By: Adam Van Thiel
Album – Contravirtual
Release Date- September 23, 2015
Download Link – https://drihiev.bandcamp.com/album/contravirtual
Calgary noisemakers, DRI HIEV let loose with a new, and somewhat disorienting EP entitled ‘Contravirtual’. Like the ravings of a punk rock addicted serial killer, who also happens to be in love with modern electronic sounds, DRI HIEV immediately creates an impenetrable wall of noise that, as I would imagine has audiences moving while simultaneously making them nauseous.
The EP is short, coming in at just under fifteen minutes but immediately explodes into a whirling punchy, aggressive burst of noise, rolling in and out of gritty heavily distorted sounds into catchy backbeats, almost like a schizophrenic bobs and weaves between sanity and…well you get the idea. I would highly recommend checking these guys out if you are into noise splattered punk rock. You definitely won’t be disappointed!!!
Connect with DRI HIEV
Adam van Thiel was claimed by music journalism almost accidentally. He was invited to join the editoral staff at an online zine as a school project while studying Music Business. He is currently enrolled in Berklee School of Music Majoring in Music Business. He has been involved in the Canadian music scene for over 10 years. Adam has had the opportunity to conduct interviews with metal bands all over the world and spoken with some of the biggest name in Extreme music like Behemoth. In his free time Adam fronts a one-man black metal project releasing later this year, runs PoisonWood Music Group and presides over his very own record label.