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  1. Fair enough and much appreciated. I'll buy the ones that I linked and I'll report back for anyone who may be in my same situation.
  2. I was wondering about which earplugs I should choose considering the fact that I enjoy metal the best when I'm head-banging intensely; if I can't do that then I'd probably just take my chances with hearing loss honestly. I recently researched hearing loss and how easily it can be caused by attending rock and metal shows. Apparently, rock and metal shows typically produce a sound that's between 100-130 decibels, which can easily cause hearing issues, especially if heard often and for prolonged amounts of time. There are quite a few appealing bands that are coming to my city in the near future, before the end of the year. I rarely go to concerts as, in general, I usually listen to old school extreme metal and I don't like committing myself to buying tickets, reserving time, and driving to attend a concert in which the genre of the bands aren't those which I listen to often. So, of course, I'll be exposed to a considerable amount of high volume. I'm not particularly concerned about my health in general, although I already have difficulty hearing what people say in normal, day-to-day, conversation, so I wouldn't want to seem like a complete moron due to the exacerbation of the issue that currently affects me. Does anyone have any suggestions pertaining to which earplugs I should buy that wouldn't fall out when headbanging, makes it so that I can hear people clearly, and still preserve the sound of the music itself? Preferably based on one's own experience, but not necessarily. These ( https://www.amazon.com/Etymotic-Research-Protection-Earplugs-Standard/dp/B0044DEESS?ie=UTF8&tag=studybass-20&th=1 ) seem to be appropriate, but I don't know if they'd fall out (seems like they wouldn't based on the design).
  3. Thank you kindly for the very insightful reply. I know that it's impossible to sound just like him precisely, but if I was to choose one vocalist who I'd like to sound somewhat akin to then it would be him but I would want to establish my own style. If I was to discover that I have a talent with singing, then I definitely wouldn't make another (yes.. there are multiple) Type O Negative cover band. I'd like to write my own lyrics and develop my own style, although I'd probably do a few too many Type O covers because I like that band a lot.. that's only on the off chance that I do have talent which I really don't know about right now. As for my notes, I can do surprisingly well, and, like I said, sound surprisingly.. perhaps even somewhat impressively, like Pete Steele or another doom/goth metal vocalist with a low voice, so hopefully I can achieve that sound but at a better volume with practicing. There's definitely an abrupt transition between me singing in a voice that's just more than a whisper and actually singing loud as you usually would when being recorded or playing at a concert; the transition makes my voice sound awkward and definitely unfavorable. Just something to take note of.
  4. My girlfriend introduced me to Type O Negative more than several months ago and I've been addicted to listening to them recently. I realized that I had a relatively deep voice, so I thought that I'd attempt to sing a song, so I sang a few and it sounded alright to me although when I listened to the recording using my phone, it seemed to me that I was rather poor at it. Just considering that, I would presume that I wouldn't ever be able to produce the vocals as superb as your successful doom/goth metal singer, but there's something rather peculiar that I noticed. When I sing relatively softly or in a low volume, I can produce vocals that are very similar to those of Pete Steele's when I attempted to sing some of his songs; I would describe it as being more than just a whisper and definitely not a murmur. When I attempt to sing with the volume that a singer would need to sing with, something that's very crucial is missing. Additionally, my timing is perceptively quite well done and I have no difficulty with reaching the ranges of depth and height that many a singer reaches in the genres of metal that I'm interested in. Is there a way to train my voice so it sounds more like how it sounds when I have a low volume? I have one more thing to mention, and yes, this is embarrassing. I'm 18 and my voice still cracks a considerable amount (not that often though, but much more than most people my age), so I would presume that that indicates that my voice hasn't finalized changing yet so does that mean that I could potentially sound like when I sing with a lower volume when I sing with a higher volume?
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