Review: Chrom – Visions (Synth-Pop)

This track covers the synth-pop track Chrom – Visions.

This track was released in 2016 on the album Peak & Decay.

The track starts off with two ominous sounding synths. From there, the track builds up with some synth. After the snare hits, the vocals start in.

When the track hits the main chorus, an additional synth backs the vocals to help elevate the overall sound. The track then backs off somewhat as it goes back to more synth, but with an additional snare.

The track then builds back up with the vocals hitting the next verse. Interestingly enough, the track then hits a drop with a vocal solo. It builds up back with some synth including the synth that backs the vocals during the main chorus. Eventually, the vocals come back with the main chorus. After this, the track simply breaks down.

One thing I like about this track is the lyrics. They give the track such a hopeful feel as if acknowledging an environment of cynicism. I think it’s a nice choice for a theme in these lyrics.

The vocals are nicely done as well. They hit the lower notes in an interesting way. The resonance in them add a sense of uniqueness to them as well. So, that gets a thumbs up from me.

The synth isn’t bad as well. They back the vocals nicely and sound great on their own. I think a somewhat more pronounced pad would have helped a fair bit. The track only has a hint of being a bit on the dry side and an increased pad presence would have removed that easily. Still, this is only a minor quibble for me.

Overall, this is a very solid track. The themes this track hits through the vocals are a nicely chosen topic. The vocals are great and the synths used to back them are nicely done. So, a track definitely worth listening to.

Score
7.5/10

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