REVIEW | Viet Cong – Viet Cong

Comprised of past members of now defunct art rock outfit Women, Viet Cong have emerged screeching and thrashing with a set of seven songs that cast bloodshot eyes over elements of punk, new wave, post-punk, and art rock. Guitars are torn apart in wailing fits while drums and bass maintain a mood of absolute desolation and hopelessness, but there’s a newfound eye for detail and clarity that wasn’t found on past work during Women, high points like “Continental Shelf” and “March of Progress” show both the diversity in sound that Viet Cong achieves over such a short release, proving that beneath the hysteria, there’s a beating heart of ambition.

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