question for nils


New Metal Member
Jun 21, 2010
I was wondering if you use falsetto, head voice, or both when singing. Sometime you remind me of King Diamond(falsetto) and other times Tate(head voice. ALso, do you know what your highest note is?

Cheers from America
I thought King Diamond uses both falsetto and head voice, but mostly head voice. Falsetto is normally very "airy" or "breathy" when head voice is normally "hooty" and "full" ??

I'm pretty sure Nils uses mostly head voice out of the two registers.
Falsetto utilizes "false" chords in the larynx, which is why its called "Falsetto."

My Best way to explain how falsetto sounds verses full voice is go listen to Jim Gaffigan do his skit, whenever he does this high voice thing, hes using falsetto, falsetto in my understanding is always very soft. If someone is singing full voice and very loud, then they go to hit a quiet high note, they are using falsetto.

As a singer very similar to Nils, I can attest that his voice sounds very "full" when singing, and I don't really hear him using Falsetto very much.

Hope this answers your question!