I was just reading the comments on a Five Finger Death Punch youtube video. A few people mentioned that all or almost all modern professional recordings use autotune on the vocals. I wouldn’t be surprised if this was true but come on, it’s easy enough to sing in key…I mean how shitty of a vocalist do you gotta be if you need to use autotune!!! If you happen to go a little flat or sharp on a note, it’s easy to do another take. Listen to Zeppelin or old Black Sabbath…you can hear when Robert Plant doesn’t hit the note perfectly. It doesn’t hurt the expression of the song…sometimes it adds a bit of “something”. I never used to realize it but Ozzy Osbourne has many vocal flubs on the Sabbath albums as well as his solo albums. When his voice cracks it’s pretty noticeable. Yet with all the imperfections of that old classic rock/ metal, I still love that music.
In fact, modern music seems to have this monotonous sound to it…Almost like the dynamics don’t have the variety that they used to have. Not sure if this is true of all genres but with metal/ rock/ country/ RnB/ Hip Hop…the sound seems very “generic” across the board. Where’s the rawness? Most music is spit and polished.