PULSE - Adjusting The Space - Reviewed By Rock Portaal! Check it out here at this link: https://www.rockportaal.nl/pulse-adjusting-the-space/
With its heavy guitars and industrial synths, Pulse would fit nicely into the image of the Neue Deutsche Härte of Rammstein, Eisbrecher and Megaherz, were it not for a band from Austria. We will not joke about a new Anschluss and look a bit further than the comparison with the bands of the NDH. Because there are also clear differences with those German bands.
Frontman Nemesis (also from Astaroth and Estatic Fear) grunts more than he sings. And the synths and synth bass are very prominent in the mix. A number of tracks have a (drum / dance) beat that we only know from discotheques and the whole sound is spiced up with classic space-like elements (bleeps, distorted voices,…). All this means that this Austrian Pulse has a beautiful face of its own, with its mix of cyberpunk and Tanzmetal. At times, musically it all reminds a bit of the Belgian electro scene when it went from new wave via new beat to EBM (Front 242, Neon Judgment,…).
There are some very strong tracks on the album, such as We Won't Come In Peace, Black Knight and the retro house beats floating New Elastic Freak. Encounter does it with far fewer beats and together with a thrifty and quiet prog guitar piece that immediately pushes Pulse into a completely different angle: that of Tangerine Dream, Mike Oldfield, Ozric Tentacles and Lights AM on his latest EP. About the same goes for outro The Passage Entry, but without a guitar solo. Perhaps it is a shame that Pulse doesn't even release the accelerator more often on this album.
The bonus hits once and misses once. The bull's eye is the cover of Major Tom by Peter Schilling. It's wonderful how they have found the balance there between bending that song to their liking and yet still keeping it recognizable. The second bonus is Alien Angel's Zardonic remix, a track from Pulse's first album. The Venezuelan remixer has a nice track record in metal, including Bullet For My Valentine, Corroded, Nine Inch Nails, Skarlett Riot and Liv Sin, but this remix is only good if you want to induce an epileptic seizure.
Pulse is a band that has justifiably a lot of ambition. The space theme will be original for one, while another will rather call it 'milked out'. Especially Pulse is consistently looking for a place between bigger and more famous bands. If you are only half interested in the videos in this review, you should definitely look further.
PULSE act with their new Cyber Future Metal Single “New Elastic Freak” along with its music video in a bizarre interplay between sexual disorder and alien-obduction
Last Week, the release of the new PULSE single “ New Elastic Freak ” is the third one taken from the brilliant Cyber Future Metal album “ Adjusting The Space ”, to be released via NRT-Records on November 6th, 2020. The ambiguous “ New Elastic Freak ” is about a psychopathic sexual disorder with a sex doll resp. the examination of a dead alien body. This ecstatically intense single is not only recommended to fans of Rammstein , Pain or The Kovenant . Now, get captivated by the galactic overlords’ PULSE with their brand-new Sci-Fi music video and its bizarre interplay of dark live scenes and strange alien sequences:
The brand new PULSE single “New Elastic Freak” with the excellent cover by Illustrator Nurul Hidayat is now available as a third cosmic foretaste of the upcoming album at the following download stores and streaming services: Amazon (DE) | Amazon (US) | Spotify | Apple Music & iTunes | Deezer | Tidal | Qobuz | YouTube Music
Founded in 2014 by Nemesis , the mastermind of the Austrian Black Metal band Astaroth , PULSE quickly laid the foundation for the crossbreeding of Cyberpunk and Metal . With their 2015 debut album “ Extinction Level Event ”, released through CCP Records , they left a lasting impression on the Gothic , Electro and Metal scene. Besides vocalist and guitarist Nemesis , bassist Vidar , drummer Pulsar and guitarist Dom are members of the PULSE squad to bring the sound of their home planet closer to mankind. With futuristic drum sounds, heavy guitars and a scratchy diabolical voice that fits the alien overlord image well, the Austrians create a brute, yet incredibly dance-able Industrial Electro Metal sound that is well suited for the extra-terrestrial conquerors. Live on stage they already left their extraterrestrial traces on the Schattenwelt Festival in Vienna or the legendary Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig. After numerous concerts, it was time to ring in the next phase of the terrestrial conquest and so PULSE retreated to CCP Studio in late summer 2019 to produce “Adjusting The Space” with Claus Prellinger (Dornenreich, Jack Frost, Thirdmoon). Coming from Industrial Cyber Metal and blowing fresh wind into this genre, PULSE release an album that will not only convince fans of the Industrial scene. The single “ Black Night ”, “ We Won’t Come In Peace ” and today’s “ New Elastic Freak ” give you an idea of what kind of cosmic masterpiece you can look forward to in early November. Welcome our new intergalactic overlords!
“Adjusting The Space” featuring the distinctive artwork of Richard Touzimsk and its thirteen songs can already be pre-ordered at the following stores: Amazon (DE) | Nuclear Blast | Thalia | Saturn | Media Markt | Buecher.de | Weltbild | JPC | WOM | Grooves | MyMediaWelt.de | CeDe | ExLibris | Amazon (US) | MVD | Record Store Day | Craft & Vinyl | Vintage Vinyl | FYE | ElectricFetus.com | Barnes & Noble | Plastic Head | Fnac | iMusic.dk | SuperShop.sk | Google Play | Qobuz
Infopage + Audio: https://nrt-records.com/info/pulse/