Safe distortion, shrieks and wails? What to do and not to do.
This song has got to be one of the best representations of different, yet subtle vocal textures driving a song arrangement. I realize this is a bold statement given what is going on instrumentally in “Afterlife”.
As you dig into these isolated vocals featuring M Shadows and The Rev, I think you’ll agree with me though! The way the clean harmonies flow underneath the grit of M Shadows’ catchy melody… The most epic bridge and breakdown of all time featuring The Rev’s horrifying screams and wails… It’s quite the experience hearing them in isolation.
And it’s useful! We study the two different ways to engage your vocal tract to get a healthy feeling, great sounding distorted vocal like M Shadows. Then, we dive into the The Rev’s shrieks! We also discuss production and arranging.
Join me for some gawking and for some experimenting as we listen through and analyze this incredible song!