Victor! Fix the Sun
Person Place Or Thing


5.0
classic

Review

by Comatorium. USER (42 Reviews)
February 2nd, 2010 | 45 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist


Its been a long time since an album hit me as hardly as it did upon first listen of post-hardcore/indie outfit Victor! Fix The Sun's Person, Place, Or Thing. Weighing in at six songs and just over a half-hour, this album still manages to pack a punch. V!FTS' sound can be loosely described as something like La Dispute, but that's a stretch itself. One thing is for sure though, this is one hell of an album from a band that is criminally unknown.*

The album starts off nicely with "My Friend The Guru" with a rolling drum-line on top of dissonant guitar strumming and builds into a nice post-hardcore piece that flows extremely well. The vocals range from more than capable singing akin to Daughters' Elvis-like voice, just nowhere near as convincing, to some great screams that sound similar to Jordan Dreyer's of La Dispute.

The whole album employs the basic formula of songs starting out sparse and bulding into aggressive finales, but every song manages to sound distinct and unique. "We Come From The Northwoods" shows off the heavier side of the band, with predominately screamed vocals. "Paperthin Feather" is the perfect followup, as it is one of the more mellow tracks here, with a focus on clean vocals, though the screams are placed exceptionally well too. "Blind Man's Bluff" is a ridiculously fun intermission track clocking in at only two minutes, using a vaguely jazzy guitar riff to support the catchy lyrics that are screamed over top. It provides a nice little break amidst the other tracks that are upwards of six minutes long.

The title track is just more of the same, though at this point its rather obvious that its more than welcome. The track does employ some cool start-stop time shifts that are entertaining, and of course when you add in the vocals, its all very pleasant to listen to. The closer "Infested, Mother Approved" shows off the more experimental sound of the band by dabbling in blues for the verses and using bridges to connect things as opposed to sudden time shifts. It all flows very well and comes out sounding cohesive and serves are a perfect conclusion to a great album.

If you have heard about this band but have just neglected to check them out, i suggest you get on it. You won't regret it.

Recommended if you like:

La Dispute
BATS
mewithoutYou
Daughters
Good Music

*As of this review, there are but a skimpy three ratings for this album. Come on people.



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Comatorium.
February 2nd 2010


4174 Comments


Im pretty infatuated with this. Still uncertain about giving it the full 5... but for now im giving it the benefit of the doubt and saying it wont wear off on me any time soon.

Digging: Kayo Dot - Coffins On Io

hydeyomoney
February 2nd 2010


934 Comments


eh this has remnants of a good review, but you really need more material if this is a 5/5, you know what i mean?

Treska
February 2nd 2010


134 Comments


I think its just fine. Its concise and to the point. No metaphorical bullshit, no wanking conceptual review styling, no frills. I'll have to check this out. Pos'd.

hydeyomoney
February 2nd 2010


934 Comments


i didn't neg by the way, i just think this could use some expansion in order to be good.

Romulus
February 2nd 2010


8441 Comments


Yeah I agree, a little more beef and this would be a pretty good review. It's not poorly written at all though.

Comatorium.
February 2nd 2010


4174 Comments


Yeah i'll probably go back tomorrow and add more to it, but at the moment i have an english paper to do. and im pretty baked, so...

Waior
February 2nd 2010


11459 Comments


Chiming in to say, amongst everybody else, flesh out your ideas a little more - justify that 5! Haha, it's good though... leave your asterisk comment for the informal comment section too, if you can.

Comatorium.
February 2nd 2010


4174 Comments


Yeah i'll fix all that up later.

Waior
February 2nd 2010


11459 Comments


Haha, didn't see your post when I posted mine, sorry.

drugs r bad

Ponton
Emeritus
February 2nd 2010


5804 Comments


Length isn't the issue really - go see Redskyformiles' most recent, classic review for example. A lot of people can't word things like he can though, so it's best for us to go into detail like the users here have said.

Comatorium.
February 2nd 2010


4174 Comments


Waior- Bulllllllshit they are.

KritikalMotion
February 2nd 2010


2262 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I think i added this to the database.

Yeah i enjoyed this. The offbeat moments are good but it sort of feels wrong at times.

Comatorium.
February 2nd 2010


4174 Comments


I absolutely love everything about this album tbh.

cirq
February 3rd 2010


9264 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i looooove seeing this band get love

elephantREVOLUTION
February 3rd 2010


2766 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this band is sweet.

Comatorium.
February 3rd 2010


4174 Comments


up to 4 ratings... woo?

Skimaskcheck
February 3rd 2010


2360 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

...screams that sound similar to Jordan Dreyer's of La Dispute.

I love Jordan's scream, but i don't actually know if i like this guys' scream or not. This album has some really cool moments though, for sureee

EasternLight
February 3rd 2010


2700 Comments


holy fuck i gotta get this

PirateSquid
February 3rd 2010


1881 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is good but does NOT deserve a 5.

Comatorium.
February 5th 2010


4174 Comments


i dunno pirate. i cant think of much wrong with this album.



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