I know this is a topic that is brought up and mentioned every now and then, but I thought it'd be nice to have a discussion on how everyone feels about the evolution of Chester's vocals. Its evident that he started off with very powerful vocals (and that is something that cannot be stressed enough), tho he sometimes did lack in singing the proper pitch because he would be out of tune. Nowadays, its quite the opposite, where Chester sings in the right tone, but just doesn't sound as great as he used to (Examples being Breaking The Habit, Crawling, From The Inside, etc). In some cases, he still sings very nicely, but I often find myself commenting on how Chester's vocals are......cute and chipmunkish? To a certain extent, Chester's voice has become rather squeaky (to the point where some of my friends comment on him sounding like a bitch...). NUMB 2003 [video=youtube;rJ6LlgjO-JY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ6LlgjO-JY[/video] NUMB 2013 [video=youtube;41c06S_ufLM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41c06S_ufLM[/video] NUMB THROUGHOUT THE YEARS [video=youtube;1lzPCCt_iPA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lzPCCt_iPA[/video] Singing aside, Chester has always had an exceptional way of screaming both in studio and on stage. From songs like APFMH to Faint to Given Up, Chester was able to belt out yells, growls, and screams similar to that of his studio performances and often times exceed that. There is always the argument that Chester can still do that today, which is true, but he can't do it as much as he was able to Pre-2008 I would say. The best example would in fact be Faint where he would give immensely powerful growls during the bridge following up with the last line, "I won't be ignored!!!", which he no longer does, as my friends have pointed out along with the way he screams the bridge now which was more of a whining-ish yell up until just this year where he has just been singing the bridge). FAINT OVER THE YEARS 2003-2011 [video=youtube;r1ZCOASD9_M]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1ZCOASD9_M[/video] FAINT 2014 (GO TO THE 2 MINUTE MARK) [video=youtube;O2vxMT_J13I]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2vxMT_J13I[/video] Overall, I don't think Chester's voice will manage another decade, but he's gotta do what he's gotta do and obviously singing and composing songs are one of his many passions. To this point, I believe his best vocal year has been 2007, which to me had an amazing combination of singing in the perfect tone and maintaining powerful screams, something he seemed to keep consistent throughout that year. BREAKING THE HABIT LIVE 2007 [video=youtube;i4GPI7O-fN8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4GPI7O-fN8[/video] Any thoughts you guys have on his vocal evolution or era preferences for when he sang?