COREY GLOVER HAS GOT SOME PIPES! ALL THAT REMAINS’ PHIL LABONTE DOES NOT.
Thanks to a semi-anonymous tipster / MetalSucks commenter close to the Living Colour camp, we’ve been made aware that the band has video of them performing “Cult of Persnality” from their recently released live DVD on their official MySpace page. One thing immediately apparent from the video — reposted below — is that Corey Glover can fucking SING his balls off (no disrespect to the other band members, all of whom are tremendously talented as well). He nails every note with barely any effort; and it’s the last song of the night to boot!
Compare this to a clip of Massachusetts metalcore outfit All That Remains performing the song “Six” which is also from a live DVD, which came out last week. Frontman Phil Labonte growls through the screaming parts just fine (as if this requires massive talent), but when he gets to the singing parts… oy vey. Dude should take a lesson from Corey Glover, or else undergo a reverse-Michael Jackson operation to make himself black.
“Cult of Personality” below, and All That Remains’ “Six” after the jump:
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The other members of All That Remains are talented enough, but this example underscores one of the problems facing metalcore, and by extension all current genres of metal — the vocalists blow (yes, there are exceptions, Killswitch Engage’s Howard Jones being one — another black dude, coincidence?). They just don’t make singers like they used to.