Discuss your thoughts about "The Red And The Black" here!
Other than the fact that Harris wrote it on his own, do we know anything about it? Is it based loosely on the book? (I haven't had time to read all the articles/reviews/interviews.)
Very sad. I read that it technically ends at around 7:30. Does it have any more 1+ minute gaps?
- What we know so far is the rhythm is similar to ROTAM (it has also been described as similar to POTO, DOD and WTWWB so......
- It opens & closes with a bass solo
- The lyrics are about luck/destiny with "Red and Black" Referring to the colors of playing cards/roulette.
- The majority of the song is instrumental
This song has some good stuff going, especially some parts with Bruce on it. The one I like the most is a part with heavy chords and bassdrums, with cool vocals. Heavy part, kinda Priestish. The instrumental part is long, and imo it repeats certain parts too often. I really was waiting for Bruce to return. Not because I can't stand lengthy instrumental music, more because I thought it wasn't that captivating. And when he returned, it was only for a short moment. Unlike in Rime, which has Bruce picking up the song and finishing it in style. Still, don't get me wrong, before the instrumental part starts, there's a lot of Bruce. Parts which also can be called repetitive but for some reason, they got me more on the edge of my seat.
There are whoo hooo ho hooo parts which sound a little too much like the ones from The Wicker Man, also the chord progression underneath. All in all, one of the 3 or 4 least good songs on the album.
But don't worry, Brig liked the instrumental part and so did others. Someone even said "why didn't they make an instrumental song out of this one?". I didn't make notes during disc 1 and I forgot who did the solos.
Why? It looks pretty much the same as in the other reviews: Good song but too much instrumentation.Damn, that's disappointing to hear Foro, I had expected this to be a highlight of the album Well, can still be....a lot of reviewers gave it more praise than you, for sure.
Indeed! I'm not sure what the chorus was but I remember you preferred the instrumental parts over the non-instrumental parts, right?We almost had opposite opinions of this one!
The instrumental is long, but what I found a touch underwhelming was the chorus. There's definitely a nod to Rime in the earlier part of this song, but to me, the chorus was comparatively tame. It's a song that goes off at quite a few tangents, in my opinion, and I'm not convinced I took it all in. Awaiting the second listening...
But that vocal melody in the opening verses is top notch! It takes you completely by surprise, not at all what you'd expect, and it's so badass.