Six Feet Under
13


4.0
excellent

Review

by Seth T. White (Cravinov13) USER (61 Reviews)
March 20th, 2006 | 34 replies | 7,027 views


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist


1 of 1 thought this review was well written

13, the newest release by ex-Cannibal Corpse vocalist Chris Barnesí side project gone full time band, Six Feet Under, delivers more of the pure, unbridled brutal death metal that the band has established a name for. The album contains, fast, heavy blast beats, dark and crushing guitar riffs, riveting bass lines, cookie monster vocals, and grotesque lyrics expressing death, murder, and suicide that all equals fun for the whole family. At a time span of only 35 minutes and 51 seconds, the band waste no time to dish out their 11 tracks of pure mayhem.

The vocalist, Chris Barns, is already well known for his role in the brutal gore/ death metal band Cannibal Corpse and his new side project band Torture Killer along with other side projects. This is for good reason, considering Chris Barnes has some devastatingly brutal growls and screams and is even a very enlightened producer (producing mainly his own albums, including this one). Seeing only one guitarist in the band, Steve Swanson, was rather shocking, considering the album is packed with ear wrenching riffs and gnarly guitar solos that sound like just one guitarist would be inept to pull off alone. The bass solos are also something worth noting, played by band bassist Terry Butler, whose bass releases the dark and evil vibes that come from the bands grisly atmospheric music. Greg Gall, the drummer, is also a very talented member of the band, who's double bass skills earn him a spot on the line of great Ďblast beatí drummers (such as Mike Smith of Suffocation).

The first track, Decomposition Of The Human Race, begins with eerie ambiance followed by a groovy bass riff and steady drum beat followed closely by riveting guitars before bursting into an aura of blast beats and bellowing vocals. The song even contains a wicked guitar solo. A great first track with a haunting intro making it the perfect song to embrace the listener for whatís too come. Somewhere In The Darkness begins with heavy guitar riffs and steady bass grooves followed by Chris Barnes with his Satan possessed cookie monster vocals. The song is also a very good track, but is probably lyrically the most repetitive track on the album. Rest In Pieces begins with more speedy riffs and keeps up a very speed death sound throughout itís auras of brutal vocals, blast beats, and screeching guitar solo.

Wormfood, begins with a riff that sounds like a simi-popular riff of the melodic death genre that has a very apocalyptic feel. The song is by no means Six Feet Underís best song, but is not their worst track ever either, still contains good riffs and bass lines, the song gets really repetitive by the end. Probably the least impressing track on the album, 13, starts with a static intro followed by heavy riffs and whisper growl vocals, the song seems a tad out of place on the album. The next track, Shadow Of The Reaper begins with some quick drum taps before rolling into more fast paced riffs that eventually lead into more brutal vocals from Chris Barnes. Musically, this is one of the best tracks on the album, although not vocally the catchiest.

Deathklaat, probably the best track on the album along with Decomposition Of The Human Race, begins with heavy chugging riffs followed by some very catchy, deep mixed with high pitched growls that sound demonic in their own way. The song isnít lyrically impressing, but is definitely the most catchiest track on the album. The Poison Hand contains much more slower and steadier riffs, and has a very good track flow, and even has some of the most deepest growls Iíve ever heard from Chris Barnes. Though not as impressive as the last couple of tracks, the song holds strong and fits well with the album. This Suicide is another classic rock guitar influenced slow paced track that talks about one of the most popular topics of death metal, duh! Suicide. The song is a lot like the last one, in which it doesnít impress as much as the other tracks on the album, but flows well with the rest of the album.

Next is probably the most lyrically humorous track on the album, The Art Of Headhunting. Chris Barnes does however do some impressive vocal work on the track, with his catchy high pitched growls screaming ďChop chop chop!" ever 30 seconds or so. Another personal favorite of the album. The track even contains another grisly guitar solo to piece it together. Finally, Stump ends the album on a very fast and very heavy note. By far the heaviest track on the album, the song bursts immediately into screeching guitars, blast beats, and blistering vocals that roll their way into about 1 minute of the track before halting . the song then picks up again at a much slower paced, and slowly takes the end of the album home with a static outro. Not the most impressive ending of a short album, but still a very good track.

Pros
-- Great vocals (if you can stand extreme death metal).
-- Great musicianship by every member of the band.
-- Very even flow and haunting atmospheres.
-- Great production

Cons
-- A lot of the tracks sound too much alike.
-- The lyrics are a turnoff.

Track Listing
1. Decomposition Of The Human Race (5/5)
2. Somewhere In The Darkness (4.5/5)
3. Rest In Pieces (4/5)
4. Wormfood (3.5/5)
5. 13 (3/5)
6. Shadow Of The Reaper (4/5)
7. Deathklaat (5/5)
8. The Poison Hand (4.5/5)
9. This Suicide (4/5)
10. The Art Of Headhunting (4.5/5)
11. Stump (4/5)



Recent reviews by this author
Neun Welten Valg EPMortifera Vastiia Tenebrd Mortifera
Amesoeurs Ruines HumainesHavohej Dethrone the Son of God
The Lust I Seek Ancient [EP]Grey Skies Fallen Tomorrow's In Doubt
user ratings (117)
Chart.
2.8
good

Comments:Add a Comment 
Cravinov13
March 20th 2006



3854 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hmmm. I'm only guessing these guys arn't very popular among metal fans. Am I right?

Shadows
Moderator
March 20th 2006



2530 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

They're very well known, but not very well loved.

Freezing Moon
March 21st 2006



63 Comments


This band is garbage.

Prophecy
March 21st 2006



52 Comments


Agreed ^




-anti.hero-
March 21st 2006



29 Comments


these guys are actually really good, but they're the ultimate in aquired taste

Freezing Moon
March 21st 2006



63 Comments


these guys are actually really not good, and they're the ultimate in lack of taste

Fixed.

Ad Absurdum
March 21st 2006



44 Comments


My friend played me a couple of tracks off this album, its definately not my type of death metal. Good effort in the review though, there are a few language mistakes but it doesn't really get in the way of your review.

Freezing Moon
March 21st 2006



63 Comments


Freezing Moon: Why not be repectful of others opinions and not be a d*ck?


Because this is Six Feet Under we're talking about here.

WorshipFlea271
March 21st 2006



7 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I love Six Feet Under and i always will.

Jondur
March 22nd 2006



92 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I've not heard this album but I feel safe in asserting that it will be an absolute pile of bollocks.

THE worst death metal band ever.

Shadelurk
March 22nd 2006



34 Comments


i have only heard shadow of the reaper it was pretty catchy at times, but got repetitive, i might give this album a go.

Jondur
March 22nd 2006



92 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Anyone hear their covers album? Jailbreak and TNT done in a moronic fashion? Nice!

hiver!!
March 22nd 2006



5 Comments


wow chris barnes spectacular voice and deep dark atmosphere in this almub when i went and listen this album is remember a lil of the good days of cannibal...buy this album pure anger!!p.s FUCK ALL THOSE FUCK WHO SAY 6 feet under is a shit death metal band if it wasn't for barnes death metal wouldn;t be so popular!!

publicastration
March 22nd 2006



57 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Six Feet Under is pretty good. They're better than Cannibal Corpse.

Cravinov13
March 22nd 2006



3854 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I greatly disagree with the term WORST death metal band ever, cause I could name a few others that sound more steril then these guys. The first to come to mind is Soilent Green. I also think they're better then Cannibal Corpse and I like them a whole lot more then Kataklysm, Aborted, Merciless, and Cryptopsy. That is just my opinion, but calling them crap is unjustified. Maybe average, but not utter $hit.

Oh, and Freezing Moon: come up with a better reason, or don't bother.

Jondur
March 23rd 2006



92 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Merciless are ace! Quality old school Swedish death metal. SFU are like Coal Chamber attempting death metal - moronic riffs, moronic lyrics, just moronic basically and an insult to death metal.

Cravinov13
March 23rd 2006



3854 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Obviously you don't pay attention to the riffs, and I don't really like a lot of old school death to begin with, and Six Feet Under pawned from one. Th guitarist and bassist are both really good on this album.

TheDevilsOwn
June 5th 2006



91 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Good review. I don't mind some of these guys songs. The first two tracks are great, and so is Deathklaat. Other tehn taht, the album is kinda weak.

CoRpSeSlAyEr
January 14th 2007



855 Comments


This album is pretty good, not their best by far. I don't know why they are so hated they are pretty good.


SoulReaper
March 13th 2007



184 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

SFU are amazing... nice reveiw!



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2013 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy