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DEATH METAL VOCAL? IT’S ALL ABOUT THE COOKIE MONSTER! MONTE CONNER COMMENTS…

Posted on February 5, 2009

Roadrunner Records own Monte Conner (the A&R guru who signed Sepultura, Slipknot, Machine Head, and many more…) is featured in Wall Street Journal opinion article on “Cookie Monster” vocals!

“While the extreme branch of heavy-metal music known as death metal is defined in part by often-vile lyrics about violence, catastrophic destruction, nihilism, anarchy and paranoia, its singing style is associated with a beloved goggle-eyed, fuzzy blue puppet.

Death-metal vocalizing is also known as Cookie Monster singing, if not in tribute to, at least in acknowledgment of, the “Sesame Street” puppet that blurts in a guttural growl, his words discharged so rapidly that they tend to collide with each other.”

Check out the rest of the article HERE!

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