When you identify yourself with a subgenre as specific as "horrorbilly," your aesthetic limitations are a wee bit more constricting than, say, a band that self-defines as generic rock. But Denmark's Nekromantix seem to be okay with their musical confines, having once again mashed together neo-rockabilly and honky-tonk with the usual macabre themes of death, devils and murder. Judging from their last few albums, they're going over the same (cemetery) ground, and Life may sound redundant. But you can't deny the fact that these guys are amazingly tight, and guitarist Tröy Deströy's work is just short of stunning. So if you're gonna own one of their albums, this may as well be it.
Nekromantix get all ghoulish Monday (May 14) at the Mod Club.