Dri Hiev release their debut self-titled album, and it includes this dark nugget. “Garbage For Labour” takes their experimentation with industrial rock to great heights — a wild ride with vicious vocals that denote their own form of urban expression.
Calgary’s Concrete Funeral combine the best elements of death metal and riff-laden groove rock to come up with a grinder that’s surprisingly high octane.
With band members names like Miss Uranus, Dr. Zaurus and Nagrom we are pretty confident Polly Dactic belongs on our pages. And “Percus” proves us right. The track evokes post-punk paranoia, but it marches its own beat (?). Kudos.
The title track to Mortality Rate’s ‘You Were the Gasoline’ runs less than 2 minutes but the band makes good use of the time. The incendiary track is relentless, until the late stages when the manic drums take a notch down and the song winds down weirdly, ending in the killer line:
“I really can’t lie, between my life or yours
You’re the only one I wouldn’t pull the trigger for”
Although fresh and contemporary, “Dreamy Dreary” also has delightful throw-back quatilies, such as 1960’s pop sensibility and a 1950’s sense of fun.
Calgary’s Midnite Cowboy gets into a techno groove, but the track is also mischievously adventurous.
The trio of Corinthian, Carbolizer and Wish Lash create a split tape for their 2019 Descension/Ascension Tour. With two tracks from each of the electronic artists this is a nifty little package of ambient drone/IDM from Calgary.