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Enough for Dementia
Released: 2009, Self Released
Reviewer: Aaron Yurkiewicz
Nervous Impulse are an up and coming Canadian death/grind outfit who are currently shopping their self released debut, ENOUGH FOR DEMENTIA. Taking cues from bands like Brutal Truth, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, and even a little Anal Cunt for good measure, ENOUGH FOR DEMENTIA offers up 10 solid tracks of spazztic delight.
The band delivers pretty standard death/grind – lots of blast beats, carpal tunnel inducing guitar riffs, and some truly visceral vocal work. But the execution is superb; even though the tunes run wild like a kid with ADD, the band always sounds like they’re in control and in sync. The tongue in cheek subject matter is also a welcome reprieve from the usual uber political or more-gore-soaked-than-you approach to the genre.
The songs rip by pretty quickly, no nonsense and no filler. Though the album is only 24 minutes long, I felt like I’d been dragged into an alley and beaten with trashcan lids by the end. And being the glutton for punishment that I am, I went back for repeated listens/bludgeonings. The production work on ENOUGH FOR DEMENTIA was handled by Hugues Deslauriers, who was also at the helm for Augury’s brilliant FRAGMENTARY EVIDENCE release last year. That being said, the overall mix and production values on the album are fantastic. A lesson to indie bands everywhere – the benefit of a quality producer cannot be overemphasized, and sometimes can make all the difference.
With ENOUGH FOR DEMENTIA, Nervous Impulse have released a debut that can stand proudly alongside established leaders in the genre. Thick, mean, and brutal, Nervous Impulse are the real deal. Check out the band’s website for more info on how to pick up ENOUGH FOR DEMENTIA.
2.Why Did you Shake Our Baby
6.The Bells of Immorality
7.The Collapse of Evolution
9.Blood on the Dance Floor
Éric Fiset - Vocals
Vincent Malo - Lead Guitar, Bass
Rob Guimond - Rythm Guitar
Yan Chamberland - Drums
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