like the only album he screamed regularly.. Everything after is sporadic at best..
Why isn't Corey higher on this list!? He's one of the most powerful and diverse rock/metal singers out there. Although I guess he's more of a growler than a screamer.
Asfghjkl why is he not higher? I figured he be near the top, if not first! He's probably the greatest vocalist I've ever heard live... The things he can do with his voice amazes me.
Corey taylor isn't good with growl. Only in the first and in the second album of SLIPKNOT he was very powerful, but now he have lost some talent...
From his high screams to low growls to clean vocals. Nobody has a better overall range with their voice than Danny. He should be number one on this list forsure. No disrespect to anyone above him on this list I'm a fan of all of them. But if I had to choose one vocalist to lead a band I'd choose Danny over everyone else.
His lows are the coolest thing I've heard, I feel he has the best lows than anyone. Watch the video that he sings in with suicide silence, his lows go much deeper than I thought he could go. And his highs are out of this world. I think my lows match with his other than his really deep ones.
You are my idol, you are the best vocalist there is because you do your cleans, growls, scream and yells damn perfectly.
I wish I can live your life for a day man, you should be thankful for having such an epic voice. Stand up and scream, dan!
Phil Bozeman have a extremely high amound of Vocal range. He can do deep Gutturals and even High screams like the ones he was doing in the mitch lucker memorial show.
Saw them live recently.. Best band I've ever seen live with the best screams. Jesus I want to see them again.
Brutal growls and brutal vocalist. Phil and Danny Worsnop are the best I've heard.
His voice is nearly orgasmic. I love him so much. I'm not going to walk up to him, rip open my shirt, and scream "take my virginity! " But he's amazing.
Amazing voice and very sexy at that. Ronnie needs top be at the top of this list.
Ronnie is definitely the best I'd put him at 1. Not only cuzi love him, but because his voice is amazing!
He uses growling And high pitched yell screams he doesn't growl very well the are quite hollow
What is Andy Biersack doing on this list? Anyway, Austin really deserves his spot in the top 5! He doesn't do a lot of lows in OMAM but in Someday Came Suddenly you'll hear he can do lows!
Austin Carlile's screams are so versatile. They're perfect for MetalCore
Move this dude up he belongs In the top 10!
He is god of voice
Ebi is the best
Has the most variety of guttural singing techniques I've ever heard. While most other singers can only scream/growl in one vocal range, waith no variety (maybe scept switching between screams and growls), Kyo has a much wider variety.
His screams are clearly the best!
Ranging from low growls to high pitched screams, he deserves to be number 1!
Lol rank 28? My my... This guy here is better than any vocalist listed in this list. He is the king of overtones and master of high pitched vocals. Just go and listen to different senses or dozing green if you don't believe me.
Jeremy is one of the few vocalists that I feel is able to replicate both his screams and clean vocals live, and he gives a great and highly energetic live performance.
Definitely has one of the sickest screams and growls and deserves to place at least over some in the top ten.
Jeremy's low-pitched growls are amazing. Enough said.
Rnady sure have a golden unique voice, mixing all different vocal techniques that are so hard to master, and he has amazing highs and astonishing lows! Rnady sure is the best for me
Most invigorating growl ever!
I think Randy blythe is have a perfect voice, randy's scream, growl is really extreme and I think there is not again vocalis like randy m/
Adam has amazing shouts. His growls and screams are unbelievable, too! He puts diversity in Death Metal/Deathcore. Completely amazing! Rock on Oceano!
His range is literally from the lowest gutturals up to nearly the highs of Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder. Completely flawless technique covering every style and key point of metal vocals.
His lows are almost guttural and his highs blow away my ears. Also he has the mos amazing pig squeals ever.
He's amazing in studio and live he sounds just as good which is hard to do in their style of music
It's a wonder how vocalists who don't even scream much, or have a very generic scream are counted as the best. In truth, 99% of them can't perform as well live as they do in-studio, especially not Alex Koehler. Most of those vocalists sound the exact same or just never scream. Travis Ryan has used a unique style to accompany his gutturals and blood-curdling high screams. He also has his melodic screams that sound like he's singing. Place that with his lyrics - which are well thought out and hold meaning along with the intensity - and he makes one of the most solid vocalists to date. Screaming like everyone else only gets you so far; you also have to bring something new along with a fresh take (or at least not a rehash) on lyrical content.
Travis Ryan is the best no doubt. He has awesome lows and theses melodic high screams as if he is singing while screaming. Yea kyo from dir en grey can sing and has awesome screams he has the ultimate combo but this is scream vocals and travis is clearly better at that.
He is the best. Period. Just listen to The Blinding of False Light at around 2:35 into the song, it's amazing. And he is also an amazing songwriter and producer. As I Lay Dying is the greatest metalcore band ever, great passion, and meaning to all their songs.
This dude is a beast. Perfect for any genres of metal.
Perfect for deathmetal, and metalcore. Has some brutal highs and deep gutural lows live.
The Devil Wears Prada has been my favorite band since I started listening to "heavy music" Alex Koehler is my favorite scream vocalist but mike definitely deserves number 2 for his unique style.
Mike Hranica's voice has changed a lot throughout their records, but still retains a lot of emotion and that makes his screams sound beautiful.
I don't think he's the best but he has had some really kickass moments. In my personal opinion he sounds the best in the zombie ep with brutal lows and chilling highs.
Not a huge fan of their recordings but live she is amazing.
Chrigel is by far one of the top 10 screamers currently to date. His growls are outstanding - he can whisper, high scream and make you want to go to war feeling confident you'll win the war. Plus he actually sings about stuff worth hearing. His lyrics are epically historical and so are the topics his songs are based on (Celtic, Gaulia and those who the Roman Empire tried to extinct)
His growl is rl good...
His screams are great live and in studio, plus they match Dallas' and Wade's vocals perfectly.
Yeah, I defenetly sure he should be in top 5, there won't be anyone screaming like him, in his first 2 albums