Review: Bad Company – Holy Water (Rock)

This review covers the hard rock track Bad Company – Holy Water.

This track was released in 1990 on the album Holy Water.

The track starts off with a guitar sound. After a moment, the drum kit comes into play. Shortly after, the vocals come in with a verse.

When the chorus comes in, the vocals are joined by some backup vocals. This section is capped off with an instrumental section.

From there, the track goes into the next verse with little variance in the instrumental section. The only thing that is different outside of the lyrics are the lack of backup vocals. After this, the track then returns into the main chorus.

The track then goes into a verse. This section is then capped off with a guitar solo. After this, the track then builds up into another main chorus. Shortly after this, the track then fades out with a repeat of the main chorus.

A problem I have with this track is that there really is nothing distinct about this track. Arguably, the track does hit its most distinct moment during the guitar solo. Unfortunately, the guitar work doesn’t do a whole lot to separate itself from the rest of the track. The fact that the drum kit and even the bass guitar is virtually left on autopilot really didn’t help matters either. As for the rest of the track, the instrumental section is largely a wall of sameness. While this does lead to very smooth transitions between verse and chorus, the lack of musical variance simply leaves the track bland.

The vocals, as a result, do get a little lost in the instruments. It’s not because they get drowned out in the instruments, but the fact that they just don’t give the track anything interesting to add. As a result, I do find myself growing bored of the track by the time I get to the end of the first listen through.

Perhaps on a more positive note, this track does tick off a lot of the basics. The track has a guitar solo, the guitars are not bad in their own right, and the mastering is actually pretty decent. Unfortunately, because it’s boring because of a complete lack of musical variances, the track doesn’t do much beyond make it to the starting block.

Generally speaking, this wound up being a rather boring track. While the basics of a decent rock track are there, nothing in the track really allowed it to take off. The instrumental section is largely plagued by sameness and repetition. The vocals just didn’t add a whole lot to the track. So, while technically passable, it’s still a pretty boring one.


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