Art of Anarchy is a band comprising former Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thai, Disturbed bassist John Moyer, twin brothers Jon (guitar) and Vince Votta (drums) and, as of 2016, Creed vocalist Scott Stapp
Stapp explained the story of this song: "The track 'Echo Of A Scream' is a chronicle of the curse of self-doubt. It speaks to a place in life when confidence has been lost and you feel like you're a shell of your former self or as the lyric describes it, an 'echo of a scream.' It touches on the internal dialog within the mind of someone wrestling with feeling disconnected from who they really are and lost in trying to find their way back to their true self. Its two competing voices, the negative self-talk voice contrasted with the voice trying to fight it and overcome it."
"John Moyer brought the initial music bed to the band and we all really liked the drive and energy so we decided to track it. John, while out with his other band Disturbed, played the music for David Draiman (Disturbed) and David came up with a great melody idea for the chorus. Zac Maloy and I wrote the lyrics and then the melodies for the verses and the rest is history. This song was a true collaborative effort with Bumblefoot and John Votta writing monster solos. I'm really happy with how the song came out and its one of my favorites on the record."