Example one: Let’s listen to Mitch from Suicide Silence butcher their song “OCD“, a song that is rather simple to remember.
I know accidents happen and being in the moment and getting ahead of yourself happens from time to time. Whether it’s a PA problem and you lose track of where you are in the song or you’ve had one too many beers before you hit the stage, these things happen. However, completely fucking up and ruining the song is unacceptable. Especially when it’s your only fucking job. You’re not playing a bass guitar, you’re not playing technical death metal riffs while belting out a verse…you’re just screaming/singing into a mic and headbanging. It’s not hard.
Also, you may want to watch the stage. Derp.
Who is to blame? What is to blame? Adrenaline? Nerves? Drugs? Poor sound/lighting? Who knows….it just seems to happen to the vocalists who have no other job to do than just belt out lyrics into a mic. I’ve seen front men like Nergal from Behemoth and Dallas Toler-Wade from Nile not miss one fucking note while playing guitar and not miss one word from a song. How come it’s easier for these men to do two duties and do them flawlessly and other people cannot handle one job?
Here is a moment where the vocalist is just drunk and ruining it for everybody.
The cool thing is…well after this train wreck moment…..Danny Warsnop cleaned up his act and is sober. Hopefully doing better now than he was just then.
All n all, vocalists who have no other job other to headbang and scream, fucking do it right. Get your fucking life together and get your shit done. Perform, execute, kick ass and give the audience the show they deserve and the show they paid for. You fucks.