Devil May Cry 5 – An important update on Dante’s theme song “Subhuman” (New Vocalist Hired)

Son of Sparda

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They just typed the wrong name guys lol

Cody tweeted just a few days ago about being excited to hear the work of his co-workers on TGA with the DT performance. Capcom isn't that stupid to fire the composer instead of the vocalist.
 

JEH

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I always thought the instrumentals were fine so new vocalist will definitely help.

 

jett

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Cody Matthew Johnson is a freelance artist, Capcom can't fire him, even by mistake.


Vocals are a big improvement but if the song and lyrics are the same its still trash
Maybe if you're highly familiar with scream metal, but personally I can't detect a single difference.
 

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Just in case anyone forgot, the music video Capcom took down was truly a gift from the gods.

 

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It's a shitty song but super kudos to Capcom for doing this.

They aren't going to let anything tarnish DMC5.
 
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I unironically like Subhuman.
It's mix and implementation in the game is a lot better yes. But the idea here is that the singer had sexual misconduct allegations (after Capcom hired him), since he was involved with a 17 year old. He then claimed he thought she was 18.

Capcom and the band got rid of him, and found a new guy to re-record the vocals.
 
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Guys nobody cares about what you think about the song. This is about firing an asshole that thinks it's okay to be in a relationship with a 17 yr old. Who was a fan of his.

Good on Capcom and Suicide Silence for parting ways. It's only a distant bonus that Micheal Barr happens to be a better singer.
 
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This guy was with Volumes? Not my favorite metal band but they have some solid stuff, way better than Suicide Silence.
 

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Guys nobody cares about what you think about the song. This is about firing an asshole that thinks it's okay to be in a relationship with a 17 yr old. Who was a fan of his.

Good on Capcom and Suicide Silence for parting ways. It's only a distant bonus that Micheal Barr happens to be a better singer.
Yep. It's awesome that they actually did something about it... I wasn't expecting this at all.

Great news.
 

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The edited the post finally. That's one hell of a screw up lol.
 

ezekial45

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Should have hired Little V Mills or do another song entirely. But I will wait and see how the new vocalist sounds like.

I'm sure that he could it do it, but they needed to stick with union workers/more established individuals. It gets into weird legal issues when larger companies try working with online content creators who are on their own.
 

Sanox

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I'm sure that he could it do it, but they needed to stick with union workers/more established individuals. It gets into weird legal issues when larger companies try working with online content creators who are on their own.
Or have whoever composed the Cavaliere Angelo boss theme to make Dante's new theme
 
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I've had some thoughts about this song for a while and this is as good a time as any.

Capcom really fucked up the release of this song thinking that it would see the same success as Devil Trigger, but no one seemed to understand that context creates the emotions and attachments we have with music. They should've released the trailer first, like Devil Trigger, and then the cringey ass music video especially when the Devil Trigger video was just as cringey, but we had the backdrop of the trailer to take the edge off the cringe. This is not to say that Subhuman isn't shit, because it is. The arrangement is fine, but the lyrics, vocals, and mix are pretty terrible. It's the arrangement that saves it from the trash bin, which is also why I don't think Little V's cover works at all.

Truth be told, I think Cody confused DMC for DmC with this song, but Devil Trigger isn't a masterpiece either.


It's a really huge fuck up to mix up the names, the guy could sue them for defamation if he wants to.

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The lyrics themselves suck along with the instrumentals, I fully agree with you, but it was what it is, this whole thing happened because the fans didn't want a sexual predator singing Dante's theme, not because the song itself sucked and the fans decided to use the fact that the lead singer was a rapist to get it out.
Haha...if you say so.
 

StarPhlox

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Hermida is a better vocalist than Barr imo but really it's just the song that's the problem, not the performance. "Subhuman" is terrible compared to "Devil Trigger."
 

Mr. Nice_Guy

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Would have preferred they just use Little V's cover. It was an all around improvement. The original song was pretty awful regardless fo who was singing the vocals.
 

Tiamat

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Too bad Hermida was an asshole, he has an incredible voice range (mostly in all shall perish)
I don’t know the new singer, I hope it’s still a good Deathcore one.
 

RestEerie

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Why not just release a new cover of 'devil never cry' for Dante and call it a day instead.
 

Kafkaa

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Hermida is a better vocalist than Barr imo but really it's just the song that's the problem, not the performance. "Subhuman" is terrible compared to "Devil Trigger."
Really? The song is the only problem, not the fact that Hermida took advantage of a 17 year old girl? That's a far worse action to me the Subhuman being a bad song.
 

Gilver

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Really people are complaining about the lyrics in this DMC song. If its cheesy and sounds good that all it needs to be. To me "YOU CANNOT KILL ME" is as cheesy and DMC as "The time has come and so have I". Doesn't need to be Shakespeare.
 

Juraash

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I'll be really curious to hear this updated version. The genre this song lives in isn't really my shtick, so the new guy's name means almost nothing to me. But at least the dude that groomed and took advantage of an underaged girl won't be signing it.
 

DarknessTear

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I grew up listening to the genre of music this song is in and honestly the niche is small enough to turn off a ton of people. I can't even stand it anymore, and the original was complete trash.
 

Slim

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Please remix the song at the very least. A new vocalist is only going to make it go from trash to bad.