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Nekromantix: Return of the Loving DeadReturn of the Loving Dead (2002)
Hellcat Records

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Contributed by: SOYBOMBSOYBOMB
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Nekromantix.. A band I hold dear to my heart. For those who are not quite sure who the Nekromantix are, They are a 3 piece psychobilly band that has been around since the late 80's (1989 I believe) and hail from Denmark. Since their debut, they have released quite a few albums, most of which are imp.
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Nekromantix.. A band I hold dear to my heart. For those who are not quite sure who the Nekromantix are, They are a 3 piece psychobilly band that has been around since the late 80's (1989 I believe) and hail from Denmark. Since their debut, they have released quite a few albums, most of which are imports.

The band is fronted by Kim Nekroman (who spent 8 years as a submarine operator in the Danish Navy) who plays his own custom-built upright coffin bass and does the majority of vocals. Also in the band are the brothers Kristian (Drums) and Peter (guitar) Sandroff.
This dynamic trio so to speak forms one of the best (in my opinion at least) psychobilly bands out there today.

Onto the album.
Return of the Loving Dead marks the bands first release on one of their biggest fans Record Labels (Tim Armstrong for those who don't know) and it is a damn good one.
The CD opens with "Nice Day For A Resurrection" which is a moderately paced psychobilly song with good vocals by Nekroman and great "whoa's" by Peter.

The second track is my favorite on the album, "Who Killed The Cheerleader". Its a fast paced song with a great bassline (for those who can hear it..), humorous vocals and a good sing along chorus.

Other notable tracks on this album include "Gargoyles Over Copenhagen" (I think they shot a video for this song.. Not too sure on that one), "Rubber Monks & Leather Nuns", "Nekronauts" (they have a free MP3 of this track on their website I believe) and their humorous homage to the older psychobilly bands, "Haunted Cathouse", which has to be heard to be appreciated.

Overall, its a solid Nekromantix album with a few minor flaws in songs like "Subcultural Girl" and the decent but a bit too long title track, "Return of the Loving Dead".

Please do yourself a favor and see them if they are in your area, they tour the U.S. every now and then, but when they do, its an event to behold and I speak from the experience of having seen them before. If you are a fan of psycho-billy, pick this CD up.

 

 
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Anonymous (April 15, 2007)

isnt anyone else bothered by how repetitive they are?

Analog_Boy (September 1, 2003)

hey these guys are cool. I really know nothing about psychobilly. I started listening to these guys through Tiger Army and a few conversations with people. I guess Tiger Army was my first psychobilly band... and i'm sure anyone who knows anything about the genre would consider me a poser. I downloaded a few mp3s... most were off this alblum so i decided to reply. I really like who killed the cheerleader. Its a fun song, weird lyrics. The Gargoyles over copenhagen is also a cool one. I definitly think this is a band i'll start to listen to more in the future.

Anonymous (June 11, 2003)

This is the greatest cd since crack and crack was pretty great.

Anonymous (August 27, 2002)

They scare me.
I want my MOMMY.

waste_elite (August 22, 2002)

i hate Nation

JayDebauchery (August 22, 2002)

Spend your money on all of the Cramps represses instead of this.

jay debauchery

Anonymous (August 22, 2002)

A beer sounds good sickboi-oldpunker-

SOYBOMB (August 22, 2002)

Nekromantix's older stuff is great. I loved "Curse Of The Coffin". That CD is great and still gets lots of listens over here.

I do believe though Nekromantix are a better band than Tiger Army.. Though I love Tiger Army as well, they each have their distinct sound and I prefer Nekroman & Gang over Tiger Army.

Speaking of Tiger Army, Tiger Army is playing a show over here in NYC around October, I remember someone giving me a flyer for it a while back.

Peace,
-SOYBOMB-

Anonymous (August 21, 2002)

I'll agree, it is a good CD. The poster a few below me had it right though, check out their older stuff, its got that definite 1950's edge that a lot of Psycho bands tend to lack these days ( effectively just making them punk bands, undeserving of the "billy" suffix...)

Anonymous (August 21, 2002)

I'm at DC shows all the time OLDPUNKER, we should have a beer sometime. Talking to oldschool punks is always cool because they get tore up and complain alot.

-sickboi

Magnoon-OWI (August 20, 2002)

tiger army is the best psychobilly band out there. they are amazing. these guys are good too. check out "the slanderin" from LA if you like psychobilly.

Anonymous (August 20, 2002)

This cd is really cool,but i still think tiger army is better(oh, they will be @nation in dc on the 10th of october-oldpunker-

Anonymous (August 20, 2002)

I found this one to be kind of dissappointing. Not as strong as their older stuff. I mean, it IS a good album, just not as good by comparison.

Anonymous (August 20, 2002)

she was having a ball!

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