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NekaMorgondagen
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Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:12 am
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:05 am 
 

Hello

I know i have a crappy voice and i cant sing still i wanna be a lead singer in a metal band. But people always seem to care about that the vocals must sound good. Why is that? In pop and modern music i think its more important that the vocals sound good. But in metal? Do you have to sing to be a vocalist in a band?

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arnvidr
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Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:51 pm
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:19 pm 
 

The vocals are super important, they can swing someone's opinion of a band.

What people considers "good" though is entirely subjective, so no reason to think you won't be awesome as a lead singer.

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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:00 am 
 

If you want to be a lead singer in a metal band, how about you work hard to become a good vocalist? Instead of trying to argue that bad is good enough and people are shallow for not accepting that?

I don't know what you want to achieve by being a metal vocalist who doesn't sound good but hopes that people will be content with, but I can assure you that respect and admiration will be difficult to come by.
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Rocka_Rollas
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Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:08 am
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:45 am 
 

Would Iron Maiden be as big as they are if they had this guy on vocals?

Youtube: show


Answer: GOOD SINGER = IMPORTANT

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arnvidr
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:26 pm 
 

But again, what people think is "good" varies wildly.

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Grimbeard
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Joined: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:09 pm
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Location: South Carolina
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:54 pm 
 

Dude, fuck no. Vocals are first and foremost about delivery! Think about all the great vocals that you like and all of the terrible vocals... that you like. They are both able to sell it because they actually feel what they are doing and what they are singing. Period.

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Rocka_Rollas
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:20 am 
 

Well, a "bad singer" can still make convincing delivery in the right setting:

Dave Mustaine is pretty bad, but his snarling fits Megadeth well or some reason
Kai Hansen isn't necessarly the best either, but he fits in Gamma Ray/old Helloween
And what about UDO :D
Lemmy also fits the bill
Grave Digger wouldn't be the same without Chris Boltendahl but he's actually not really bad, just have a very "unpleasant" voice for most people, but I LOVE it

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EzraBlumenfeld
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Location: Land of No Return
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:29 pm 
 

Dude, you've basically made eight threads of the same basic question. Stop.
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Twisted_Psychology
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Joined: Sat May 16, 2009 8:22 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:11 pm 
 

Rocka_Rollas wrote:
Well, a "bad singer" can still make convincing delivery in the right setting:

Dave Mustaine is pretty bad, but his snarling fits Megadeth well or some reason
Kai Hansen isn't necessarly the best either, but he fits in Gamma Ray/old Helloween
And what about UDO :D
Lemmy also fits the bill
Grave Digger wouldn't be the same without Chris Boltendahl but he's actually not really bad, just have a very "unpleasant" voice for most people, but I LOVE it


Seconding this. Talent is incredibly important but context is even more so. It's one thing to be a good or bad singer, but it's a completely different thing to be a fitting singer. I guess you can work around your crappy voice with the right sounding material, but it's best to push yourself and figure out what approach works best for your inherent abilities.
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SweetLeaf95
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:24 pm 
 

As someone who is a die-hard thrash fan, no. ;)
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