I have been listening to some symphonic death metal of late, and I have two questions regarding the vocal style. I’m not sure how to describe it, but it’s a throaty very deep style that sounds like it’s ripping the lining of the vocalist’s throat right out (listen to some Amon Amarth or Opeth if you’re not sure what I mean). It’s similar to the style they use in movies or videogames when a demon is speaking, so I’ll just call it “demon voice” until someone corrects me.
Question 1: Is the “demon voice” done using some kind of vocoder or vocal synthesizer equipment, or are they actually making that sound? If I do that for ten seconds my throat hurts. I can’t imagine doing it for a couple of hours in concert.
Question 2: I find the “demon voice” style pretty meh, but I really like the instrumental/choral style of bands like Opeth, Therion, Dimmu Borgir, and so forth. Can anyone recommend some good albums that follow the genre but don’t use “demon voice”?