Originally Posted by IrritatedTrout
It doesn't make sense to me but maybe actually singing is harder than screaming? I dunno.
Chuck can basically get away with talking the old songs, the new stuff definitely requires a lot more from him in terms of actual singing. Death growls actually aren't strenuous on your throat at all if you do it right, and Chuck's growl is really more of a raspy extension of his lower register than straight cookie monstering. I think that's a big reason why his lyrics are so discernible even when growled (same with Johan Hegg from Amon Amarth).