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Old 11-01-2004, 01:30 AM   #1
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Tom Araya's Voice

In my 3 years of Slayer listening, i've always weighed Slayer's riffs very heavily when considering their uniqueness and greatness.

But i've recently noticed that Tom Araya is at the top of his class. His voice suits the music perfectly. And even better, nobody sounds like him. Imagine if Slayer had some random cookie monster vocalist. They'de be half the band they are today. We need to raise our glasses and give a toast to this pioneer of metal, and true metal vocalist. We love you Tom, you ****in rule.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 01:31 AM   #2
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Does anyone else thinks he almost sounds like he's rapping on Reign In Blood (only Slayer album I have)?
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Old 11-01-2004, 02:17 AM   #3
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The Angel of Death wail has always been a favorite.
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Old 11-01-2004, 02:25 AM   #4
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I think hell awaits has faster lyrics than reign in blood
 
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He's funny on Show No Mercy (the song) him trying to keep up with the main riff. He's a great singer though, he does indeed suit the music. Necrophobic I don't know how he keeps up with.
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Old 11-01-2004, 02:49 AM   #6
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When Slayer proforms live does anyone else not hear the bass?? I'm not saying Tom Araya can't play bass but live I can't or barely even hear the bass sometimes and see no bass amps
 
Old 11-01-2004, 03:17 AM   #7
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The singer from The Blinding Light reminds me a lot of Tom Araya.

Take a listen, I think they have a song or two at www.deathwishinc.com
 
Old 11-01-2004, 03:18 AM   #8
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Dittohead lyrics are fucen fast, I LOVE HIS VOICE, especially those screams, LEGENDARY.
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Old 11-01-2004, 06:23 AM   #9
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When Slayer proforms live does anyone else not hear the bass?? I'm not saying Tom Araya can't play bass but live I can't or barely even hear the bass sometimes and see no bass amps
It's a nice level. I'm sure if you took the bass away, it would make a big change.
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Old 11-01-2004, 06:30 AM   #10
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In my 3 years of Slayer listening, i've always weighed Slayer's riffs very heavily when considering their uniqueness and greatness.

But i've recently noticed that Tom Araya is at the top of his class. His voice suits the music perfectly. And even better, nobody sounds like him. Imagine if Slayer had some random cookie monster vocalist. They'de be half the band they are today. We need to raise our glasses and give a toast to this pioneer of metal, and true metal vocalist. We love you Tom, you ****in rule.
**** right man, you msut have read that interview with them saying they don't like death metal becaues of the cookie monster vocals.
Well done, you're absolutly right, Slayer are what they are thanks to Tom's vocals, well not only that but it contributes alot to them, I'd say that vocal's are what seperates alot of bands because most voices are unique.
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Old 11-01-2004, 06:31 AM   #11
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When Slayer proforms live does anyone else not hear the bass?? I'm not saying Tom Araya can't play bass but live I can't or barely even hear the bass sometimes and see no bass amps
Yeah same, I rarly hear them, but it's jsut because the guitar is just so loud, but I can hear the bass on the albums though, and what's a little wierd is that Tom is left handed.
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Old 11-01-2004, 07:04 AM   #12
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Does anyone else thinks he almost sounds like he's rapping on Reign In Blood (only Slayer album I have)?
Especially on Jesus Saves.
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Old 11-01-2004, 07:20 AM   #13
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I barely ever hear his bass playing, either.
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Old 11-01-2004, 08:15 AM   #14
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I agree with the guy that said dittohead. Those lyrics are CRAZY FAST!

murder mayhem anarchy now are all done legally MASTER MIND YOUR KILLING SPREE!

however playing bass and singing at the same time could be difficult. slayer are awesome though lets not forget the lyrics behind the singing (thanks to a mr jeff hennamen, who also slams down awesome riffs on the guitar)
 
Old 11-01-2004, 08:46 AM   #15
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He didnt seem to have any bass amps on the unholly aliance tour, but i'm pretty sure i heard some bass.
And to the guy/girl who said he was left handed I'm left handed and i play a normal (right handed) guitar, so he probably does the same.

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Old 11-01-2004, 08:52 AM   #16
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when i saw him he was playing a right handed guitar.....
 
Old 11-01-2004, 09:38 AM   #17
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Yeah, he is in top form in the 80's, but his recent vocals suck. Check out his vocals on any recent DVD and compare them with the great performance from the Decade of Aggression live recording.
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Old 11-01-2004, 09:42 AM   #18
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If my audition with Replica goes well, I'll be covering Raining Blood.

My voice is nothing like Tom Araya's though, especially not when using the inhaling method. Think Venom or Celtic Frost when exhaled, and Suffocation when inhaled.
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When I watched War at the Warfield (Slayers Live DVD), I was very disapointed because the vocals could have been a lot stronger then they were, anyone else agree?
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When Slayer proforms live does anyone else not hear the bass?? I'm not saying Tom Araya can't play bass but live I can't or barely even hear the bass sometimes and see no bass amps
you can hardly hear the bass but if you took it out youd notice it was gone


btw tom araya kicks *** jesus saves on the reign in blood album kicks aswell they have tongue twisters in it too

*he will decide who lives or dies
depopulate satanas rise*

F*?>^"G HELL!

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Old 11-01-2004, 10:14 AM   #21
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fastest vocals for Tom? Well, Necrophobic OR Jesus Saves. Necrophobic is like 249 beats per minute.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 10:15 AM   #22
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dittohead and jesus saves are insane speed
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Old 11-01-2004, 11:12 AM   #23
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When I watched War at the Warfield (Slayers Live DVD), I was very disapointed because the vocals could have been a lot stronger then they were, anyone else agree?
Yeah, the vocals weren't too great on the dvd. He did a lot better when I saw them live.
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I agree with the guy that said dittohead. Those lyrics are CRAZY FAST!

murder mayhem anarchy now are all done legally MASTER MIND YOUR KILLING SPREE!

however playing bass and singing at the same time could be difficult. slayer are awesome though lets not forget the lyrics behind the singing (thanks to a mr jeff hennamen, who also slams down awesome riffs on the guitar)
I am the biggest Hanneman fan here, but i have to admit that Kerry did some great lyrics& melody writing back in the 80's. Hell Awaits has great lyrics and melody.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 01:16 PM   #25
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Hes a pretty awesome singer, he has his own style. He can both sing very fast, and he can scream so ****ing high that you think your ears are gonna burst. I like him because he sounds unique. Another guy in this regard is Max Cavalera, who also has his own style.
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Old 11-05-2004, 11:50 PM   #26
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Slayer is just plain crazy. Lyrics and music are awesome as ****

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Old 11-05-2004, 11:53 PM   #27
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He is a great singer from Hell Awaits onwards, prior to that he wasn't anything amazing
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Old 11-06-2004, 12:35 AM   #28
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Old 11-06-2004, 12:57 AM   #29
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Tom's voice really does suit the music of slayer very well. And being a bass player, I agree that slayer's bass playing could be better.
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Old 11-06-2004, 01:06 AM   #30
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The Angel of Death wail has always been a favorite.
I love that wail so much.

Anyway, I thought Tom's voice went out for a while? Is it back?
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