Hey all! How are you today?
I've done work on quite a few charts I've never finished, but it's looking like my latest one may actually (eventually) get at least a first draft that I can try and have playtested. However, one hurdle still needs to be overcome: my good old nemesis, vocals.
In the song, there's singing and screaming alike, which is pretty typical of metal, especially the heavier, thrashier stuff like this. The singer also has a very rough, scream-like voice as he sings, almost blurring the line. This leads into what I mean by "incidentally" pitched vocals. A lot of times, he'll go between talky parts and singy parts, but often times what seems like a talky part is actually on pitch with the music if you listen closely. Sometimes it's straightforward that it was intentional, as in the first half of each verse, as well as the pre-chorus, but there are a lot of other times when it's not so clear. So...should I chart the more accidental-sounding phrases as pitched because it fits, or unpitched because it would be a little easier?
Thanks for reading, and I appreciate your input!
The song, for the curious, is Now We Die by Machine Head. I was surprised that seemingly nobody has charted any songs off of Bloodstone & Diamonds (which, by the way, is a fantastic album). It's the first track, and about the closest you can get to the title track.