Screaming in Music

CrashBang

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Hardcore and metalcore are my favourite genres of music so yes, yes, I love screaming and growling in music.
Last Wednesday I saw Parkway Drive in Cardiff, Supported by The Ghost Inside, Miss May I (who are awful) and Confession. One hell of a brutal night.

And here's a sexy example of how the greatest lyrics every written go hand-in-hand with sick screaming vocals:
 

TwiZtah

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lacktheknack said:
What do you think of it? How much is appropriate? Do you have a favorite kind?

<spoiler=My take on it>I thought for a long time that all yelling was rubbish in music, as it just wrecked melody and generally ruined good music. But then Christopher Heral had to come along and make a song that simply wouldn't work without the lyrics being constantly howled from across the recording room.

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Almost immediately after, I was introduced to Project :wumpscut:, the best song of which had nothing but talking, buildup, and bloodcurdling howls.

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The final nail in the coffin of my resistance came in the form of Portishead's self-titled album, an album that I firmly place as the second best album of anything ever, and my favorite track on it, Half Day Closing. At first, it doesn't seem like that much of a track for screaming. Sure, the chorus is sung more intensely than the rest (marginally)... but then the end happens.

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Beth suddenly unleashes a twenty-second howl of pure anguish for no real reason other than "Just Because". It's my favorite moment of the song.

My favorite moment of my favorite track on my second-favorite album is an anguished howl.

I may as well accept it - I like screaming in music now (within reason).

What about you guys? If you like screaming, did you always like it, or were you eased into it as I was?
I've been an avid metal fan since I was 5, I like Screaming/growling etc. There's just so much power in screaming that nothing can compare to.
 

bobmus

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I'm not a fan of metal of any kind, but there's this one fairly loud rock song I like, with a touch of screaming to it.
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TheRightToArmBears

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There's plenty of awesome screaming, I don't really know whether I prefer this sort of thing:
or this:
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To be honest, it just blows my mind that people can make that kinda noise.
 

LilithSlave

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This topic needs more people who like it outside of heavy metal music.

I guess in terms of heavy metal, ambient black metal would have to be my favourite.
It's not as obsessed with being macho as many of those death metal folks. Who think they're so brutal and manly and that being such is so wonderful. Ambient Black Metal isn't afraid to be fairly introspective instead of just abrasive.

As for the amount. I'm okay with both screaming and clean vocals in the same song. But the clean vocals have to be good and fitting for the song. A lot of the time it's not, and so I'd rather they just screamed the whole time.

One of the things I like about emocore groups is that they rarely use clean vocals unless they know what the heck they're doing. Like I Would Set Myself On Fire For You and Circle Takes the Square, who use spoken word occasionally, and really complements the screams.
 

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TheBobmus said:
CruisingForBiddies said:
OhJohnNo said:
Of course, sometimes it's just hilarious.

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I just wet myself. Words cannot describe how much I laughed.
... I think I'm missing the joke. Muse aren't consistently good enough songwriters for me to accept that they're taking the piss here. Unless of course their first two albums were designed to be parodies as well...
I dunno - I'm pretty sure they were taking the piss, but the reason I love Muse is mostly because of their complete [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXo2gnualsU] and [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlAPkNpS-O8] utter [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4c4myEJL8k] psychosis [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dm_5qWWDV8&ob=av2e]. So that song there could just be Matt Bellamy letting out his inner madman - erm, even more than on every other track on their first 3 albums.
 

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I think it's pretty simple. You either like it or you don't. Some people like it all the time, some people only like it in specific cases, some people just hate it hate it hate it.
So it's basically like anything else.
 

Svenparty

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It was good on David Bowie's "It's no game PT 1" but otherwise bands that always scream are usually ridiculous heavy metal bands with no concept and. Lot of T shirts to sell.
 

McKay

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I depends on the context.

If you look like one of these cunts:
And if your lyrics are about how sad it is that your girlfriend dumped you, you can fuck right off.
Okay yes I'm a fan of BMTH, but the band members do not look like this anymore. This photo is from what maybe... 4-5yrs ago? Curtis (far left) isn't even in the band anymore. If you're going to slag off a band that you probably haven't even taken the time to listen to then you're pretty pathetic and narrow minded and at least use a current photo and not the first one that came up when you Googled the band.
 

Hazy992

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It's fine in moderation, say one or two lines but when it's the whole song? Nope.avi

I mean I don't know how some people can say hip-hop isn't real music if this counts:
 

Yopaz

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I wont go for anything harder than this:
I love this song though.
 

McKay

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btx-H2cqdjQ
(The Devil Wears Prada- Outnumbered)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0CAfoBm17w
(Asking Alexandria - To The Stage)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy20vwr1toM
(A Day To Remember - Sticks and Bricks)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai0htHlsqZo&ob=av2e
(Of Mice & Men - Ohioisonfire)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s501BnZF13I
(We Came as Romans - My Love)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE9DHWh3Vhw
(The Amity Affliction - I Hate Hartley)

Just some of my favorite bands
 

VladmirL

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I think of it as an acquired taste, really.
When I first heard songs with screaming vocals, I was immediately turned off and thought they ruined the song. A couple of years later as I matured and my musical knowledge/library started to expand, I decided to give the songs a chance and listened to them a little more.

Then once I heard bands like Between the Buried and Me, Gojira, or WhiteChapel, I realized that the screaming doesn't really hurt the song, as much as it complements the very heavy riffs or intense parts, making them even better. I now think that if certain songs were to have the screaming replaced with melodic vocals, they would just sound silly over what the rest of the band is playing.

Some bands even find a great mix of both clean and screaming vocals i.e. BTBAM, All That Remains, The Human Abstract, etc.
 

Riccan

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I developed a taste a few years ago and have even became a vocalist because of just how much I love the style and passion often delivered in older harcore bands, as well as the power and sheer energy that exudes from death metal and extreme music in general.

 

Zoidfreak

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I don't know much about screaming in music nor have I listened to much of it, but I do like this.
 

Crazy_Dude

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Screaming can be good if done right, here are a few of my favorites.

Amon Amarth - Thor Arise


Five Finger Death Punch - The Way of the Fist

 

PatrickXD

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I'm not a huge fan of screaming in music. Anything that has the potential to create a sound distortion, lo-fi effect just really puts me off. I'm not saying that all music should be purely melodic, just that I don't like the screaming.
The closest I'll get is Emilie Autumn and her deranged growling in some songs, and that's just barely definable as screaming in most cases.