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Thanks to Keith, I had the backing tracks for Powerslave by Iron Maiden. I've always loved the song and could never even dream of singing this before the tonsils came out last year. I definitely need to build my vocal stamina to sing songs like this on a regular basis! I added few little flourishes here and there especially at the very end. Hope you dig it.

http://soundcloud.com/mike-bromelow/snax-powerslave

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Wow, that was complete and total polish, Snax. You pretty much nailed the style, the notes, from beginning to end you did a fantastic job. You have this style of singing down no problem and that's no small feat considering this is one of the most challenging styles do to the range.

My only thought, was it was so perfect I almost forgot I was listening to a cover. I hadn't heard that song in quite some time, but if I heard that version playing casually somewhere like in store, I might have actually thought it was Bruce. I don't know if that's good or bad, but it's interesting.

You're writing your own music on the side right? I really doubt your voice is going to get much more perfected for this style of singing than it already is, so this is definitely the point where you should be capitalizing on your voice, either working hard on your own stuff, or you could pull off a metal cover band, no problem.

But yeah, you totally nailed that and got that down. Nice job.

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Thanks for the kind words all! :)

I would like to mention that although it may appear that this kind of singing comes naturally to me, it doesn't. I bust my ASS to sing these songs the same as anyone else. I'm just very determined to do the very best job i'm capable of. Believe me, there are multiple takes done and I then weave the best takes of each section into the finished song you hear. Of course, not everyone has the equipment to do this nor the know how to mix themselves well.

Regarding singing my own music I have worked with other musicians on original music in the past and I was recently contacted by a guitarist from the band Timelord on Shrapnel Records to sing on his upcoming 4 song EP. I'm VERY excited about working with him on some kick ass originals in the style of Iron Maiden/Judas Priest.

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I'm sure nobody crawls out of bed one day finding they can suddenly sing like that, Snax. That kind of singing takes some serious training and hard work to get up there like that with the body of tone. Props to you for chasing your dream and I really wish you luck in your original recordings. Multiple takes, spliced together or not, you pretty much got this style nailed down. And hey, I've got enough recording experience to know you can't fake what you just did, not the timbre. You can get some polish on multiple takes, but that timbre is totally your voice, not effect.

Have you been training with Rob Lunte? He seems very, very good at teaching this style and I'm impressed so many of you guys are getting up there.

Me, my dream was always to get a raw rock and roll or soul kind of sound. As bizarre as this may sound to all you highly skilled singers, my goal was actually to keep as much of my natural untrained voice as possible, with some minor tweaks here and there where I saw fit for a bit of comfort and range. If I had only made the right tweaks that wouldn't have been a bad idea.

I've always wondered if some of these extreme techniques you guys are pushing, would automatically send someone's sound heavy metal, or if it would apply for other genres? I guess it's too late for me to find out myself, now that I've got my voice problem, but I think anyone seeking this style of singing has got pretty much the best gathering of heavy metal singers in the world to assist in their progress.

All of you are great at what you do and while I may have never been more than a rock and roll singer, don't think I can't tell this stuff is very challenging. You guys are right on the edge there and it's impressive how effectively you've managed to apply these techniques. You're either very good self learners, you have a great teacher, or both.

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I've never had any vocal coaching and am self taught other than what I've learned here and on the internet. I've also heard very good things about Rob Lunte and I'm sure he can bring the very best out of anyone interested in progressing further. I used to be really proud of the fact that I never had any training but nowadays I wish I had the resources to see a voice coach on a regular basis to try to iron out my weak areas. Thanks again for taking the time to listen and comment everyone. It's very much appreciated.

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That's extremely impressive you managed to do that yourself. Not taking anything away from those who are taught, but that's diligence.

I often felt lost in the dark a bit when reading about singing technique. I could read something, but it would be hard to translate into my voice. That you took your natural talent and simply combined it with knowledge so effectively is very impressive.

Yeah, I'd sometimes feel the same way about 'not getting lessons' like it was a badge of honor. But when you think about it, we all take a bit of advice from each other. Very, very few people sing flawlessly (probably no one) with no additional knowledge on how. So whether they are official or not, there's nothing wrong with getting help here and there. I think it's an attitude most any sane person will grow out of. It's not like you always have to take every bit of advice you hear. I guess the trick is finding the right advice.

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Absolutely outstanding, as usual, Mike. I would just about be willing to pay some real money, either USD or Crowns, to hear you screw up, just once, just to prove to us that you are human.

Of course, you know I think you sound like Mr. Halford. And like Killer, it is easy to forget that this is a cover song, for you.

And it doesn't matter how hard you worked or that you comp'd the vocal. It is a stellar performance, nonetheless. Add to that your astounding mixing and recording skills and it is nothing less than perfection. Or, another day, for Mike. Well done.

And kudos to Keith for inspiring this recording. Keith, you are the singer in all of us. And let me out Mike just a little bit. He, like you, worked in a touring rock band some years ago.

And Mike does not nearly due justice to describing the work he has been through. After the tonsilectomy, he basically had to learn how to sing all over again, in the space of year, to hear what you are hearing now.

And all ya'll inspire me.

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Just to add a little to what Ron already said, I had my tonsils and adenoids out and in feb last year then I had sinus surgery a few months later also. I did indeed need to learn how to sing again from scratch. All my muscle memory was now wrong. It has been a lot of work and dedication to get to where I am now.

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