GENRE | PSYCHOBILLY
VERDICT | BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE (AGAIN)
LABEL | EPITAPH RECORDS
RELEASE | 8.2.11
When you buy a Nekromantix album, you know you’re getting yourself into some adventures with dead cheerleaders, grave robbers and the almighty Lucifer himself. What Happens in Hell, Stays in Hell marks 22 years of Kim Nekroman and company.
While the band has never matched the genius of 1991′s Curse of the Coffin, this latest offering is still plenty of fun. Unlike Nekromantix’s weaker material, the album manages to avoid crossing the line into self-parody, staying just goofy enough to keep the omens from becoming overwhelming.
New members Franc and Lux (the first chick of 15 past and present members) provide adequate backup to Nekroman’s snarl and coffin bass, but Nekromantix has always been the Kim Nekroman show.
What Happens shows that even on the brink of 50, the hardest working man in psychobilly doesn’t want to grown up.
And we don’t blame him.