PAINKILLER - Judas Priest ft by Ken Tamplin
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edited April 2015 in Favorite Music, Vocal Movies, and Videos
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I think the remarks are referring to how Ken sings it rather than the notes. Ken is belting this out in the upper chest register rather than defaulting to head voice like Rob Halford does.
In my opinion, this makes Ken's own performance much more impressive/athletic. Not only that but beefing it up has made it more listenable, eliminated the need for double/triple tracking and reduced amount of effects needed on the lead vocals.
Well, SME records for some reason blocked the Painkiller video now on YT. I guess it sounded too close to Rob Halford for comfort XD
Rob is a great singer, and Ken has never said that he's better than, or even just as good as Rob.
In my opinion, Ken does a killer job on Painkiller. True, he is not Rob Halford, and has never said he is. But, in my opinion, Ken does rock on the tune.
All the Best!
Don't you agree that Rob can't cross the passagio bridge anymore or at least he is stuggling a big time. His base voice is still a killer though.