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SerialRapist
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:31 am 
 

All of them seem to similar, I can recognize if a death metal band is japanese by listening to its vocals. Can anyone notice this as well?

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marktheviktor
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:34 am 
 

It depends on how many bands from there you are listening to. If it's just a few then it's probably your imagination. Time to take the Pepsi challenge.

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hellhippie
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:50 am 
 

try Anatomia they fucking rule ,,, total autopsy worship ,,,,,,, they even do stillborn!! and no i dont notice that ,,,, see post above
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:38 am 
 

They do have a somewhat croaking quality to them now that you mention it.
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Buried_Death
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:29 pm 
 

I have never listened to any Death metal bands from Japan any good ones anyone would recommend?
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DaBuddha
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:05 pm 
 

It's not just death metal. A lot of japanese black metal has similar vocal styles as well.
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mentalselfmutilation
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:45 pm 
 

not sure if it's related to death/black metal specifically. A lot of japanese bands in general have a different vocal style, most likely due to the accent.


Likewise I've heard spanish/italian bands whose lyrics are in their mother language that tend to have a bit of an accent.
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Fetal_Impaler
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:37 pm 
 

Buried_Death wrote:
I have never listened to any Death metal bands from Japan any good ones anyone would recommend?


Infected Malignity
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SpiritOfTheForest
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:48 pm 
 

Not to mention: Intestine Baalism
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:50 pm 
 

mentalselfmutilation wrote:
Likewise I've heard spanish/italian bands whose lyrics are in their mother language that tend to have a bit of an accent.


:lol: That's my favorite part of Avulsed: The really obvious, thick Spanish accent! Hilarious!
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invoked
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:44 am 
 

SpiritOfTheForest wrote:
Not to mention: Intestine Baalism


The accent is only even slightly noticeable in the high vocals, the gutturals are fairly standard death metal fare. I seriously doubt anyone would ever say Japan in their first 5 guesses of where these guys were from if they were taking a "Pepsi challenge".
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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:43 pm 
 

I can hear it in dutch metal vocals aswell.

Good example is how Martin of hail of bullets says city in leningrad.

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hemmings
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:36 am 
 

Infected Malignity. They do not sound like they're from Japan. I don't know exactly what's wrong with sounding like you're from Japan when you are but there it is.

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cloud197
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:26 am 
 

I don't really notice it, and I listen to a lot of Japanese metal bands.

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hellhippie
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:32 pm 
 

try shikabane , s.ob. and coffins too
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alcholocaust
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:55 am 
 

Unholy Grave have very distinct vocals now that I think of it.

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SerialRapist
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:59 am 
 

The first japanese death metal band I listened to was Disconformity. Now every other japanese death metal band seems to have similar vocals. E.G After listening to Disconformity, I listened to Glossectomy then Jenovavirus and the vocals all sounded similar

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EverEndingStory
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:13 pm 
 

Probably just the accent. Do you listen to a lot of Japanese music, or do you watch lots of anime, or do you hang out/talk with/know a lot of Japanese people. If you hear a certain accent or dialect enough you can recognize it very easily. Especially if that group of people does not have English for a first language, because they will be more used to the phonetics of their primary language.

And to the right ear, that accent is very hard to hide, even when they are screaming and growling.


Also, is the vocalist, maybe, singing in Japanese. That too can be quite a big tell. And don't take it that I mean to call your intelligence into question. I'm just saying, maybe?

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Unmanned_Justice
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:55 pm 
 

Something like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSjP4oS0DwA

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kusokurae
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:17 pm 
 

vomit remnants! i love living in japan, i get to see coffins on a regular basis (and loads of other awesome metal/hc)

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WindsOvCreation
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:30 pm 
 

Unmanned_Justice wrote:

That's the first thing I thought of when I read this thread, lol.

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