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Laryngoscopy of Will Ramos, metal vocalist of Lorna Shore

Fascinating. Confirms most things that we already knew about metal vocals, but also raises some new questions. 😀 I hope they’ll do more of that, especially with different vocalists.

Also looking forward to hearing Mark’s Comments. (Wait another 36 hours? Wat?)


(#x5he5ga) @lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Haha, yeah, no way. Before Covid, I used to think that a laryngoscopy is probably not that bad … but now that I know how it feels to have stuff shoved up my nose, even just a short distance – hell no. 😅

There’s another way to have a look at the vocal tract, which is through the mouth, but you can’t see as many details:


And then there’s also the option to use an MRI, but I don’t know this ever being done on a metal vocalist:


I love this subject, it’s so fascinating. 😀


(#x5he5ga) @lyse@lyse.isobeef.org It might look boring, but an MRI could tell us a lot about what’s going on inside the mouth and at the back of the tongue. That’s where overtone selection/amplification happens, which plays a major role, especially in these kinds of crazy vocals. Super low growls or “demonic” voices or whatever, they all boil down to overtone selection that our brain isn’t used to, so we’re perceiving them as weird and baffling. A good example might be this, I guess: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU4dDsUc5p0

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