Raging guitars, powerful drums, and a thunderous bassline scream their way through Hiero Kagami’s passionate rock tune “Break Out”.
Title: Break Out Release date: 05/06/2022 Label: Movic Genre: Rock
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“Break Out” is all about its powerful, groovy bassline leading the way.
Heavy guitar riffs welcome you to this track but soon you will notice that punchy bassline leading the way, the instrument that Hiero Kagami plays for ESMERALDA.
Guitars are dirty and heavy, the drums are riveting and hard-hitting with a big focus on the bass drum and snare (tuned low). The latter ends up giving an extra punch to the bassline, making it so that it will feel like it’s reverberating all over you.
Guitars and bass scream in the chorus, with the drums in the background bringing cymbals into play to add depth to this song.
The breakdown during the chorus is bloody brilliant, putting you on the edge while taking this song to headbanging territory.
On the vocal end, there are a couple of things to talk about. The mixing of the vocals is surprisingly weak in the verses, with Yusuke Nagano being almost buried in the bass-driven instrumental. If you’re finding it rather difficult to listen to his singing clearly it’s because of this.
This happens because Nagano has a gentle, quiet voice and for him to stand out, either the instrumental should have had less focus on bass or the volume levels of his vocals could have been raised. That actually happens in the chorus but the verses sound sloppy in the mixing.
When it comes to the technique and quality, Nagano impresses with his emotional range and comfort screaming in some parts of the song.
This is the kind of song that I’ll love to watch being played live, however, it suffers a bit in its overall quality with vocals that barely stand out due to a weird vocal mixing (intentional or not).
“Break Out” is available for streaming on Spotify.
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