Review: The Tea Party – Babylon (Rock)

This review covers the rock track The Tea Party – Babylon.

This track was released in 1997 on the album Transmission. It also made an appearance in the game Road Rash 3D.

The track starts off with an automated synth and an effect. A guitar them comes in for a bit. From there, the drums and vocals come into the track. An additional guitar comes in as well. After that, the track breaks down, leaving just the synth and a guitar.

After that, the track builds up again for a bit before pulling back quickly. From there, a synth comes in as well as a drum solo. The vocals then return, hitting higher notes. The vocals then end and the drum solo makes a return.

In the next section, the vocals continue on with a verse. This ends on a sort of main chorus. The section ends with just the guitar and synth. The synth then leads the track out.

One way you can describe this track is very fluid. I mean that in the fact that there is sort of a main chorus and sort of a verse structure, however, the main chorus changes so much in each iteration, the consistency pretty much takes a unusual back seat. In this case, this manages to neither hurt or benefit the track which is interesting in and of itself.

Meanwhile, the vocals actually are one of the strongest parts of the track. The lyrics suggests vampires and killing. As such, the vocals practically dripping in some sort of evil works very well for the track.

The synth gives this track a very different sound. While repetitive and slow, it is used as more of an effect, giving the track a rather unsettling sound from an emotional perspective.

A problem I have with this track is the fact that it is a bit on the short side. Combined with the rather fluid nature of the track throughout, it makes it hard for this one to have a lasting impact. Eventually, this track just fades into obscurity after a while as other more memorable tracks take hold.

Still, this is an alright track. It has some well realized themes and the vocals work very well for the tracks lyrics. It’s unfortunate that it really has a hard time having a lasting impact thanks to the short length and fluid sound. So, a decent one all around.


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