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Hybrid_Killer
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 9:54 am 
 

I don't really care what genre but the vocals have to be clean, sung vocals. I'm a fanatic about singing and aspire to become a professional opera singer in time, however I also really like singing/covering metal songs as well. I'm a competent singer with a background in the 'bel canto' method; the problem is is that I'm a baritone and I have a hard time covering a lot of metal where we value vocalists with the ability to sing very quickly at high ranges.

I can't actually think of many singers who remain in the mid-to-low ranges much; the best examples I can give you are later-era Roy Khan with Kamelot and the guy from Dark at Dawn.

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Axel_Sikth
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 10:03 am 
 

Check out Type O Negative.
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 10:06 am 
 

http://www.myspace.com/ashestoashestheband

Ashes to Ashes is very good, very deep singer.
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Hybrid_Killer
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 10:24 am 
 

Very good, both fit the bill. Thanks.

Edit: Just acquired Cardinal VII, it sounds fucking awesome and the guy has a great voice.

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Axel_Sikth
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 10:35 am 
 

No problem. By the way, Peter Steele, Type O's frontman is a pretty interesting character so check out some interviews. :p
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5ealchris
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 11:18 am 
 

Stephen Fredrick, the original singer of Firewind has a good deep voice.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 11:46 am 
 

5ealchris wrote:
Stephen Fredrick, the original singer of Firewind has a good deep voice.


He actually has one of the best voices in the business; his KenZiner days were awesome too. Simply an amazingly good vocalist.
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 11:56 am 
 

Matt Barlow? Shitty vocalist though.
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Hybrid_Killer
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 12:08 pm 
 

5ealchris wrote:
Stephen Fredrick, the original singer of Firewind has a good deep voice.


Are the albums he's on any good though? The last couple from Firewind are pretty shite.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 12:08 pm 
 

Hybrid_Killer wrote:
5ealchris wrote:
Stephen Fredrick, the original singer of Firewind has a good deep voice.


Are the albums he's on any good though? The last couple from Firewind are pretty shite.


They had a lot more balls back then; it's good stuff. Just ignore the wimpy band they became later.
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rexxz
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 12:23 pm 
 

Alpha/Omega of this request = Root

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5ealchris
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 12:55 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
They had a lot more balls back then; it's good stuff. Just ignore the wimpy band they became later.


Yup, what he said.

Both Between Heaven and Hell, and Burning Earth. Were pretty good in my opinion.

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abominor_
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 1:03 pm 
 

Otyg

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Zhuinden
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:29 pm 
 

Isn't Otyg like... actually rather high? Umm...

Anyways, my contribution to this thread is The Foreshadowing - Days of Nothing (album).

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Xeroxification
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:40 pm 
 

Bal-Sagoth has great clean, deep vocals when not growling. Check out Hammer of the Emperor, there's no growling involved. Poisonblack also comes to mind.

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zervyx
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:47 am 
 

interesting you mentioned Poisonblack, I was thinking about Charon, Sentenced and the first album of For my pain

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Biomisere
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:42 am 
 

Well, try Rammstein. They're not on the Archives, but they're definitely close to industrial metal. Try the Reise, Reise album for more melodies and less industrial techno.

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samekh
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:14 am 
 

Zhuinden wrote:
Isn't Otyg like... actually rather high? Umm...


No way. Vintersorg has a deep voice.

To the OP, if you're looking for somewhat operatic baritone vocals, I would recommend Tverd, if you don't mind Russian lyrics. They have three vocalists (two male, one female), but the most prominent has an operatic voice. Also, if you don't mind a huge amount of religious content, Saviour Machine's vocalist is quite good.

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KingVold
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:44 pm 
 

Axel_Sikth wrote:
Check out Type O Negative.


I was just about to say that.
Myself being a bass vocalist, Its one of the few albums I can sing along to good.

Also check out Danzig. While he has a developed vocal range and often goes into higher pitch, he gets pretty low on most of his stuff in his solo work.
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YouFail
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:48 pm 
 

King Diamond. Yup, that's what I said.

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AleXTreme
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:00 pm 
 

Try Haggard... damn fat bastard, he sing very nice and deep

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Scourge441
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:36 am 
 

Sabaton. Singer has a very nice baritone, and they're epic as hell.

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KiwiPhoenix777
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:19 am 
 

The album Amanethes by Tiamat has some good bassy mostly slow vocals. So do a lot of My Dying Bride songs. You could also try Illumination by Tristania, Osten's voice is a nice hollow baritone, but performs half the vocals.

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OzzyApu
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:05 am 
 

I'd have to back up Dan Swanö in Nightingale. His voice as always been pretty deep / grainy / un-high-pitched whatever and his music reflects that.
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