Review: Darude – My Game (Trance)

This review covers the progressive trance track Darude – My Game.

This track was released in 2007 on the album Label This. We previously reviewed the track Tell Me from the same album. That track got a great score. So, we were curious to see how well this one performs as well.

The track starts with a drum kit and a reverse reverberation of the vocals. From there, the vocals take the track into the first verse backed by a rock drum kit and lead guitars. Several stuttering effects are also applied. A slide note leads the track out of this initial section.

The lead guitars then have a side-chain effect applied to them as the trance drum kit takes over. From there, the vocals take the track into the main chorus. Two different style vocals come through in this section as well. A synth melody then takes over. A filter is then applied to the lead guitar.

A drop then comes in with a bit crushed effect. A synth is heard. After this, the vocals along with the lead guitars then gradually come in with a filter being gradually taken off. The vocals then go away as the lead guitar takes over. The side chain effect continues on the lead guitar. A trance drum kit accompanies this.

After that, the vocals then take the track into the main chorus as the track is gradually built up. The main synth melody comes in again as the trance drum kit continues. The lead vocals repeat the main chorus as all of the general elements come into play. After this, the track gradually starts to break down. Because of mixing, the track ends up sounding cut off at the end.

One thing I really like is the mixture of rock and track. This is definitely a genre combination that can easily get my interest. In this case, that fusion of rock and track works incredibly well. You have the wild rock elements blended with the high energy of trance. The end result is a track with some very nice depth and dimension.

I also really like the two different styles of vocals. It’s like one style is meant for the rock side while the other is meant for the trance side. Both ping pong back and forth and they just work so well together. So, a great job on the vocal side of things.

Finally, the overall flow works very well. The drops and build ups work very well in this case. It helps keep the track interesting and energizing from beginning to end.

Overall, this is a great track. It’s got a great blend of rock and trance in there. The vocals sound great as they not only sound great separately, but the two styles also sound great together. With great lead guitars and synth melodies, this is a track definitely worth listening to.


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