Review: Cirrus – Time’s Running Out (Breakbeat)

This review covers the breakbeat track Cirrus – Time’s Running Out.

This track was released in 1998 on the album Back on a Mission. The track also made an appearance in the game Twisted Metal 4.

The track starts off with some synth string elements. This is backed by a plucked element. The strings back out somewhat while some piano elements and other synths come into play.

After this, a wah guitar is brought in backed by a breakbeat drum kit. The vocals come in shortly after this. These vocals have a shouting priest style to them. Shortly after, the vocals go away and the track simply have synth melodies along with the breakbeat drum kit.

From there, the vocals come back for a brief period of time. After this, the string synth elements make a return. This second appearance is shorter and is quickly followed up by some additional synths.

After a brief appearance of vocals, the wah guitar returns. The vocals come back in and join the guitar. After this, both the guitar and vocals disappear. The track then starts to fade out with the drum kit and a synth melody.

What I like about this track is the unexpected element. That, of course, is the way vocals are delivered. I honestly didn’t expect a style of some priest shouting about to actually sound good in a track. In this case, the track manages to not only pull this off, but manages to make it sound good. That, to me, is impressive.

Other great elements in this track include the synth strings and the wah guitar. They both ultimately take turn making appearances and help propel the track forward. The other synth melodies add a nice amount of variety to the track.

Generally speaking, this is a surprisingly good track. I didn’t expect priest-like shouting to sound good, but in this instance, it works quite well. The synth elements work quite well and the wah guitar helps give the track a nice amount of variety. Overall, a very solid track.


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