The Day Everything Became Nothing

It doesn’t get more succinct than that title for the third album from Australia’s down-tuned, grind masters, The Day Everything Became Nothing. Plain white cover, 10 unnamed numbered tracks and 27 minutes of gurgling, groove filled, monstrously mid paced grindcore.

While admittedly this sort of stuff appeals to a niche audience that laps up the likes of Hymen Holocaust, Bile, Die Pigeon Die, Embalming Theater, Romperomp, Last Days of Humanity and Cock and Ball Torture, I tend to like TDEBN over their peers, ‘cos I just enjoy a solid, ultra thick guitar tone and simple groovy riffs, unintelligible, gurgles and burps be damned. Sure. A few blast beats worm their way into the fray (“1”, “5”) but ultimately Brutal is as heavy and pounding as being tea bagged by King Kong. None of the songs really stick or stand out but rather coagulate into one 27 minute groove. Not happy, rock ‘n’ roll grooves like modern Blood Duster but a tribal, primal and Steam train paced rumble that’s effectively simple yet heavy.

It’s hard to convey an album such as this in words as they seem wasted on the sheer hefty simplicity of tracks like “3”, “6”, “7”, “9” and “10”. But that being said, its plodding pace and garbage disposal vocals are also what keeps it from being an album I’ll truly appreciate or revisit, but that goes for this style as a whole.

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Written by Erik T
October 23rd, 2008


  1. Commented by: swampthang

    Romperomp is sweet as hell, this band is sweet as hell. grind like this makes me smile.

  2. Commented by: Cynicgods

    I don’t like gurgles, burps or pig squeals. Give me great vocalists like Rotten Sound, Napalm Death and Impetigo and I’ll be buying your album in no time.

    Thank you for putting that King Kong image in my mind, Erik. Hahahahaha.

  3. Commented by: Cynicgods

    *Great vocalists like Rotten Sound, Napalm Death and Impetigo possess*

  4. Commented by: plaguemyheavensblack

    Wow. That tea-bagged by king kong thing was hilarious. I couldn’t even read the rest of the review after that.

  5. Commented by: AdamChildress

    I am definitely going to check out this album.

    Good review.

  6. Commented by: xBenx

    Yes, very, very good CD, and Romperomp, is that the Russian band…??? Or are they Dutch…Clarification please !!

  7. Commented by: Nick Taxidermy

    yeah, that teabagged by King Kong bit was great.

  8. Commented by: SludgeHammer

    Yeah Rompeprop are Dutch.

  9. Commented by: Mark

    finally got this album, WOW its fucking BRUTAL

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