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Metal with male operatic vocals?

#1 Post by Spectrum » 26 Feb 2012 21:38

Hi.

I am looking for metal with male operatic vocals. I've encountered many bands with female operatic singing, but when it comes to male operatic singing, the only band that comes to mind is Saviour Machine. I am looking for more.

Can anyone recommend me some?

(For the record: Bands like Rhapsody are not operatic. Also, things like Manowar's "Nessun Dorma" don't. It's an opera song sung in heavy metal style.)
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Re: Metal with male operatic vocals?

#2 Post by Dwarfare » 26 Feb 2012 23:33

Kind of like Christopher Lee's - Charlemagne?

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#3 Post by Dentarthurdent » 27 Feb 2012 00:21

Powerwolf. Although Attila unfortunately uses his operatic style rather rarely...
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#4 Post by Andreas » 27 Feb 2012 13:48

Hmmm, the closest I can come up with is Kamelot. Khan might have had opera training, his voice for Kamelot is more dramatic than operatic.

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#5 Post by kalrhael » 28 Feb 2012 23:06

Might be interested in Heimdall's later stuff, although they haven't made anything since the singer left, that guy was amazing.

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#6 Post by Joost » 29 Feb 2012 09:16

Spectrum wrote:Also, things like Manowar's "Nessun Dorma" don't. It's an opera song sung in heavy metal style.
No, it isn't. It's just one aria from an opera. And the main difference in the vocals is, well, that Eric Adams isn't up to the same technical standard of singing that well-known opera singers are. (That and the 'rougher edge' of Eric's voice creates the impression of a "heavy metal style", whatever that may be.) But the same goes for Tarja and the whole bunch. And I for one think Eric still does a great job there.

Also, there isn't any such thing as "opera singing" as a vocal style. Opera is a musical format (basically a play set to (classical) music where the dialogue is sung), not a singing style.
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#7 Post by Dentarthurdent » 29 Feb 2012 11:33

Haggard has some classical singing. Two sopranoes and one tenor.
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#8 Post by Bender B. Rodriguez » 05 Mar 2012 05:46

Therion.
It's been a while since i last listened to them,but they have quite a lot of male operatic vocals on their songs...usually mixed with female singers too.

they're definately my fave on the "operatic gothic whatever metal" genre.

and yes Haggard too.
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#9 Post by Dragon Guardian » 07 Mar 2012 17:55

Epica have male operatic vocals as do Fairyland. Although perhaps thats not the type of vocals you're looking for.

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#10 Post by T3hOverlord » 04 Apr 2012 06:33

Really weird that you all confine yourselves to power metal, I'm really surprised no one mentioned Candlemass. Check out the song Bewitched.

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#11 Post by Baby_Kürsch » 04 Apr 2012 17:52

Candlewho?!?!
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#12 Post by Dentarthurdent » 05 Apr 2012 23:57

Communic have some pretty classical vocals. At least when I saw them two weeks ago.
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#13 Post by Little Dragon » 10 Apr 2012 13:49

Dentarthurdent wrote:Communic have some pretty classical vocals. At least when I saw them two weeks ago.
are you talking about that communic which was on tour with rage and tyr? surely, he isn't a bad singer but far away from being operatic! i saw them on that tour and i didn't hear any classical vocals.
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#14 Post by Dentarthurdent » 11 Apr 2012 20:17

Sounded quite baritone to me. And yes, that's the Communic I mean.
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#15 Post by Dragon Guardian » 23 Apr 2012 02:33

T3hOverlord wrote:Really weird that you all confine yourselves to power metal, I'm really surprised no one mentioned Candlemass. Check out the song Bewitched.
True Marcolin's vocals can be classified as operatic and Candlemass is really awesome.

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