Band: Six Feet Under
Album: Crypt of the Devil
Label: Metal Blade Records
Release Date: May 5th 2015
Death Metallers Six Feet Under have returned and brought with them more groove filled death for us to listen to. Crypt of the Devil is their first release in two years, and I am sure all fans have been eagerly awaiting this new album.
This is the first full album I have heard of Six Feet Under as I’d previously heard only a few songs here and there. Crypt of the devil isn’t your typical death metal album with blast beats, fast guitars, brutal drumming, and don’t forget the demonic vocals of Chris Barnes. The album has it’s own twists and turns with diverse drumming and guitar work, some impressive dual solos which mix particularly well with the vocals, especially on the track The Night Bleeds. Guitar fills are also used especially well in the tracks Break the Cross in Half and Lost Remains – obviously the guitar solos are very well executed throughout the album.
I thought it was impressive that the track Break the Cross in Half had a lot of grooves in the guitar work even sounding at times like rock and blues. I class Break the Cross in Half to be the stand out track in the album with is grooves and fretwork. Other honorable mentions would be: Open Coffin Orgy, Compulsion to Brutalize, and Slit Wrists.
The only downside to this album is that it sometimes sounds repetitive but other than that it’s a good death metal album that I believe will do well once it’s released. Though I cannot compare this to any other of their albums I believe that fans of Six Feet Under will enjoy this.
Reviewed by Brent Logan
Final Ranking 7/10
Chris Barnes − vocals
Steve Swanson − guitar
Jeff Hughell − bass guitar
Marco Pitruzzella − drums
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