Best Scream-Style Vocalists

The Top Ten
1 Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) 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. Before he was known for Linkin Park, Bennington was the lead singer of post-grunge act Grey Daze who was heavily inspired by Stone... read more

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!

2 Mitch Lucker (Suicide Silence) Mitchell Adam "Mitch" Lucker was an American musician and lead singer for the deathcore band Suicide Silence.

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!

3 Alex Koehler (Chelsea Grin)

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.

4 Oli Sykes (Bring Me The Horizon) Oliver Scott "Oli" Sykes is a British musician, best known as the lead vocalist of the band Bring Me the Horizon. He also founded the apparel company Drop Dead Clothing.

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

5 M.Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold) Matthew Charles Sanders, better known by his stage name M. Shadows, is an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the American metalcore/alternative metal band Avenged Sevenfold.

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

6 Corey Taylor Corey Todd Taylor was born in December 8, 1973. He is an American musician, author, and actor best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the Nu-metal band Slipknot and hard rock/alternative metal band Stone Sour.

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...

7 Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) Danny Robert Worsnop is an English musician, singer and songwriter, prominently known as the lead vocalist of rock bands Asking Alexandria and We Are Harlot.

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.

8 Phil Bozeman (Whitechapel)

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.

9 Ronnie Radke (Falling in Reverse) Ronald Joseph Radke is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, musician, and record producer born in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is the current singer of the band Falling In Reverse and is the former singer of Escape The Fate.

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!

10 Dennis Lee (Alesana)

He uses growling And high pitched yell screams he doesn't growl very well the are quite hollow

The Contenders
11 Austin Carlile Austin Robert Carlile is an American former musician and current baseball coach from Pensacola, Florida. He is the former lead vocalist of Attack Attack! and Of Mice & Men. After leaving Of Mice & Men, he went to coach youth baseball in Costa Rica.

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!

12 Ebi Ebrahim Hamedi is a Persian singer born in June 19, 1949, known better by his stage name Ebi.

Being born in Tehran, he is the eldest of six siblings. During a series of planned concerts in the United States, Ebi inevitably stayed there, due to the revolution of 1979.He left Iran before the Islamic... read more
13 Kyo (Dir en grey) Kyo is a Japanese musician, singer, lyricist and poet. He is best known as the vocalist of the metal band Dir en grey. He has been with the band since its inception in 1997 and was formerly in La:Sadie's.

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.

14 Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) Andrew Dennis "Andy" Biersack, formerly known as Andy Six, is an American singer and pianist. He is the founder and lead vocalist for the American rock band Black Veil Brides, and is its only remaining original member.
15 Jeremy McKinnon (A Day to Remember) Jeremy Wade McKinnon is an American musician and producer, best known as a founding member and the lead vocalist of A Day to Remember.

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.

16 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.

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/

17 Adam Warren (Oceano)

Adam has amazing shouts. His growls and screams are unbelievable, too! He puts diversity in Death Metal/Deathcore. Completely amazing! Rock on Oceano!

18 Jonny Davy (Job for a Cowboy)

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

19 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.

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.

20 Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying) Timothy Peter Lambesis is an American extreme metal musician and producer, best known as the founding member and lead vocalist of American metalcore band As I Lay Dying.

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.

21 Mike Hranica (The Devil Wears Prada)

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.

22 Andrew Velasquez (Crown the Empire)
23 Krysta Cameron (Iwrestledabearonce)

Not a huge fan of their recordings but live she is amazing.

24 Chrigel Glanzmann

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)

25 George Pettit (Alexisonfire)

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

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