Amon Amarth vocalist Johan Hegg touched on the matter of Ozzy Osbourne's distinctive singing style, calling it fairly easy to cover.
Hegg reached the topic while discussing the band's latest album "Deceiver of the Gods" and the four-track covers EP featured in the special edition pack. Directly asked by Metal Kaoz about singing like Ozzy and using any special effects, Johan commented:
"[laughs] No, it was just me and, in fact, it was kind of easy to sound like Ozzy because his voice is kind of flat and nasal."
Elaborating the whole covers idea, the singer added: "This is one of the things that come up when you're talking about ideas of what to do and you know, there is a current trend with bands trying to sound like the band they looked up to like Ghost wanted to sound like Mercyful Faith and stuff like that. So, we thought to do just for fun a set of tribute songs and not covers because everybody is doing those. So, we came up with six or maybe seven bands that we'd like to try and write similar music..."
Do you agree with Hegg on this one? Is singing like Ozzy an easy task or is there more to it than meets the eye?