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Rusty Cooley's new band: Day of Reckoning

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Vocalist sounds fine to me. I actually vastly prefer it over the annoying clean vocals they had in Outworld :shrug:
But nonetheless his phrasing and note choice still remains shitty, which is a shame because his speed technique is monstrous and nothing I could ever do.
He claims to be influenced by all the 80s shredders, but it's like he's totally deaf to all the awesome phrasing and note choice of guys like Satch, Vai, Marty Friedman etc and just only hears the fast stuff in their playing and just wanted to do that, only faster and much worse sounding.
I'm the opposite, I think Kelly Carpenter is an awesome vocalist. This guy just sounds like a second rate reject from the trend metal of 5 years ago.

This is something which annoys me greatly about him. Biggest example I can see of his mindset is on the demo version of City Of The Dead, there is a section in the solo where he slows down and does some really awesome wailing bends. What happens when it came to recording it for the Outworld album? Replaces all the slow stuff with alternate picked runs at WTFbpm
BTW I'm not saying Outworld's vocalist wasn't good.
He's obviously a highly skilled vocalist, but I'm just not a fan of the tonal characteristics of his voice, that's all :)
Also worth noting: Listen to Francesco Fareri sometime if you want to hear ridiculously over the top shredding. He makes Rusty seem like the Beethoven of rock songwriting. :lol:
Francesco Fareri is quite possibly the worst shredder ever.
He manages to shred without being a virtuoso. Absolutely no sense of phrasing, good note choice, being able to bend and do vibrato in tune and tastefulness at all.
His sweep picking is ridiculously sloppy too:noway:
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