Nekromantix
Brought Back To Life (Again)


3.5
great

Review

by Rudd13 USER (61 Reviews)
April 1st, 2006 | 3 replies | 4,646 views


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist


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:
Bloody Holiday
Driller Killer
Nekrofelia
Jack The Stripper



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Pizza
May 6th 2006



687 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great review.
i was actually debating about whether or not to buy this, i had a choice betwen this and a Sick Of It All cd, and i got the Sick Of It All one. sounds pretty cool though so i think i'll be picking this up sometime soon.

Platonism
September 14th 2008



168 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This cd makes me wet.

Thunderkat
March 4th 2014



478 Comments


Nominated for a Grammy? No way

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