#1 By: Boing Boing, June 29th, 2013 21:26
A six-year-old girl named Aaralyn and her nine-year-old brother performed their original song "Zombie Skin" on America's Got Talent. As you may have inferred from the song-title, the gag here is that these adorable youngsters' composition is a delightfully monstrous number. But really, you have to see it to get the full, amazing impact. Start… READ THE REST
#2 By: 301.82, June 29th, 2013 21:38
They could learn a thing or two from the Brooklyn trio known as Unlocking The Truth, but then again, who couldn't?
#3 By: TheMetalPedant, June 29th, 2013 21:59
Actually, her vocal style is really from black metal, not death metal. And there's no hyphen in "death metal."
And yes, I created my new BB account based on my own metal pedantry.
#4 By: Voice In The Distance, June 29th, 2013 23:05
I've learned the hard way in life: polka dots are almost always a setup.
#5 By: technogeek, June 29th, 2013 23:24
I hope someone's taught her the proper vocal technique for this. The metal "scream" is actually closer to vocal fry, and relies on the mike for volume/energy. Doing it the "obvious" way risks damaging your voice.
(Looks OK, but hard to tell.)
#6 By: tedsmitts, June 29th, 2013 23:46
A screaming six year old, well now I've heard everything.
#7 By: Ted Hurley, June 30th, 2013 00:32
That was not death metal. Maybe black metal, but definitely not death.
#8 By: MGrey, June 30th, 2013 03:25
Let's get our metal subgenres down here. This is way more black metal than death. Slow, pondering, high screeches instead of low grunts. Let's keep these kids on the right track lest they start a crab core band.
#9 By: Kris , June 30th, 2013 03:37
Unlocking the Truth is the best. These kids are unbelievably talented.
#10 By: knoxblox, June 30th, 2013 04:42
This reminds me of that kid's group, Old Skull, that played punk. I think they even opened for some national acts when they were at the height of their popularity.
#11 By: Jeff Atwood, June 30th, 2013 04:51
Interesting, I had not heard of this, but:
Old Skull were an American punk rock novelty band formed in the late 1980s in Madison, Wisconsin. The band was started by ten-year-old J.P. (Jean-Paul) Toulon and his nine-year-old brother, Jamie Toulon, with encouragement from their father Vern Toulon, a longtime member of the Madison punk scene who had spent time in New York City, where he was a guitarist for the industrial band Missing Foundation. The original lineup featured J.P. on guitar, Jamie on keyboards and ten-year-old Jesse Collins-D...
And some 1989 era MTV coverage with Kurt Loder. Naturally.
Unfortunately not a good outcome for the kids in the band, reading the Wikipedia article a little more closely
#12 By: Jason K Bellew, June 30th, 2013 08:03
Wow -- talk about living the hard life. Thanks for posting.
#13 By: shrocket, June 30th, 2013 08:35
boingboing has featured kids making awesome music before: Total Annihilation (and again)!
#14 By: Boing Boing, July 4th, 2013 21:26
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