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  1. FatherAlabaster

    What Are You Listening To?

    "Norwegians Vaping" is all I can see when you post this NP: Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
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    My vocals are horrible

    I can understand lacking confidence, but starting more new threads about it here isn't going to help. If you're not happy with your voice, take some lessons and practice. I've merged your existing threads; any new ones after this will be deleted.
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    How many of you are using spotify?

    I really hate Spotify. Bandcamp and YouTube are great for checking out new music. I buy music either through Bandcamp or (for physical purchases of stuff that isn't on BC) I'll look for CDs on themetaldetektor.com. I'll put CDs on in the car, or occasionally in my studio room, but mostly I buy digital or rip the albums and listen on my phone or computer.
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    What Are You Listening To?

    King Crimson - Discipline King Crimson - Three Of A Perfect Pair
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    What Are You Listening To?

    King Crimson - Beat
  6. FatherAlabaster

    What's on your mind?

    Good luck! Will it be your first time living by yourself?
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Rotting Christ - Triarchy Of The Lost Lovers
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor Suffocation - Effigy Of The Forgotten
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    What Are You Listening To?

    King Crimson - Beat
  10. FatherAlabaster

    What Are You Listening To?

    Crimson Glory - s/t Apollo Ra - Ra Pariah
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Virus - Memento Collider Virus - The Black Flux
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Saturnus - Saturn In Ascension
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Saturnus - Martyre
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    What Are You Listening To?

    I'm glad you're still enjoying this. ____ Beyond Dawn - Electric Sulking Machine ...something about moody, lazy melancholy feels right too frequently these days.
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    Hello From Michigan

    Yup, that's right.
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    Hello From Michigan

    There are a lot of good tutorials online. I'd strongly recommend looking around. It's really helpful to try some actual singing exercises to strengthen your voice and improve your breathing, even if you don't want to sing clean, and there are some good harsh vocal tips out there too.
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Howling Sycamore - s/t ...haven't had this on so frequently for a few months, but it's lost none of its charm for me. Still a favorite of the year overall.
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    Hello From Michigan

    It definitely shouldn't hurt. A little discomfort is normal, but actual pain is bad. Impossible for me to say if you're doing it "right" without hearing you, but if you're getting a sound you like and you're not hurting yourself, then it's probably going fine.
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    What's on your mind?

    Honestly, most of this could describe New York just as well, if you're there for a visit. It's overwhelming and off-putting if you don't know what to expect. Yet weirdly, I found it easy to make friends there, and I'd say there are a lot of thriving cultures and overlapping circles of people. But now you've made me want to visit Edinburgh.
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    What's on your mind?

    What do you hate about it? I've never been but always kind of wanted to check it out.
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    Hello From Michigan

    I like older Opeth and I used to be really big on Cannibal Corpse. Mikael is a great source of vocal inspiration for me, really relaxed and in control. I started off doing black metal-style high screams, and it took me a long time to figure out how to relax and do lower vocals without blowing out my voice.
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    Hello From Michigan

    Welcome to the forum. Since you're interested in doing harsh vocals, what other bands with growls and/or screams do you listen to?
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Rush - Grace Under Pressure Rush - Signals I'd love to see it live. Most of the performances in the movie were really good, although I thought Gerard Butler as the Phantom wasn't quite up to snuff.
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Hanging with my wife, listening to - and watching - the 2004 movie version of Phantom Of The Opera. I had this on tape and loved it when I was a kid, but it's been - going out on a limb - maybe thirty years since I heard it? And yet it's there... inside my mind... Yeah, I'm gonna need more wine.
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    What Are You Listening To?

    For me, listening to this album was the musical equivalent of watching my favorite grandpa take a bunch of Viagra and try to pick up college girls.
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