If this is what the daily grind sounds like, man, oh man, is it a brutal one. Brutal-insane-death-grind-fury band Nervous Impulse has hooked up for another grimy threesome that you’d have to dive deep into the dark web to find. With Anüs and Unsu joining the debauchery, the result is a nasty slap in the face and lick of the taint. With songs rarely lasting over two minutes, this split is a compilation of spit takes that spew primitive semen all up in your mouth. It’s like that though; it’s the Daily Grind 3 Way.
Nervous Impulse takes the lead and gets things started with their rigid loyalty to blast beast and grind core. The first song is called “Deer Fly” and I think it would be hilarious if deer flies had this playing in their head 24/7. “Singer aka Asshole” follows and sounds as if someone just called the singer and asshole before the take which lead him to go absolutely ballistic on the track. The vocals sound gruesomely animalistic, as if a pig is being slaughtered.
“Vivre et Laisser Vivre” is a beautiful song about loving your neighbour and spreading peace. Sike! You stupid assface, fuck yourself and your ears and your mouth. Albeit on this song you do get a good taste of the vicious instrumental section of the band. Crazy-tight guitars and bashful rhythm section keep the same blasts going throughout the entirety of this third of the split. The opening third comes to an end with a Whorecore cover “HIV Positive.” Honestly, at least it ends on a positive note. No, but seriously it is batshit mental, check out the link.
The Swedish Anüs spreads its cheeks next with a slew of songs about ass and one about cock. “Black Cock Down” opens with a sample from We’re the Millers in which someone mistakes a skateboard drawing in Pictionary for a penis, a big dick, balls, big black dick, big black cock and finally, black cock down. Here instead of hearing a pig getting slaughtered on the mic, it’s more of a wild boar. A bit more girth ya know, but just as much squeal. It’s a subtle change from the opening third, just enough to not be the same really.
“Tangore” has this sweet flamenco style intro that actually hands off nicely to some dynamic mayhem. Anüs definitely lubed up and got more grooves in them for their share of the split. They are definitely the anal fetish of the threesome though, as they end their section of the split with four songs titled: Anali, St. Anus, Grind Anal and Assylum. Honestly, if you’ve never tried anal before, please proceed with caution.
Finally, the French Unsu comes in to mop up the floor with their more dialled in sounds. It’ll be the first time on this record that you’ll hear vocals that consistently sound human; a tortured human, but human none the less. Also including cool samples before some of their songs, they help keep a consistent vibe to the split. Their tones are sharper and ring out as more thrash metal sounding. It’s a good departure from where the album started and will make you feel like you’ve covered some ground along the soundscape. Do not be fooled though, they have to come in heavy and hard and dirty to be able to keep up with the levels of this split. “The Wrong Place” is a good example of that.
If you are a pure soul, this is not the album for you. This is the pinnacle of impurity in its finest light. It is a light that exposes the crude actions that take place in the darkness of a three way grind. It is extreme music coming from an extremity that some people have never faced or recognized in the mirror. It is primitive and is at the heart of everybody’s daily grind.
Written by Ben Cornel
*edited by Danielle Kenedy