Review: ATB – Feel Alive (Airplay Mix) (Trance)

This review covers the progressive trance track ATB – Feel Alive (Airplay Mix).

This track was released in 2007 as a single.

The track starts off with a drum kit and guitar. There is a phaser effect applied lightly. From there, the lead guitars come in. Elements of the vocals come in with both reverberation and stutter effects. After that, the vocals take the track into the first verse.

From there, the vocals take the track into the main chorus. After that, the vocals take the track into the next verse. This section is backed by some pianos. An additional melody joins the track. After some extra hits on the drum kit, the vocals take the track into the main chorus again. The track then backs off a bit as the vocals extend the main chorus.

Some acoustic guitars join the track before the choir elements rejoin the track. The vocals continue on with a part of the main chorus. The track then builds up with a mix of lyrical and non-lyrical vocals. After that, the vocals take the track into the main chorus again. From there, the vocals leads the track out.

For me, the first observation is that the main chorus itself sounds great. It has that refreshing sound that can make any track sound excellent.

Another observation is the verses sound quite good. The track backs off and transitions to them so nicely. So, that is also a nice plus.

Additionally, there are so many elements that come from rock. It can be easy to forget that this is actually a trance track even though it clearly is based on the four to the floor structure and BPM. This gives this track a rather interesting sound because it blurs some genre lines in the process.

Probably my only complaint is that the effect thrown onto the vocals can make the odd lyric a bit hard to understand. Still, this track does end on quite a strong note.

Overall, this is a great track. The main chorus and verses both sound great in their own ways. The borderline rock sound embedded in a definite trance track also gives this track an interesting sound. Even the ending sounds great because so much is done to wrap this track up well. The filtering does make the vocals a bit hard to understand here and there, but it ends up being a minor issue. Ultimately, this is a great track that is an easy recommendation for me.


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