|Review: Six Feet Under - Commandment|
Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2007
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: April 11, 2007
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Yes, the much-maligned Six Feet Under are still at it. This is a band I've never paid much attention to, having heard only about half an album a few years ago, which failed to grab my interest. I was expecting something horrible when I first gave this album a spin, and thankfully I was wrong: "Commandment" is actually quite listenable, if not enjoyable at times. This is rather simple, straightforward and catchy death metal which favours groove over speed and other variations of in-your-face destruction, and sometimes slips into the Death/Thrash category. As an added bonus, most of the vocals are decipherable, which is always nice, especially when you don't have the booklet. :) With a total duration of just over 34 minutes and enough good songs to get you headbanging -or at least tapping your foot- for most of the duration, this album never gets a chance to get boring, and the first thing you know it's been on repeat for a few hours. A couple of songs are weaker than the rest, but their short length makes them go below the radar and it doesn't really hurt the album as a whole.
While I can't compare this to their earlier work, with "Commandment" Six Feet Under have provided the listener with an overall enjoyable slab of music. I came in expecting to bash this album, but I just can't. Recommended if you are in the mood for some "groovy death metal".
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