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First off i had no clue where to put this...so if theres a better forum dont be a 8==D about it just plz tell me where to put this if im wrong k

SO Me and my friend are trying out this dude who "say's" he can scream for our band...
BUT I have no clue what to look for in a scream

So could yall plz tell me what type of stuff to look for...
Like a checklist of sumptin

Thanx ya buh bye


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Uh... make sure he has a versatile scream (ie he can scream high and low and in between). Scremers who scream the same scream all day and night are boring.
He can scream PROPERLY. He isn't hurting his throat. If so, he could throw his voice out in the middle of a show and screw you guys over.
Also, make sure it sounds good.
If you guys like his sound, go for it.
Also, if you're playing hardcore, you probably don't want a death metal screamer. Go for a guy that sounds good for the genre you play.
#4
Screaming, as in death growling, black metal screeches, or just regular hardcore type of screaming?

An important thing to make sure of though, like RPGoof said, is that he isn't hurting his throat.
#5
i wish i knew how to scream
even a lame black metal scream would be good enough for me. as long as he screams correctly, and doesn't smoke or drink a lot or anything.
#6
Don't forget to make sure he can enunciate his words correctly! You don't want a screamer whom you can't understand what they are saying. (ie. Children of Bodom vs. Arch Enemy and Lamb of God, who can you understand?)
If you think he is good but needs some help, I suggest getting Zen of Screaming 1&2. Tons of info in there.
#7
find a song with screaming that you like, show it to him, and if he can replicate it then let him in your band
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Listen to a variety of metal bands that use kinds of screams

I listen to Killswitch Engage, (old) Trivium, Shadows Fall, All That Remains, etc.

and all their vocal styles are different

check them all out and see what you really want
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Screaming, as in death growling, black metal screeches, or just regular hardcore type of screaming?

An important thing to make sure of though, like RPGoof said, is that he isn't hurting his throat.


Like pretty much a good range i guess...but i have never heard a scream with no music behind it, like whats it supposed to sound like?

Some people says it sounds kinnda stupid with no music, but i have no clue coz i've never heard one without a riff in the background
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Quote by RPGoof
Uh... make sure he has a versatile scream (ie he can scream high and low and in between). Scremers who scream the same scream all day and night are boring.
He can scream PROPERLY. He isn't hurting his throat. If so, he could throw his voice out in the middle of a show and screw you guys over.
Also, make sure it sounds good.
If you guys like his sound, go for it.
Also, if you're playing hardcore, you probably don't want a death metal screamer. Go for a guy that sounds good for the genre you play.

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if he can scream, for only short amounts of time that means he isn't well trained, or doesn't have a lot of experience.
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- Annunciation

- Tone

- Range

- Brutality (like do you want a Disgorge guttural or a metalcore scream?)

- Versatility (Can he do cleans? Does he have excellent vibrato?)

- How He Fits In the Band's Sound
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#13
Make sure he can sing clean too.

Tommy Rogers= Good
The vocalist from Atreyu or any other hardcore band = bad
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- Annunciation

- Tone

- Range

- Brutality (like do you want a Disgorge guttural or a metalcore scream?)

- Versatility (Can he do cleans? Does he have excellent vibrato?)

- How He Fits In the Band's Sound


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I'd also like to point out that if he has a scream similar to, say, Matt Heafy of Trivium, DO NOT hire him if you plan on doing extensive work, for his sake.

MKH's scream is the worst thing you can do to your throat, it is downright suicidal .
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Good idea
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thats kinda dumb to put it in a list. do you think hes good?
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Uh... make sure he has a versatile scream (ie he can scream high and low and in between). Scremers who scream the same scream all day and night are boring.
He can scream PROPERLY. He isn't hurting his throat. If so, he could throw his voice out in the middle of a show and screw you guys over.
Also, make sure it sounds good.
If you guys like his sound, go for it.
Also, if you're playing hardcore, you probably don't want a death metal screamer. Go for a guy that sounds good for the genre you play.



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