The word "urgency" captures the flavor of this soundscape best. The product description refers to the atmosphere of this piece as "Greco-Roman." I'm not sure exactly what's "Greco-Roman" about it, but I do know that it's a great piece of loopable background music for an RPG. The percussion keeps it up-tempo enough to play under battles; the music slows it down enough that you could play it under non-combat situations to add a sense of excitement or time pressure. I can imagine many possible applications.