Scoti*Slate Good Fight


Good Fight

The album starts off a little slow and quite misleading towards the rest of the album with the intro track. The intro track is labeled as the intro to the second song which is also the title track “Good Fight”, but to me it may have been better to leave the track off the album. Aaron Scoti doesn’t waste too much time in showing what he has in store vocally. There is an alternative edge mixed with a classic rock and blues sound, he can also hit the high notes as well and he uses this ability to his advantage and doesn’t over embellish the sound. “Good Fight” has quite a unique sound; the guitars scream late 70’s early 80’s rock ballads, mixed with a R&B. The bass is quite noticeable in certain parts and helps give the song an extra bit of a kick. The guitars are what really drive this song however; the solo that hits just after the two minute mark nails the songs entire integrity and sound in the short span that it lasts.

Up next is “Do Ya” which sound nothing like their previous song. The song really hits hard at the start but quickly tapers down when the vocals kick in. The song doesn’t stay at this slower tempo for its entirety the catchy intro kicks back in later on in the song. Throughout the song the guitars and drums sound as if they are hampered down a little bit to allow the vocals to set in overtop. The backing vocals play a small part in the song but are used in just the right places to add a nice layer to the song. It took a couple of listens of this song before it finally grew on me, if it wasn’t for the song kicking it up a few notches after the quick tempo switch I may have passed completely on the song.

“Brightlife” is my favourite song off of the album. There are a few different genres that go into this song; the song definitely has an alternative edge to it mixed with a bit of industrial, indie and rock. The opening lick is what caught my ears right away, now this might be a stretch for some people but right away I thought I was going to hear the opening lick to “(I Can’t Get No”) Satisfaction, but with an updated guitar sound. Aaron really switches up his vocals for this song even kicking in a little bit of hip hop later on in the song; my favourite aspect about his vocals in the songs is defintily when he adds the rasp to his vocals.

To finish off the album they play one wicked cover of “Twilight Zone” by Golden Earring.

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