The Grid (2017)

Calgary, AB

A cold-as-ice synth project propelled by punk ethos, The Grid hammers listeners with brutal minimalism. While Ryan Kostel’s vocal delivery, synth tones and compressed percussion are delivered in unforgiving greyscale, there’s a reluctant propulsion in The Grid’s tense rhythms that dispels the feeling of being uninviting. While harsh and hammering in their conception, The Grid is a band that will have you relinquishing comfort and nihilistically joining in on the defeatism.