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JyuuSan
04-09-2003, 06:29 PM
What's the best way to have your voice maintain that growling thrash metal sound to it without utterly destroying it? I want to be able to sing in that type of voice but I can't do it without my throat hating me for it!! Any suggestions? :confused:

KANEDA
04-09-2003, 07:05 PM
hmm I dunno 'cause it does mess you up after a while.
but that voice is so cliche now anyways....

the best hard vocal ever is Al Jorgensen in MINISTRY singin "N.W.O."

that is the hardest voice ever.

JyuuSan
04-09-2003, 07:50 PM
Just because it's cliche doesn't mean it isn't fun to do!! :D

Space Invader
04-13-2003, 09:15 PM
Death metal growls are REALLY hard to do. My friend can do it great, but she can only maintain the sound for a few lines then she's gagging and guzzling water ^_^;;.

Viral Harvest
04-14-2003, 12:50 PM
Death Metal growls are nothing compared to Grind. Grind has to be the most socially unacceptable genre of music EVER.

But yeah, back on topic...

Indeed, "growling" does mess up your vocal chords after awhile but you almost have to like, excercise them and you'll lessen the damage to your vocal chords that way. You gotta kinda pace yourself too, it's like running, you can't just run at full speed the whole mile, you gotta jog too.

When I was doing guest vocals last year for my friend's "Life-Metal" band (reverse death metal, emphasizing something positive, lol, it was a joke genre) , I think I managed to go completely ape shit for about 5 straight minutes, but then when I was done I lost my voice for a half-an-hour and drank 64 oz. of water. So take caution.

KANEDA
04-14-2003, 06:30 PM
nah...
I'd say noise is.

real noise like MERZBOW, K.K. Null, Aube, Masonna, etc, etc...

JyuuSan
04-14-2003, 07:18 PM
Originally posted by Viral Harvest
Indeed, "growling" does mess up your vocal chords after awhile but you almost have to like, excercise them and you'll lessen the damage to your vocal chords that way. You gotta kinda pace yourself too, it's like running, you can't just run at full speed the whole mile, you gotta jog too.

When I was doing guest vocals last year for my friend's "Life-Metal" band (reverse death metal, emphasizing something positive, lol, it was a joke genre) , I think I managed to go completely ape shit for about 5 straight minutes, but then when I was done I lost my voice for a half-an-hour and drank 64 oz. of water. So take caution.

So..... does drinking water help after you sing? Also, do you have any suggestions on how to exercise your vocal chords in order to toughen them up so to speak? The plan is that I'm planning to do karaoke and one of the songs I'd like to sing requires me to produce this type of voice. Noting how extreme it will be on my voice, I'll probably save this song for last. I thought I might learn something from other people's experiences. :)

Viral Harvest
04-14-2003, 11:54 PM
It just comes with experience I guess, try practicing beforehand. Drinking water definitely helps. If the whole song doesn't require vocals, just take a swig of water when they're blasting a riff or something lol.

JyuuSan
04-16-2003, 06:11 PM
I see.... *writes stuff down* :D