Tim McIlrath of Rise Against
Time to expose some of my personal tastes.... scary stuff.
Anyways, Tim McIlrath is probably one of my favorite vocalists of all time (on studio recordings anyways). What really grabs me is his desperation and his aggression, not necessarily his range or his technique. Speaking of technique, I know from seeing them myself live and from watching quite a lot of live recordings on Youtube that his technique does not seem to be all that, he seems to blow out his voice a fair bit from what I've seen.
(turn down your speakers, it starts off in full blast almost immediately)
This is probably what I would consider their best song and also possibly one of my favorite recorded vocal performances ever. Unfortunately, it sounds to me like he is incredibly throaty most of the time except on a few high notes in the chorus (that happen to give me shivers almost every time) and some of the lower parts in the verses. He also seems to hit pretty much everything (vowels and consontants) really hard. What makes me sad is that I really like this kind of throaty tone and while I would not willingly do something that would be damaging to my voice, I would be really glad if there was ever a way of getting close to this kind of sound safely.
I know that this programme teaches glottal compression and stuff, but how close would that eventually bring me to this kind of sound?