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Is heavy metal designed as a platform for singers who aren't exactly..."good"?

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I don't know what you're talking about. Sounds like you're listening to bad metal if you think so.

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Well, the problem first starts with deciding what is considered metal. Is nu metal being considered here? Is any alternative metal included? Are we counting metalcore? Do bands like AC/DC, Porcupine Tree, or Rush count? I also don't understand your question. I'm pretty sure if someone's a bad signer they're not just going to gravitate towards metal, most people that make metal music are fans of metal. Another problem is the fact that vocals are much less important than the instruments in metal, so when we listen we are generally more focused on the guitar/drums/bass/etc. than the vocals (many harsh vocals, such as the ones that Varg Vikernes does for Burzum, are mainly for atmospheric purposes). However, there are still very good metal singers, but as stated before, it's hard to give examples when I don't even know what we are including as metal.

John2290 said:
LudicrousSpeed said:
Jesus, Fred Durst is a decent singer? Limp Bizkit is metal? LOL. There is too much wrong with the OP for me to take it seriously. You really need to broaden your "metal" horizons.

Radiohead LOL.

Enlighten me so I can begin the broadening of my horizons, I am always open to new genres but I really need to know where to start. I like die for metal, Where is my mind, the tune from the that metal? 

Go listen to music? Even the most mainstream metal bands disprove your theory. Avenged Sevenfold has a great vocalist. Slipknot has a great vocalist. Disturbed might be more on the rock side than metal but they have a great vocalist. Older stuff like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest. Ozzy used to have a good voice. There are plenty of artists you can listen to without even needing to really dig.

Limp Bizkit, though. The thread simply cannot recover from that.

One of my favorite metal bands System of a Down has great vocals via Serj Tankian. His range is great going from guttural to scream to harmonizing within a minute in some songs.

Fred Durst's finest guitar/vocal performance:

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Not at all. Plenty of metal singers have beautiful voices. Look at what Judas Priest lead singer can do. One of my child hood friends started singing when we were like 12, he's in a metal band now and that's sort of his niche but the kid has pipes dude. ALl music is just a form of expression. You have bad singers across all genres

Baryonyx said:

There are over 80 different sub-genres of Metal.

Despite this being a massive insult to metal fans, i understand the power of ignorance is not to be under-estimated. 


Educate yourself on a topic instead of stealth-trolling the fanbase behind it. 


Linkin park and radiohead is not metal, it's rock....


I don't need to prove shit to people who doesn't even do their own research before asking others to do it for them. Metal is doing fine without you

There's nothing wrong with correcting people when they make mistakes, but please refrain from claiming things like that they're stealth-trolling or that they're ignorant.

"Just for comparison Uncharted 4 was 20x bigger than Splatoon 2. This shows the huge difference between Sony's first-party games and Nintendo's first-party games."

So much lol in this thread. When i think metal i think Lamb of God, Opeth, Meshuggah not limp dipstick.

There is operatic metal such as Nightwish which has vocals I'd put against any other genre.

Is EDM designed for people who don't know how to write music themselves? Do they just grab loops and popular sounds, and put them to the same, predictable, boring 4/4 tempo, just because it is way easier than actually learning music theory, or to play a real instrument?