Review: The God Machine – Home (Rock)

This review covers the alternative rock track The God Machine – Home.

This track was released in 1993 on the album Scenes from the Second Storey.

The track starts with some choir elements. After that, the lead guitars and drum kit come in. Some talking comes into the background. The vocals then come in for a verse.

From there, the vocals take the track into the first round in the main chorus. This is capped off with a very brief instrumental section.

After that, the vocals take the track into the next verse. The vocals then take the track into the next round in the main chorus. This is capped off with another instrumental section with some background talking.

From there, the vocals take the track into the next verse. Some reverse reverberation is added to the vocals. Part of the main chorus is repeated and the vocals and guitars lead the track out.

When I started listening to the track, I thought this might turn out to be a decent one. Unfortunately, it’s so repetitive in tone, I actually grew bored of it by the end of the first time I listened to it.

One of the ways it’s actually repetitive is that the vocals almost hit the same note and sound repeatedly throughout the entire track. While it is possible for a lead element to sound great just by hitting one note, a lot has to be going on in the track to keep things interesting. This is something the track is seemingly unable to deliver on.

The guitars start decent, but they don’t really do anything to make themselves sound distinct. They just retain a certain level of sameness throughout the track.

To make matters worse, the mastering is such that some of the lyrics end up getting lost in the mix. So, some of the meaning just disappears.

Overall, this is a surprisingly boring track. It’s surprising because the beginning holds a fair bit of promise. The vocals end up hitting pretty much the same note throughout the track and the mastering ensures some of the lyrics get lost in the mix. The guitars are pretty flat. So, an overall boring one that can be skipped.


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