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Posted 8/3/09
A few of my friends have been getting on my case recently about listening to bands that scream. They keep telling me that they can't understand a word thats being said at all, where as I have no problem understanding any of the words.


My question is, do you think being able to understand screams and growls an acquired skill or is it one of those skills that some people have and others don't? I want to know your opinions on this.
Posted 8/3/09
I HATE screamo! so much. with a hot burning passion. I think it sounds really scary.
Posted 4/18/10
Since my life is a drag dealing with school & friends i listen alot to Linkin Park which has enough screamo for me & the lyrics really tell something deep down into my soul.................."Sorry i talk kinda weird when it comes to these kinda of polls"
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I guess it depends on vocals, just gotta practice and I have a few friends who can scream pretty well even though there voices are a little high. I find that people who have deeper voices can do death growls pretty easily, while people with normal pitched voices can probably most likely do both. I don't really understand the lyrics in screaming, but it just sounds awesome.

I listen to screamo like 90% of the time, they can really make you pumped up depending on some songs. Kinda odd though, I like listening to Hatsune Miku even though I'm a hardcore metalhead.


Posted 4/18/10
Screaming bands are stupid but some of them are good. I depends how much that scream.
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Posted 4/18/10
it gets acquired... people get turned off by the screaming and don't give it a chance... some just have to get used to it
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Posted 4/18/10

habercrombie wrote:

it gets acquired... people get turned off by the screaming and don't give it a chance... some just have to get used to it




yeah!! i agree. at first i didn't really like screaming, but when i started listening to it and became used to the sound, i'd exactly like it and specially like that most of the bands that has screaming had a meaningful lyrics.,,.
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Posted 4/18/10

habercrombie wrote:

it gets acquired... people get turned off by the screaming and don't give it a chance... some just have to get used to it


Exactly, listen to enough of it and anyone can pick up the knack of understanding them. That said, I used to listen to screamo when I was in school, since I got out and expanded my tastes a bit, I've come to the realisation that screamo is crap anyway. Some bands still do it for me, or the occasional song with screaming parts, but now virtually every screamo band sounds lame and tryhard.
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Posted 4/24/10

Kenreyu wrote:

I guess it depends on vocals, just gotta practice and I have a few friends who can scream pretty well even though there voices are a little high. I find that people who have deeper voices can do death growls pretty easily, while people with normal pitched voices can probably most likely do both. I don't really understand the lyrics in screaming, but it just sounds awesome.

I listen to screamo like 90% of the time, they can really make you pumped up depending on some songs. Kinda odd though, I like listening to Hatsune Miku even though I'm a hardcore metalhead.




Haha. same here, about the part ".... I don't really understand the lyrics in screaming, but it just sounds awesome." And it's weird, because the screaming part is what makes me attracted to a song the first time I hear it.

In some songs, I get what they say when I listen to it over and over again.
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Posted 4/24/10
Personally, I listen to a few bands who "scream," though I'm very selective about which ones. I find that vocalizing as brutally and raw as they do expresses a feeling that could not be conveyed through ordinary lyrics and vocals. An example would be Dir En Grey's singer Kyo. Though the lyrics are fantastic in almost every song, it wouldn't express the anguish and anger he is trying to get across if they were sung without his high pitched wails and growling.

In the end it's a matter of preference. Personally, music is something that makes me feel emotion. If you enjoy it, there is noone who can tell you it's "not really music" or to not listen to it. There are thousands of people who like it as well.

Ignore your close minded friends or tell them to keep their opinion to themselves.

Or, since you're asking this question in the first place, reevaluate why you listen to the music. If you feel it's a valid enough reason, then it is.
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