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Review: Six Feet Under - Commandment
Six Feet Under

Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2007
Duration: 34:26
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: April 11, 2007
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating

Rated 3.71/5 (74.29%) (7 Votes)

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".

Track Listing:
  1. Doomsday
  2. Thou Shall Kill
  3. Zombie Executioner
  4. The Edge of the Hatchet
  5. Bled to Death
  6. Resurrection of the Rotten
  7. As the Blade Turns
  8. The Evil Eye
  9. In A Vacant Grave
  10. Ghosts of the Undead
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