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  1. I've been re-listening to one of the most under-rated periods in Axl's vocals, the back end of the 2011 tour. When he turned it on he sounded savage for sure! Nearly 100% rasp in this PC and it sounds so sharp and powerful! IMO best Civil War from 2011-2018, the only one that comes close is Houston IMO and Seattle 2011.
  2. Great Maddie, Axl sounded great and as someone else said Slash seemed really into it!
  3. Would love to hear it but can't find it anywhere. Still certainly is an interesting time!
  4. Obviously still a very tired voice, but he has limbered up the head voice somewhat and his voice is a little more balanced in the mid zone at the moment and hes certainly giving it all he has, and on some songs he has made huge strides compared to the start. Civil War is much improved for example! The start of PC reminds me of Hellfest 2012 actually!
  5. He sounds tired on Civil War...BUT also has a real edge to his voice as well, and he certainly put everything he had into that performance! Love the "history" as well he did on that 3rd chorus! Sounds like a very good concert, Shadow sounded electric despite timing issues, and Slither was also improved again. Definately a huge improvement overall since Berlin, certainly seems like one of the better post 2016 shows.
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    Yeah it's 100% a studio take from Axl, he never sang it even remotely close to that sound live you n 2010, regardless of rasp. Besides, the more I hear it, the more I'm convinced it comes from 06-07 timeframe, his voice just sounds a little highly pitched for 09-10 Axl.
  7. Probably the first great Nightrain from this leg of the tour. Also finally trusted himself to open up into a full blooded head based rasp.
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    I agree Amir his voice reminds me alot of that 2006-2007 period, he has more depth and rasp on his higher notes than usually he did live, but in a studio session, your likely to be able to give it that little bit extra without having to worry about the rest of a concert. There is a little too much depth to his lower section as well for it to be 99-02 time period as well, so the 06-07 period makes alot of sense...whilst his vocals in 09-10, whilst impressive, were also a little deeper in tone based again than this is.
  9. I think that was a great answer from Axl. Like or hate that clean voice, if he relied on doing pure rasp all the time his voice would be gone by now like so many other aging rockers. The fact he can fall back on that clean voice has probably gave him longevity. I can't imagine years song like 91 are good for vocal health. Interestingly, I think he would have gone clean even if this GnR kept around, his 93 vocals were often reasonablly clean, but he was also starting to develop just a hint of that chest dominated rasp he has now...but he stayed predominantly either in that lighter high rasp region, or deeper natural voice, rarely did he go straight through his passigo like he often does these days.
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    His tonality and depth to voice is post 2006 I'd say. Possible it stems from 06-07 period, he was active in the studio around that point. Could be 09-10, though early in that time period id say. My best guess would be 07, it's close to say his Los Angeles voice, but a little Fuller sounding higher up.
  11. Yeah I think your right, also this is now like the 130th show of the tour, it may haqave been cool at the start of the tour, but especially for the armchair warriors its a little bit old hat now. It probably could just do with having something a little more pace and power, maybe in the slot BHS is in just to somewhat break up that long spell of slow/ballad type songs, I mean from WL-KOHD, thats a good 45 minute chunk of the concert that is dedicated to those slower numbers. I know NR does somewhat help it mind you. Also I feel its more noticeable becasuse of just how fast paced the first half of the show is, I know Estsranged is a long song, as it RQ, but they both have heavier parts to them (especially RQ),but there is quite the blast (especially from the start through to the end of DTJ, thats a blistering combo)
  12. Yeah his middle register is struggling. What is interesting though is his higher register has gone back to being very airy sounding, like it was for much of 2011-2014. In 2016 he had that sharpness back in his voice, especially in ACDC, where vocally he was almost as sharp as he was in the early 90s at times on some of the early EU shows. Also its bit of a chicken and egg I feel, is he using too much rasp and its causing damage, or is it because he has done some vocal damage that he now has to push so hard to get the Axl 'classic' sound and its so unstable now.I suppose its more of a loop!
  13. I don't think it would make a difference if he was an olympic marathon runner, the problem isn't the fitness, its the fact he just is struggling with his vocal chops, it takes so much effort he sometimes even falls behind time on songs (TIL is a good example of this). Its the sheer effort he has to put in to get the rasp that causes trouble, and as his rasp has been more and more unstable over the past 2 years, its taking a bigger and bigger toll and effort to get it. Check out the early 16 shows, where he was holding mega long screams with ease...he is no less fit than now, so why isn't he likewise able to scream that long now...the simple answer is his voice just can't do it and if he tried, it'd probably crack out, thats why he is holding back on those longer notes. Better to quit a note early then to have a nice horrible crack in there, or even worse have to do what he did during TIL.
  14. I'd like both Slither and Shadow to be pro-shot released, but it ptobably isn't likely, I can see Shadow getting the thumbs up due to it being the single out at the moment, it would make sense to get a decent proshot of the song out, and the whole band did well with it. Axl was a tiny bit fast right at the start, but its nothing like Denmark and it still sounds good. As for the other slots, can see it being Jungle, Sweet Child and possibly NR/PC, as they are the best known of the songs. Jungle was a little meh at points (especially the first two verses) but I suppose it is serviceable enough, same with the rest of them, no real shockingly bad moments from the band in any of those songs.
  15. I charge anyone to claim Axl is not putting in the effort to watch the Shadow video and say he isn't trying, the guy is giving it all he has in that video! ps, steveysham, whilst I agree, I do sing, have been on a stage, so I do some apprication of what its like. Of course I've not wrote songs like Axl has...however equally I'm not getting paid millions for my performances either I went to London in 2017, not great vocally, but to be honest, when your there it doesn't matter nearly as much for sure!
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