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Old 11-01-2006, 07:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What makes this music?
Personally I hate this type, I turn the radio to a different station as soon as I hear it.
But some people are REALLY into this.

What do you like about it? (no disrespect intended!)
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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guttural?
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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such as necrophagists vocals, I think.
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That was a bad example. There are plenty of Death Metal bands that do it.
Really low vocals, with sounds like grunting and stuff.Sounds like an animal or something
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The agression, intensity I guess. I dispised it at first but it eventually grew on me. I see it as normal as any other way of singing. Most people think that it is rediculous and that Death Metal bands have no skill.

Random Person- "I could just bang a trash can and scream at the top of my lungs and it would be as good as (whatever death metal band we were talking about)".

Not true, it takes much skill and talent to do gutteral vocals and not sound like and idiot. I use to say said line all the time before I saw a metal show for the first time (Nile, Hypocrisy, Decapitated, ect), now I kick myself for saying it.Try it yourself. Record yourself singing death metal, then compare it to and actual artist. You will be able to tell the difference.
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't like low screams. They bother me. High screams are good though.
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I don't mind some screams, but I'm fairly particular about them. I'm not a fan of low frequency waste-disposal vocals.

The biggest thing I dislike about them is if it's the way all of the songs are sung, which is where my dislike for Black/Death metal comes in, it's a preferances thing. I'd prefer 90% clean (includes "rough" vocals as well) vocals with a few screams.

But for sure. screams aren't all bad, they certainly can add some energy to a song. I mean I fuckin love Nick's screaming on QOTSA's "I feel like a millionaire..." song, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I love both styles. You can't appreciate it until you try to do it. I'd explain further but odds are unless you do alot of drugs, my logic will not make sense
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Screaming is just a more powerful (in my opinion) way of expressing what you are singing about. Although, it's really just a matter of what you want your music to sound like. You either like it or you don't.
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