1 Ian Gillan
Ian Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).
The best hands down
Listen Child In Time.When he screams AAA - zxm
The master of the craft and deserves to be #1.
Deep Purple - Child in Time, Bloodsucker, Hard Lovin' Man.
Black Sabbath - Disturbing The Priest. - Metal_Treasure
This list didn't get popular.otherwise Chester Bennington would be at number one - zxm
2 Rob Halford
Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.
3 Bruce Dickinson
Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.
The legendary Number of The Beast scream - KyleDCrocodile
4 King Diamond
Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums ...read more.
He is very good.
5 Robert Plant
Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
6 Roger Daltrey
Roger Harry Daltrey, is an English singer and actor. In a music career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey came to prominence in the mid 1960s as the founder and lead singer of the English rock band The Who, which released fourteen singles that entered the Top 10 charts in the United Kingdom during ...read more.
7 Steven Tyler
Steven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion.
The demon of screaming. - Userguy44
8 Hansi Kürsch
Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records ...read more.
He isn't a scream-style vocalist but he screams really good. He's got some of the most melodic screams (Demons & Wizards - Fiddler On the Green) but also raw screams.
Demons & Wizards - Fiddler On the Green, My Last Sunrise, Poor Man's Crusade
Blind Guardian - Bright Eyes, This Will Never End, Tanelorn, The Last Candle - Metal_Treasure
9 Tobias Sammet
Tobias Sammet is a German metal musician, best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the power metal band Edguy, as well as the founder, main singer and bassist of the metal opera Avantasia.
His screams are among my favorite - long and melodic.
Edguy - Mysteria (0:20), The Piper Never Dies (0:50) - Metal_Treasure
10 Geoff Tate
Geoff Tate is a German-born American singer and musician who rose to fame in the 1980s with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche.
The intro scream here: Queensryche - Queen of the Ryche
Of course it reminds of Ian Gillan style a lot. - Metal_Treasure
11 Jim Morrison
James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
12 Alexi Laiho
Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho is a Finnish guitarist, composer, and vocalist. He is best known as the lead guitarist, lead vocalist and founding member of the melodic death metal band Children of Bodom, and is also the guitarist for Sinergy, The Local Band and Kylähullut.
13 Chester Bennington
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. He also participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. ...read more.
14 Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his ...read more.
Go listen to the first nirvana album, bleach. Songs like papercut, school, negative creep. On the other hand aneurysm b-side, spank thru. Once you've listened these come back again and rethink your choice, Kurt is easily top 5. Or hell just watch a scream compilation on youtube.
Unbelievable that he's so low. It was like Kurt was born with a distortion pedal in his voice. Best screamer ever.
anyway, listen to Tourette's, it doesn't even sound like the same guy who sang "Come As You Are" - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak
15 Lzzy Hale
Elizabeth Mae "Lzzy" Hale is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She is best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the American hard rock band Halestorm, which she co-founded in 1997.
16 Phil Anselmo
Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo is an American musician who is best known as the former lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Pantera. He currently is the vocalist of heavy metal bands Down and Superjoint Ritual.
Try the intro scream to "The Great Southern Trendkill" by Pantera. - Metal_Treasure
17 Geddy Lee
Geddy Lee Weinrib, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.
Maybe he too is going to be on top of the list. Considering amount of votes for him. If someone wants to vote him, I'd say vote him on the list of "Best Bassists With Lead Vocals" where he truly deserves to be. - zxm
End of Cygnus x1
18 Ronnie James Dio
Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.
Dio is awesome but he doesn't scream much. - Metal_Treasure
19 Maynard James Keenan
Maynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.
20 David Lee Roth
David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality.
21 Michael Jackson
Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.
I thought he was a pop singer.
22 Serj Tankian
Serj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist.
When angels deserve to DIE!
or just listen to Jet - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak
23 Jarkko Ahola
Jarkko Kalevi Ahola is a Finnish performing artist, composer and singer, best known as a metal singer. He is the vocalist, bass player and one of the three songwriters of the metal band Teräsbetoni. He also started a solo career as Ahola, a metal band.
He screams often and his screams are powerful. I like them as well as his voice in general
Northern Kings - Don't Bring Me Down
Teräsbetoni - Missä Miehet Ratsastaa, Pyhä Maa - Metal_Treasure
24 Michael Sweet
Michael Harrison Sweet is a singer from Whittier, California; he is the co-founder, writer, lead guitarist, lead singer and front man of the Christian metal band Stryper. He was also singer and guitarist for Boston from 2007 to 2011.
25 Roger Waters
George Roger Waters is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He is mostly known for being the secondary lead vocalist and bassist of Pink Floyd.
26 Katy Perry
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.
She is like the best screamer since my girlfriend in the sheets.