I started working on music again recently and admittedly, I haven't worked much on vocals in my life. The new Tool album has some vocals that are straightforward but I really like the effect. In the verse of the song Pneuma, it seems like the engineer it using multiple takes of the vocal and maybe a really tight reverb with maybe a small reverse reverb. I would like to figure out how to get that specific sound and would love any detailed analysis of the actual technique to get it.
The vocals I am talking about start at about 5:00. The link to the song is located here:
I don't think it's a reverse reverb. I do think they tracked many back vocals and they are comming on a fade in or something.
The lead vocal seems pretty foward with a low volume long reverb mixed with a delay also put in the same reverb.
That would be my starting point. ;)