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A surprisingly impressive return to form,
This review is from: 13 [Limited Edition] (Audio CD)
Yet another album from Chris Barnes and his cohorts then, these guys certainly don't mess about when it comes to being productive, including the band's two albums of cover versions this is their eighth release in under ten years. Unfortunately, since their first album 'Haunted' in 1995, the standard has dropped with each successive release, reaching an all-time low on the double-whammy of 03's contemptible 'Bringer Of Blood' and last year's utterly futile wholesale re-recording of AC/DC's 'Back In Black'. Things looked pretty grim for the band, but they've gone and put out a surprisingly enjoyable album in '13', something of a return to the standard of their early days. The heaviness level, which coincidently dropped in proportion with the overall standard of the previous albums, is as high as it has been for some years now, and Barnes has written some of his infamously sick lyrics for the occasion. It wouldn't be fair to say it is an all-time classic Death Metal album, indeed, Six Feet Under are unlikely to go down as an all-time classic Death Metal band despite their healthy album sales, but it is simple, undemanding, headbanging fun. Excellent songs such as 'Shadow Of The Reaper', 'Deathklaat' and my personal favourite 'Rest In Pieces' add up to give a surprisingly enjoyable record. Quite a return to form, against all the odds.