Dead Neanderthals – Rat Licker / Utech Records, God Unknown Records, Sentencia Records, Burning World Records, EveryDayHate, Moving Furniture Records, Consouling Sounds, Saw-What Distro (2021)

After a number of (amazing) releases of minimalistic excesses (with track-lengths more likely than not above the 30 minute mark), Dead Neanderthals have returned with an album of 12 hardhitting tracks, and a total running-length of 9 minutes and 17 seconds). We scratched our heads, then asked our reviewer (which would also be me) to tell us exactly what this album is all about. This is what came back:


WTF?

EVERY FUCKING TIME YOU THINK YOU’VE “GOT” DEAD NEANDERTHALS…

THEY THROW YOU A FUCKING CURVEBALL

A RETURN TO START AND A WAY AHEAD IN ONE UGLY PACKAGE

GRIND-JAZZ? JAZZ-CORE? EXPERIMENTAL ANGER? WHO CARES?

NO MORE TONGUES-IN-CHEEK

BUT LOTS OF TIGHTLY CLENCHED FISTS WITH STIFF MIDDLEFINGERS

AND EVEN WHEN IT LETS OFF IT NEVER LETS GO OF YOUR THROAT

ENTER RAT LICKER AT YOUR OWN PERIL

IGNORE RAT LICKER AT YOUR OWN PERIL

THIS IS THE SOUND OF BATTLE AGAINST POWER AND ABUSE

THE NEANDERTHALS ARE DEAD – LONG LIVE DEAD NEANDERTHALS!!


Hmm, yes, I see…

Well, one thing to add, a bit premature perhaps, but I’m personally very curious to see, what the Dead Neanderthals’ traditional new year’s eve release will sound like this year, seeing as that normally can be seen as a summary of the past year’s output… and this year so far we’ve had quite the diversity with this and the equally excellent (but very different IXXO performance at Roadburn Redux)…

Rat Licker is out now on Utech Records, God Unknown Records, Sentencia Records, Burning World Records, EveryDayHate, Moving Furniture Records, Consouling Sounds, Saw-What Distro, and through Dead Neanderthals themselves.


Dead Neanderthals Online Discography

YearTitleTypeSpotifyBandCampYouTube
2010Dead NeanderthalsAlbumBandCamp
2011The V-Shaped PositionEPBandCamp
2011The SawEPBandCamp
2011We Are Dead NeanderthalsAlbum, LiveBandCamp
2012Jazzhammer / StormanssgalskabEPBandCamp
2013PolarisEPspotifyBandCamp
2013Meat ShovelEPBandCamp
2013...And It Ended BadlyAlbumBandCamp
2013Body HorrorEPBandCamp
2014SplitEP, split with KuruBandCamp
2014DNMFAlbum, collaboration w. MachinefabriekspotifyBandCamp
2014PrimeAlbum, collaboration w. Colin WebsterspotifyBandCamp
2014Random Acts Of Nuclear DevastationEPBandCamp
2015Dietary RestrictionsEP, collaboration w. Nick Millevoi, liveBandCamp
2015Endless VoidsAlbum, collaboration w. Thomas Ekelund, Peter Johan Nyland, Dirk Serries, Steven Vinkenoog, Colin Webster, Rutger ZuyderveltBandCamp
2015HollowSingle, collaboration w. Sten Ove ToftBandCamp
2015Worship The SunAlbumBandCamp
2015Boiled HandstrackBandCamp
2016SplitEP, split w. Sly And The Family DroneBandCamp
2016Live At Roadburn 2016AlbumspotifyBandCamp
2016DolphinEPBandCamp
2017CratersAlbumBandCamp
2017Molar WrenchAlbum, collaboration w. Sly And The Family DronespotifyBandCamp
2017The DepthsAlbumBandCamp
2017Womb Of GodAlbum, collaboration w. Colin WebsterspotifyBandCamp
2017Organ DonorEPBandCamp
2018LifeAlbumBandCamp
2018SmelterAlbum, collaboration w. MachinefabriekspotifyBandCamp
2018Flesh Logicstrack, collaboration w. Sly And The Family DroneBandCamp
2018BirthEPBandCamp
2018GestationEPBandCamp
2019GhostsAlbum, collaboration w. Scott HedrickspotifyBandCamp
2019MankindEP, collaboration w. Ethan BokmaspotifyBandCamp
2020Blood RiteEPspotifyBandCamp
2020Cosmic SlimeEPspotifyBandCamp
2021Rat LickerAlbumspotifyBandCamp