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CorpseFister
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:54 pm 
 

I could hear Morrissey on some flowery as shit power metal.

Actually though, David Gahan on some Xasthur-esque DSBM would be pretty cool.

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godsonsafari
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:15 pm 
 

Gahan's a good pick. Like it a lot, in fact. Sade would be really interesting in a doom/drone band. People laugh about George Michael, but really, would he be any different than Rob Halford? Except (and let's be honest here people) better technically? Right. I thought so. Diamanda Galas isn't really a pop singer but could work for someone looking to go more atmospheric too.
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Tezcat
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:17 pm 
 

Not only has Björk done stuff with Mike Patton. During the Swansong recording sessions, Carcass were asked to remix a Björk track - "Isobel". This wasn't a remix as such but more of a re-recording with only Björk's vocals remaining. All rhythm guitars were handled by Bill Steer, and the track saw light of day in March 1996 on Björk's "Hyperballad" single. Here's the track:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5Uj5osbPKU

...enjoy!
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Oxenkiller
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:40 pm 
 

(kind of a wierd thread so far but I'm not here to judge...) I wanna say Tom Waits, but maybe is that not "pop" enough? Guess not. I dunno, some of these female pop vocalists- Alecia Moore (Pink) and Kelly Clarkson have great, powerful voices that would lend themselves well to more aggressive music. Some of Pink's more upbeat tracks border on hard rock as it is; as a "metal" singer she would probably do okay. It would have to be someone like that; some of these R&B singers are too, well, "lightweight" to pull off metal. I mean, I couldn't see someone like Rihanna or Chris Brown do anything approaching hard rock. Dont have the right kind of voice for it. The other two I mentioned could do it easily though.

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thomash
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:28 pm 
 

Billy Idol springs to mind; I always thought that his stuff was pretty poppy, although he's apparently not classified as 'pop.' Obviously, he had the right kind of voice and attitude to do some kick-ass metal.

Also, I feel like an obvious choice is actually Avril Lavigne. She's got the right range and delivery for metal, although I don't like any of the stuff that she's actually done. Say what you will about her material (and I'll agree), but she actually would be a very good metal singer.

Finally, I think Lady Gaga could actually pull it off. She's a very versatile vocalist, from what I can tell. If reports of her taste in some metal are true, she might actually end up releasing some metallic songs at some point. Some of her songs and imagery do seem to intentionally reference metal bands and/or metal culture.

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Tezcat
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:45 pm 
 

Smalley wrote:
Shakira!

You know, she sang some kind of pop rock back in the day (16 years ago) and she is quite the guitar player. She could do a very cool Lacuna Coil type of thing, or Evanescence (yeah, not metal but almost) or some kind of middle eastern-folk-metal stuff, given her roots and a couple of her early songs.
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Xlxlx
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:36 pm 
 

Shakira's roots have nothing to do with the Middle East. She's Latina, compadre!
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Dark_Gnat
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:52 pm 
 

Smalley wrote:
Shakira!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHv3qO_Y8kk

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:03 am 
 

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Been fantasizing about Elvis singing for Black Sabbath :|



Danzig already exists....


Damn it, beat me to it!

If Beat It is anything to go by, it would've been interesting to hear Michael Jackson sing a metal song or two.
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Tezcat
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:05 am 
 

Xlxlx wrote:
Shakira's roots have nothing to do with the Middle East. She's Latina, compadre!

Wrong, man! She was born in Colombia, yes, but both her parents are from Lebanon and she's actually very proud of her cultural background and her ancestors. Actually, she used to mix middle-eastern melodies into her pop/rock stuff circa 1998.
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Xlxlx
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:12 am 
 

Tezcat wrote:
Xlxlx wrote:
Shakira's roots have nothing to do with the Middle East. She's Latina, compadre!

Wrong, man! She was born in Colombia, yes, but both her parents are from Lebanon and she's actually very proud of her cultural background and her ancestors. Actually, she used to mix middle-eastern melodies into her pop/rock stuff circa 1998.

Didn't know about that, but if that's the case, then I'll tell you to excuse my ignorance, please.
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Tezcat
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:17 am 
 

Xlxlx wrote:
Didn't know about that, but if that's the case, then I'll tell you to excuse my ignorance, please.

Nah, not 'ignorance', just 'not enough information'. It would be ignorance if you knew the facts (of any kind) and yet stick to the previous idea (in any field). No worries...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:56 am 
 

Bonnie Tyler of course.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37Tl17aDZC4

Plenty of badass 70's/80's pop singers.
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Erisgaroth
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:33 am 
 

Michael Jackson would be a nice option.
Miguel Bosé, from Spain (or Panama, the country he was born) It will be incredible to hear him in a Gothic voice, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIWq-V2H4V8&ob=av2e
Just imagine this in with a Gothic feel, that something i will be interesting to hear!

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splyu
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:34 am 
 

If Maggie Reilly did gothic metal, then that would likely be the best gothic metal ever. She has actually done some background vocals for Sisters of Mercy, and many of you will be familiar with Blind Guardian's version of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QXxozXsDZY

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joppek
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:28 am 
 

Tezcat wrote:
Xlxlx wrote:
Didn't know about that, but if that's the case, then I'll tell you to excuse my ignorance, please.

Nah, not 'ignorance', just 'not enough information'. It would be ignorance if you knew the facts (of any kind) and yet stick to the previous idea (in any field). No worries...

no, "not enough information" is the definition of ignorance

Adriankat wrote:

semi- off topic, but:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKVCOAVJiyU
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misogynisticfeminist
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:50 am 
 

Tezcat wrote:
Not only has Björk done stuff with Mike Patton. During the Swansong recording sessions, Carcass were asked to remix a Björk track - "Isobel". This wasn't a remix as such but more of a re-recording with only Björk's vocals remaining. All rhythm guitars were handled by Bill Steer, and the track saw light of day in March 1996 on Björk's "Hyperballad" single. Here's the track:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5Uj5osbPKU

...enjoy!

Man, I love Björk, but that was pretty lame.

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Vintersorrow
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:19 pm 
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orNpH6iyokI

Once upon a time, this guy was more metal than a great bunch of metal vocalists of today.

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u_sir_r_a_faggot
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:30 pm 
 

Christina Aguilera could do well in a goth metal band
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Tezcat
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:33 pm 
 

How about Pink? She has stage presence, attitude and charisma...
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BPA
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:36 pm 
 

Russell Mael would be absolutely killer for a 70s heavy metal band.

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Mike_64
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:58 pm 
 

James Hetfield.
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Burnyoursins
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:20 pm 
 

Oxenkiller wrote:
(kind of a wierd thread so far but I'm not here to judge...) I wanna say Tom Waits, but maybe is that not "pop" enough? Guess not.


Oh man, seconding that opinion. He has a seriously whiskey soaked voice. He'd make a good vocalist in Electric Wizard, or something like that. Something really doomy, but not on the Candlemass side of things. And to add to thread myself, I'd have to say Ian Kenny from Birds of Tokyo would make an intensely awesome power metal vocalist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5p4OS-iqgU

Also, although he's more rock than pop, does anyone else thing Meat Loaf would of made one of the best metal vocalists ever? Seriously! And Colin James is blues rock, but he has such an aggressive voice.
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splyu
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:41 am 
 

Burnyoursins wrote:
Also, although he's more rock than pop, does anyone else thing Meat Loaf would of made one of the best metal vocalists ever? Seriously!

Absolutely, but yeah, he's definitely rock'n'roll, not pop.

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Vlachos
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:54 am 
 

JT Rager wrote:
Not pop, but I've always wanted to hear Jack Black to sing Dream Theater songs a capella. His overemphasis and strange articulation when singing certain parts would be hilarious. And then he would do the instrumental solos and such with vocal noises and beeps.

Oh bro, Jack Black is fucking hilarious. The way he opens his eyes real wide, he's wacky.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:41 am 
 

Kurt Cobain would be a good black metal/grindcore singer. he has some pretty good screams (like on tourette's & their Bleach album).

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:01 am 
 

Vintersorrow wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orNpH6iyokI

Once upon a time, this guy was more metal than a great bunch of metal vocalists of today.


great stuff :thumbsup:
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:39 am 
 

I think Rihanna would be awesome in an epic doom metal band. If you've ever heard any of her slower songs you can agree, she definitely has the right voice for it.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:15 am 
 

Vintersorrow wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orNpH6iyokI

Once upon a time, this guy was more metal than a great bunch of metal vocalists of today.


Man he would sound great doing Shining (Swe) stuff I bet. He'd give Kvarforth a run for his money lol

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:36 am 
 

Dude- David mother-fucking Bowie. He would seriously well in a Power Metal band like Manilla Road or Cirith Ungol.
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simonitro
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:00 pm 
 

Kelly Clarkson could fit in a Symphonic Gothic Metal band.
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Dark_Gnat
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:24 pm 
 

splyu wrote:
Burnyoursins wrote:
Also, although he's more rock than pop, does anyone else thing Meat Loaf would of made one of the best metal vocalists ever? Seriously!

Absolutely, but yeah, he's definitely rock'n'roll, not pop.


I remember the first time I saw "Bat Out of Hell". I figured it had to be a metal album, based on the cover. I was rather disappointed with the music.

Don't laugh, but I think Bryan Adams could pull off singing for a Motorhead style band.
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NikeOfSamothrace
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:44 am 
 

This band isn't pop, they're shoegaze/dreampop and they've done plenty of darker songs that I think would fit well in a metal band, mainly a gothic/doom/drone metal with a cleaner set of vocals. I'm having a hard time finding a doom/drone/ambient metal band that uses a cleaner vocal style so this would be a dream.

Judge for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMTGDikDs78

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psyote
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:28 am 
 

Wel, I guess Kate Bush is much better than most of female metal vocalist and I think Sharon Den Adel et al was influenced by this woman.

How about Annie Lennox?
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splyu
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:52 am 
 

Phil Collins could be interesting, too. I'm thinking of his vocals in Genesis, not his solo stuff. That guy has a lot of power in his voice (and in his drumming, too).

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Myrggh
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:26 pm 
 

I'd like to hear Peter Gabriel doing some Manila Road type stuff.

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Cyberwave
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:38 pm 
 

Jonsi from Sigur Ros would be an interesting "metal" singer if you put him in a band like Alcest or better yet, a band like Nadja or The Angelic Process where his vocals would be all reverbed and what-not. I have a thing for vocals with ethereal qualities to them mixed in with metal, hah.

Also, Jaz Coleman from Killing Joke (Post-Punk/Industrial type stuff, got a bit heavier in the last few years anyway) has some really nasty vocals, especially for a 51 year old. He'd make a great metal singer.

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Gelal
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:29 pm 
 

Easy, Monica Naranjo. Now, I don't like her music at all, it's just not my thing, but I'd have to be deaf not to notice she's got quite the amazing set of pipes.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:56 pm 
 

Peter Gabriel. Fronting a doomy, Sabbath-like band. His voice would fit quite nicely.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqyc37aOqT0

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:57 pm 
 

Malthus wrote:
Peter Gabrielle. Fronting a doomy, Sabbath-like band. His voice would fit quite nicely.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqyc37aOqT0


*edit*

Shit, I see someone already mentioned him. Great minds think alike. :beer:

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