Vicious Animals

by Visc.

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Vicious Animals delves into a topic seldom mentioned in music: Morality. More specifically, it looks at what makes a human different from the rest of the animal kingdom, and as the name of the album suggests, if we are very different at all.

Mostly the songs are critiques of mankind, covering topics like tribalism, and aggression -- all the good stuff.

Top it off with the classic staples of Visc: crushing guitars and wonky synths, and you have what I consider to be my strongest album.

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released November 1, 2019

Songs written, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Dylan Fellows

Additional vocals by Luke Stapleton and Emily Fellows

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Visc. Atlanta, Georgia

Visc sounds like heavy clouds, eager to unleash hell on an innocent field of beautiful flowers. It fondles your heart and soul with the utmost delicacy, while destruction waits patiently for its moment to strike.

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Track Name: Virtue Signal
got the heart of a saint
and a virtuous bone
keeps on aching and beating
won't leave me alone
it's a lonely affair
I'm surrounded by all
they just take and take and take and take

I am giving it all
I do not hide it well
with even half of a look anybody could tell
I am skin and bones
and everybody knows
I'll make sure they know

always give what I can
then a little bit more
every person I hate, I publicly adore
I am one of the sins
but you can never tell

I'm an angel
standing on the side
a fallen angel
virtuous disguise
as long as in your eyes
I have done nobody wrong
I'm an angel
who's fallen from the skies

it doesn't matter -- if I had a heart I'd give it away
you may have never heard it spoken but I have so much to say
I'm a shepherd of the people, pure grace
what kind of effort must I make before you realize and say that


I'm an angel
standing on the side
a fallen angel
a virtuous disguise
as long as in your eyes
I have done nobody wrong
I'm an angel
who's fallen from the skies
Track Name: Running Backwards
something's blowing in the breeze
a familiar scent brings warning and unease
like a spec caught in my eye
I can't look at it but always gonna try
"lift me up oh
carry me forth like I'm an idol for a temple"
something small has gone awry
it seems important but I cannot tell you why

this suspicion makes me
feel I'm out of control
or running backwards, maybe
think it takes it's toll
every word said thrills me
but somethings out of line

something's changing in the air
I can notice it, not sure if I should care
ignore the blatant overtones
Is this important or is this all overblown?
"lift me up oh
lay at my feet like I'm a god inside a temple"
used to think that I knew more
Now I barely think at all

this division makes me
feel I'm out of control
or running backwards, maybe
think it takes it's toll
every word said thrills me
but somethings out of line

this division makes me
feel I'm out of control
or running backwards, maybe
think it takes it's toll
every word said thrills me
but somethings out of line
Track Name: Merciless
you have angered me far too long,
mr. anonymous, you know that you're wrong
still, my abilities are limited beyond the screen
oh but my vengeance will come

well it's too late
I'll win
my vengeance will be swift, it'll soon begin
my sacred given gift,
you will soon be in
a vitriolic storm alone
alone alone

I'm full of rage
a storm on your horizon
scan the page
and look for damage done
a bright new age
a beaming ray enlightens
and burns away
those who dare to run

you have hidden your face far too long
mr. anonymous
we'll take what you own
sense all my hostility and take responsibility
or witness this get all overblown

well it's too late
we've won
merciless waves have only
just begun
to batter, pull, and tear
until you're undone
stripped naked and bound out in the sun
oh oh

I'm full of rage
a storm on your horizon
Scan the page
and look for damage done
a bright new age
a beaming ray enlightens
and burns away
those who dare to run

well it's too late
we've won
merciless waves have only
just begun
to batter, pull, and tear
until you're undone
stripped naked and bound out in the sun
oh oh

well it's too late
we've won
merciless waves have only
just begun
to batter, pull, and tear
until you're undone
stripped naked and bound out in the sun
oh oh
Track Name: Guardians
the world is dark and
very dangerous
it could corrupt,
could be bad for us all
in this dark times
I'll be standing guard
watching over all the things that you love

ooh
a watchful eye with an intimate view
ooh
holding back the ceaseless treacherous slew

your world is fragile
your mind could wander off
and take a dark path to destruction and woe
why risk the havoc,
when you could play with us
watching over like all good parents do

oooh
a watchful eye with an intimate view
oooh
I'll keep an eye on the things that you do

oooh
always watching all the things that you view
oooh
a daring eye, bleeding heart for a coup
Track Name: Can't Remove the Bite
welcome my friend,
it surely isn't the beginning, and it won't be the end
I got a taste for the blood and I cannot be stopped
I feel it building, probably coming again

blood and bruises never get in my way
m-m-my mind is always looking to fight
you can tear the teeth from the dog but you can't remove the bite ite ite ite

I'm a loose cannon -- get out the way
my-my sensitivity is on a nice vacation
I'm a wild child -- tough as they make
yeah I know that you know

seems to me like no one noticed both my starry eyes
they tend to close up when I work -- I never know
oh, wish to see? Just sit down, wait around, you just might-ite-ite

I'm a caregiver -- death from above
from my hands shoot beams of light that vaporize the demons
Liberty and me? We fit like a glove
yeah I know that you know

no no no no no no no
look in my eyes and see liberation
woah woah woah
look in my eyes, look in my eyes
woah woah woah
what ever happened the old United Nation?
woah woah woah woah
look in my eyes, look in my eyes

can't remove the bite
can't remove the bite
can't remove the bite
can't remove the bite

I'm a loose cannon -- get out the way
my-my sensitivity is on a nice vacation
I'm a wild child -- tough as they make
yeah I know that you know

no no no no no no no
look in my eyes and see liberation
woah woah woah
look in my eyes, look in my eyes
woah woah woah
what ever happened the old United Nation?
woah woah woah woah
look in my eyes, look in my eyes
Track Name: Rabbit
it's a cold night
a long walk home
I'll be shakin' but I'd rather shake with you alone
it's a cold night
lets make it warm
aren't you impressed?
you'd do a dance with the best

I'm feeling semi-personal
wanna get to know ya but I feel like you don't live alone
this one seems somewhat personal
look at this form, you know it's built to perform

you should feel honored

I'm feeling semi-personal
wanna get to know ya but there's other options in the room
this one seems somewhat personal
look at this form, you know it's built to perform

you should feel honored

am I handsome?
YEAH
am I funny?
YEAH
am I chiseled?
YEAH
am I humble?
How could you be?


I wanna teach you all the things you need to know
I wanna
I wanna show you that we're Vicious Animals
it's true the the things that I would prove
to you

I wanna show you what a god on earth is like
I wanna
I want to draw you like an insect to a light
it's true the the things that I would prove
to you


it's a cold night
a long walk home
I'll be shakin' but I'd rather shake with you alone
it's a cold night
lets make it warm
aren't you impressed? you'd do a dance with the best

I'm feeling semi-personal
wanna get to know ya but I feel like you don't live alone
this one seems somewhat personal
look at this form, you know it's built to perform

am I handsome?
YEAH
am I funny?
YEAH
am I chiseled?
YEAH
am I humble?
How could you be?
Track Name: Vicious Animals
cry for joy
the saints have gone away
drowned out their voice as we sang
for you and me
we are horribly free

hold the tears
don't you whimper, don't cry
don't want the guilt
to go and ruin the whole night
hold it up
like a gilded cup
I still won't feel anything

jump for joy
the saints have gone away
cried out in force as we sang
we are libertines
we are horrid things

and I don't feel anything
so I just call that empathy

I'm sensing rage
total anarchy
the teeth have come out and they're ready to bite
we've gone insane
or have we always been a pack of animals alone in the night?

jump for joy
the saints have gone away
broke every bone as we sang
there's usually
far more sympathy

am I alone
in this feeling of calm
or are you burdened by a feeling
that you've done something wrong
it screams a voice
out a blessing or curse
does it cry out in defiance or
does it crave the perverse

I still don't feel anything
but so far there's no penalty

I'm sensing rage
total anarchy
the teeth have come out and they're ready to bite
we've gone insane
or have we always been a pack of animals alone in the night?

when I close my eyes
I know this feeling is temporary but I can't hide it
eyes in the night and claws on the skin that pull me in
begin to tear asunder
I have looked through the night
I know this feeling is temporary but I can't hide it
I close my eyes
the voices within give in
till silence resides

I'm sensing rage
total anarchy
the teeth have come out and they're ready to bite
we've gone insane
or have we always been a pack of animals alone in the night?
Track Name: The Wicked
long I've dreamt of green and gold
'til teeth fell out and flesh grew thin
I've watched the others burn out, turn in

cold, my supper waits alone
no other voices call my name
I speak just to myself now, 'til end

every bit of it is clear
the kingdom of the skin and bones
opulence is here, but not for long

slowly days have come to pass
what brought me joy has only aged
I live to see myself out
turn in

every bit of it is clear
the kingdom of the skin and bones
opulence is here, but not for long

I am stretched thin
no ascended reign
but no where to fall
fear the wicked
the most of all

I am stretched thin
no ascended reign
but no where to fall
fear the wicked, the wicked
the most of all

all along
you wasted all your minutes
and based them on a gimmick
debased, the wickeds in
carried on
a quest to satisfy
was never realized
erased, the wickeds in the world

all along
you wasted all your minutes
and based them on a gimmick
debased, the wickeds in
carried on
a quest to satisfy
was never realized
erased, the wickeds in the world

all along
you wasted all your minutes
and based them on a gimmick
debased, the wickeds in
carried on
a quest to satisfy
was never realized
erased, the wickeds in the world

all along
you wasted all your minutes
and based them on a gimmick
debased, the wickeds in
carried on
a quest to satisfy
was never realized
erased, the wickeds in the world
Track Name: Beasts
Instrumental

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