Nervous Impulse/Meat Cutting Floor/Japanische Kampfhörspiele/Brud – Grind Cuts 4 Ways

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Reviewed: April, 2018
Released: 2018, More Hate Productions
Rating: 3.5/5
Reviewer: Aaron Yurkiewicz

No strangers to extremities themselves, Canadian grind hooligans Nervous Impulse are taking the concept of a split release to extremes with GRIND CUTS 4 WAYS, a 10th anniversary celebration for themselves and a general celebration of the best that grindcore has to offer. Along for the ride are Russian upstarts Meat Cutting Floor, the recently reunited Ukrainian trio Brud, and long running German fiends Japanische Kampfhörspiele. Each band brings something different to the party, and each band seeks to decimate your ear holes.

With classics like TIME FOR DECAY and ENOUGH FOR DEMENTIA already under their belts, Nervous Impulse may be the best known of the lot on this release. Their unique brand of spazz grind never gets old, and bruisers like “Circling the Drain” and “More Hate” are true to chaotic form. 20 years strong, Japanische Kampfhörspiele might be the most traditionally metal of the lot, but pack plenty of bile and crust into their 90 second sprints while Meat Cutting Floor and Brud bring the old school gore slam with tracks like “Ball Shredder” and “Carpathian Orgy” respectively. Each band’s set feels like an experience unto its own, but collectively getting almost an hour’s worth of underground aural viscera in one setting makes you realize that you’re also getting a bargain. And who doesn’t love a bargain?

If you prefer your metal fast, ugly, and maybe with a few unidentified stains, this is a fantastic sampler. Definitely limited in appeal towards the grind at heart, but each of the contributing bands know their audiences and deliver the best of what they’ve got to give. CD copies are available through Nervous Impulse’s More Hate label, digital copies are available through individual Bandcamp profiles as you can find them.


Track List:
1. Nervous Impulse – Mouth Breather
2. Nervous Impulse – The Beer Demon
3. Nervous Impulse – Circling the Drain
4. Nervous Impulse – Allergic to All Cities
5. Nervous Impulse – More Hate
6. Meat Cutting Floor – Fecal Pump
7. Meat Cutting Floor – Anal Pedagog
8. Meat Cutting Floor – Ball Shredder
9. Meat Cutting Floor – Sobaka
10. Meat Cutting Floor – Dead Jeremians (Nervous Impulse cover)
11. Japanische Kampfhörspiele – Dresscode
12. Japanische Kampfhörspiele – Der Fleischdämon
13. Japanische Kampfhörspiele – Im Feld
14. Japanische Kampfhörspiele – Wir gehen in den Knast
15. Japanische Kampfhörspiele – 1 Tonne Mensch
16. Japanische Kampfhörspiele – Ich habe mich entschieden
17. Brud – Mushrooms Terror
18. Brud – Completely Happy with Knife
19. Brud – You Always Get Back to the Basics
20. Brud – Grindcore Generation
21. Brud – Carpathian Orgy
22. Brud – Girl with a Scrotum
23. Brud – Live for a Die

Nervous Impulse – Tracks 1-5
Meat Cutting Floor – Tracks 6-10
Japanische Kampfhörspiele – Tracks 11-16
Brud – Tracks 17-23