AOTY 2023


Hatari - Neyslutrans
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Based on 135 ratings
2020 Ratings: #747
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January 17, 2020 / Release Date
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Hatari are weird. A BDSM, anti-Capitalist, Icelandic industrial techno art project, famed for their controversial Eurovision appearance and their love of bondage gear. Their debut album was highly anticipated by lovers of the band, after much delay and uncertainty following their unexpected Eurovision success. Was it worth the wait?

The main issue I have with this album is that, whilst it is a dark and monstrous delight... almost all the 'killer' tracks were released long before the album. The ... read more


Maybe I don't get it, but this juxtaposition between fairly elementary and dated techno and harsh vocals comes off as almost ironic. I'm not Icelandic neither, so that's definitely a factor that affects my enjoyment but... yeah, not too sure how to feel about this one.


neyslutrans is an interesting album, there's no denying that, but i don't think that it has enough replay value to be truly great. the grating vocals and harsh production is cool on first listen, but it's not anything that takes this album above and beyond. "spillingardans," "hlauptu," and the final track are still highlights, though.

original score: 88
original review:
i don't speak icelandic, so i'm not sure what'a being said, but i assume it's some angry shit. ... read more


forgettable (★☆☆☆☆)


I really liked this record when it came out, and I've listened to it again and it still seems pretty good to me, really. Although I can understand that it is not made for everyone.

FAVORITE TRACKS: Engin Miskunn, Klefi / صامد , Klámstrákur, Hlauptu and Hatrið Mun Sigra


thank the icelandic population for choosing them to represent them at eurovision

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Added on: January 16, 2020