I feel like I’m going really fast in a never ending dark tunnel, and then all of a sudden I see a brightness approaching from a distance as I get closer and closer to the exit. Then guitar triplets kicks in, and I am enveloped in literal sunshine. That, my friends, in unnecessary detail is how the first five seconds of this song feels like. Can we just take one moment and get completely sidetracked on the fact that guitar triplets are so underrated?! I mean, I love this track beginning to end, but let’s not get it twisted. I came for the triplets, and I stayed for Femme Fatale in the hopes the intro triplets would come up again. The energy and brightness they add rhythmically was still represented throughout the song, though, in many different elements which made me just as happy.
For example, the surf rock guitar, which tone embodies the most beautiful purple, orange, pink sunrise you would ever see brings a hint of brightness after every chorus. The drums have a really cool triplet rhythm as well that adds some nice energy throughout the chorus which is dominated by a growling bass that has a very punk "chug along" attitude. The guitar mimics the bass in the chorus, creating a competition between the dark, lethargic guitars vs. the bright, triplet spewing drums. I feel like the bass is the glue that holds the identity of this band together in this track. Sure, when I hear this song, I get patches of intense brightness, where I can almost feel the bright sun and feel hot pavement as I imagine walking on the cement path that leads to the beach. But the sticky bass doesn’t let the listener forget who Iguana Death Cult is: a kick ass garage rock band from the Netherlands.
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