Six Feet Under - Haunted review


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Band: Six Feet Under
Album: Haunted
Release date: September 1995

01. The Enemy Inside
02. Silent Violence
03. Lycanthropy
04. Still Alive
05. Beneath A Black Sky
06. Human Target
07. Remains Of You
08. Suffering In Ecstasy
09. Tomorrows Victim
10. Torn To The Bone
11. Haunted

After releasing four studio albums with Cannibal Corpse, Chris Barnes left the band and gave his attention to Six Feet Under, his side project since 1993. "Haunted" is the debut album of Six Feet Under and is mentioned by many people as their best one.

Warning: If you're a "true" Death Metal fan (with blast beats and insane riffing) and hate bands that play something similar to it, then you should skip this release because Six Feet Under plays easy music, without any complexity, or fast drumming. On that album you may find songs consisting of only two riffs (Suffering In Ecstasy)!

So what? You think that would be a problem? I assure you it's not. "Haunted" can make your head drop off your neck! This one is the absolute headbanging album! The guitars sound extremely catchy and the drums are groovy but also powerful. The vocals are truly great and it is obvious that the music is created in order to show off Barnes's excellent voice. The lyrics are distorted (as the lyrics Barnes wrote when he was on Cannibal Corpse) but easier to write this time.

"Haunted" is a Groovy Death metal album that you can also call "Death n' Roll." It is not technical nor innovative ,but it is a really dynamic album! A must for Six Feet Under fans. I won't suggest best songs as they are all really great! I will exclude only one, "Lycanthropy,, which in my opinion is one of the best songs the band ever wrote.

This is not the first album I would suggest you to add it in your collection, but it is an album which EVERYBODY should listen to; especially those who have a great tolerance for headbanging!

Rating breakdown
Performance: 9
Songwriting: 9
Originality: 8
Production: 10

Written by Deadmeat | 29.03.2009


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Comments: 3   Visited by: 96 users
14.06.2009 - 12:02
Liver Failure
It's a good album indeed.

I always liked Barnes vocals, and in this kind of Death metal he fits as well as in Cannibal Corpse. The lack of speed should scare some from this album, but it is a characteristic of the band, and this album is particulary well made, so it is worth a listen.

member of the true crusade against old school heavy metal, early 80s thrash, NWOBHM, traditional doom, first and second wave black metal, old school death metal, US power metal, 70s prog rock and atmospheric doomsludgestoner. o/
26.06.2009 - 07:18
This album is kinda similar to Entombed's albums.I love this style of Death Metal it makes me dance
27.03.2010 - 23:31
The first few SFU albums show you don't have to be extremely technical to put out a good album.
They just have to be good... something the last few SFU albums have NOT been!
Old enough to be your Daddy... speaking of which... you look familiar... do I know your mother???

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