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  • Unfortunately, Universe is sort of another track where I’m not all that pleased with Malakian’s vocal performance
  • The problem I have with Universe is that Malakian sounds sort of bored singing the track, well not so much bored, but just lacking emotion
  • However, on more positive notes, the lyrics to this song are excellent, there are some interesting bass fills scattered throughout the track, and some of the more aggressive guitar leads are excellent as well
  • However, maybe you’ll disagree with me about the lack of emotion, and if so, there’s really only good things on the track


    • by Grimmy101
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      Universe is a song by Scars On Broadway which appears on their debut record, Scars On Broadway. Universe opens with an electric guitar riff which I would describe as sort of a driving lead which goes nicely into a drum pattern played by Dolmayan before picking up in terms of heaviness before Malakian comes in with the verse.

      Unfortunately, Universe is sort of another track where I’m not all that pleased with Malakian’s vocal performance.

      The problem I have with Universe is that Malakian sounds sort of bored singing


      the track, well not so much bored, but just lacking emotion.

      I’m not exactly sure if his voice was heavily edited in the studio for this track either because he just doesn’t sound natural to me on this song and he certainly doesn’t sound exactly like he’s been sounding on previous songs for this record.

      If Malakian had put a bit more emotion into his vocal delivery, particularly during the verses of this song, then I’d certainly enjoy the track a lot more.

      Also, the transition from the chorus ...


      • into the verse is somewhat abrupt and since the chorus is faster and more aggressive, flowing into a very melodic and slower paced verse is going to create an unpleasant sound if not done correctly.

        However, on more positive notes, the lyrics to this song are excellent, there are some interesting bass fills scattered throughout the track, and some of the more aggressive guitar leads are excellent as well.

        Also, Malakian solos yet again on this track and once again I feel like he’s able to fit the song

        very nicely so I’m glad to hear him soloing on this track.

        My only real complaint against Universe is that Malakian doesn’t seem to have a lot of emotion in his voice during the verses of this song, and since the track is longer than the average length of the rest of the songs on this record, the track can sort of get dry due to the lack of emotion.

        However, maybe you’ll disagree with me about the lack of emotion, and if so, there’s really only good things on the track.




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