->''"Agh! Agh! Agh! Agh! Agh! Agh! Agh! Agh! Agh!"''
-->--'''Lard''', "Can God Fill Teeth?" ''official transcription''

So you just got a brand new CD from your favorite band. You put in your stereo, lie down, and relax--HOLY CRAP, SOMEONE BROKE INTO THE STUDIO AND CHOPPED THE SINGER'S LEGS OFF!

Not literally, of course, but it sounds an awful lot like it. While some artists [[MetalScream scream constantly]], others will use unexpected bloodcurdling cries and screams to convey fear, pain, and madness, or just to [[ScareChord freak listeners out]]. See also {{Scatting}}.

Has nothing to do with AnAxeToGrind or IJustShotMarvinInTheFace.

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!!Examples:

* Music/PinkFloyd's "Careful With That Axe, Eugene" is the TropeNamer, and quite possibly the TropeMaker.
** The scream in the above song is by Roger Waters. The scream was used again in various songs, notably in the introduction of "Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)".
** And in "Run Like Hell".
** Arguably "The Great Gig In The Sky", in combination with OneWomanWail.
*** Certainly the use of Clare Torry's screaming in "Speak To Me" counts as this. It's all fairly creepy with the cash register noises and Peter Watts' creepy laugh, when suddenly you hear "AAAAAAAHHHH! AAAAAAHHHHHH! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" which leads you loudly and theatrically into Breathe - which seems almost like a BreatherEpisode.
** Another example is "Don't Leave Me Now", which makes sense in context because scream at the end predicts the events of the next track on the album.
** "Comfortably Numb" is yet another Pink Floyd example, arguably in the second verse.
** "Sheep" combines this with LaughingMad.
* One of earliest examples, Early morning from Epithaph. Slow trippy rocking about pretty colors ant lovely summer days... [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sAG_mzp7eI WHOOAAAAAAAAAAAAA...]]
* Music/AnaalNathrakh. No examples, since they could call themselves, "Careful With That Axe: The Band" if they wanted to.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqwtXeI1AFo Harry Pussy]] could also be "Careful With That Axe: The Band"
* Every single HairMetal band, ever. Practically the entire vocal style of Cindarella's Tom Keifer (the guy's already had two major vocal cord injuries).
* The breakdown of "TV Eye" by Music/TheStooges.
* Music/DiamandaGalas [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWbchljYtCA has this down to an art]] with a healthy dosing of OneWomanWail.
* MarilynManson's song "Antichrist Superstar" uses it in a way that can be best described as "Careful with that new-found power to destroy reality and the hatred of it to do so".
* Music/{{Suicide}}'s "Frankie Teardrop" is probably the most disturbing example of this.
* Coil/Zos Kia's "Rape". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKnJ6IuXNdg
* Music/{{Radiohead}}'s [[SanitySlippage "Climbing Up The Walls"]] has a [[LastNoteNightmare disturbing scream near the end.]]
* Music/PJHarvey - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q223dF7VlXY Oh boy]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXAtAsZgDfI does she]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_WGZ4Fcw90 love]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7o8URBIHLE this trope]]
** The end of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWghMNiJVsY this]] song as well
* Music/CannibalCorpse - "Blood-Drenched Execution", "Devoured by Vermin", "Blunt Force Castration". And many more.
** Chris Barnes lets out a few on ''Tomb of the Mutilated''. He uses them sparingly, and it's very noticeable because it contrasts with his demonically low growl.
* Music/KingsOfLeon's "Charmer" single from their third album ''Because of the Times'' features a pretty great example of axe-murder-victim screaming.
* Music/GogolBordello's "I Would Never Wanna Be Young Again" features some quite horrifying female screaming, especially at the end. "East Infection" also features him lapsing into even more frantic yelling towards the end of the song.
* Music/FuneralForAFriend have always had some songs with screamed vocals, but the demo version of The End Of Nothing takes the cake with Ryan Richards sounding like he's possessed by satan. Their original screamer Matt Evans provides scarily hoarse screeching on their first EP Between Order And Model, something which is apparent by comparing its version of Red Is The New Black to the one on their first album.
* Ian Dury And The Blockheads' "Dance Of The Screamers" has random screeching over a catchy jazz funk backing track.
* Music/TheCure's "Subway Song" combines this with LastNoteNightmare.
* Peter Hammill of Music/VanDerGraafGenerator is prone to this, especially on tracks like "Arrow" and his solo track "Betrayed".
* Rhoda Dakar with the Specials - "The Boiler"
* ThrashMetal band Razor rips one of the mightiest in music history on the song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gO2G21Ucqk The Marshall Arts.]] It's 27 seconds long and sounds closer to a tire squealing than a human being. This is in rather large contrast to the vocalist's typically low shout.
* Vanilla Fudge's cover of "Season Of The Witch" uses this trope during the spoken word FreakOut at the end.
* Music/{{Portishead}} - "Half Day Closing"
* Everclear's "El Distorto De Melodica", which is an instrumental, but has several shrieks and roars in the background at various parts of the song. Particularly Art Alexakis screaming right before the breakdown.
* Played with in "Torture Me" by the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers. The song starts off with Anthony yelling, but cools down about halfway through, until...
** "A vintage year for pop I hear. The middle of the end is near. It's soOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"
** The Music/RedHotChiliPeppers' "Transcending" whips this right out, just seconds after the particularly melodic and soothing bridge. This is especially jarring, because the song starts off of a much, MUCH calmer song. The best part, after the first wave of distressed lyrics, he starts screaming even ''harder''. They have never recorded a song that saw Anthony screaming as hard as this.
* The Music/YeahYeahYeahs - "Art Star". "AAAAAAAART STAAAAAAAAAAAAR! AAAAAAAAAAART STAAAAAAAAAAAR!"
* Of all people, the rather vanilla Broadway actor Rob Evan pulls this off on the rockified version of "The World Has Gone Insane" on ''JekyllAndHyde Resurrection''.
* Probably not as extreme as some other examples, but in Music/RichardCheese's cover of "Been Caught Stealing", Richard is attacked by a dog, which is conveyed with a mix of barks, growls, and Richard screaming for help.
* Music/TheSmashingPumpkins' song "X.Y.U." ''Rat-tat-tat, KAAAA-BOOOM!''
* "You're Gonna Miss Me" by Music/The13thFloorElevators. Sounds almost exactly like the Wilhelm Scream, in fact.
* Music/TheBeatles - "Revolution # 9" and "Helter Skelter". ("I'VE GOT BLISTERS ON MY FINGERS!")
** You can also add the scream at the beginning of "Revolution" and the crazy laughing in "Hey Bulldog" (even more so when played backwards)
* "The Great Southern Trendkill" (the song) by Music/{{Pantera}} opens with a scream by Seth Putnam of grindcore band Music/AnalCunt. This is usually pretty unexpected. It could count for both the song and the album itself, since the song is the opening track of the album.
* Dir en grey's album "Withering to death" loves this trope ''very, very much''. Especially notable are "Merciless cult", "saku", "Kodoku ni shisu, yue ni kodoku" and "dead tree".
** Pfft, listen to ''Obscure'' from their ''Vulgar'' album. YOU WILL NEVER SLEEP AGAIN. Bonus points if you watch the entire [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxP4R6F-etQ uncensored video]] without freaking out.
** Most of Dir en grey's music is practically married to this trope, if Kyo's diagnosis of edema of the vocal chords is any indication.
* "Battle Song" by Ensiferum. Much of its [[HotBlooded Hot Blood]] comes from a ''very, very powerful'' warcry near the end of the song.
** Jari Mäenpää does it on pretty much every ''Wintersun'' song, "Sadness and Hate" especially.
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic put a hidden track called "Bite Me" on his album "Off the Deep End" to scare people who didn't turn off their CD players.
** He did it again in "Albuquerque". Granted, at that point in the song he's being attacked by weasels...
** Also in "Jurassic Park" and "Cavity Search".
* Mike Patton of Music/FaithNoMore and Mr. Bungle does this every other song, particularly frightening example being the ending of 'Cuckoo For Caca'....''Jesus''!
** 'YOU CAN'T KILL IIIITT!!! YOU CAN'T KILL IIIITT!!!'
** Also from his project Tomahawk the song Malocchio starts out with Patton screaming 'CHEW IT!! CHEW IT!! CHEW IT TO SPIT IT OUT!!'.
** Fantomas' cover of the ''TwinPeaks: Fire Walk With Me'' theme is sort of an interesting case because it contains a scream that's not actually performed by Mike Patton at all: It's a sample from the final episode of the TV series, which is scarier if you've seen the episode in question.
** The end of the bridge to Mr. Bungle's "Goodbye Sober Day" has one section in which Patton, unaccompanied, screams "CHAK! CHAK CHAK CHAK CHAKA CHAKA CHAKA CHAKA CHAKA CHAKA CHAK CHAK CHAK!" If you've never heard the song before, and it comes on while you're asleep, be prepared to wake up in terror.
* "Sex Bomb" by Flipper. 7 minutes of punk with a saxophone, where the only lyrics are ''she's a sex bomb my baby, yeah'' and bar-long episodes of ungodly screaming.
* Music/TheWho's "Won't Get Fooled Again" and "Love Reign Over Me" (the latter being the most melodic use possible of this trope)
** The famous "Won't Get Fooled Again" scream has become [[MemeticMutation quite familiar to people online]] thanks to ''CSIMiami''.
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* Music/JamesBrown LOVED this trope.
* The Sonics' entire discography.
* Music/{{Tool}}'s "Ticks And Leeches" from ''Lateralus''.
** To the point where they won't play it live, because it destroys Keenan's voice.
** Oh yeah, and this. "PRYING OPEN MY THIRD EYE!!!!!!"
** Also from ''Lateralus'': a massive, ''20~25-second'' top-of-the-lungs scream on the opening track, "The Grudge". Keenan does this live.
** From "Opiate" there is Jerk-off, half the song is angry singing, including a downright inhumane one after the guitar solo.
* Music/SonicYouth's ''Death Valley '69''.
** "Freezer Burn" is an ominous but fairly quiet instrumental piece... with a SmashCut into Kim [[CarefulWithThatAxe screaming her head off]] in a live version of "[[Music/TheStooges I Wanna Be Your Dog]]".
* Metalcore fathers {{Music/Converge}} live off this trope by way of their vocalist Jacob Bannon. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0-FCmDcb0Q This]] is considered one of their ''softer'' outputs.
* The song "Sing Songs Along" by Tilly and the Wall starts off like this.
* I'm In A Coffin being the current kings of the suicidal/depressive black metal genre are no stranger to anguished, distraught screams but the opening cry at the beginning of "I'm A Weapon Against Myself" stands as one of the most heart-wrenching, emotional and pained screams ever put to music.
** Gris is on the same level with the scream of RASOIIIIIIIIIIRS choking into crying. Listen to the part from 5:46 in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkKUm1ExJe0 Veux-tu Danser?]] and hear for yourself.
* Ill Remembered often switch between a The Who like deep baritone and Korn like screaming. But the singer just loses it around the end of "Oblivion" screaming over and over again.("GOD IS LAUGHING WITH A GUN TO YOUR HEAD!")
* Chino Moreno of Music/{{Deftones}} makes his screaming all the more captivating by preceeding it with a gentle spoken word whisper. See for example their major hit "My Own Summer (Shove It)."
** Also the song "Knife Party" has a bridge that features a woman singing wordlessly, that turns into a woman screaming frantically.
** "GUNS! RAZORS! ''KNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVES!'' WHOO!"
* The Music/FlamingLips' ''Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots'' is one of the most mellow [=CDs=] there us. Except for part two of the title song, which has no lyrics besides a girl screaming.
** Not to mention "Riding to Work in the Year 2025."
** Those who venture to listen to all six hours of "I Found a Star on the Ground" will have a pretty nasty surprise in the middle of the second hour...
* Metal band Accept's album ''Restless and Wild'' begins with some sort of kooky German folk dance music that goes on for about thirty seconds, and then a RecordNeedleScratch, before Udo Dirkschneider comes out of nowhere ''screaming at the top of his lungs'' and a speed metal riff kicks off. In 1982 that was about as heavy as heavy could get.
* In the song "In Your Honor", by the Music/FooFighters, near the end of the song - after [[StopAndGo what seemed to be the ending]] -, during the bridge, Dave Grohl lets out a long, bloodcurdling scream, for no apparent reason.
** "White Limo" similarly has one after a FakeOutFadeOut... but at least the "for no apparent reason" applies less given the song is one of the most yelled in their catalog.
* Australian retro-rock band Wolfmother started out "Dimension," the first track of their first album, with a shriek that tends to make unsuspecting listeners jump out of their chairs.
* Music/DeepPurple, fronted by the renowned 'screamer' Ian Gillan has this trope in a number of songs.
** Most notably: "Child in Time", the crescendo of the song is almost a continuous banshee wail.
** "Highway Star".
* Music/JudasPriest is famous for this, most notably "Dissident Aggressor", where a subdued guitar riff comes in and slowly gets louder until Rob Halford lets out the highest-pitch shriek of his career--a B just one semitone below ''soprano C''.
** As well as the song "Painkiller". Almost every word is sung in a voice that can be best described as if the singer's is being kicked repeatedly in the [[GroinAttack nuts]]. [[NintendoHard Good luck]] getting that one on [[RockBand Rock Band 2]]
* Sugar Coma, a 75% female four-piece band with distractedly sung verses and yelled choruses: "I'LL KILL MYSELF IN YOUR BED! YOU WON'T REMEMBER WHAT SHE SAID!"
* The notorious middle section of [[VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi Ryuuguu Rena]]'s ImageSong, ''Egao Happy Peace'': "USO DAAAA!"
** Even more frightening is [[FanNickname Shmion]]'s "Futari no Birthday": cue the random, bloodcurdling "''IYAAAAA!!''" and desperate pleas not to be killed with the upbeat, cheerful music still going on in the background... fun.
* Music/{{Goldfrapp}}'s song "Slippage". Makes it bloody hard to sing.
** "Deer Stop" as well.
* Music/NickCave's ''Murder Ballads'' album is altogether terrifying, but when "The Curse of Milhaven" starts up, you will probably [[BrownNote lose control of your bowels]], because it sounds like someone is ''taking an axe to the '''entire band.''''' Similarly, "Stagger Lee" ends with a full minute of guitarist Blixa Bargeld letting out a series of piercing, almost inhuman shrieks.
** This trope is actually the reason Blixa was in the band to begin with. NickCave first saw him with the Einstürzende Neubauten, and realised he had to work with this guy when Blixa let out a scream that sounded "like someone was pulling thorns out of his soul."
* Speaking of Neubauten- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw_tnh3QZA8 Here's Blixa Bargeld belting out some blood curling screams]] on one of EN's better known tracks. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBPGzEfH-N4 Also a live version]].
* Music/DreamTheater have this on a few occasions, notably [=LaBrie's=] ultra-high F# at the climax of "Learning to Live" and "TRAPPED IN-SIDE THIS OC-TA-VAR-I-''''UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUM!''''" He's also hit a high A5 on a few live songs.
** Before damaging his vocal cords in the mid-nineties, [=LaBrie=] was even ''[[strike:worse]] better'' with this live. The ''Live at the Marquee'' version of "The Killing Hand" is practically made of high-pitched screaming.
* Music/DevinTownsend's debut solo album, Ocean Machine: Biomech. Just listen to the very end of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j--lwDc0DY#t=272s "Things Beyond Things."]]
* Music/ThePixies: "Tame", "Debaser", "Isla De Ecanta", "The Holiday Song" etc, etc. Francis has attributed this to an early experience where a neighbour encouraged him to "sing Music/TheBeatles' 'Oh! Darling' like you hated that bitch!"
* "Stein um Stein" by Music/{{Rammstein}}. The shriek of "STEIN!!!" as the instruments suddenly stop perfectly suits the lyrics.
** To clarify: the song is about building a wall/house around somebody. The full last line is "Und keiner hört dich schreien" ([[AndIMustScream And nobody hears you cry]]).
* Music/AnimalCollective never miss out on the opportunity to insert the sound of Avey Tare apparently doing something very painful to his mouth. A particularly full-on example can be found on "For Reverend Green" from ''Strawberry Jam'', which devolves into increasingly demented screaming.
** And there's ''that segment'' of "Peacebone". Which, in the video, is shown to be provided by a woman's [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Gigerian inner mouth]]!
** "Street Flash" has a rather slow segment that suddenly takes this turn.
* Most of the vocals on Lifelover's third album ''Konkurs'' are a blend of weird whispering and passionate speaking/shouting, which makes the demented scream that opens the song "Mental Central Dialog" so surprising.
* In the song "Tourniquet" by Music/{{Evanescence}}: "I WAANT TOOO DIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!"
* The 13-second scream in Music/IronMaiden's "Number of the Beast" is unexpected not only by the listeners, but wasn't a part of the original song. It was caused by Music/BruceDickinson[='=]s frustration over the number of takes, and the producers decided to ThrowItIn.
* There's a delightful blast of horns that could shatter windows in spontaneous intervals during the otherwise lovely and calming 'Starlings' from Elbow.
* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'' has "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQMY-emlcC4 Do The Hippogriff]]" by the Weird Sisters (FakeBand [[{{Defictionalization}} turned superband]] - the [[strike:screamer]] singer is Pulp's Jarvis Cocker) - it doesn't appear in the movie, but the soundtrack version linked there starts with 6-second scream (and must be a shocker, considering it follows 21 instrumental tracks).
* Metal singer Daniel Heiman is an absolute master of this, frequently sounding like he's suddenly had a pair of very highly-tuned pencils shoved up both nostrils in the middle of songs. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2JM78x_T7g Increasingly unlikely moments are demonstrated in this video]].
* The beginning of Music/{{Beck}}'s "Lord Only Knows" off Odelay - for all of ten seconds, before the country-blues style song actually starts...
** Likewise at the end of the happily loping "Sissyneck" that ends with a wailing shriek under wild percussion.
*** The end of "Canceled Check", a country-ish ditty, has shouting obscured by lots of percussion, random banging on a piano and laser gun-ish sounds; the subtlety of the screaming actually makes it more disturbing. This troper, while listening late at night, mistook it for someone screaming his name at the top of their lungs. To say the least, it was creepy.
* Cindy Wilson of Music/TheB52s starts out singing "Dance This Mess Around" in a sweet, doleful manner, then shrieks "WHY DON'T YOU DANCE WITH MEEEE/I'M NOT NO LIMBURGERRRR!"
** "Rock Lobster" has its bouts of screaming as well.
** As well as "Hero Worship". Also, "Don't Worry", which consists entirely of the title phrase being repeated with increasing intensity by the three vocalists. Naturally it has the exact opposite effect on the listener, although they were trying to emulate pioneering screamer Yoko Ono in it (it is a rewrite of one of her songs) so it's probably justified.
* Hard rock band Hurt, known for infusing classical and folk stylings into its music, includes this in a lot of songs. It doesn't hurt that vocalist JLoren is a master at conveying emotion, particularly pain, through his voice. Notably, the last song on their album "Volume 2", "Thank You For Listening", has a particularly epic scream that seems to last forever followed by a guitar solo.
* Music/EmilieAutumn usually alternates between sweet high-pitched vocals and lower, sultry singing, but will throw out a bloodcurdling scream in songs like "Opheliac", "I Know Where You Sleep", "I Want My Innocence Back" and "Liar".
** The previously mentioned songs are on her album ''Opheliac''; songs like "Fight Like a Girl" and especially "Time for Tea" on ''Fight Like a Girl'' have her being even less careful with the axe.
* "Xenophobia" by Rudimentary Peni is comprised almost entirely of this.
* Music/TheDoors [[EpicRocking odyssey]] ''Celebration of the Lizard'' has a very uncomfortable '''WAKE UP!!!''' a few minutes into the song.
** 'The End' probably counts as well. [[FreudWasRight "Mother... I WANT TO...]] WWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH COME ON BABY!!!!!!!!"
** Jim Morrison was a big fan of this trope during live performances especially. He'd deliberately segue a song like Moonlight Drive into a song like Backdoor Man (always begun with either a scream or a long, perverse grunt).
* MC Lars's "Signing Emo" parodies this with the sample of [[FakeBand Hearts That Hate's]] "Cry Tonight."
* Music/LinkinPark normally includes screamed vocals for their more hardcore songs. However, on their album ''Minutes to Midnight'', Chester Bennington (the one who sings) went UpToEleven with a 17-second, two-pitch, one-breath scream near the end of ''Given Up''.
* Music/TheVeronicas experiment with this, Jessica has a habit of doing this, in Mother Mother and This Is How It Feels.
* Right after the solo in Music/{{Nirvana}}'s "Drain You" starts, Kurt Cobain lets out a long, ear-piercing shriek.
** Don't forget the scream on "Stay Away".
*** The godawful shrieking on "Scentless Apprentice", truly bloodcurdling.
** The hidden track on ''Nevermind'', "Endless, Nameless" follows a ''long'' silence after "Something in the Way". Cobain's loud, abrasive shrieking can really startle a listener.
** "RAPE ME! RAPE ME! RAPE ME! RAPE ME! RAAAAAPE MEEEEE!"
* All That Remains in general. The start of "This Calling" can scare the crap out of you if you're not prepared. --Inhales--YEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHGGGGG!
* In Music/{{Slipknot}}'s song "Scissors" Corey Taylor sings quietly for some time until he blurts out with loud roars and screams. At the end of the song, he sounds as if he about to vomit, which is quite unsettling...
** During live performances he has actually been known to vomit from the strain of singing so gutturally.
* Fucked Up's album ''The Chemistry Of Common Life'' starts with a gentle flute tune and melodic guitar buildup, and then suddenly... WHAAAAAAAAGH!!!!
** Don't forget in "Twice Born": WE ALL GOT OUR FUCKIN' HANDS UUUUUUUUUUUUPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
* "Sex, Sleep, Eat, Drink, Dream" by Music/KingCrimson has a sudden scream about a third into the song followed by a rather chaotic guitar solo.
* While screaming is certainly to be expected from the band, Cryptopsy's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOjyQ9h1re8 "Open Face Surgery"]] is notable for ending with an ear-shattering 28-second long scream
* Jag Panzer's EpicRocking song "The Crucifix" off their ''Ample Destruction'' album introduces its heaviest part with Harry Conklin shrieking his balls off.
* A more subtle example of this (yes, this trope ''can'' be subtle) is in Music/{{Angelspit}}'s track "Sleep Now". After settling into the calm, deep vocals, you can hear a screamed accompaniment layered on top every once in a while. By the end of the bridge, this accompaniment returns for the rest of the song, distorted randomly.
** There's the occasional scream in ''Elixir''. Makes the song even scarier when you connect the screams with the lyrics...
* Beginning of the Music/{{Soundgarden}} song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjALaiew_9g New Damage]]".
* Jack Off Jill have based a whole career around this trope. Not helped by the fact that Jessicka sounds like a six-year-old child at times, which makes it even more disturbing when she suddenly breaks into screams.
** ''Angels Fuck Devils Kiss'' made it into '''Touch Me, I'm Sick: the 52 creepiest love songs you've ever heard''' by Tom Reynolds specifically for this reason.
** Scarling., her second band, have "Black Horse Riding Star", where you may find the most powerful "fuck you" that her angelical voice can muster. Its so powerful that you don't even see it coming that it may scare those who heard it first, and you may end up screaming it along her.
* Hole's "I Think That I Would Die" from ''Live Through This'', said to be about Courtney Love's custody battle for her daughter. Cue Courtney screeching "THERE IS NO MILK!" like a cat with a sore head. Then it calms down, with just Eric's guitar backing Courtney singing, "It's...not...yours." Then: "FUCK! YOOOOUUUUU!"
** There's one other good contender for this- it's "Drown Soda"; specifically the studio version. While the live ones are more [[MetalScream consistent screaming throughout]], the studio version goes a long for a while with Love singing softly... that is, until 3/4 of the way through, where she lets out one of the most jarring screams ever recorded (she ''gargled whiskey'' during the recording session under which it was made, which explains a lot of it). She continues to scream for most of the rest of the song, then quiets down... only for what this troper can describe as a [[JumpScare jump scare scream]] if you've got it on high volume, to come up.
* Music/{{Slayer}}'s vocalist Tom Araya had this moment at the beginning of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6_zsJ8KPP0 Angel of Death]]".
** Frankly, Araya is MADE of screams. Check out the beginning of "Evil Has No Boundaries", as well as "Kill Again", "Crypts of Eternity", the end of "Necrophobic"...
* The Music/PearlJam song "Blood," in which Eddie Vedder shouts "'''IT'S... MY... BLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!'''"
* The whole of the Music/DinosaurJr. song "Don't" is basically Lou Barlow screaming "'''WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?!?!? WHY DON'T YOU LIKE MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE?!?!?'''" into the mic for five minutes over a background of vicious noise rock, which is a bit of a contrast from the rest of their work. According to the chapter on the band in Michael Azerrad's ''Our Band Could Be Your Life'', Barlow was actually coughing up blood after he finished recording the vocals for the song.
* Near the end of the song "Goliath" by Music/TheMarsVolta, the music is reduced to a repeating guitar riff alongside Cedric Bixler-Zavala's singing, culminating with the second chorus of the song, the music becoming much noisier and Cedric letting out an ear-piercing scream.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKuZzR2FknI Masonna]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBnH7wmlqk4 Junko Hiroshige]] of Hijokaidan provide the best examples of this in the field of noise music.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHGxmOx3ReM Bonehead]] by Naked City is basically just this trope, and is used to great effect in the movie FunnyGames.
* Music/DiamandaGalas uses this to good effect.
* Passenger Of Shit loves this trope to death and is not afraid to use it several times per recording. In some circles, he is considered the best example.
* As a very nearly literal example, the faint scream heard at the start of the Ohio Players' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etebeZDt7Eo Love Rollercoaster]]'' was oft-rumored to belong to someone being murdered just outside the recording studio, a rumor that has since then been debunked.
** The [[http://www.snopes.com/music/hidden/roller.asp complete rumor]] is that it's the girl on the CoverArt; she's a [[FetishFuelStationAttendant naked woman]] [[FetishFuel dripping honey on herself while eating it]]. Rumor has it that the honey was superheated to the point that [[BodyHorror it completely ruined her skin]], thus ending her modelling career. She broke into the recording booth to complain to the band's manager, who promptly killed her.
* Music/{{AFI}}'s Death of Seasons starts off with your typical [[MetalScream hardcore style]], and then there's an earworm of a chorus, and then there's a techno breakdown in the middle of the next verse which is very confusing, and then it ends with a string arrangement. Over which Davey Havok screams the lyrics from the bridge: "It won't be all right/despite what they say/just watch the sky/as stars go out".
* Murder By Death (the band) has a song on their album "Who Will Survive, And What Will Be Left of Them" called "The Devil in Mexico", which starts out sounding like an old phonograph...and says kind of spooky and quiet...and by the end of the song, you have Gerard Way of MyChemicalRomance lending some screaming vocals that sound like he's completely fucking possessed.
* Flamenco music has a higher screaming tolerance than most genres due to the style of singing. Enrique Morente, however, once teamed up with the Spanish noise-rock band Lagartija Nick to create "Omega," a tribute to the poetry of [[Creator/FedericoGarciaLorca García Lorca]] and the songs of Music/LeonardCohen. Sound tame? Listen to the title track, which is based on "The Poem of the Dead" by Lorca. At one point in the dark, haunting, 10-minute track, he yells "¡Las hierbas!" [i.e. the grass which grows upon graves] with a fury that etches itself into your brain. Then, shortly afterward, he does it again.
* "Half A Canyon" by Music/{{Pavement}}: It starts out with PerishingAltRockVoice run through a walkie-talkie-like effect, but about halfway through Stephen Malkmus suddenly lets out a high-pitched hoarse shriek. The song then jumps into a faster tempo and becomes sort of a psychedelic freakout punctuated by more lengthy screams, including a lampshade hanging cry of "oooohh mmmyyy goooodddd, I can't believe I'm still gooooooiiiinnnng!".
* "The Dust Storm" by Those Poor Bastards. Lonesome Wyatt sounds like a serial killer, alternately groaning and crying out like a coyote in barbed wire. To quote the chorus, "Take off your dreeeeeeess, put on your faaaaaaaaaace, I'M FEELIN' WILD!"
* Many of Trivium's songs are, for the most part, thrash metal with melodic singing. Until you get to the chorus, in which a mad axe murderer fights his way to the microphone and yells and screams over Matt Heafey's corpse.
* Intestinal Disgorge built a name for themselves out of this trope, especially in their pre-''Humiliated'' years.
* [=CDR's=] "Soft Head or Hard Head." One could easily assume that while his top half is playing the drumkit, his bottom half is repeatedly being crushed by a steamroller.
* The Deli Creeps were big fans of this trope. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkHlnS-I3hM (Case in point.)]]''
* Music/{{Disturbed}}'s child abuse segment in "Down With The Sickness", which is quite easily the most violently screamy 40 seconds in the band's discography (their later work relies more on clean, traditional metal belting).
** And yet, the hardest scream they have comes from "Conflict" ([[RefrainFromAssuming commonly known as "Enemy"]]) during the last 30 seconds:
-->"You tried to tell me you love life"
-->"Then find another way to '''kiiii--OOOOOOWWWWL'''!!!
* It's less Careful With That Ax and more Careful With That Foot, but about three-fifths of the way through "Lord of the Winter Snow," from Luca Turilli's album ''King of the Nordic Twilight,'' Olaf Hayer jumps about three octaves in one line and sounds like he just got kicked in the nuts.
* Music/{{Queen}}'s Bohemian Rhapsody: "...aside for me, for me, for '''MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!''' and Under Pressure: "Whyyyyyyyyy...why, '''WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!'''"
* Jeff Mangum's demo for the unreleased Music/NeutralMilkHotel song "Sailing Through" [[LastNoteNightmare ends with over a minute of him screaming the chorus over and over again, with more and more vehemence]]. It is unbelievably disturbing.
* Music/PeterGabriel's "Signal to Noise" features the Pakistani qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WC-5VFcliE live]] version, which combines his screaming with electric guitar, strings, and a drum machine, makes for an intensely emotional song.
* Music/BikiniKill nails this in "Star Bellied Boy," going from singing to screeching and back again without missing a beat. '
* "Luca" by BrandNew. The song has a quiet, acoustic section that goes on for about a minute before being suddenly stopped in the middle of a sentence by the singer screaming at the top of his lungs, at which point the electric guitars come back in.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Az_7U0-cK0 Come To Daddy]]" by Music/AphexTwin, towards the middle.
* Karl Sanders of Music/{{Nile}} is primarily known for his extremely low and guttural vocals (to the point where if the bass guitar is too loud, the two pitches are competing to be heard over each other), but when he wants to, he can let out some quite creepy screams. Notable examples are the breakdown in "Cast Down the Heretic," where he screams the song title along with the rest of the band, as well as some truly unnerving high and distant sounding screams during the bridge of "Masturbating The War God."
* Music/MyChemicalRomance, especially on the first two albums. "Helena" live is a good example, as is "Hang 'Em High".
** In the studio version of their song "You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us in Prison", guest vocalist Bert McCracken of The Used does this. "DO YOU HAVE THE KEYS TO THE HOTEL?!?! CAUSE I'M GONNA SET THIS MOTHERFUCKER ON FIRE!!"
** Also the bridge in "Mama" starts with a "Hell" segueing into an epic rising scream.
* Arthur Von Nagel (of the band Cormorant) delivers some truly blood curling screams at the end of the song "Two Brothers".
* Music/{{Opeth}}, on the song "Ghost of Perdition." Well, that's a nice little jazz riff, a bit spooky soundi-'''"GHOST OF!!! MOTHER!! LINGERING DEEAAAATH!!!"'''
** Not their only example, of course. Even though the singer usually growls, every once in a while he'll let out one.
* Music/{{Bjork}} has a lovely little [[CoveredUp cover song]] "It's Oh So Quiet".
** and "Army Of Me" in a remixed form.
** Cover nothing, "Pluto" is by a long shot her {{Metal Scream}}iest song so far.
* The end of the song "Cockroaches" by Voivod. Makes sense, though, seeing as it's about a swarm of possibly-alien mechanical insects eating their way across the country and finally getting to the narrator...
* Underground British Indie-Rock ''QueenAdreena'' almost always shows elements of this in their albums.
* Music/BillyTalent front-man Benjamin Kowalewicz is very prone to this (the end of River Below comes to mind).
* Voodoo Kungfu, particularly in "This Riverside".
* Even Jewel lets one rip on her fourth album, "This Way'', during the bridge of "Love Me, Just Leave Me Alone". "Well, I tried to be unloveable.... WHY COULDN'T YOU DO THE SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME?!!"
* Late 60's experimental band Cromagnon did this a good amount. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoPvGHzHng4 Ritual Feast Of The Libido]] consists of their singer blowing out his voice while a low-tempo beat plays in the background.
* Jacob of Normpeterson is fond of these. It's especially prevalent in "Absent" and "Attenuation."
* Power Electronics acts can be fond of this trope. For example, [=RxAxPxE=]'s "Chloroform Casanova," the MadOracle wail of Whitehouse's "Rapeday" and various Sutcliffe Jügend tracks. such as "Pigboy" and "This Is The Truth."
* Quite a few Group Sounds bands (mid-[[TheSixties 60s]] Japan's response to Music/TheBeatles) inadvertently slipped this into otherwise harmless pop songs. They were obviously going for a more traditional Music/LittleRichard style yell, but over-did it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XyTqINVU5M just]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1rus8T6-4c a]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWjHCaAJOOQ bit]]
* One of the most infamous examples, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO_QntXc-c4 Bodies]] by Music/DrowningPool. *whispering* "Let the bodies hit the floor. Let the bodies hit the floor. Let the bodies hit the--" *two beats* '''"FLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!!!"'''
* The video version of Korpiklaani's "Beer, Beer" opens with one of the band members loudly performing an incongruous, but remarkably accurate, imitation of a pig squealing over the tour bus's intercom.
* Music/LadyGaga experiments with this in "Bloody Mary".
* Even Houkago Tea Time (the FakeBand of {{Moe}} Japanese schoolgirls from ''Manga/KOn'') does this, but mildly, noticeably on "Fuwa Fuwa Time" and "Go! Go! Maniac".
** "Girly Storm Sprint Stick" has Ritsu giving one hell of a yell on the last line of the last chorus.
* Music/ThePillows in "Hello, Welcome To Bubbletown's Happy Zoo" right before the solo.
** "Hello, welcome to Bubbletown's Happy Zoo instant show...weeoeeeoeeeoeooo AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!"
* Music/RascalFlatts screams "BOB! THAT! HEAD!" ''really'' loudly at the top of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APUfkpHKmdo Bob That Head]]", and then again near the end. It got to the point that the label sent out an edited version that removed the screamed intro.
* Music/CageTheElephant has a lot of perfect examples of these, you'd think he was getting murdered every time; in "Indy Kids", "Always Something", the end of "Sell Yourself" and "Around My Head", "In One Ear", and "James Brown", to name a few.
* Though it would probably be more like Careful With That Revolver, Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge's all-screaming piece "Six Shooter" probably qualifies for this, as does their song "You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire".
* Music/AliceInChains' "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm3lqTOhRAw Love Song]]" combines this with MadnessMantra.
--> '''''MY GUMS ARE BLEEDING! MY GUMS ARE BLEEDING!'''''
--> '''''GET THE MIDGET! GET THE MIDGET! GET THE FUCKING MIIIDGEEET!'''''
* Music/{{Oasis}}' "Fade In-Out": A scream occurs [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVpO172tr-4#t=3m12s about halfway through the song]].
* Music/{{Sugarland}}'s Jennifer Nettles lets out a particularly grating scream near the end of "Down in Mississippi (Up to No Good)".
* Axl Rose of Music/GunsNRoses is well known for his screams, but the scream right before the solo of "Oh My God" is MONSTROUS in how raw and bloodcurdling it is.
* Music/EverythingElse has one in "Religion Song (Put Away The Gun)". It really sticks out because it's immediately after a quiet [[SpokenWordInMusic spoken word]] bit.
* Music/ShiinaRingo screams her lungs out at the beginning of the song "Identity". Considering how strange her music is, it's surprising that she hasn't done this ''more often''.
* Scott Weiland's vocal intro in "Dead & Bloated", first track from Music/StoneTemplePilots' debut album ''Core''.
* Song by the Swedish MelodicDeathMetal band Music/InFlames generally fall into one of 2 categories- those that feature several axe dismemberments (e.g. "Jotun") and those that are ''[[UpToEleven nothing but]]'' axe dismemberments (e.g. "Scream"). Vocalist Anders Fridén either has the toughest vocal chords or the fastest-regrowing legs in the business.
** It's anyone's guess as to whether he still does or not, because he hasn't done those for a long, long time.
* Music/{{Mastodon}}'s vocals are generally a combination of singing and grunting. Then you have "Bladecatcher", which sounds like a pig being fed through a woodchipper....and yet the song doesn't have ''any'' vocals - the inhuman "screams" are actually coming from a guitar.
* David [=DiSanto=] of Vektor has become well-known for his earsplitting shrieks and generally screechy vocal style. Oh, and they're not pitchshifted. He pulls them off live without a hitch, too.
* Splashdown's "So HA" is essentially primal scream therapy set to a techno beat.
* Specifically averted in Steve Morse Band's "Rockin' Guitars," when guest vocalist Albert Lee leads up to the point where a rocker scream would be entirely expected, but instead very calmly says, "I refuse to scream."
* Music/DeltaGoodrem uses this to an extent on her song "Nobody Listened".
---> ''The angel did I see''
---> ''AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH''
* Silberbart's "Brain Brain". Oh God.
* ''No Security'' from Chaos UK.
* Most of the times Rage (played by Music/DevinTownsend) shows up in Music/{{Ayreon}}'s ''The Human Equation'' qualify for this, but it's probably most noticeable in "School" with the calming tones of Agony and Pain interrupted by the ripping loud screech of Rage tearing in behind them. Don't listen to this album the first time through on headphones.
** Off the same album, the end of Mikael Åkerfeldt's (of the aforementioned Music/{{Opeth}}) first part in "Trauma", especially when he's been using his soft, calming voice for the rest of the album, making it seriously surprising when he starts growling YOU'RE BETTER OFF DEAD.
* The HairMetal band Steelheart, which featured a lead singer with a ''very'' powerful falsetto range.
---> And I'll never... '''LET YOU GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!'''
* Zeehas; 12 Wait's "Elicit Tears" is sort of a strange example - it's a SynthPop ballad that's mostly sung in a deliberately hammy but still pretty gentle manner... But the pre-chorus is always kicked off by the singer letting out a sudden blood-curdling shriek, then going right back to crooning along as though nothing happened.
* Music/{{Queensryche}} lead vocalist Geoff Tate was fond of this early in his career. The two best examples are the opening bars of "Nightrider" from their self-titled release and "Gonna Get Close To You"...Which is one long irresponsible use of the axe.
* "Beautiful Woman Hunter" by Schoolyard Heroes ends with Ryann screaming "KIIIIIILLLLLL!" in what could be described as a violent rage.
* ''Roboturner'' by BetweenTheBuriedAndMe opens with a grating scream (catching anyone off-guard upon listening to it).
* Lemon Jelly has, appropriately enough, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mTcgwKo4rQ The Shouty Track]].
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgHk9d3-UKU Stains]]" by Janus has the vocalist scream the song's title in an incredibly pained voice at the end of the chorus.
* Music/ElvisCostello is far better-known for his songwriting than for his screaming, but he's let loose with some unexpectedly bloodcurdling screams on a number of songs throughout his long career, sometimes screaming sections of lyrics (the ending of "Beaten To The Punch"), sometimes...not (the wordless screeches during the uptempo sections that bookend "Man Out Of Time").
* "Egyptian Shumba" by 60's GirlGroup The Tammys features some monkey-like shrieks in the chorus.
* The Music/ImogenHeap song "Leave Me To Love" both starts and ends with an incredibly loud and elongated shriek.
* There's a series of screams at the end of the Asking Alexandria song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7YUHp0vuDs&feature=player_detailpage#t=213s Hey There Mr. Brooks]] Normally this wouldn't be unnerving, as about 70% of Asking Alexandria's lyrics are screams. But those screams are normally attached to actual lyrics. The screams at the end of Hey There Mr. Brooks have no words within them. They're just fevered and desperate wails.
* Music/SomethingBroke's [[DarkReprise ending]] combines this with LastNoteNightmare. [[spoiler: "HELP ME CHASE AWAY MY FEARS-"]]
* John Frusciante's song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug4a8kApRpQ "Omission"]] has gentle-sounding vocals shared by him and Josh Klinghoffer. Right at the end, Josh's soft voice abruptly turns into a distressed scream.
* Refused. Huge mention goes to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH_E_dFXDKA "Refused Party Program"]] after the second verse, where Dennis lets out a big yelp that sounds like someone stepped on his foot very hard.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df-CNiOjWvs RESONANCE]]" by Music/ExistTrace--while Jyou does HarshVocals in several of the band's songs, this is the only one where she outright ''screams'' a la this trope. (The second in particular comes pretty much out of nowhere; the first at least has ''some'' buildup via the music.)
* Bert [=McCracken=] from TheUsed screams often. In one of their [=DVDs=] it's shown that (at least at the time it was filmed) the rest of the band threw things at him while he was recording to encourage this.
* Spitalfield's "[[FalseFriend Fairweather Friend]]" in the last moments of the song.
* As listed above, Lard's "Can God Fill Teeth," whose chorus consists of several bars of pained screaming and powertool noises. It's about a man who removes all of his teeth on suspicion that they might be bugged.
* For Squirrels' Jack Vigliatura usually sang in a style that could be called PerishingIndieVoice, but the chorus of "Long Live The King" demonstrated that he could also deliver some [[ThePixies Black Francis]]-like shrieks. "Superstar" also involves some blood-curdling shrieks, but this time in the form of backing vocals performed by guitarist Travis Tooke.
* Music/{{Thursday}}'s Geoff Rickly does nothing if not utilize this trope.
* Music/TakingBackSunday. "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwA1jhz_zcg&t=0m59s Ghost Man On Third]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwDdbZSo4AY The Blue Channel]]", and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXgy4URyt5k&t=2m02s Sink Into Me]]", to name a couple.
* Chairlift's "I Belong in Your Arms", slightly, at one point.
* ''Series/HorribleHistories'''s William Wallace [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D_vQEb0Ng8 song]]. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtdPhR7CWCg Luddite song]] gets pretty screamy too, especially on "ANAR-CHIIIIISTS!" And in the (not so screamy) Viking song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qSkaAwKMD4 "Literally"]], the guitar ''literally'' is an axe...
* Rob Kersey of {{Psychostick}} is quite the fan of this, to the point that usage of it is the first thing that comes out of his mouth when the actual music starts.
--> In a crowd, with no escape.\\
That's when I feel my privates wake.\\
Got to find some privacy.\\
Or they will see ME SCRATCHING ME!!!!!\\
\\
'''[[InconvenientItch MY BALLS ITCH!]]'''\\
[[subscript:They're itching, I gotta scratch 'em!]]\\
'''WAY DOWN LOW!'''\\
[[subscript:My balls are a ball of fire!]]\\
'''MY BALLS ITCH!'''\\
[[subscript:They're itching, I gotta scratch 'em!]]\\
'''WAY DOWN LOW!'''\\
My balls are A BALL OF FIRE!!!!!!!!!\\
\\
IRRITATIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!! TOLERATIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!! SCROTUM ITCHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING!!!\\
Leaves me bitching.\\
CAN'T ENDURE THIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS!!! EMIDERMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS!!! SCROTUM ITCHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING!!!\\
Leaves me bih–
* In "Good Morning, Captain" by {{Slint}}, singer Brian [=McMahan=] screamed so hard during the final lines, he threw up after recording the song. The entire album Spiderland is a build up for this moment. How would you imagine the word 'paingasm' to sound? It's that.
* Soap&Skin's first album ''Lovetune for Vacuum'' was a rough affair, so "Spiracle" seemed like one of the calmest songs on the album. Until she stops the second chorus to let out a bloodcurdling scream.
* Janet Varney engages in a bout of this in the middle of the Hard n' Phirm number [[http://janetvarney.com/music/ "Naturally Selected"]] (scroll down to the third music file to listen).
* Iced Earth's first singer Gene Adam, most notably on their titular song Iced Earth, with his elongated yell of "The desolate onnnnnnnnnnnne", which reduces many fans into hysterics. It's said that he was fired from the band because he refused to take singing seriously.
* An unusual one from Kelis with her debut single [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3JFwd1bk4Q "Caught Out There"]]. It's an [=R&B=] song with a jarring example during the chorus. She even lampshades this in her later single "Bossy" ("first girl to scream on a track").
* KanyeWest does one at the end of "I Am a God"; HipHop's most unusual example since the aforementioned Kelis. Fans have [[http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?p=123456961#post123456961 likened his shriek to]] [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Flanders]].
* Music/{{Anberlin}} has a few on their earlier albums, ''Never Take Friendship Personal'' in particular. "The Feel Good Drag" and the Title Track both have one. There are a couple subtle ones on "Dismantle. Repair." and "Someone, Anyone" as well.
--> "YOUR LIFE HAS NO PURPOSE!"
* The version of Ballroom Blitz which Tia Carrere sings in WaynesWorld features some impressive wailing.
* GO-ZEN's aptly titled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_iTUP_6BTw Impaled Proceed]] makes use of this trope in the last quarter of the song.
* DrSteel's discography offers the listener a variety of singing styles, from buttery operatic baritone to steampunk-styled rapping. In his song "Lament for a Toy Factory" he lets out some savage, inarticulate metal screaming as the narrator burns down[=/=]blows up the toy factory who fired him.
* Bassment Jaxx's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN5lmN5Ad2o&t=2m0s "Red Alert"]] has vocalist Blue James do a rather unexpected shriek during the breakdown.
--> '''Blue James:''' Aaa'''''EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE'''''OOOOWWWWW! '''''BA'''''-BY!
* The Black Angels' "Phosphene Dream" includes a number of shrieks mixed in with the otherwise spacey psychedelic singing.
* Music/TwentyOnePilots, when Tyler's not [[RapRock rapping]] or singing, gives off a couple of these. See "Car Radio" and "The Run and Go".
* Alt-Rockers Alien Ant Farm, while [[CoverVersion tackling]] Music/MichaelJackson's ''Smooth Criminal''. Comes in full volume with a very loud, high-pitched scream that almost comes off like it was put there on purpose just to make listeners jump.
* When SynthPop group Future Islands performed their song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ee4bfu_t3c "Seasons (Waiting On You)"]] on ''[[Creator/DavidLetterman The Late Show]]'', vocalist Samuel Herring went into a brief, unexpected near-[[HarshVocals death metal growl]] towards the end of the song. This is not present in the studio recording, where he sticks to his usual low, throaty crooning throughout.
* GreenDay has at least two, one after the second chorus of "She" and a sudden shriek of "SHIT!" before an instrumental break of "Hitchin' a Ride".
* Music/BoBurnham's "World On Fire" during his show ''what.'', which is just him mashing a keyboard for a couple seconds and screaming in pain.
* Saosin, at least with ''Translating the Name'' and some early demos. The band ceased this after Anthony Green left, even when performing older songs with his replacement Cove Reber. Anthony has also toned it down when he moved onto Circa Survive.
* Long by Chevelle has a few screams, including a surprising one halfway through and a 12 second long one at the end.
* The chorus of The Immigrant Song by Music/LedZeppelin is simply "Aaa-aaaaaa-aaa-aaa!" twice.
* ''https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJTzzVsUNAU Vitas'', a Ukranian-born pop singer, does this in at least one of his songs.
* BlackMetal band Fleurety has one of the most extreme examples of this trope with their debut [=EP=] ''A Darker Shade of Evil''. The vocals are so inhumanly high-pitched that the singer blew out his voice performing them. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYimUNtWLd8 Have a listen for your self here]], [[HellIsThatNoise if you dare]].
* The Juliana Theory's "French Kiss-Off" ends in Brett Detar letting out a scream that lasts for nearly a full minute. He attempted this once while touring sick and actually passed out, fell offstage still screaming, until a monitor fell on his head and busted him open. The event made his page on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brett_Detar#The_Lime_Spider_Incident The Other Wiki]]
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