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SmallPoxie
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:19 am 
 

You know, vocalists that have amazing clean voices but also have agressive harsh/growled/rasp voices.

My example is John Haughm (Agalloch): Compare "And the Great Cold Death of the Earth" to "Faustian Echoes".

Apart from Mikael Åkerfeldt, any more examples?

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TheLoneForest
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:40 am 
 

obligatory neige and chino

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Zelkiiro
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:41 am 
 

Eye is one of my favorite vocalists, if not flat-out my favorite, and this is precisely the kind of thing she excels at. Often within the same song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKBIK1NaaqU
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:59 am 
 

Aaron Stainthorpe (My Dying Bride) - his clean vocals are incredibly passionate and emotional while his death growls are among the most sinister and vile in the whole genre. I feel like there's something uniquely "tortured" about his portrayal of both styles that links them together.

Paul Kuhr (Novembers Doom) - similar to the above, but less "depressive". His clean vocal delivery isn't as "dramatic" as a lot of his peers and as such he tends to be a bit controversial...but I find it brings a unique character and sense of sincerity to his performances, especially since his lyrics tend to be so personal and self-reflective (see: Autumn Reflection). His death growls on the other hand, are extremely powerful and commanding, basically the closest thing you'll find to a thu'um in the real world - very deep and guttural without sacrificing any clarity or definition. Truly one of the best there is.
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V.I.T.R.I.O.L. (Anaal Nathrakh)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:06 am 
 

The first person that sprang to mind was Christian Älvestam (ex-of-Scar Symmetry). Upon thinking more, I can't think of anyone else better fitting the description.
At his cleans, he rivals the best power metal vocalists, while his growls and shrieks are similarly some of the best of their type, in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:17 am 
 

obligatory mention:
https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/U ... itler/3609

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:32 am 
 

Not in quite the same league as some of the above - Alyssa White-Gluz ? Her growls / screams are pretty decent, and she's got a few live videos of singing normally with bands like Delain, and she's really very good at that too.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:49 am 
 

Alan from Primordial is the best example for me. His clean vocals are powerful and passionate, while he can make it harsher very well.

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ThStealthP wrote:
V.I.T.R.I.O.L. (Anaal Nathrakh)


I wouldn't call the cleans very calming, tbh.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:56 am 
 

Dan Swanö. The answer is always Dan Swanö.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:14 am 
 

Mikko Kotamäki from Swallow the Sun! amazing deep cleans and really good death growls with good black metal vocals too

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:33 am 
 

Opus wrote:
Dan Swanö. The answer is always Dan Swanö.

First guy I thought of. Swanö always.

Is the only purpose of this thread to list vocalists who do clean and harsh singing competently?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:37 am 
 

Peter Steele is a good example of this. His vocals for Carnivore and the first Type O album sound distinctive and aggressive but just ooze character and passion, while his clean vocals on a lot of Type O's later material have so much emotion. Garm from Ulver definitely exemplifies this as well, especially on Bergtatt.

Not metal, but I'll second Chino Moreno. Maynard from Tool also has a good mix of soothing, clean vocals with more aggressive screams, especially in their earlier stuff.

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joppek
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:46 am 
 

to take the thread title more literally (because that's how i thought of it before opening the thread), i'd say ross dolan can have a very calm, but aggressive delivery at the same time

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:57 am 
 

Karyn Crisis from Crisis. In particular, check out the track from the Cry Now, Cry Later comp.

https://youtu.be/R61R90Rrmxk

https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Crisis/8557

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:13 pm 
 

Reid wrote:
Maynard from Tool also has a good mix of soothing, clean vocals with more aggressive screams, especially in their earlier stuff.

One of my favorite singers. His control and sense of dynamics is truly something to be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:30 pm 
 

Henry Rollins
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:04 pm 
 

Loïc Rossetti. That guy really upped his game from Heliocentric back in 2010. Pelagial is a true showcase of his abilities.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:23 pm 
 

Most atmospheric/ambient black metal with harsh vocals would quality. Tobias from Paysage D'Hiver or Austin Lunn from Panopticon spring to mind.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:59 pm 
 

Lisa formerly-known-as-Middelhauve




Helen Vogt


Vermilia


Sofia Schmidt


Pasi "Ruoja" Koskinen



...and a good load of more famous names I'm not about to advertise :D

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Pitiless Wanderer
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:01 pm 
 

Renkse for sure.

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frostjunkie
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:40 am 
 

Akercocke

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Korpgud
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:08 am 
 

frostjunkie wrote:
Akercocke


Jason Mendonça probably has my fav vocal range in extreme metal. So many different voices and moods, and he handles all of them to perfection.

I would add Niklas Kvarforth from Shining.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:13 am 
 

Pitiless Wanderer wrote:
Renkse for sure.

Is this irony? I'm a great Katatonia fan but how is his voice diverse?

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DecemberSoul
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:32 am 
 

Gravetemplar wrote:
Pitiless Wanderer wrote:
Renkse for sure.

Is this irony? I'm a great Katatonia fan but how is his voice diverse?


Is this irony? You're a great fan but don't know about his voice's diversity?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:34 am 
 

joppek wrote:
to take the thread title more literally (because that's how i thought of it before opening the thread), i'd say ross dolan can have a very calm, but aggressive delivery at the same time



Hello, only other guy who's also taken the title literally :) ...and was subsequently disappointed by all the nonsense contributions.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:24 am 
 

DecemberSoul wrote:
Gravetemplar wrote:
Pitiless Wanderer wrote:
Renkse for sure.

Is this irony? I'm a great Katatonia fan but how is his voice diverse?


Is this irony? You're a great fan but don't know about his voice's diversity?

"Vocalists that have amazing clean voices but also have aggressive harsh/growled/rasp voices", "calm and aggressive at the same time". Renkse hasn't been actively doing growls for ages because he can't, he lost his voice after the first LP. He only does it now and then for some live shows and even then it's only for a few minutes and it isn't very impressive tbh.

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true_death
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:35 am 
 

Gravetemplar wrote:
"Vocalists that have amazing clean voices but also have aggressive harsh/growled/rasp voices", "calm and aggressive at the same time". Renkse hasn't been actively doing growls for ages because he can't, he lost his voice after the first LP. He only does it now and then for some live shows and even then it's only for a few minutes.


The only time he ever mixed the two styles (as far as I know) was on the first October Tide album (the interlude track had some clean vocals) and that one track on the Katatonia demo. On one hand I agree that the diversity between how harsh he sounded on when he did growls vs. how calm his current style is, is a shock to say the least and fitting in a way but yeah...not exactly "at the same time".
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:38 am 
 

Devin Townsend has to be mentioned.

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RainyTheBusinessPerson
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:25 pm 
 

Tim Aymar can switch between clean vocals and raspy high pitched shrieks so naturally.
Jari Maenpaä also has great range (whether you like him as a person or not, his vocal prowess is breathtaking), same with Mattias from Atavistia, since he's mimicking Jari in every way possible.

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Braltika
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:29 pm 
 

Dare I mention Anders Fridén of In Flames?

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des91
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:39 pm 
 

Kenn Nardi or Anacrusis for sure. Goes from a Thrash growl, to clean singing, to a WICKED high pitch scream in the same line of a song sometimes.

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thrashinbatman
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:13 pm 
 

TBH I'm really surprised we've gone this far without mentioning Hansi.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:42 am 
 

Phil Anselmo lacerates his throat with power, and then smokes some and can get really laid back.

He also had great metal voice and skills (may still have, haven't heard him use it for a long, long time).

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At this point I might as well mention Ian Gillan and Rob Halford.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:09 pm 
 

Gravetemplar wrote:
Pitiless Wanderer wrote:
Renkse for sure.

Is this irony? I'm a great Katatonia fan but how is his voice diverse?


The reason I named Renkse is that the title of this thread says, "at the same time." I didn't even read the OP because the title was, supposedly, self explanatory. But then I read it, and he's just asking about vocalists who can both growl and sing in nice clean vocals. Clearly, this is different than "at the same time." It's been done a hundred times, this topic, so I didn't think he actually meant vocalists with good clean and aggressive vocals :-)

Renkse fits my description. He manages to have a beautiful, soft delivery while maintaining an edge of aggression. Even on newer Katatonia.

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I remember the song of Dimmu Borgir - Antikrist with The Shagrath´clean voice .

Also TIAMAT - Whatever That Hurts , the chorus is so deep and dark and the contrast in the song is notorious

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:14 pm 
 

Devin Townsend is at the top of the list. He has one of the most soothing "calm" singing voices I've ever heard, and at the same time he's the most insane, incredible harsh vocalist ever.
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Phil Bozeman. On the newest album ecspecially he has shown that he is a more than capable clean singer and his lows are some of the best in metal.

Matti Way. He sounds like a gutteral drain soaking up soda through a straw, which is a really grating and aggressive vocal style but somehow after listening for awhile it almost turns into a syncopated pur over the music, its kinda odd but i've always enjoyed him.

Burton C. Bell. Always had a somewhat ethereal aura in some of his clean vocals, particularly on the first 2 albums and still has a reasonably aggressive tone, ecspecially on Soul.

I also would second whomever mentioned Ross Dolan. He annunciates so well that it almost makes his ultra deep delivery seem kinda relaxed and calm.

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