It’s no surprise that the Kansas City King is an avid fan of metal. He’s mentioned numerous times his love for bands such as Avenged Sevenfold, and has been caught sporting Black Sabbath, Slipknot, and System of a Down tees.
With Tech recently venturing back into the dark side with Boiling Point, we decided to put together a short list of metal vocalists that we felt would be perfect for a collaboration with the Nina.
5. Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God)
Randy Blythe has some of the most unique vocals in metal, so we felt he would be perfect for an intense collaboration with one of the most unique artists in hip hop. Randy’s terrifying growls and piercing high screams give him an almost demonic sound that could not only darken any song, but amp it up at the same time. With Tech often dabbling in the hard rock area, this collaboration could send a hardcore N9ne track through the roof.
4. M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold)
Another collaboration that everyone, including Tech, would love to see is with Avenged Sevenfold. This one is easier to imagine as lead vocalist M. Shadows and lead guitarist Synyster Gates were recently featured on MGK’s debut album, Lace Up. Mixing someone like M. Shadows with Tech N9ne could be a recipe for greatness. M. Shadows can keep it catchy with his singing, but still throw in those vicious screams that would make a Tech track more explosive than anything hip hop has ever seen.
3. Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against The Machine)
Zack de la Rocha is not your average hard rock vocalist, which is why just about anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock all their lives can recognize his voice. The combination of the energetic delivery of a metal frontman and the flow and rhyme-schemes of a rapper is what makes de la Rocha such a stand-out vocalist. Imagine Tech and Zack trading bars over a bangin’ guitar infused beat!
2. Corey Taylor (Slipknot)
Fans may know Slipknot as pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, but also as one of Tech N9ne’s favorite bands. Fans also know that Tech has been pushing for a Slipknot collaboration for a long time, and almost succeeded in getting Corey Taylor on “Killing You”. The Slipknot frontman’s ability to produce both chilling melodies, hardcore vocals, and the occasional rap verse gives him some serious flexibility when it comes to a Tech N9ne collaboration, and it’s something we’d all love to see.
1. Serj Tankian (System Of A Down)
Tech has expressed multiple times his love for System of a Down, most recently with his entertaining cover of “Aerials”. One of the most distinctive aspects to System of a Down’s sound is the haunting vocals of Serj Tankian. Known for his powerful voice, experimentation, impressive range, and the ability to switch intensities in an instant, the possibilities of what Serj can bring to the Strange table are endless. It’s safe to say that this collaboration would be nothing short of epic.
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