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Interesting question. The singing is practically the same for all bands in this genre (called mathcore). Wikipedia lists Post-hardcore, Extreme metal, Crossover-thrash, Progressive metal and Jazz fusion as the stylistic origins, most of which can be traced back further to punk and heavy metal (the two main influences of Napalm death).

The earliest song that is shouted more then sung would probably be "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath (1970):



"If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles." Sun Tzu

by Turambar (sersguenda at hotmail com) on Fri Mar 28th, 2008 at 11:47:41 AM EST
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Mathcore--it makes perfect sense!  For some reason when I read that I got a sudden image of Migeru and Jake S throwing themselves against the walls and the hordes in a frenzy of fiendishly complicated rhythms based on even more fiendishly complicated mathematical structures.

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.
by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Fri Mar 28th, 2008 at 03:25:47 PM EST
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