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.
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