Review: Gouryella – Walhalla (Vocal Extended) (Trance)

This review covers the trance track Gouryella – Walhalla (Vocal Extended).

This track was released in 1999 on a single.

The track starts off with a drum kit. There is the use of a reverse cymbal. After a snare roll, the bassline comes in. After a synth effect, a synth melody comes in. Some synth pads come in. A secondary synth melody joins the track.

From there, the synth melody fills out more. The cutoff is adjusted. After that, the track drops out. All that is left is some chimes and another synth melody. The vocals come in for a verse. After a reverse cymbal, the synth melody returns again. The bassline then makes a return. A snare roll then comes in as the main melody takes over. A non-lyrical vocal makes an appearance before dropping out completely. After another snare roll, the synths drop out, leaving the drum kit and bassline.

A synth melody makes a return. The pad makes a return. From there, the synth melody evolves with an adjusting cutoff frequency. A snare roll comes in and the track drops out, leaving just the main synth melody. Some filtering is applied and is gradually pulled off. A series of cymbal crashes comes in as a non-lyrical vocal element makes an appearance. The track then comes back full with the main synth melody playing through again.

A snare roll comes in and everything but the drum kit and bassline remains. A reverse cymbal makes an appearance and parts of the drum kit drop out. A snare roll comes in and the rest of the track drops out.

One thing I really like about the track is the main melody. Even if it repeats a fair bit, it really is a highlight of the track. A very enjoyable aspect of the track.

Meanwhile, the vocals are a nice added touch. They don’t take up that much space in the track, but they do give this track a nice variety. In the lyrical part of the track, the vocals and the synth backing it has a very early 90s or late 80s pop track vibe to it. A bit of a dash of Mariah Carey perhaps. It’s not bad at all in my view.

Overall, this is a very enjoyable track. It has a great synth melody, and some nicely done vocals. There really is nothing to complain about in this track in my view, so I’d say this is a great track all around.


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