Poll: Harsh Vocals
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Understandable! Love to sing along
20 80%
It's better when its so rough I can't make out what's being said!
3 12%
Don't care. I dont even like harsh vocals
2 8%
Voters: 25.
#1
Alright!
So how do you guys like your vocals?
Im talking harsh vocals. Do you like it better when you can understand and hear the words, or better when its so brutal that you cant hear a word!

Example:
Understandle being bands like Amon Amarth and Arch Enemy

Not being like old decapitated
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#2
I have no preference, it just depends on the tone of the voice.
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#3
As dunc said.

If it sounds good to me, I don't care.
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cuz ppl hate how power metal they are cuz they think its "gay" or w.e, which is immature and dirogitory
#4
Yeah, I really don't care either lol. If the vocals are at least tolerable, then I will listen. I hate Vader's vocalist, so if I can understand him or not, it doesn't matter.
#5
^Really, I actually like Peter...
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#6
Piotr > Most DM Vocals.
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cuz ppl hate how power metal they are cuz they think its "gay" or w.e, which is immature and dirogitory
#7
I don't care if I can understand it. As long as it sounds good.
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#9
^Exactly, come on how can you not like this?!?!?!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=SgnF1BVF6pg
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#10
Preferably when it's really harsh, although I don't have a really strong opinion either way.
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#11
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As dunc said.

If it sounds good to me, I don't care.



Same here. The only type of harsh vocals that I can't absolutely stand is Waking The Cadaver. Sounds like a muffled fart.
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#12
My favorite harsh vocalists are typically the more understandable ones. I'm not a fan of mumbly vocals. That said, vocal tone takes precedence.
#14
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I have no preference, it just depends on the tone of the voice.

I agree.
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#18
I prefer understandable
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#19
Depends on the music and band, I suppose. With bands like Agalloch and Opeth, I like being able to understand the vocals as the lyrics are generally emotional, thoughtful, and well written. When listening to a large part of death and black metal, however, I could care less whether I understand them or not - tone takes the fore in this case.
#20
i just thought i'd bring this up:
Finally we have the other most recognised member of the band with Flo. Lord Worm. Lord Worm is a sick man, his vocals are a indistinguishable group of HURGHS and quite an impressive array of other little odd squeals, shrieks and screeches. Now, I know that indistinguishable growling is kind of standard in Death Metal, but Worm has a slightly different take on it. Instead of having an ultra brutal growling voice, it honestly sounds like HURGH HURG HURGH, it's hard to explain, but it sounds different to any other vocalist I've heard. Now, his voice is an acquired taste. But his lyrics are marvellous. Now, it's a complete bonus. Because you'll NEVER pick up a whole line, let alone a whole verse without a lyrics sheet. Hell, If you can pick up a single word you've done a good job. Really, you may as well read the lyrics without the CD going, because it's often hard to even keep up with the vocals when reading. For instance, allow me to translate the first verse of Phobophile into Lord Wormish.

"In The Kitchen
With A Screaming triple amputee:
It's completion depends solely
On my needs:
Said Amputee's stumps
Are my way of saying; "Thank You
Just For Being You"
It's Fear Tastes Better Than Its limbs."

Now in Lord Wormish

"Hurgh Hurgh Hur Hurgh
Hurgh Hurgh
HurghHurgh Hurghee
Hurgh Hurgh Hurgh Hurwoh
Hurgh Hurgh
HurghHurgh Hurghee
Hurgh Hurgh Hurghee Gaaaah!
Hurgh Hur GAH YAH!!
GYAH YAH HAGH!
Hurgh Hurgh
HurghHurgh Hurghee"

See, there’s not even the same number of syllables. When I read along the first verse is done and I'm still thinking I'm at "just For Being You". Now, the lyrics are great. All about violence and gore and stuff. But it's just got a smarter way of going about it than usual. But do the vocals work? I think that they fit perfect. Honestly, you'll be able to sing along with Worm on most of the tracks with a few listens. Only in Hurgh's and screeches, but still, they're memorable Hurgh's and screeches, and they are somehow catchy, despite being the least melodic aspect of the band.
#22
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Yeah, I really don't care either lol. If the vocals are at least tolerable, then I will listen. I hate Vader's vocalist, so if I can understand him or not, it doesn't matter.

He does this kind of a half growl half talking thing, its weird as hell. I think it makes the band stand out and it sounds badass.
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