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Bands that singers ruin...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Junk420, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Junk420


    Jul 19, 2012
    Cornwall, Ontario
    How many bands can you think of where you hear the music and you get really into it, makes you want to look up tabs and start learning...

    Then the singer fires up and it completely turns you off.

    One example...

    Periphery - Icarus Lives. Awesome intro to a tune, then the singer starts to cry into the microphone.

  2. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    We do a bunch of Dream Theater covers (fortunately all but two of them are instrumentals) and I'd much rather hear our singer belt them out than James LaBrie. While LaBrie has excellent technique, I just can't stand the tone of his voice.
  3. SBsoundguy


    Sep 2, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Definitely Dream Theater.
  4. xander8280


    Dec 29, 2011
    Periphery's new album rules. Spencer's singing is less whining and it's good pop style singing. I hear you though man, it's not a song I jam to in public! *hiding*
  5. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    Guns 'N' Roses
    Pearl Jam
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Green Day
  6. HaMMerHeD


    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK, USA

    and Rush.
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  7. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
  8. Huge94


    Nov 22, 2009
    SO many. Everything that is characterized as power metal for me. I LOVE the music, can never stand the singer. Hammerfall is the best example.
  9. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Dave Matthews
    Pearl Jam
  10. Bring Me The Horizon. Musically they're all good players and know what they're doing, but the vocalist (if you can call him that) is a tw*t and atrocious.

  11. LikeRaphael

    LikeRaphael Banned

    Dec 18, 2012
    Every killer metal band that has growling for singing.
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  12. miner


    Oct 26, 2008
  13. SBsoundguy


    Sep 2, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I'm surprised to see GNR posted.
  14. deeptubes


    Feb 21, 2011
    Metal Church
  15. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    For me, definitely Rage Against The Machine. To my ears, Audioslave was the solution for 100% of what I didn't like about Rage, and left everything I did like.

    I know many will disagree.
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  16. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis

    This would have been my list as well.
  17. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    I know some like the voice, but there are many of us who equate it to
    fingernails on a chalkboard. In my top 5 most over-rated singers.
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  18. duff beer

    duff beer

    Dec 2, 2007
    Not me...Axl is one of the most overrated singers of all time. He has one of the most annoying voices in rock.
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  19. Totally agree. Dude sounds like a spoiled preteen byotching about getting the wrong birthday present.

    Edit: Also Axl, P Jam guy... you guys know this is gonna get shut down, right? I mean how can we be respectful about musicians/singers we ha- I mean don't care for..?
  20. kjpollo


    Mar 17, 2008
    Totally misunderstood the topic. I thought this was going to be about cover bands and what tunes always sound bad.

    For me its Blind Melon and Train. I never liked the music from either band and it was mainly due to the fact that I never warmed up to either singer. I dont even know their names! But my ears pretty much clamp shut when I hear their voices.
    Out of the modern bands I was starting to feel that way about Staind until their latest album. I always thought Aaron Lewis came across as uber-whiny but the latest record gave me a new appreciation for what he can do when he chooses to.
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