2004-04-15 21:31:58 ET
thanks for the feedback. the question came from an argument between my music critic boyfriend and i. he is vehemently against any *current* industrial that uses it. he will pre-judge a band purely by their use of any vocal distortion, regardless of how well composed the music is. it's kind of annoying.
i like it when vocalist mess with the effects instead of leaving it be and singing in a monotonous voice.
Michael Krauss of F/A/V (lots of emotion, does not use the same vocal effect every song, mixes in and out of multiple effects in various songs)
Nivek Ogre (of course! he obviously always was covering up the fact that he couldn’t sing. I mean, him singing Sid Barrett’s Scarecrow is proof enough. but damn, he was the master of mixing it up)
Ronan Harris of VNV (always sings with zero emotion, sounds like a robot)
Peter Devin of the new yelworC (using the distortion to make himself sound like yelworC’s ex-lead, Dominic Van Reich, comes off sounding like he’s trying a little too hard to be spooky)