Life? mixes the sound of Damaged-era Black Flag with some of the more spastic midwest hardcore acts of the 1980’s – bands like No Response and early Die Kreuzen. The vocal delivery channels everyone’s favorite hardcore band, Void, really playing into the odd and chaotic vibe. The debut EP provides eight tracks of insanely catchy hardcore punk. USA Off Earth Now appears to up the ante, providing stronger production for the band’s already stellar song writing. NERV has its sound and it executes it well, one perfectly suited from its distance from the coasts.