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0r4ng3
03-14-2009, 11:37 AM
The practice of screaming along with (and sometimes replacing) singing isn't exactly new, but I don't really remember a thread about it recently, and I thought it'd be interesting to discuss.

What bands make it work? What bands can't seem to pull it off? How do you feel about screaming lyrics in general? I'll post my own opinions about it soon.

Tijs
03-14-2009, 12:01 PM
Although when Jesus introduced me to Thrice, I told him that I thought it was too 'screamy' for my likings. Over time Thrice grew on me and now I love that band.
Rise Against can pull it off too, gotta love Great Awakening.

Tomasisko
03-14-2009, 12:05 PM
<3 screaming :) besides Offspring I listen only really "screaming" bands :cool:

Cock Joke
03-14-2009, 12:17 PM
FUCK yea!!! Screaming is one of many aspects of rock n' roll that gives it the character that it has!

Outerspaceman21
03-14-2009, 12:35 PM
It works for some bands, it doesn't for others.

Rise Against and Strike Anywhere make it work.

Endymion
03-14-2009, 01:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nuj-cY8mK3Y

Tomasisko
03-14-2009, 02:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nuj-cY8mK3Y

sorry but this is terrible

zsk
03-14-2009, 03:17 PM
my favourite "screaming" bands

Tiny-Y-Son:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRfOTor6VEE&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIChMMaQDpI

The unseen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2stm9nySfk

Superdope
03-14-2009, 03:43 PM
Although when Jesus introduced me to Thrice, I told him that I thought it was too 'screamy' for my likings. Over time Thrice grew on me and now I love that band.
Rise Against can pull it off too, gotta love Great Awakening.

The first time I read this I forgot about the fact that there's a guy on these boards named Jesus, and for a moment there, I thought the lord recommended you to listen to Thrice.

Which was an awesome moment, by the way

WebDudette
03-14-2009, 04:06 PM
The Blood Brothers

/thread

coke_a_holic
03-14-2009, 04:34 PM
A lot of bands do, like, screamy-singy stuff on a couple of their songs, so it's difficult to say... But the Blood Brothers are my favorite screamo/post-hardcore band, probably.

Outerspaceman21
03-14-2009, 04:35 PM
One examples of how screaming doesn't work is Hawthorne Heights. Their old stuff is dramatical different from the new stuff by in part of losing the screamer of the band. They used to be a shitty emocore band, now they are just a shitty pop punk emo band.

Screaming is a tool that, if used improperly, will ruin your music.

RageAndLov
03-14-2009, 06:00 PM
I think Silverstein pulls it off pretty good. And a lot of hardcore punk bands.

jacknife737
03-14-2009, 10:47 PM
There is a time and place for it.

I like some bands that "scream" in a lot of their songs, like Alexisonfire and Protest the Hero, but even then i find a lot of their stuff to get annoying after long listens.

I will say though, that he doesn't do it that often, but nobody can yell like Dicky Barrett; his scream in Sugar Free sends shivers up my spine no matter how many times I listen to it.

Thomas
03-14-2009, 11:10 PM
I think a general rule of thumb for me is that if I can't understand wheat they are saying, it's probably too much screaming for me. I think it works well for accents or emphasis on certain parts, but if they scream the whole song, or if they have that type of screaming where it's just noise instead of at least resembling lyrics, I probably won't like it.

jacknife737
03-14-2009, 11:27 PM
I'd also like to add, that anything that sounds like "bree bree" (see Brokencyde, ect); is fucking horrid.

coke_a_holic
03-14-2009, 11:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue0kCn5YRE0

WebDudette
03-15-2009, 12:04 AM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a145/SystemSloth/1224191720772.jpg

Bipolar Bear
03-15-2009, 09:29 AM
It's different. I sometimes listen to such bands. They aren't bad at all. I just prefer singing over screaming, I guess. When screaming is used sparingly, though, it's good.

Outerspaceman21
03-15-2009, 11:09 AM
Yeah, not like Avenged Sevenfold's second album, Waking the Fallen.

WebDudette
03-15-2009, 12:13 PM
Actually, it's nothing like that.

Alison
03-15-2009, 01:04 PM
Tim from Rise Against pulls off the screaming very well, it just seems to fit with his voice and the rest of the music.
Also, Refused make screaming sound good.
Bitch Alert, the singer can scream well, for a girl.
I find with The Unseen, i can cringe a bit at times while listening to them scream.

Cant think of any others right now.

dff_punk
03-15-2009, 01:08 PM
I don't like screaming that much, it seems to be "the thing" in the music nowadays and it kinda doesn't get me. But if Rise Against use it occasionally I don't bother.

Tomasisko
03-15-2009, 01:23 PM
Endstand - the living legends

http://www.myspace.com/endstand

Agent Orange
03-15-2009, 01:24 PM
Major Screaming with some pretty Hefty Vocabulary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DN5bhIPrtQ)

Outerspaceman21
03-15-2009, 05:57 PM
This band has some good screaming in their music. They are called the Cancer Bats

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2j-xR_wSAQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxMV-jJEShA

Tomasisko
03-15-2009, 06:15 PM
This band has perfect screaming :cool: <3 hardcore music :)

Ekkaia - "Viviendo Días Más Oscuros"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dINH8OgQ0-s&feature=related

RageAndLov
03-16-2009, 03:23 AM
I don't like growling that much, it seems to be "the thing" in the music nowadays and it kinda doesn't get me. But if Rise Against use it occasionally I don't bother.

Growling and screaming are two different things.

dff_punk
03-16-2009, 04:31 AM
Growling and screaming are two different things.

Yes? How do you tell the difference?

Free?
03-16-2009, 05:02 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axx23v3ZiVw
A very biased explanation

dff_punk
03-16-2009, 11:02 AM
Damn, I feel like some goddamn n00b now :o
While I dislike both of them, to be clear on this topic, I edited my first post. Heh.

RageAndLov
03-16-2009, 02:02 PM
Damn, I feel like some goddamn n00b now :o
While I dislike both of them, to be clear on this topic, I edited my first post. Heh.

It's okay, we all make mistakes :)

Budzy
03-17-2009, 01:27 AM
I would listen to heavier music, if it weren't for the fucking screaming! Bands who are really talented with their instruments just get ruined by their screaming singer. I like a little bit, like Rise Against occasionaly do it, or only for a few lines, and even Bullet For My Valentine I can handle and still enjoy, but when a song starts and its just noise and screaming, all the way throughout the song, I can't stand it.

bighead384
03-17-2009, 01:56 AM
I require a certain level of melody to enjoy music. If that's not happening, as is often the case with music that contains a lot of screaming, it has to be made up for in some way. And usually that's pretty hard to do.

RageAndLov
03-17-2009, 12:05 PM
Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLJjYFgaHp0) is a band that does nothing but screaming! I think it's amazingly good!

Lars Frederiksen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT2TRiew_W8) screams sometimes too, here in the Rancid song Dead Bodies.

IamSam
03-17-2009, 03:11 PM
I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Billy Talent.

0r4ng3
03-17-2009, 03:25 PM
That was the first band I thought of, but I thought it would have been too obvious coming from me.

Anyway, yeah, I'm a fan of Billy Talent's screaming (although it could also be called "screeching" I guess). I like how it's distinct, even though I understand how some could find it annoying. I used to. I remember Line and Sinker was once my least favorite song by them. Now it's one of my favorites.

Superdope
03-17-2009, 03:43 PM
The only band that I can think of right now that uses screaming extensively is Dillinger Escape Plan.

At first I absolutely hated it. They have some pretty fucked up time signatures, and on first listen every song sounds exactly the same. But if you give it time to sink in (a loong time) you slowly start to make sense out of the chaos. Reading the lyrics also helped tremendously. Puciato writes some fantastic lyrics, although the temposhifts and screaming hardly make it singalong friendly.

ThunderPX
03-17-2009, 04:01 PM
I like screaming in moderation (hell, I do it myself), but when a band has only screaming and no singing, their songs kind of start to blend together after a while. I don't hate it, but I don't really get the urge to replay the album, either.