August 30, 2010

Notice the rasp that occasionally colors his sound

Invisible Oranges asked Claudia Friedlander, a classically trained voice teacher, to evaluate five heavy metal singers.

Initial reaction: “The first two guys are so impeccable that they’re each in their own way presenting a manifesto on how to sing well, irrespective of musical genre.”

(via marginal revolution)

comments

  1. Cindy Scroggins on August 30th, 2010 at 8:34 am

    I love this. I wish she’d evaluated James Hetfield.

  2. Lauren Stephenson on August 30th, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Cindy! I was just thinking that!

  3. Cindy Scroggins on August 30th, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Yet again, Lauren–a couple of peas in a pea holder!

  4. Lauren Stephenson on August 30th, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Last time I sang karaoke it was Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” at a lesbian karaoke event called Queeraoke. Let’s just say my performance was very well received.

  5. Cindy Scroggins on August 30th, 2010 at 9:31 am

    I’ll bet it was!

  6. Carole Corlew on August 30th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    These things just amaze me, the surprise of them. I went to a 7th grade talent show at my son’s school several years ago and was half asleep when I heard the most beautiful voice. The band, playing some sort of rock, was terrible. But from this little boy with hair covering his face came a deep, sensual man’s voice. He had presence, he was riveting. I was stunned.

    The performance ended and he walked off the stage, a little boy again, shy, hair in his face, someone you would never notice walking down the hall. The stage and microphone had absolutely altered him.