Learning to Sing Metallica’s “Damage, Inc.”
If you’re a fan of metal and looking to challenge your vocal abilities, Metallica’s “Damage, Inc.” is a great song to learn. Known for its aggressive energy and powerful vocals, this song will push you to expand your vocal range and develop your technique.
Unique Vocal Technique: Heavy Modal and Belting
“Damage, Inc.” showcases two distinctive vocal techniques: heavy modal and belting. Heavy modal singing involves using a strong chest voice with a lot of power and intensity. It requires proper breath support and control to achieve a gritty and powerful sound. Belting, on the other hand, focuses on using the head voice and mixing it with the chest voice to create a full and resonant sound.
The heavy modal technique can also be found in other popular songs like Iron Maiden’s “Run to the Hills” and Judas Priest’s “Painkiller.” Belting is often used by singers like Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden and Rob Halford of Judas Priest.
Practical Tips for Learning “Damage, Inc.”
Here are some practical tips to help you learn and master “Damage, Inc.”:
- Analyze Your Voice: Before diving into the song, take the time to analyze your voice. Understand your vocal range, voice type, and any vocal challenges you may need to work on. Singing Carrots’ article on how to analyze your voice can provide insights and exercises to help you.
- Breathing Basics: Breath control is essential for singing any song, especially a demanding one like “Damage, Inc.” Learn the basics of breathing and incorporate breath support into your singing.
- Vocal Registers and Vocal Break: Familiarize yourself with the different vocal registers and understand how to navigate your vocal break. This will help you transition smoothly between different sections of the song.
- Breath Support and Open Throat: To achieve the powerful heavy modal sound, focus on maintaining good breath support and keeping your throat open while singing. Singing Carrots’ articles on breath support and open mouth and throat provide valuable insights and exercises.
- Pitch Accuracy: “Damage, Inc.” requires precise pitch accuracy. Practice your pitch accuracy with Singing Carrots’ Pitch Accuracy Test to ensure you’re hitting the right notes.
- Articulation: Metallica’s lyrics are fast-paced and require clear articulation. Check out Singing Carrots’ article on articulation for tips on enunciating your words effectively.
Using Singing Carrots Resources
Singing Carrots offers a variety of resources to supplement your learning journey:
- Utilize the Vocal Range Test to identify your vocal range.
- Improve your pitch accuracy with the Pitch Accuracy Test.
- Use the Vocal Pitch Monitor to visualize your sung notes on a virtual piano.
- Explore the Pitch Training section for interactive vocal warm-ups, pitch visualizers, and exercises.
- Search for songs matching your vocal range, difficulty, and genre preference using the Song Search.