Pulver - Pulver
Gates of Hell Records
Heavy Metal
3 songs (12'51")
Release year: 2018
Reviewed by Alex

German Pulver are branded as classic/NWOBHM heavy metal, but they actually have a lot more variety in their sound on a 7” debut EP. The opener howl is biker burly, but not without early Accept melodies, until it goes stonery slow towards the end. Pulver drum sound on Howl is hollow and tribal, while guitars slice deep, with David Frolich’s voice being another blade to match. The slowdown at the end of Howl dovetails into the slower doomy tubular Salvation, which is altogether heavier and more unsettling than the rocker Howl. And so from early 80s heavy metal to stoner doomrock Pulver goes. To stretch the palette even more the instrumental Twilight agic opens with a deliberate harmony and then rumbles along with dual psychedelic guitars, not unlike some Slough Feg cuts from around Traveller days.

The multiple faces Pulver demonstrates on the EP proves the talent and the fact the band are good students of metal history.

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