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Grendels new vocal style
« on: January 15, 2010, 07:53:30 AM »
So on Grendel's new album Chemicals+Circuitry
what does every one think of the new style of vocals
the 2 songs posted on their myspace from the album don't
sound any thing like the Grendel I know and love.
The vocal styles on Prescription:medicine
and Soilbleed were incredible I was so inspired.
 

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Re: Grendels new vocal style
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2010, 09:38:43 AM »
It doesn't sound like he's singing through a boxfan anymore.  Yeah, I kinda liked the old vox better.
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Re: Grendels new vocal style
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010, 09:54:24 AM »
boxfan? is that what its called ?
I know every artist has the right to change their sound
my latest dance track is all hip hopy progressivy house
but for songs from my Angels Decay project
I am going to shoot for uhh "boxfan"
..that has a nice ring to it haha
Do you know what effects possessors or vocadors
are good for that style

D Y M actually has quality distorted boxfan too
and G O D M O D U L E and S U I C I D E  C O M M A N D O
and U N T E R N U L L hehe

and amduscia doesn't even need any vocal effects
I saw them live and Polo amduscia already
has the voice for it.

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Re: Grendels new vocal style
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2010, 06:08:58 PM »
It made me cry like a baby when I heard it.

Like seriously, that album is something I wouldnt wipe my own ass with. It has like 10 songs, of which 2 are pretty good, 1 mediocre and the rest is all utter shit. Thanks to the vocals. Well, there are only 3 original songs on it, the rest is all remixes. And when people like Thomas Rainer [dude from Nachtmahr] or Modulate cant make it sound any better you know you made a musical abomination.

I mean, it sounds like fucking Fallout Boy with more bass.


Meh, it appears they got a huge negative backlash from their fans, as they where saying they where trying something new but the actual album would sound more like Grendel as we used to know it.
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Re: Grendels new vocal style
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2010, 10:27:03 AM »
LMFAO @ fall out boy with more bass...

well I thought they were going for more of a synth pop thing,
artists can change there style and it's not that its always bad
it just depends what the listener is into,
I like the "boxfan", scream whisper, effects" because I
feel it sounds magical and mysterious and harsh and
goes so well with the distorted snares and rhythms
and if you listen to how demons and villains sound on
some Anime, and movies it sounds kinda like that so yeah
that why I personally like that style of vocals.

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Re: Grendels new vocal style
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2010, 11:50:50 AM »
LMFAO @ fall out boy with more bass...

well I thought they were going for more of a synth pop thing,
artists can change there style and it's not that its always bad
it just depends what the listener is into,
I like the "boxfan", scream whisper, effects" because I
feel it sounds magical and mysterious and harsh and
goes so well with the distorted snares and rhythms
and if you listen to how demons and villains sound on
some Anime, and movies it sounds kinda like that so yeah
that why I personally like that style of vocals.

Well yeah, only synthpop vocals dont match with a fast and harsh sound. Like combining black metal with a guy that sings clearly. Some groups do it, and they sound like shit IMO.

And well, this is mostly about myself. I have certain expectations about Grendel and what they should sound like. This most definitely did not match any of my expectations so I think it sounds like crap. And quite frankly, thats to bad for me. It is their music, their group and they decide what they will do next. My personal opinion on their music is pretty much irrelevant.

It just means I either have to adapt or hope they do match my expectations again next album. Or just stop liking their new stuff and keep listening to the old stuff.

However, that doesnt mean I cant bitch about it on the Internet.
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Re: Grendels new vocal style
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2010, 12:05:35 PM »
hello, this is my first post here, but this is a theme, i just discussed with my friends, and i thougt by myself "wft ???", and "am i the only one, who will dislike this "new" style ? " ...

well, i heard that, but..... for me it sounds like its some old girlie electro style + CC vox + ayria vox ....

but ... where is the "grendel inside" ? that dark pieces of full energy and aggression ??? ....

i really like to dance to that music, and i love music with messages, like tactical sekt or fgfc, but the last two yrs. i see more and more no-brainer shit at the clubs and the "old heroes" are disappearing... nurzery rhymes just quit, tactical didnt made an album since 06, and the only concert i see is one in may somewhere in the usa... and grendel ... well ... see it... but the new one from wynardtage is nice. i like that "walk with the shadows album" <3 ...

i heard at the last yr. some rumors that grendel thougt about changing their sound. but i never thougt, THAT will come... i even won`t spent a cent for that kind of music ... so i also heard that they are counting with "some" confusing fans... hehe, time will show, how much of them will be....

atm ì`m watching whats going on in south america and spanish speaking countries... like hocico, amduscia, projecto crisis, punto omega...

greets from germany, and a nice weekend for you all ;)

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Re: Grendels new vocal style
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2010, 03:48:04 PM »
Just listened to a minute of it on myspace.  I don't like it, either.  It's not dark anymore, it sounds too upbeat and poppy.

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Re: Grendels new vocal style
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2010, 06:11:41 PM »
Guess I will check it out soon..
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Re: Grendels new vocal style
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2010, 06:15:31 AM »
just thought I'd throw my tuppence of whining into the ring on this one...
I've been thinking the same thing about the EP. Saw Grendel live soon after it came out, and was really glad they stuck to the old stuff in the set. While I agree with the comments on the vocal style, what also gets me are the lyrics themselves- 'three days on awake on a shitload of coke' seems to be just a description of what they were doing when writing these tracks, a twitter update not a song lyric. and 'harder faster louder'? erm, no, no it's not. Not a patch on the cyberpunkish imagery of their other stuff.
It's a bit disappointing. I was really into covenant and Apop a few years ago, until they did a 180 turn on their style. Now the same thing seems to be happening with my new favourites...
still, on the plus side it's an impetus to go out (or rather sit and listen to DG) and find new stuff...

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Re: Grendels new vocal style
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2010, 09:10:36 AM »
Maybe VLRK got a girlfriend.  That tends to soften guys up a bit.

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Re: Grendels new vocal style
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2010, 01:45:10 PM »
yeah, the best thing to do as a quote "dark" quote "industrial" quote "underground" producer
is no matter how ok things become in life you have to keep your self in the complete utter misery of the past and use the advantage of life going better(financial structured professionalism) to enhance the hatred the sadness and the shock of previous horrible experiences to keep raw expression.

When people say they like "the old school so and so" it means that the band producer or DJ in the early years had something raw and hardcore inside of them that defined their art and musical expressions
in intricate ways that came out as something original and  direct.
Then there's some bands and producers that are always raw and defined no matter what their lives are like some times they keep it though out time form the start.

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Re: Grendels new vocal style
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2010, 01:59:25 PM »
... quote "dark" quote "industrial" quote "underground" ...

I have to say that was very redundant redundant. :)
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Re: Grendels new vocal style
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2010, 03:07:45 PM »
hehe k

some bands and artists are better in earlier years
some bands and artists are good in all stages of their time.
 

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Re: Grendels new vocal style
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2010, 03:32:46 PM »
Why would you have to hate things or act like you hate things to make good industrial music? I bet you can make awesome aggrotech without having to hate everything. It be a nice change from all the guys that act like they hate everything while they really dont have any reason for that hate... It makes them sort of emo.
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