Your weekend growling lesson with Angela Gossow

Angela-GossowEnough relaxation! It’s time for your extramural studies. Get this right and you could become rich and famous.

There are zillions of videos on YouTube about how to do a metal growl. I can’t say I’ve found the definitive one — if you should find it, please let me know. What I am offering is part of a vocal workshop with my Queen, my Goddess, of growling. Angela Gossow, recently retired from Arch Enemy, is more like a teacher or a librarian when she isn’t doing dark vocals in front of 50,000 fans.

I’ve sort of taught myself to growl in different styles. I’ll never be any good at it, for two reasons. First, I’m old, and so are my vocal chords. Second, and more importantly, I’m a lousy singer in any style. It may seem self-evident, but it’s not always immediately obvious — to be a good growler you need a good voice to begin with. But don’t let that stop you trying.





About ChristopherMammal

I've made it to Mammal. I still hope to be classified as Human one day. Meanwhile I have evolved enough to recognise different types of music as well as the shrieks of certain vervet monkeys who are known for their scurrilous behaviour in the proximity of unguarded bananas.

Posted on August 16, 2014, in Exploring New Things. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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