Review Summary: Splattered all over the place.
I remember going to science museums a lot when I was younger. One exhibit always stuck out to me in particular, where you would press on these mats and colors would splatter themselves all over. It always entranced me; I would find ways to make discernable shapes on the mats, things that I recognized, and sometimes I would just let it go all over the place. This onslaught of science-museum-memories jumped me the more (and more and more) I listened to Virtue
. The Voidz takes colors from all over the place - the light blue of twinkly, dancing indie pop (Leave It In My Dreams), the purples of gloomy synthpop (QYURRYUS, Pink Ocean), and the ochre of noisey, driving rock music (Pyramid of Bones, We’re Where We Were). It doesn’t feel like the band are painting with these colors directly, rather it feels more like they’re smearing the palette across the canvas and stumbling across octarine.
What’s most impressive about all this paint is that it never feels purposeless. The Voidz use these colors to create songs that are downright addictive; tunes that, even after having this album on almost constantly for the last week, I still feel as though there are things left to unpack here. This album never gets bogged down in its experimentation, but it never ceases to be forward-thinking or boundary-pushing. Virtue
is a vibrant, eclectic album that straddles the lines between many a genre, while also being remarkably consistent on a song-to-song basis.