Do you think that Chester is weak on this record?

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    rocker94

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    What do you think about this? for me, although i love The Hunting Party, for me it's the weakest vocal album of all the discography. Why, on Living Things, Chester chester did so well singing, with a great power in his voice and after of two years, only two years, his voice is much more damaged? :huh:
     
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    Erica

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    Weak maybe. Thought I think they kind of recognize where his vocals stand and dealt with it in a very appropriate manner.
     
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    minuteforce

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    I think that what you hear is just what he's comfortable with, augmented by different recording techniques and effects choices than what you normally expect
     
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    Your weird. Chester sounds fine in THP. In fact, Final Masquerade is one of his best vocal performances.
     
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    polleo

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    I think his vocals are more boring than on other albums(excepting a few parts or songs). I don't think he sounds weak though.
     
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    Well; ALITS chorus (although it's my favorite song),Wastelands,AFN,FM.
     
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    I think it's more noticeable because this album, in comparison to previous LP albums and Living Things in particular, wasn't poked and prodded at in the studio with editing software until it sounded perfect, it's more natural, visceral as Mike would say. However, I don't really have a problem with Chester on this album apart from ALITS, and the voice crack on KTTK. FM is one of his best ever performances, and I've never heard him deliver the way he does in War. After seeing him live in Manchester, I can confirm his voice is fine.
     
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    Filip

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    Doubled vocals, pitch correction and shit got old.
     
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    He sounds pretty cool to me on THP. Mostly like his vocals (also when they are a bit annoying in AFN).
     
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    Doubling vocals just now got old? They've been doubling vocals since One Step Closer and just now, fourteen years later, it got old? I'm just trying wrap my head around this train of thought.

    (maybe earlier than that but I don't have time to go through HTEP)
     
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    Derek

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    What Filip means is that what people referred to as 'strong' vocals in albums past, was acheived by lots of doubling and pitch correction. A great example of this is in the acapella for Numb. If you listen to the chorus, the vocals have clearly been doubled, artificially extended (at the final chorus when he holds the "Numbbbbbbbbbbbbbb"), and polished to the point of exactness with pitch correction. It doesn't mean that Chester doesn't have a powerful voice (he certainly does) but a lot of the 'strong' vocals everyone talks about from back in the day were helped by studio polish. THP is an intentionally 'raw' sounding album with a deliberately less polished sound. Sure it still has some doubling and pitch correction, but not near the extent of the Meteora days.
     
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    Filip

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    Serious?

    I'm saying the band finally learned to stray away from doubled vocals and stuff like that. Finally dropped the attitude like every single little detail needs to be perfect. I don't know how that is a complicated train of thought.

    EDIT: Or, more politely - Derek's post.
     
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    Damn ya'll, chill.
     
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    I thought you were saying you were personally sick of all of the vocal perfection, and the fact that THP is less polished vocally made it seem contradictory. Glad that's settled.
     
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    Broman

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    I think this album certainly has Chester at his weakest in terms of studio performance, but on the other side, it also has some of his strongest deliveries ever.
     
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    Yes and no if you compare them to HT but than again can he still scream like he was in his 20's no
    but on KTTK he sounds good.
     
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    Nope. Sounds better. People pounded the "visceral" shit into the ground as a joke but it was refreshing to hear his voice sound more genuine as opposed to pitch perfect.
     
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    Derek

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    This. Sure they still altered things in studio (EVERY artist does) but I love the way Chester's voice almost cracks on KTTK. Feels way more authentic.
     
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    That's my favourite thing about "Keys", it's like Chester is being pushed to the edge
     
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    this pretty much.
     

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