Review: Econoline Crush – Wicked (Rock)

This review covers the industrial rock track Econoline Crush – Wicked.

This track was released in 1996 on the album Affliction.

The track starts with what I think is some filtered synth. After that, some guitars and a drum kit comes into the track. Lead guitars follow shortly after. The vocals then come in for a verse. A brief instrumental enters the track with a small amount of synth.

After that, the vocals take the track into the main chorus. An instrumental then takes over for a bit.

From there, the vocals take the track into the next verse. It doesn’t take long before the vocals take the track into the main chorus again. The last word is extended by the vocals before it gets chopped and faded out. This section is capped off with another instrumental section. A guitar solo follows suit.

After that, the vocals take the track into the next verse. A brief synth infused instrumental section comes in. The vocals then take the track into the next round in the main chorus. The vocals alter the notes of a few of the words. Again, the last word is extended before the track gradually fades out. Remnants of the vocals lead the track out.

One thing that is noticeable is the fact that this track has a bit of a heavier sound to it. This is thanks to the guitars. Now, on the one hand, the guitars do a great job at providing a certain atmosphere to the track. On the other hand, they do get to be a bit on the repetitive side of things after a while. Save for the occasional appearance from the lead guitars, I find the guitars a bit repetitive.

Meanwhile, the introduction of synth and even chopped vocals is interesting. These elements actually add an interesting touch to the track. They don’t really play a huge role in the overall track, but they do at least help make things a bit more interesting.

The vocals are decent enough. They vary enough for me to say that they aren’t bad. On a similar note, the lyrics are decent enough.

Overall, this is an alright track. It has a nice heavy sound from the guitars, but otherwise, those same guitars can be a bit on the repetitive side. The inclusion of some synth effects does make things a bit more interesting in the track. Also, the vocals and lyrics are alright. So, a decent track all around.


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