Music Review : Viet Cong – Viet Cong (2015)

Music Review : Viet Cong – Viet Cong (2015, Jagjaguwar)

Playing noise rock, art rock, post-punk, indie rock, well rock infused with all those labels, Viet Cong’s self titled record goes and flows in seven songs with a sad hook like early Interpol or 1980’s The Cure. Only the noise element makes it a 2015 album because let’s face it if 2014 was the culmination of the return of stoner rock with Mastodon, Yob, Pallbearer, this year is a noise one with Lightning Bolt and Viet Cong.

Coming from Calgary, Viet Cong, the ex-Women, constructed a contemporary classic that has many grand moments that transcends traditional rock. Sometimes a label fits a particular sound or another texture here and there but mostly the proposition gives a breath of fresh air to modern rock that has been hermetic to evolution since pop and dream-pop has taken some of its stage.

Their experimentation in genres and musical styles hace many of the aforementioned names but also reminds of a little band from England called The Beatles with their more psychedelic phases.

All in all, Viet Cong’s self titled album has something to say and might satisfy many ears.

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