And here we have the 10th full length studio offering from Floridian Death metal masters Six Feet Under. This CD was released March 19th through Metal Blade records, as a follow-up release to the bands ‘Undead’, with vocalist Chris Barnes stating “The journey to create, write, and record UNDEAD and UNBORN has been the most challenging and exciting musical endeavor and process I have ever been involved with,” Well, bold claims from the man himself here, time to listen in…
‘Unborn’ comprises of 11 tracks, the opening track ‘Neuro Osmosis’ kicks this album off, providing an excellent piece of instrumental atmospheric enchantment, only to soon be besmirched by snarling guitars and that familiar ‘brutiful’ vocal range Chris Barnes has established since his days in Cannibal Corpse.
Progression and a much more open feeling within the composition, especially once compared to previous Six Feet Under offerings, leaves two battling mind sets within me as I continue listening through the CD – one half of me is taken aback by the prowess and skill on display here, the other half of me wants to turn the stereo up to beyond anti-social levels, piss my stale neighbours off and rattle the shit out of my brain as it bashes against my skull.
Bone crushing riffs, melodic majesty, speeding solos, soul destroying and wretched vocals and precision driven percussion of war, this album is the soundtrack of refined and mature hell, it is fun – ideal backing for partying, and generally for waving a middle finger and raising a fist as you roar along to the war chants contained within.
As this is my first review for TBFM Online, I felt a great satisfaction when I was told of the task to review Six Feet Under, and this album certainly delivered to my expectations, excellent stuff.