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Who's got the greatest vocal range in metal?

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Yngtchie Blacksteen, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. scanner313

    scanner313 The EYE

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    My friend had a vocal training tape from Jim Gillette (Nitro singer) and I remember my buddy trying to sing to it. I still laugh when I think of that. The guy did have a good range, but his overall talent was a joke, as was Michael Angelo's. The guy is ridiculously fast, but that's all there is to him. I absolutely hate his playing and think he was one of the worst guitar players of the 80's!
     
  2. Yngvai X

    Yngvai X Dark Emperor

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    That was fast, but at the same time, and I mean this as constructive criticism, it sounds like your left hand was way outta synch with your right. Like it sounds like you have a fast right hand but your left can't keep up. Angelo, on the other hand, is in synch all the time, he's rediculously clean. Keep working on it tho dude, once your left catches up you'll have killer shred chops.
     
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    Hellholming Alcohol Fuelled Maniac

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    I don't remember his name, but I've heard that that guy from Steelheart has some unhuman range..
     
  4. Yngtchie Blacksteen

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    You're quite right about the left hand/right hand thing, it's kinda irritating not to be able to play equally fast with both hands. What I meant was that my right hand is probably faster than Angelo, but like Mr. Owens said, there's a long way to go...
     
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    Bah, bruce dickenson hits a high Bb on 'where eagles dare' and thats far from his highest scream (see: aces high, the number of the beast)
     
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    Yngvai X Dark Emperor

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    uuuuuhhhhh, tell me WHERE in those songs is he hitting a high Bb. The note he hits in Aces High is either a G or an A (I forget, but either way, Bb is still higher).
     
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  9. Yngtchie Blacksteen

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    Yeah, now you're talkin'! Mark Boals has got to be one of my favorite metal singers ever, I simply love his voice. Even though he hasn't got the greatest vocal range, he can sing pretty much anything, including opera.
     
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    I love Russell Allen's voice. His tone is very pure and open. As much as I like guys like Labrie, Geoff Tate, and Ray Alder, overall I will take Russell.

    P.S. - In defense of James Labrie, I love his stuff on "Innocence Faded". Damn, he sings high on that one!
     
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    Anacrusis angelus ex inferis

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    That's interesting, I wasn't aware of that. Who is he, has he trained other famous singers?
     
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    I was going to suggest that too. Godly song indeed! :) :yell: :D :wave:
     
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    Anacrusis angelus ex inferis

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    I think his name is Al Cohen and I read somewhere he was also a teacher of the guy from Heir Apparent.
     
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    theodyssey Best Album of the Year

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    hah... my friend knows the dude from heir apparent... they live up in seattle...
     
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    joeshabadoo The Death of Balance

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    He hits some pretty beautiful high notes (toward end of DWOT, the quiet part). I'd say he has one of the best range's in metal. ("he" is Russell Allen)
     
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    Daniel Gildenlow By far.... unreal live....
     
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    Yeah, Gildenlow is the Mike Patton of the prog metal world.
     
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    Rather typically most people are concentrating on the high notes.

    Let me remind those people that range means RANGE, not how high a singer can go. Singing a high Bb means NOTHING in range terms if that singer can't go further than an octave below middle C...

    I'm willing to bet that not a single singer mentioned in this thread can even sing the low B in Type O Negative's Nettie with a really bad hangover! Given how low a voice Pete Steele has, he could cover the same number of notes as the aforementioned high Bb singer without getting close to that high a note.

    You have to be able to sing low as well as high to qualify as having a good range, and by that token I would say that Daniel Gildenlow has the widest range I've heard in metal (I've heard a male opera singer cover a genuine 4 octave range, but I can't remember his name). IIRC he covers just over 3.5 octaves during the course of TPE.
     

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