Friday, March 28, 2014

Are You Band Enough? Music Reviews: Stan Bush's The Ultimate: Track 3: "Heat of the Battle"

Does any sort of music go better with karate than hard-charging guitar backed by soulful, sustained keyboard chords? You can practically see two noble competitors breaking each other’s ribs for the enjoyment of a bloodthirsty yet strangely classy crowd of spectators while listening to this song. It’s classic Stan Bush all the way, from the ripping guitar solo to the lyrics about pushing yourself to the limit when the stakes are high and confrontation is unavoidable.

If “Heat of the Battle” doesn’t accompany scenes from a martial arts tournament in a movie within the next couple of years, somebody needs to be held accountable. And after listening to this song on repeat for the last 45 minutes, I’ve convinced myself that I’m the right man to levy the punishment.

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