Ex-Morbid Angel Frontman David Vincent Is Annoyed By Modern Death Metal Singers

One factor of the modern death metal vocalists seems to annoy David Vincent.

During a recent interview with Jonathan Smith of Sonic Perspectives, the former Morbid Angel frontman was questioned about his early years as a death metal singer and if he drew inspiration from fellow Florida death metal vocalists. Vincent also commented on the trend that death metal vocals have become progressively less intelligible over the last couple of decades. He said:

“Well, everybody’s gotta do what’s right for them. That’s not right for me. But, again, I don’t have a lot of commentary about what other people do. I’m either a fan of it or I’m not, but that doesn’t matter. Thankfully, there’s enough choices out there where folks can figure out if they wanna listen to this or that or what have you. So, from a vocal standpoint, I wouldn’t say that I’m inspired or have any influence at all from quote-unquote death metal singers. I do what I do, and the singers that I listen to are far and wide, but not really extreme metal.”

‘There Are No Rules’ In Extreme Metal

Despite being annoyed by some of the vocalists in the death metal scene, recently, the singer said that there are no rules in extreme metal singing. In an interview to discuss his new upcoming album ‘Epic,’ the frontman was asked about the draw of composing extreme metal. He responded:

“Part of it has to do with what I want to listen to. This record is a bit more direct than the first one, but, again, I’m telling stories and what works to tell that story and one reference may be in a different approach for something else. There really are no rules other than, at the end of the day, it needs to be something I want to listen to. It needs to have longevity for me when I listen to it for a few years. When I go back to ‘Wicked’, I love the record. Are there things I could have improved? Yeah. It was a moment in time. Are there things on ‘Altars [Of Madness]’ I could have improved? Yeah, but it is what it is.”

Vincent will be releasing the new album with Vltimas. The band has released a single off the album, and the record is scheduled to drop on March 15, 2024.

You can see the interview below.