Things are starting to look up for one of America's best rock acts. The band signed with longtime Guns 'N Roses manager Doug Goldstein as one of the first acts for his new company--When Pigs Fly Entertainment. Neanderthal is the band's first recording as a four piece, adding an additional guitar player in Vinnie Salvatore. Thus far, based on the band's blue-collar work ethic, the band have opened for Tesla on their 2014 nationwide tour. The new album continues the bare bones approach the band has utilized for six albums, that loud 'n proud bar-room bravado that made Ted Nugent, AC/DC and Nazareth so entertaining. "Carnivore" is the perfect opener with vocalist Michael Hannon’s characteristic low register party-themed lyrics. "Who’s She Killing" is damn near perfect with a harmonized vocals and key changes that swing the song up-tempo. "We Aint Gonna Get Drunk Tonight" is a quirky tale that kicks into gear midway. "Devil Inside" reminds me of Alice Cooper circa 1971 ('Love It to Death’ specifically) while "Dog Eat Dog" is rawer punk that is reminiscent of the last album, 'Poison Smile’. The band continue to be my "go to" for US hard rock with 'Neanderthal’ arguably the band’s best. Nice artwork courtesy of Frank Frazetta.