so Im an average singer/vocalist at best but i would like to kind of get a more "scratchy" sound out of my voice. I know there are certain artists that smoke cigs to get this effect, (Sully Erna), but i dont want to affect my health so are there any healthy and good ways to go about getting a more raspy tone? thx
deep throating penis lol

isnt there some way they sing differently, like the guy from cog
You can get that sound by constricting your throat while you sing, but I wouldn't call that a healthy or good way.

See, some singers just sound like that more naturally than others. They typically fry their voices anyways, but trying to achieve that effect by putting yourself at risk of frying your voice is, to me, ill advised.

That said, you'll find all sorts of people in the screaming/growling sticky who will disagree.

Be sure to also check out the vocal damage thread for proof that singing improperly *will* screw up your voice.


Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.