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