Now, the above realization is nothing new, I never liked the singing worth shit. What was the eye-opener was the sudden flash of how much Cradle of Filth is like Rush ... both have amazing music totally destroyed by sucks-worse-than-Yoko singing. I mean, come on, did Geddy Lee spawn Dani Filth? Lee's insufferable whine is not far removed from Filth's unlistenable "squeal like a piggy" vocals. What a waste!
I can only imagine a world where somebody like Mick Abrams would have ended up fronting Rush and where somebody like Henry Rollins would have ended up fronting Cradle of Filth (just to pick a couple of names whose careers might have allowed these hook-ups) ... think of what masterpieces 2112 and Dusk And Her Embrace would have been!.
I just hate loving a song through it's instrumental parts and then cringing when the insufferable lead singer kicks in! How depressing.