Viscula - Dance Cannot Be Killed
Viscula execute a flawless revival of dance-rock’s chaotic energy with “Dance Cannot Be Killed”. They play this loud with a nice hint of chaos. Here they appear to have studied the genre particularly well. Little details, like the microphone they use and the swagger of the drum hits, further drive the point home. A bit of defiance rests at the very core of it all as they have a great deal of fun in letting it rip. Nods to groups like early the Strokes, Franz Ferdinand, and their ilk pop into the equation many times.
Their interplay starts and ends the thing. Over the course of the track, they hold nothing back for they have a giddy energy. Rhythms feel as if they cannot move fast enough to incorporate all of the sheer wildness that they trade in. By making sure that the many layers appear ready to fall apart at any given moment simply adds to the drama. Lyrics have a confidence to them, delivered flawlessly thanks to the commanding presence of his vocals. Resting right in the center of it all, their sense of chaos is tied together by the overall freewheeling presence of the vocals. Never overstaying their welcome, a punk ethos further highlights the beauty and animalistic spirit of the track. Done with the utmost of dignity they have a sense of true wonder of the world.
“Dance Cannot Be Killed” shows off Viscula’s uncanny ability to sculpt a sound that is balanced between the emotional and the physical.