This week’s DLC features love filled tracks from Extreme, Nazareth, REO Speedwagon, Peter Cetera, and Soft Cell! Included below is the review, as well as playthrough videos of the DLC from the always awesome thenewnoelisoncruz. Definitely check out and subscribe to his YouTube channel!
All tracks are 160 MSP ($1.99). Pro Guitar/Bass charts are noted below where applicable, and can be purchased for an additional 80 MSP ($0.99).
Extreme – More Than Words (Pro)
Guitar was super easy on this song, well, except for that solo. The solo on this song stops it from being an easy FC, due to the super fast HOPO section that comprises pretty much the whole solo. Outside of that, however, the song is super easy. It’s almost like We Built This City in that it’s easy throughout, until the solo at the end which gives off the “Woah! Where did THAT come from?!?” vibe. Due to it being (almost) incredibly simple, this song is amazing for voxtarring.
The harmonies on this song are incredibly tight. The harmony line for the most part just doubles up the lead, but for a song like this, that’s exactly what you want. Just you singing with your buddy on the acoustic, no pesky drummers or bassist there stealing your spotlight!
This song isn’t that bad in Blitz. The solo is fun, and the rest of the song is fairly easy, so you can do fairly well on it if you’re a beginner. It’s a shame that Flame Notes got nerfed, because two track songs like this were perfect to play around with the Bandmate/Flame combination. The best super instrument is super guitar.
Nazareth – Love Hurts
Before I start, yes, this is a re-recording, and in the past, Nazareth re-recordings have been, let’s say, terrible. Fortunately, this is nowhere near as horrific as Hair of the Dog. In fact, for a modern re-record of a classic song, it’s surprisingly decent. Anyway, the guitar is surprisingly decent. Normally, slower songs like this feature boring guitar. While the guitar isn’t super fun, it’s still fairly decent. If you like the song, pick it up!
Bass was easy to the point of being boring. There was’t anything special about it in the slightest. It’s incredibly slow and drawn out, and I can’t recommend it in the slightest.
Drums are incredibly easy, in fact, if you can play a basic beat, you could probably FC this. The only part that can catch you off guard is during the bridge where there’s about 3 notes played on the toms. One of the easiest drum parts I’ve ever played.
The harmonies aren’t very present in this song, only coming in for the Oooohs. The lead is easy, but because it’s one of those iconic classics, you’ll just want to belt it out. I recommend it for vocalists.
This song is really, really boring to play in Blitz. Everything is super slow paced, but not the fun kind of slow paced like in More Than Words. After the guitar solo, it’s pretty much impossible to level up all the tracks before the next checkpoint. The best super instrument is super guitar.
Peter Cetera – Glory of Love
The guitar on this song is great. It’s filled with HOPOs, little changes withing the riffs, and a couple of solos that are great fun to play through! It’s not a hard song, so you’ll be able to do fairly well, maybe even FC it. The oy thing that could trip you up is the little trill lane toward the end. It’s great to play, and I’d recommend getting it.
Bass was simple, but fun. It’s filled with HOPOs that will keep you on your toes. It’s one of those songs that’s simple enough, but still has some challenge to it. I recommend picking it up!
Drums were super fun. While the main portion of the part was a basic beat, there were loads of spots where little fills happened. It’s also not too difficult, so you should be able to jump in and play this! I strongly recommend picking it up.
This is easily the strongest keys song of the week. Filled with little riffs that take you all over the keys, it’s difficult, but it’s slow pace ensures it isn’t overwhelming. Pro Keys, however, I found to be a tad overwhelming. It features notes everywhere, so if you’re not too comfortable with Pro Keys, you’ll find yourself lost here. If, however, you’re fairly competent with the instrument, you’ll love this. I strongly recommend it.
Vocals weren’t bad. The harmonies weren’t really present, though. The lead is fun to sing, but there aren’t any real surprises in the track. If you like the song. pick it up!
This song is super fun in Blitz. Filled with solos (two on guitar, and one one keys), and the sort of slow-but-fun instrument tracks that are great to play in Blitz. The only issue is that bass is pretty much impossible to ,ax out before the first checkpoint. The best super instrument is super keys.
REO Speedwagon – Keep On Loving You
The guitar on this song was great. It’s got a great riff that’s not too difficult, but still enjoyable to play. The solo is filled with HOPOs, and then afterwards the main riff becomes filled with little flairs. It’s phenomenal to play, and it’s a strong contender for the best guitar of the week.
Bass on this song was fairly easy, featuring a simple part that just repeats over and over again. It’s got a few HOPOs thrown in to the mix to keep it interesting. It’s simple, but fun nonetheless. I recommend it to bassists.
Drums were the weakest part of the song, being just a generic beat, but they were still fairly enjoyable to play. It’s nothing particularly difficult, just a basic beat with a couple fills here and there, but it’s a great song to relax with. If you like the song even a little bit, get this.
Keys are pretty simple, just featuring the same pattern repeated throughout. It’s a fun, chord filled pattern that shouldn’t give you too much trouble. The same goes for Pro Keys. Your ability to do simple 3-note chords will determine how well you do on this song. It was fun to play, and I’d pick it up if you’re looking for a good song to ease you into chords.
While the harmonies on this song are a bit lacking, the lead makes up for it. Like Love Hurts, this is one of those epic belters that everyone is going to want to join in on. I strongly recommend it if you’re a vocalist/karaoke party host.
This song was pretty fun in Blitz. All the instrument tracks are great enough to keep you busy throughout. The solo is fun on guitar, and overall the tracks are just enjoyable to play. The best super instrument is super guitar, again.
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Guitar was awful. The whole part is the same two notes repeated over and over again. It’s also surprisingly difficult to gold star. I FC’d it, and still didn’t get gold stars. Stay away from this if you’re a guitarist.
Bass on this song was fairly easy, but it wasn’t atrocious to play. The bassline carries the rhythm on this song. Nothing too difficult, and not much about it was that great. It’s a good, easy track that you can sit back and relax with.
Drums are very easy, but I found myself enjoying it a lot. It’s incredibly simple, just keeping the beat with bass pedal and then every other note there’s a snare and tom combo. On a slightly unrelated note, the drum roll at the beginning of this song is one of my favourite drum rolls in music.
Keys feature a simple riff that repeats throughout. It’s not that great on 5 button, but on Pro, the part is simple enough that you’ll be able to enjoy it if you’re a beginner (and you’ll walk away knowing a classic riff)!
Vocals were harder than I thought they’d be, considering how much I love this song. They get really low at certain points, and I had difficulty hitting the super low notes. The harmonies aren’t that great, either singing the exact same thing as the lead or doing a Wooah. Still though, it’s a great classic for singing, and I’d pick it up.
This song isn’t that great for Blitz. Guitar is super spaced out and difficult to level. Keys become like that during the chorus, but if you’re good, you’ll be able to make it up in the verse. The rest of the tracks are OK, but nothing is great. The best super instrument is super bass.
Pick of the week: Keep on Loving You & Glory of Love
This week is great for: Vocalists, hopeless romantics
What should you get: Everything