Sydney’s prime rap-metal crew, DVSR, are on fire with newest single, ‘Off Tap.’
The last time we had new material from DVSR was back in 2017 with their robust EP, ‘Therapy,’ so to say that a new release from the South Western Sydney act was feeling overdue is an understatement. Mixed and mastered by Lance Prenc, DVSR’s latest rap-metal barn-burner is ‘Off Tap‘ – a perfect descriptor for its overall mentality and energy – as the four-piece throw down some fierce hands.
Sounding like the offspring Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza and Limp Bizkit but with even more aggression and less djent than their past works, ‘Off Tap‘ is a shot of adrenaline straight into your veins. The band is just sending it; ‘Off Tap‘ is just constant. Matthew Nekic’s endlessly bouncy and metronomic drumming – who steals the show with some sweet odd-time grooves and fills in the breakdown – lined up with Julian Frank Ellul’s dirty basslines build a rock-solid foundation for guitarist Andrew Stevens‘ dissonance and hammering chugs to clobber you over the head with.
What I love most about it is how just when you think that ‘Off Tap‘ could not possibly go any harder, DVSR just continually lay it on thick, with a one dirty drop coming at 2:43, with zero breaks, and vocalist Matthew Youkhana still being the best rapper in the game right now in terms of gritty timbre, killer flow, and sheer style.
DVSR’s next record, ‘21 Technique,’ is out later this year. Stay peeled for more.