Victon are again as a five-member group. Chief Seungwoo is ending up his army service, whereas Heochan left the group earlier this yr after a DUI. The fellows have had a tough go of it, and the model of their music has tended to alter with the occasions. Virus sees them embracing each elegant synth and angsty boy group bluster. Unsurprisingly, it’s a combined bag.
Virus is at its finest when it’s laser-focused on its melodic strengths. The refrain is a bit too fitful for me, however there are moments which are fairly swish and evocative. Given a distinct association, I might see this turning into an r&b-influenced standout. Nevertheless, the monitor by no means totally commits to at least one factor. Simply after that first refrain, we’ve got a rap verse that feels as if it was yanked from a distinct track solely. I swear, Do Hanse is the perfect idol rapper to look in probably the most ill-fitting songs. I take pleasure in his moments in Virus, however not as a part of… Virus.
Afterward, the monitor segues into a stunning bridge, pulling the grandest parts from the refrain and giving a peek at what Virus may need been if it had opted for a basic EXO sound. Come to consider it, we might do with a boy group who sounded like 2012-era EXO. It’s time to get on that, Victon! Because it stands, Virus will get in its personal method too usually to be a standout of their discography. It has its highlights, however it’s important to wade by some tough patches to get there.