1 of 1 thought this review was well written
Earlier recognized as "Elvis meets the Werewolf", danish psychobilly band Nekromantix broke through in the early 90's and came to be the first ever psychobilly band to be nominated for a grammy. Overlooked as their very best work by fans, and "flawless", their release of Brought Back To Life
was recently re-issued last year.
The production, being some of their earliest material, was well to get re-issued, as copies were becoming rare, and the quality was often bad. The album is a compelling look through many disturbing scenarios that a propelled bassline from Kim Nekroman's "coffin" bass can mold out for the listener. The backbone of the album is the mood though, as it seems the speaker for each story/set of vocals is always in the same state: Informing the listener of a morbid disaster, tainted love, or a killer dentist. Its as if scales from a kid's music book adapted such a personality that some fans simply can't resist. When msuci like that can actually come to life, it's no joke. No kidding; sometimes, its to die for. The guitars are a large member of the effect department in the re-issue, and a frantic solo never fails, and depicts the rest of the material in perfect sense. As much as I can't agree with the "flawless" statement made by their fans, you can't really deny that this is very fresh work, regardless the band.
The added material on the re-issue consists of an eight second intro, and a version of the single Nekrofelia
with an organ in it. It sounds pointless, and chances are, most listeners will find it pointless. Brought Back To Life (Again)
is a great album to listen to if you want a taste of the band's roots, and overall, a great listen if you, so to speak, want to take a trip to your community graveyard.
Stand Out Tracks
Jack The Stripper