In case you couldn’t tell from the title, there’s a dark sense of humour present on ‘Life Is A Grave…‘ that has long been the Nekromantix trademark.
This is the Danish psychobilly trio’s seventh full-length record, and whilst the subject matter remains largely the same (i.e. romance, death, or both), the quality of the music is more than enough to explain why the Nekromantix are regarded by many as psychobilly royalty.
There’s plenty of prime wrecking pit fodder on offer in the likes of ‘Voodoo Shop Hop‘ and ‘B.E.A.S.T.‘, with lead vocalist/upright bassist Kim Nekroman hollering and twanging away like a demon on speed. He’s not afraid to slow things down from time to time, though; as best witnessed on the sultry slices of lounge-a-billy that are Horny In A Hearse‘ and ‘My Girl‘. There’s even a cheekily-titled instrumental (‘Panic At The Morgue‘) and the great tunes and tongue-in-cheek lyrics remain present throughout.
Check out ‘Nekro High‘ on the link above; it’d be a grave mistake not to. A ghoulish mistake, even.
I’ll get my coat.