This is one of the cases where the cover cheats me everytime I put the disc in the player.
The cover signals...I don't know, black metal, or...I'm not sure. But what the
first song sounds like is more like Fear Factory if anything.
'No State of Grace' from Polish Iperyt is in many ways a refreshing take on
extreme metal with it's full-on battery assualt on the eardrums. It has a
no-nonsense, we-don't-give-a-shit attitude, a harsh and cold sound which has
lent a lot from black metal without quite being it. You cannot accuse the Poles
of lifting the foot from the pedal in any way, and they definitely deserve
attention for putting together an underground battering ram like this.
That say, the song writing does lack coherence and a real red thread, and for me
personally, it's a bit much with the enduring mechanical blast drumming. I
certainly see the qualities in this album, but it's not one that'll come back to
my disc player very often, I'm afraid.
Try it - for fans of the extreme!