Review: Jon Bon Jovi – Blaze of Glory (Rock)

This review covers the hard rock track Jon Bon Jovi – Blaze of Glory.

This track was released in 1990 on the album Blaze of Glory.

The track starts off with the sound of wind and some cymbal work. From there, electric guitar and juice harp begins to take over. The instrumental section fades away and the vocals take over as a sort of vocal solo. A kick and the odd guitar note then joins in, but it is very minimalistic. From there, the instrumental section.

Another vocal section hits before the track before the track goes into a main chorus. This section is capped off with a brief instrumental section. After that, there is another round with the main chorus.

From there, the track goes into verse and then a guitar solo. Eventually, the track does break down and is little more than a snare and vocals.

Some snares hit and then the track transitions back to the main chorus once again. An additional vocal section joins in. After this, an additional instrumental section. The track winds up with the guitars gradually slowing down to a fading stop.

For me, my favourite spot in the track is arguably the most famous part in the entire track: the main chorus. It captures the lyrics very well. While the instruments in general back the vocals nicely, the vocals wind up being the shining star here.

The verses aren’t bad as well. It adds a nice cerebral element to the track with the way the lyrics are written. In the end, they ultimately give the track some pretty decent meaning as well even if they wind up fading a little too much at times.

Overall, this is a very solid track. It has great vocals and great instrumental sections. The meaning is certainly there, though the flow might be a bit extreme with some of the musical fade outs. Still, this is a great track worth listening to.

Score
8/10

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