IPERYT — Totalitarian Love Pulse (review)

IPERYT — Totalitarian Love Pulse album cover Album · 2006 · Black Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
"Totalitarian Love Pulse" is the debut full-length studio album by Polish black/industrial metal act Iperyt. The album was released through Agonia Records in November 2006. Iperyt were formed in 2005, and released the "Particular Hatred" EP in August of that year. All members of the band are or have been involved in other acts like Voidhanger, Morowe, Herzer...etc.

The music on "Totalitarian Love Pulse" more or less continues down the same hate filled industrial extreme metal path which was initiated on "Particular Hatred (2005)". Iperyt is often labelled black metal, but their music also features elements from both death metal and grindcore, and reeks dark industrial atmosphere and coldness too. There´s no human drummer on the album, and all drums are therefore programmed and the addition of samples and effects/keyboards further enhance the futuristic industrial nature of the band´s music. The raw and snarling vocals are delivered with caustic aggression and great conviction.

Even for extreme metal this is a very extreme album, which takes absolutely no prisoners. From start to finish the band will assault your ears relentlessly, and even though most of the album is played in a very high, almost manic pace, there are occasionally heavier section included on the album but they are usually only short breathers (and most listeners probably won´t even think of those sections as breathers), before a new blasting attack sets in. This is the kind of album that´ll make your heart gallop in your chest. It´s simply a very stressful listening experience (in a good way) delivered with fierce aggression and great energy.

Tracks like "Abuse You", "Adoration of Social Demise", and "Scorched Earth Creed", are quite brilliant, and even though not all tracks stand out equally, the material on "Totalitarian Love Pulse" are overall of a very high quality. The bleak and haunting atmosphere and the high level musicianship are other great assets to the album. "Totalitarian Love Pulse" is also a very well produced album. The programmed drums are placed perfect in the mix, and they generally sound really great.

Overall "Totalitarian Love Pulse" is a high quality release by Iperyt and it´s proof that the promise which was heard on "Particular Hatred (2005", wasn´t just an empty promise. They´ve successfully followed up on the quality material from the EP, and I think "Totalitarian Love Pulse" is highly recommendable to fans of industrial tinged and highly aggressive extreme metal. A 4 star (80%) rating is fully deserved.
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