Victor Furious is a solo effort from Orlando, Florida. On his release I Destroy Everything I Touch he plays adrenaline pumping high octane music. It’s lo-fi, distorted and full of high frequencies. He definitely has created a production style that if you want to have your ears bleed you can just crank it up.
His music feels immediate and visceral. This isn't passive music. If this music is on you have to pay attention.
The album opens with “Spiritual Successor” which is the calm before the storm. It’s actually quite beautiful in a dissonant type of way. Feedback and white noise come together for just over two minutes before you are face planted with the intense ”The Very Thought Of You.” A barrage of aggressively played guitars and drums come without warning. Once the verse hits the mayhem disappears for a moment while he sings “Bloodshot eyes all over again. a fifth, a bag, a quarter in hand.” Elements of punk and metal come in to complete this hard-hitting song.
Up next is “Oh, Please Do” which is actually a pretty catchy song behind the distortion. I especially enjoyed when the walking bass line comes in. It kind of reminded me of a more hardcore version of The Strokes at moments. Nice.
“The Still-Beating Heart Of A Child” goes into near post-rock territory at times while at other times it feels like something you could snap your fingers to. Lyrically, I have to admit I wasn't sure what to make of it. He sings “i'd like to think there's something here for me / let’s grab a drink hallucinations don't come free.”
“To: Wit” is just pure insanity at times. I don't think there is any way this song can be played at low levels. It may be my personal favorite on the album. He closes with “The Great And Sudden Division” which for some reason was a lot softer than the other songs.
I Destroy Everything I Touch could be a cathartic release for a demographic of people inclined to appreciate this type of music. It is not necessarily something I would listen to before bed but has a time and place.
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