Friday Faceoff – “Heavy” Frontman Tournament – John Strachan (The Funderal Pyre) vs Nergal (Behemoth)

September 28, 2012
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Heavy Metal Music Nergal Behemoth

Our battle of the mainstream frontman led us to this tournament. After the amazing recognition we were given from our readers for letting them pick the favorite we decided to listen to them and give them exactly what you wanted. We present to you a tournament of vocalists that do it for the heavy; or the metal; or simply the music.

To see how this tournament came about and the rules to how it works follow this link!

To see the full tournament bracket thus far follow this link!

Now listen to our arguments and head over to vote. Songwriting, Stage Presence, Influences, and Potential are the categories, but ultimately you decided on your own merits who advances to the next round and who wins it all!

Heavy Metal Music The Funeral PyreSONG WRITING

John Strachan – with The Funeral Pyre John tended to stay in the Blackened Death Metal genre early in the bands career, later John was pushing that genre and expanding the sound and introducing new elements to create a unique experience for old and new fans alike.

Nergal – if you take a little heathenism, throw in some occult, with the legendary style of Death Metal and you have the world of Nergal’s song writing. His anti-religion rants litter each and every song in each and every project. His song writing is right to the point of his issues.

STAGE PRESENCE

John Strachan – his stage antics are very unconventional for death metal fans as he has a tendency to excite the crowd and really draw them into the performance. John has a more hardcore look and feel to his performance, but you can’t question that it has worked.

Nergal – he is a major star all over the world and that alone drives his performance. Nergal’s ability to stomp on forbidden subjects (ripping up a Bible) and his raw talent make for an undeniable charisma on stage.

INFLUENCES

John Strachan – his personal influences seem to be drawn from modern hardcore, but they are blended very well with the conventional Swedish melodies that The Funeral Pyre is known for. His voice has been instrumental in switching the band from death metal to straight black.

Nergal – far too many to name as Nergal lays it all out in his writing. The song writing above shows his many influences. Nergal wears them on his sleeve and proudly displays them time and time again.

POTENTIAL

John Strachan – this is very hard to gauge as the band we are using for an example has been very stagnant of late. John has branched out on his own and shown up in the hardcore group Early Graves. This might be a step that raises his personal profile.

Nergal – as an already world-wide star there is still room to expand in the North American market. With his experience and charisma Nergal could be featured as a figure head for the metal community.

Go vote and put your favorite through to the next round.

Metal on,

Bill



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