In 1995, when me was still working as journo/music reviewer, this little gem appeared in a brown envelope from the good people at Rock Records (who were then the local guardians of all things cool from Roadrunner to Metal Blade labels).
Peeling open the envelope, me found the album below with its simple screaming skull artwork. Me slipped the album into the discman & me was abso-fooking-lutely blown away by what came blasting out of the headphones. Powerful yet groove-laden death metal riffs that were not yer typical 500mph-type chugging. Instead the music was layered, textured & designed fer maximum cranium damage via some serious headbanging.
Looking at the inner sleeve, me saw where the pedigree was coming from. The line up consisted of Cannibal Corpse's Chris Barnes on vocals (his famous deathly growls are done au naturel), axe-slinger Allen Scott (Obituary), bassist Terry Butler (Death & Massacre) & skin pounder Greg Gall. Fook me, how's that fer a fooking star-studded line up & they are rightfully regarded as the genre's first bona fide super group.
Please do take the time to download this awesome piece of groove-laden slab of death metal & find out why Six Feet Under are one of the best-selling death metal bands of all time!
To download Six Feet Under's Haunted (1995), please click:
01. “The Enemy Inside” - 4:17
02. “Silent Violence” - 3:33
03. “Lycanthropy” - 4:41
04. “Still Alive” - 4:04
05. “Beneath a Black Sky” - 2:50
06. “Human Target” - 3:30
07. “Remains of You” - 3:22
08. “Suffering in Ecstasy” - 2:44
09. “Tomorrow’s Victim” - 3:34
10. “Torn to the Bone” - 2:46
11. “Haunted” - 3:10
Fer sample of Six Feet Under's groove laden death metal, watch this:
ps: Fer more Six Feet Under downloads including their version of AC/DC's Back In Black, go to http://faraom14.wordpress.com/2008/01/23/six-feet-under/ . Enjoy!