Hatari - Neyslutrans
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2020 Ratings: #218
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
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
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.
This project is awesome. We get super fun techno beats with super rough, heavy, Icelandic vocals over it. For most of the album they're pretty much shouting all over the beats. The mashup of all the different sounds blend a lot better than it may sound on paper. My main complaint with the project is that for a decent bit of the album they substitute the shouting for a softer more sing-ey style, while I still think this works well, I much prefer the more abrasive style and think the project ... read more
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Track List

  1. Engin Miskunn
  2. Spillingardans
  3. Klámstrákur
  4. Klefi / صامد (feat. Bashar Murad)
  5. Þræll
  6. Hlauptu (feat. CYBER)
  7. Hatrið Mun Sigra (Xtended)
  8. Spectavisti Me Mori, Op. 8 (feat. Pétur Björnsson)
  9. 14 Ár
  10. Ógleði
  11. Helvíti (feat. Svarti Laxness)
  12. Nunquam Iterum, Op. 12 (feat. Friðrik Margrétar)
  13. Niðurlút (feat. GDRN)
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