Originally Posted by youngandaspiring
Oh, and one that will cause some interesting debate:
Growling is at most times a poor excuse for 'I can't really sing'.
Notice 'at most' - some bands can do it tastefully (Opeth, Therion, Underoath), but most are just lame sounding which takes away from the often excellent music.
Alright, I've got to address this. That is a HUGE misconception as there is a very clear difference between good death/black vocals and bad ones. Please, I challenge you to make a death metal recording and send it to me and I'll pick apart why I wouldn't listen to you if you were in a death metal band. Even people who don't like extreme vocals can admit that there's talent behind them, and they're certainly an aesthetic choice and not an excuse for not being able to sing. The ones who do it poorly suck, no differently than someone who constantly sings out of key would suck in a power metal band.