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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mike Patton: The Rock Genius

Mike Patton

Seriously, there's no other rock vocalist that have the most diverse vocal style aside from being a songwriter, composer, lyricist, multi-instrumentalist and voice actor like Mike Patton. He has fronted different bands/projects with diverse musical styles like Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Lovage, Fantômas, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Peeping Tom and, of course his main band Faith No More.

Patton has earned critical praise for his diverse vocals, which touch on crooning, falsetto, death growls, rapping, chanting, mouth music, beatboxing and scatting, among other techniques.


Tomahawk - God Hates a Coward

Mr Bungle - Air Conditioned Nightmare

Lovage - Anger Management

Fantomas - Cape Fear

Peeping Tom - Mojo

Exploring the World of Experimental Metal

"Avant-garde metal, experimental metal, or art metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music characterised by the use of innovative, avant-garde elements, large-scale experimentation, and the use of non-standard sounds, instruments, and song structures" -

I've been a fan of several band under these genre of metal music. Bands that I love to listen are Meshuggah, Neurosis, and Dillinger Escape Plan. Each bands has it's own diverse style of "experimental" music. These 3 bands are considered pioneers on these particular scene.

Meshuggah - Rational Gaze

Neurosis - Locust Star

Dillinger Escape Plan - Panasonic Youth