Review: Sugarcult – Dead Living (Rock)

This review covers the alternative rock track Sugarcult – Dead Living.

This track was released in 2006 on the album Lights Out. The track also made an appearance on the Playstation 2 game Burnout Dominator.

The track starts with a drum kit and lead guitar. Bass backs this section. The track drops out a bit as the vocals take the track into the first verse. Backup vocals also join in on this part.

From there, the vocals take the track into the main chorus as the guitars become more full. This section is capped off with a brief instrumental section.

The track then pulls back a bit as the vocals take the track into the next verse. After a guitar shred, the vocals take the track into the main chorus again. A guitar solo then follows this section. The track then drops out a bit after that.

The vocals take the track into another round in the main chorus, but the track is still pulled back. Gradually, the track builds back up again. The vocals repeat the main chorus once the other elements come back full again. In fact, the vocals also extend the main chorus here. After that, the guitars and drum kit lead the track out.

One thing I like about this track is the fact that the guitars have a bit of a grungy edge to it. This actually reflects the vocals nicely where they also have that sense of grunge sound to it.

Another positive is definitely the main chorus. Everything comes together very nicely to produce such a well realized sound.

In addition, the lyrics have an interesting theme about conformity and rebellion that isn’t actually all that stereotypical. As such, I thought those themes got some new life thanks to a track like this thanks to a certain sense of creativity. So, that is well done as far as I’m concerned.

Overall, I thought this is a very solid track. In fact, it is one that got very close to becoming one of the great tracks on here. A little bit more variety might have swayed me to call it a great track, but it is still a very enjoyable track to listen to. It has nicely done vocals, interesting lyrics, nicely done guitars and an overall satisfying sound. Definitely a track that gets a thumbs up from me.


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