Six Feet Under
True Carnage


1.0
awful

Review

by Karl V.H. USER (85 Reviews)
August 23rd, 2009 | 71 replies | 10,484 views


Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Why do I have to review crap like this just to fill Sputnik’s database?

13 of 15 thought this review was well written

True Carnage is not only the fourth album in Chris Barnes long but uneventful career, Six Feet Under was also a side project when the vocalist was fronting Cannibal Corpse. Listening to True Carnage will only make you wish that Barnes side project stayed as a side project. What’s ironic to Six Feet Under and Barnes eventual departure/ booted out (depends on who’s story you go buy) from CC is rather hilarious. Here’s why. Back in 1996 when CC was set to record their most technical album, Vile, Barnes was off touring with Six Feet Under, which Barnes claimed to be only a side project and would not interfere with recording times set for Vile. When Barnes returned to the fold only to find that the band had recorded the album without him, tempers flared between himself and bassist Alex Webster. Webster initially wanted to go more technical with CC’s sound while Barnes wanted to maintain the mid-tempo, mediocre death metal the band had been chugging away at for seven years prior. Webster and the rest of the band knew that CC needed to change it up a bit to remain vital within the genre. Barnes’s ignorance towards progressing as a death metal unit was strong-minded and Webster decided to cut Barnes loose. Good move too because four albums into Barnes career with Six Feet Under, he already sounds like a dried up, crusty shart (*** + fart) in the death metal genre.

Quite frankly, not much has changed since Six Feet Under’s debut album Haunted broke out in 1995. Nothing has changed except for the fact that Barnes and crew (members of Obituary, Death and Massacre) have become even more lethargic with their songwriting since Maximum Violence. Really and truly, the only redeeming qualities on here are a couple riffs that actually strike at something unique. For the most part however, True Carnage sticks to the same bland, mid-tempo death metal march that we all would have thought was brutal…at the tender age of 12. In some instances on the album, a few of the rhythm patterns and down tuned riffs feel like they were lifted from a Korn album (“Knife, Gun, Axe”), solidifying this rubbish as a complete slap in the face to death metal in general. To only make matters worse, we have Chris Barnes who hasn’t changed his growl style within the last fifteen years. Sounding just as cartoonish as Cookie Monster, his monotonous tone just slides this album further into the ***ter. By the time “One Bullet Left” plays, the one and only Ice–T is there to break up the monotony. However, sucking harder on the nu-metal nipple, Barnes thought it would be a great idea to cash into the genre (slowly dying at this point in time) and instead, brings the absolute ‘lulz’ to the track. Ice-T’s rap/metal hybrid band Body Count sounded great because of the talent flowing through his musicians. In this case, Ice-T sounds more like a pissed off teen spitting out lyrics about how every motherf***** is going to be gunned down and gutted. Barnes lyrics are also cartoonish and rather hilarious where he refers to sodomizing, ejaculating on corpses, and lots of blood and gore. This isn’t exactly a fault because this is death metal we’re talking about. It’s just that Barnes and his half assed attempt at shocking imagery just feels like a well-travelled road.

What’s funny about this review is that you could use this as a template to describe every album the band has produced. Six Feet Under are essentially a joke within the death metal genre and it’s really no surprise as to why Barnes went his own way with this ludicrous side project while Cannibal Corpse went on to bigger and better things. Sure Maximum Violence, their only claim to popularity, selling a substantial amount of albums (100,000), was a bit of a hit within the genre, but it’s no surprise that people woke up and realized how terrible this album/ band really was (the album went on to only sell a measly 15,000 copies which is quite the drop in fan base). Despite album sales, this is one of the worst of the worst. Every genre of music has a few bottom of the bucket albums; True Carnage takes it up the pooper.

Note: Factual information regarding the split between Chris Barnes and Cannibal Corpse was taken from the book Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal/ Grind by Albert Mudrian - pg. 237



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Wizard
August 23rd 2009



19333 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Alot of shit references throughout as I've just realized hahahaha. Sucky review for a suckhole of an album. Please don't enjoy this people!

Digging: YOB - Clearing The Path To Ascend

LepreCon
August 23rd 2009



3884 Comments


Good review. SFU fucking suck, I agree.

Digging: Overkill - White Devil Armory

Wizard
August 23rd 2009



19333 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Hahahahaha Shut the Fuck Up sucks. Damn I hate this band so much. Thanks for the compliment.

BallsToTheWall
August 23rd 2009



44164 Comments


Listen to their AC/DC cover album. LOLZA.

LepreCon
August 23rd 2009



3884 Comments


Hahahahaha Shut the Fuck Up sucks. Damn I hate this band so much. Thanks for the compliment

lol you know I meant Six Feet Under. No Problem
Wait, Balls did you say they have an AC/DC cover album (well obviously you did say that). Now there's something lol-worthy

Wizard
August 23rd 2009



19333 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Oh man I hate AC/DC and this band on about the same level. I think I would cry if I had to listen to that album.

Lets take a pole:

Worst death metal ever!....GO!

Six Feet Under + 1

lol you know I meant Six Feet Under. No Problem

I just thought the abbreviation was funny. Your too cool to be mean to!

LepreCon
August 23rd 2009



3884 Comments


Why thank you

BallsToTheWall
August 23rd 2009



44164 Comments


Six Feet Under- Graveyard Classics I features cover songs from Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, Venom, and Black Sabbath. Graveyard II completely cover's AC/DC's Back In Black. And they have III, coming out. God knows whats going to be on there.

Greggers
August 23rd 2009



2375 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Good review as usual, band sucks immense amounts

Corpsegrinder >>>>>>>>Chris Barnes

Wizard
August 23rd 2009



19333 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Oh I fucking couldn't agree more ^^^^

God knows whats going to be on there.

Why does this band continue to ruin other peoples music as well?


WatchItExplode
August 23rd 2009



3225 Comments


I mistakenly though this was a list about HBO's Six Feet Under...too bad, I do dig it when people drop motherfucker in their reviews though...props to you

Wizard
August 23rd 2009



19333 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

HAHAHAHAHAHA sorry to disappoint you but thanks anyways. I didn't intentionally drop motherfucker in my review, it was Ice-T's doing!

BallsToTheWall
August 23rd 2009



44164 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW_Lv0r-l4c

Wizard
August 23rd 2009



19333 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Corpsegrinder takes the award for "Worlds Ugliest Guy".

"FUCK THE ALLIANCE. FUCKING DIE YOU FUCKING EMO COCKSUCKERS!"

Now that is brutal.

This interview got gay quickly. FUCK EMO WARCRAFT MOTHERFUCKERS!

LisbonGirls
August 23rd 2009



832 Comments


Why do I have to review crap like this just to fill Sputnik’s database?


Because if not you, then who?

Wizard
August 23rd 2009



19333 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Because if not you, then who?

I always have to. Read my review for Methods of Mayhem. One of the worst albums in existence.

LisbonGirls
August 23rd 2009



832 Comments


I'll get right on it, after I finish reading this SikTh review.

Wizard
August 23rd 2009



19333 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I love your avatar. Brings me back to high school when Nora was big.

LisbonGirls
August 23rd 2009



832 Comments


Was? Still are my dear boy.

BallsToTheWall
August 23rd 2009



44164 Comments


Are they? I knew of them years back but now they are a faded memory to my blackened soul.



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