I'm quite a fan of Beautiful Creatures, and I was really impressed with their first album when it came out a few years ago. I've been wondering what had happened to them, and I just came across an article on them, with an interview with their (new) guitarist. One of the comments he made is quoted above, and I think it's one of the best quotes I've heard in a *long* time.
I *love* rock and metal, but I've never understood the point of having a lead singer who can't freakin' sing. Why? Why limit yourself like that? The singer's voice should be treated like an instrument, and used like one in the song. Having a singer who can't sing, and does nothing but growl. . . it's like playing guitar with one string and only one hand. Sure, you can make some sound come out, but I'd barely call it music, and I definitely don't wanna listen to it.
Personal suggestion for any new bands out there: Unless you're Pantera (and you're not), your lead singer should be singing, not growling. Remember that, and you'll suck less.
 Pantera are one of the few bands out there that can actually pull off a growling "singing" and not sound like absolute crap.