Fans of my reviews (please, hold your applause until the end) might recall I called the verse rhythm of Joker and the Thief 'decent.' This song is built around the same rhythm for the verse, so why is this guy getting an above average rating?
Several reasons. The verse rhythm here's got more variation in the actual groove, and it's a bit faster so it's more engaging in general. Also, the second verse has a pretty cool scale leading into it that I just have to mention somewhere in here.
It's also combined with more than dead space, and the sustains in the song (mostly the chorus) are shorter and have a strum pattern that keeps it from being mind-numbingly uninteresting.
But what probably pushes this into definite four-stars area is the bridge, where the rhythm changes entirely, doing two scales from yellow to green then one from yellow to orange. It's pretty fun to play and has some variation in there, then leads into the guitar solo before it gets old, where the bass plays another verse rhythm with even more variation in it.
To me, it's overall a fun bass (and upstrummable!), and actually for the most part more fun than the guitar (which is a continuous shuffle during the verses).
1/5 - If you focus on this instrument, you should not buy this song.
2/5 - Fans of the song/band should be wary if they focus on this instrument.
3/5 - Alright on this instrument, buy it if you're a fan.
4/5 - Fans of this instrument could benefit from checking out this song.
5/5 - If you focus on this instrument, you should buy this song.