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Harsh Vocals Demo Reel 2019

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Here's my vocal range at its best with no editing
Available for death metal and deathcore and screamo


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that last one though

It's not my favorite flavor of metal, but I recognize that it's difficult to do. I certainly couldn't pull this shit off, but I don't particularly seek out or prefer this vocalization style. I'm not familiar with reels that specialize in this vocal style, but I fathom it would be more useful to demonstrate your ability to announciate lyrics than it is to destroy your throat for 48 seconds going through the vowels.

Like, if a band you particularly like has a verse that you like, wouldn't it be a more worthwhile field test to demonstrate how you would throw your inflection behind performing those lyrics? I think what you have here is too vague, and honestly it sounds kinda painful. Are you sure you're not fucking up your throat with how you're doing this? Is that even a concern?

It makes me think of Henry Rollins talking about seeing a throat doctor and he was looking at his throat and all his problems he was going through and he's just like "my god, how many packs a day do you smoke?" and he's like none, but I'm a singer for a band, and he hooked him up with some of his music and the doctor's like jesus christ man, what are you doing to yourself

A reel should demonstrate to a potential client, or in your case, a band you might want to perform with, your range. Your versatility. I don't think there's a lot of opportunity for you to put on "The Grudge" rattle from the 32 second mark. And while that last monster-over at the end was cool, I don't understand how you'd have an opportunity to do that in a set. Then again, maybe in these genres I'm unfamiliar with, that's a thing and a popular thing...or maybe it's not a popular thing and you're trying to do something different, but from an outside perspective, I think you could benefit from going about your reel in a different way.

A more technical way that demonstrates the complexities of your instrument, which is your voice. More surgical, less fire-hose. More prepared, and less off-the-cuff. Sentient, not primal. This will come with practice, this will come with realizing and honing down exactly what you want to do with these skills. I think you're onto something, and this represents a humble beginning into something that could turn into much more than this reel with a lot of research, practice, and networking.

DrunkGecko responds:

I can assure that my throat is fine, because it's fry vocals. I see your point with the lyrics though. I'll try that sometime. That "grudge rattle" is actually very common in genres such as Goregrind and Pornogrind. The last vocal technique is called a Tunnel High and it is one of the most common techniques used in Deathcore. Deathcore is basically Death Metal mixed with Hardcore. I felt that if I made it edited it would take away the idea of being able to do these vocals live without editing, which I can certainly do and that's why I didn't edit it. Also, I don't really want to do bands with other people, because then I can't express ALL of my creativity. From 2018-2019 I've had 16 music projects and I've done all the instruments and vocals. These are the projects if you're curious: Ass DJ (Cybergrind), Embryonic Defilement (Slam/Deathcore), Esophageal Maggots (Brutal Death Metal), Screech Calamity (Depressive Suicidal Black Metal), Traumatic Serenity (Atmospheric Black Metal), Atmospheric Apocalypse (Black/Death Metal), Sock (Nu Metal/Deathcore), Thornbush (Grindcore/Powerviolence), Alien Tampon (Gorenoise), Dankophiliac (Pornogrind/Grindcore/Noisegrind), Futanari Magic Loli (Noisecore/Cybergrind), Grimpsy (Raw Black Metal), Kuikomi (Gorenoise), Laceration Lord (Slam/Goregrind), Lolicon Legion (Slam/Pornogrind), Pawg Beelzebub (Black Metal/Pornogrind), Pulse Palpitation (Experimental Electronic), Tranny (Depressive Suicidal Black Metal). I honestly feel like I got networking down, but there is always room for improvement when it comes to music. I appreciate your review :)

sick almost sounds like a gore grind vocal! Mind if I can send some riffs even have some drum beats to them?

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Sep 15, 2019
12:03 PM EDT
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