Review: Grindstone – Come Alive (Rock)

This review covers the rock track Grindstone – Come Alive.

This track was released in 1998 on a self-titled album. It is also one of the many tracks that appears in the N64 game Top Gear Overdrive. We’ve previously reviewed the track Mir from the same album. That track got a great score. In addition, we checked out the track Everything. That track got quite the great score. Finally, we also listened to the track Threshold also from the same album. That track also got a great score. So, we thought we’d try out luck with another track from the same album to see if it’s just as good.

The track starts with drum kit elements and some lead guitars. The drum kit comes in more full after a bit. After that, the guitars pull back a bit as the vocals take the track into the first verse.

After a few snare rolls, the vocals take the track into the first round in the main chorus. From there, the vocals take the track straight into the next verse. This verse is a bit on the short side as the vocals then take the track into the next round in the main chorus. This is capped off with a short instrumental section.

What follows is a lengthy guitar solo. From there, another short instrumental section comes in. After that, the vocals take the track into another round in the main chorus. The vocals extend the main chorus a bit. After that, the drum kit with the aid of some of the guitar elements lead the track out.

One thing I go like is the guitars used. They add a nice weight to the track to give it some good presence. What’s more is that the guitars are nicely varied throughout the track to give this track a nice flow. So, they get a thumbs up.

The vocals give this track some nice unique sound. This has been a highlight for many of the track and this is no exception.

My only issue with this track is that the vocals wind up being a big hard to understand. As such, some of the meaning in the lyrics wind up being a bit lost.

Still, this track offers a very satisfactory listening experience. The guitars and the vocals are definitely nice highlights. While the lyrics may be hard to understand, this track is still a very solid track. So, still worth listening to if you ask me.


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