Top positive review
on 19 August 2017
Intense is the fifth studio album by Dutch DJ and record producer Armin van Buuren released in 2013. This high-energy trance album features a number of different male and female singers/artists and the musical style embraces, even more, genres with house, electro, trance, dubstep, some rock, and even classical music, along with powerful, springy, and progressive synths, with Van Buuren also utilizing a live orchestra and rock band. While I like the whole album with its uplifting melodies, my absolute favourite song is ‘Love Never Came’ featuring Richard Bedford, this is an emotionally haunting track giving us dark tearful lyrics and a thrilling, consistent driving pulsating beat; all in all, for me at least, the various sounds on this album are energising and executed beautifully.