Review: Code Black & Brennan Heart – Tonight Will Never Die (Hardstyle)

This review covers the hardstyle track Code Black & Brennan Heart – Tonight Will Never Die.

This track was released in 2014 as a single.

The track starts with a kick layered with a clap. It also starts with some sweeps as well. The synths do briefly start to be brought in, but the track then break down shortly after.

After the first drop, there are vocals backed with synth string and pads. Shortly after this, the track starts to build up with a synth melody. This melody is initially backed by a clap. The clap is joined by a snare and then more vocals. After that, the track hits the climax with a more layered main melody.

From there, the track breaks down again and the vocals take over. The track builds up with the snare again before reaching a second climax. Like the first one, the climax consists of a main synth melody and several hardcore elements. From there, the track begins to break down one final time.

For me, the biggest strength of this track is the vocals. By themselves, the vocals are great. With the other elements in the track, the vocals are pretty good, but probably better served in another genre.

The main melodies are pretty good all around. I wouldn’t call them amazing, but they aren’t bad either. The pads and stringed elements do help make the melodies sound better.

The only real problem I have with this track is that it seems a bit brief somehow. This might be because the vocals only make brief appearances during the climax and take up more of the drop portions of the track. It’s as if the producer couldn’t quite incorporate them fully in the hardcore portions, so pushed them over to where the drops are because there are no other places in the track for them. In that case, it is possible that the synths could have been handled differently in such a scenario.

Still, this is a pretty solid track. The vocals are great and the synth melodies are pretty good. In some aspects, the way the track was laid out could have been improved on, but I still say this is a track worth listening to.


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