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Robert Mason

Post  Sandblasted on Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:51 pm


Voice type: Tenor
Recorded Vocal Range: B2-G♯5

Significant high notes:
G♯5 ("Jungle of Love")
G5 ("Revelation (Rattlesnakes & Queens)")
F♯5 ("No Good")
F5 ("Heaven is Waiting")
E5 ("Empty Castle", "Georgia Pine", "Hung Out to Dry", "Sweet Mary's Gone")
E♭5 ("I Want It", "Jungle of Love", "No Good", "Tangled in the Web", "Uncle Tom's Cabin" live)
D5 ("Bring Me My Burden", "Cold is the Heart", "Diamonds & Debris", "Empty Castle", "Heaven is Waiting", "Hung Out to Dry", "Revelation (Rattlesnakes & Queens)", "Sunday Morning Flood", "Tie Your Mother Down")
C♯5 ("Cold is the Heart", "Diamonds & Debris", "Dream Until Tomorrow", "Fire in the Dry Grass", "Georgia Pine", "I Want It", "Jungle of Love", "No Good",  "Tangled in the Web", "The Secret", "When Darkness Calls")
C5 ("Heaven is Waiting", "No Good", "Revelation (Rattlesnakes & Queens)", "Sunday Morning Flood", "Tangled in the Web" REvolution version, "Tie Your Mother Down")
B4 ("Breaking the Chains" REvolution version, "Bring Me My Burden", "Cold is the Heart", "Diamonds & Debris", "Dream Until Tomorrow", "Empty Castle", "Fire in the Dry Grass", "Garden of Memories", "Hung Out to Dry", "I Want It", "Kiss of Death" REvolution version, "Sugarcane", "Sweet Mary's Gone", "Tangled in the Web", "When Darkness Calls" REvolution version, "Wicked Sensation" REvolution version)
B♭4 ("Dream Until Tomorrow", "The Secret", "When Darkness Calls")
A4 ("Bring Me My Burden", "Empty Castle", "Garden of Memories", "Hung Out to Dry", "River of Love" REvolution version, "Sugarcane", "Sunday Morning Flood", "Tangled in the Web" REvolution version, "Tie Your Mother Down", "Warm River Pearl")

Significant low notes:
F3 ("Sunday Morning Flood")
E3 ("Empty Castle", "Garden of Memories", "Hung Out to Dry", "Warm River Pearl")
E♭3 ("The Secret" REvolution version, "When Darkness Calls", "Wicked Sensation" REvolution version)
D3 ("Hung Out to Dry", "When Darkness Calls" REvolution version)
C♯3 ("When Darkness Calls", "Wicked Sensation" REvolution version)
B2 ("When Darkness Calls" REvolution version)
B♭2 ("I Want It")
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*Purple marks notes in backing vocals or otherwise muffled/obscured in the mix.
*Italics mark non-melodic notes.


Current vocalist for Warrant, as well as one-time vocalist for Cry of Love (on the second/final album "Diamonds & Debris") and Lynch Mob (the self-titled + REvolution, re-recordings of old LM and Dokken songs), I guess you could say he's kind of a "secondary" vocalist seeing as most of his biggest career choices were replacing three slightly higher profile guys (Kelly Holland, Oni Logan and of course the late Jani Lane). Still, he has a very strong and pretty effortless high register that could certainly compete with any of the aforementioned vocalists, altho his low register past the third octave seems to be under-utilized (he just barely hits that B2). I'm a pretty big fan of his time w/Cry of Love the most as he seemed to use his more natural tone as opposed to the more nasal and scratchy Oni Logan imitation he did on the self-titled Lynch Mob album (even tho his performance on it was still excellent IMO).
Examples of singing:


2:35 - One of the craziest G♯5s I've ever heard.  Shocked


His "hit" w/Lynch Mob showing off his effortless highs.


One of the best COL songs and a standout performance by Mason as he combines his lower singing w/some excellent highs (all in the backing vocal!) as the song goes on. I sometimes wonder if he had an influence on Myles Kennedy as Mason sounds fairly similar to him here.


A soulful ballad showing off a softer tone, w/ some climactic highs about 4 minutes in.


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Re: Robert Mason

Post  OldSchoolHeavyMetal on Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:57 pm

Good singer, I'm mostly familiar him from Lynch Mob's 1992 album being a big George Lynch fan, but I'll have to check out more of his work.

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