How to Learn Singing “Little Death” from Primal Scream

Learning to Sing ‘Little Death’ by Primal Scream

A song that can truly test and improve your singing capability is ‘Little Death’ by Primal Scream. Many novice singers detest this song because it’s somewhat demanding. However, they often neglect to acknowledge that mastering the techniques required to sing it can open up a world of fresh possibilities and fundamentally enhance their ability.

Vocal Techniques Used in ‘Little Death’

The lead vocal in this track is characterized by a strong use of Vocal Distortion and Growling, techniques commonly used in rock and heavy music genres. As explained in our article, Vocal Distortion & Growling, it is crucial to perform these techniques properly to prevent vocal damage.

Besides, the singer uses a rich Chest Voice to provide the song’s raw and gritty sound. Learn more about Voice Registers in our Voice Registers & Vocal Break article and understand how you can cultivate a potent Chest Voice from this video.

Other Songs with Similar Vocal Techniques

Vocal Distortion and Growling are used widely in the rock genre. You can find these techniques in famous tracks like ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ by Guns N’ Roses or ‘Whole Lotta Love’ by Led Zeppelin. A similar powerful Chest Voice usage is found in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen or ‘Dream On’ by Aerosmith.

Master The Techniques

Our resources provide practical advice on mastering these techniques. Watch the How to Growl Exercise video to improve your Growling technique, keeping in mind the instructions from the Vocal Distortion article on doing it without causing damage to your vocal cords.

Our Singing Comfort Zone video can help you extend your Chest Voice range, making it easier to cover songs like ‘Little Death’.

Of course, understand your voice better with the Vocal range test and practice your pitch accuracy with the Pitch accuracy test. Use these tools regularly to track your progress.

Remember, the goal here isn’t to sound exactly like the original singer, but to sound the best in your authentic voice. Our article on How to find your own authentic voice can help you understand and embrace your uniqueness.

Start learning the song with our Song search tool. Practice makes perfect, so repeat the process until you feel comfortable with the techniques. Remember to warm-up before each session using our Humming warm-up exercise.

Taking Care of Your Voice

As mentioned earlier, some of these techniques can pose a risk to your vocal health if not used correctly. Keep your voice healthy by following the advice in our article on Vocal health.

Don’t forget to rest your voice periodically, keep hydrated, and avoid straining your vocal cords. Also, keep your singing posture correct. Check our video on Good Singing Posture.


Learning this song might be challenging, but it’s a great way to enhance your vocal techniques, adding versatility to your singing. Who knows? You might explore new genres and discover further songs you love once you master these techniques! Happy singing!