Wow, another tour cancellation in the same week but yes my Metal Legions, I am sad to report for those who were excited about this particular happening that the upcoming tour for Six Feet Under (labelled the “East Coast Armageddon Tour”) has been postponed. The official announcement from the band follows the tour poster below.
“Bad news…Illness of a close family member of one our band mates unfortunately has forced postponement of East Coast Armageddon until late January continuing into February. Our sincerest apologies to all of our fans. We will see you all in January.”
Artist: Six Feet Under Title: “A Decade In The Grave” Label: Metal Blade Records Release Date: 10/18/2005 Genre: Death Metal Rating: 8/10
After ten years of recordings and touring Chris Barnes and his band mates in Six Feet Under have released a box set that is sure to please every one of their fans. Tipping the scales at over 70 songs this is a superb collection that not only compiles a “greatest hits” of the band on CD’s 1 and 2, but then gives you CD of rarities (CD3). On CD4, the fans are treated to demos and other recordings that come from from the early years in Barnes career. Some of this is pre Cannibal Corpse as I have found. Disc 5 is actually a DVD concert from Berlin in most cases. Since I only had a sampler CD of this my descriptions are on the brief side, but this did give me an idea of the overall quality awaiting the fan of this band. Over the ten years they have built a strong and dedicated following and very rarely have they strayed from their course of delivering some of the most brutal Metal to have ever come out of Tampa, FL. Comparing this to other boxed sets that mostly feature songs that fans already have in the catalog I would have to say that SFU did a great job on this one. Limiting known tracks to 2 CD’s and giving you 80% of what you have already plus bonuses was smart. Also included in the set is a full-color poster. SFU trading cards, a sticker and a 30 page color booklet that is full of pictures and lyrics. There is bound to be a number of fan favorites on the set along with stuff that I am sure has been passed around on cassette tapes until finally making its appearance on this set. Continue reading “A Decade In The Grave” by Six Feet Under→
Artist: Six Feet Under Title: “Graveyard Classics 2” Label: Metal Blade Records Release Date: 9/2004 Genre: Death Metal? Rating: 1/10
I really did not know what to make of this piece when I first listened to it. I mean it is a track by track re-recording of the AC/DC Classic “Back In Black”, and then when the vocals come in it goes downhill. Knowing this happens a short minute after the original begins you know there is a lot of hill to roll down. Musically the CD is tight as it is an almost complete copy of the original record. It shows that the group is capable of playing more than their usual style of music which is indeed very heavy. It might have been a smart idea for the vocalist Chris Barnes to also try to use a different voice. It would serve better as an homage to the band in doing so. Continue reading “Graveyard Classics 2” by Six Feet Under→