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Six Feet Under
Unborn

Company: Metal Blade
Release: 2013
Genre: Death
Reviewer: ChaosLord

  • An all out attack



  • Floridian death metal legends, Six Feet Under, return with "Unborn". This album is their heaviest and best in my opinion since "Maximum Violence". When I put the album in for the first listen, the opening riff of "Neuro Osmosis" nearly knocked me on my ass. Incredibly brutal and aggressive, it's clear the band wanted to be sure to let listeners know they better prepare themselves for an all out attack. The song material is what you would expect from the most distinguishable voice in death metal, Mr. Chris Barnes. There's zombies, mutilation, murder and "Psychosis".

    Musically, guitarists Steve Swanson and Ola Englund attempt to outriff and straight outdo the other with aggressiveness. In addition, there are also bits of melody sprinkled throughout. As always though, Barnes' vocals are the highlight. His raw, guttural vocals and screams are the thing of nightmares and what really pulls the album together. Tracks "Zombie Blood Curse", "Decapitate" and "The Sinister Craving" are my favorite tracks on the album and proof the band has returned to its top form. The production album is crisp and clean, which helps you wade through the bloodbath the album paints.

    This album is definitely a good sign that the band is back in the game and ready to decimate anyone and anything that gets in their way. Death metal fans worldwide should definitely pick this album up. But be warned, this album will tear you apart and leave you for dead. And you'll love every second of it.



    Bandsite: www.sfu420.com
    Company Link: www.metalblade.com
    Cover Link: http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/loudwire.com/files/2013/02/Six-Feet-Under-Unborn.jpg
    About this Writer:
    Greg Watson // Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.

    Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
    5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
    4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
    3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
    3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
    2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
    1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
    0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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    ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: SIX FEET UNDER
    CD
    TITLE BAND
    DOR
    REVIEWER DATE
    Crypt of the DevilSix Feet Under
    2015
    Greg Watson6/9/2015
    Graveyard Classics 2Six Feet Under
    2004
    Ken Pierce11/29/2004
    UnbornSix Feet Under
    2013
    Greg Watson7/17/2013


    ALL SUMMARY REVIEWS FOR: SIX FEET UNDER
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    DOR
    REVIEWER DATE
    TormentSix Feet Under
    2017
    David Loveless3/6/2017
    UnbornSix Feet Under
    2013
    David Loveless4/20/2013


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