So, this new Metal Injection-conceived web page called Tom Araya Scream has been making the rounds of the interhole since it appeared yesterday. It’s a clever idea, and if Slayer is, like, still your favoritest metal band ever, dude, SLAAAAAAAYER!!!! (while throwing two-handed horns), then you’ll probably be punching this button on your smartphone all weekend to get a few seconds of Tom Araya’s tinny scream.
However, if you’re to the point in your metal-listening life (as I am) when this scream has begun to sound sort of . . . what’s the word? . . . anemic? . . . by comparison to the kind of really ugly, vicious, bile-vomiting screams and roars you really enjoy, then Tom Araya Scream is more useful as a template for something . . . better. And no, I’m not talking about Bruce Dickinson or Rob Halford.
Like, how about Lord Worm Scream . . . such as the vein-exploder that starts at about the 3:45 mark of Cryptopsy’s classic “Open Face Surgery”? (after the jump)[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/03-Open-Face-Surgery.mp3|titles=Cryptopsy – Open Face Surgery]
Or maybe John Tardy Scream, of which there are some fine examples in Obituary’s “Don’t Care”:[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/01-Dont-Care-Reissue-Album-Version.mp3|titles=Obituary – Don’t Care]
Or maybe Glen Benton Scream. He’s got a particularly nice one before the solo in Deicide’s “Homage For Satan”. Or how about Corpsegrinder Scream? There are some choice examples from George Fisher in this lovely Cannibal Corpse tune:
Any more ideas?