I have been a huge SFU fan for a long time. I have been looking for this cd for about a year. I finally ordered it off amazon.com And it is exactly what i expected…amazing. Six feet under has never let me down.
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excellent live covers of lycanthropy,human target.as well as a excellent cover of judas priest’s grinder .as well as the other new ones insect and drowning .fans of six feet under this is a must be buy it even if you are not a older six feet under fan and new one this is cd to add to your collection do buy this its mandatory.cya
This E.P. is an example of the silliness of Six Feet Under at it’s greatest and at it’s worst. A death metal band (other than Death) covering Judas Priest is a pretty silly idea, the live production isn’t horrible but could have been a little fuller and the originals reek of “write now think later”. This though, was used to promote the band against an increasingly successful Cannibal Corpse whom had found the majority of the benefit sales-wise from the drama resulting from the Barnes split. Barnes wanted to prove the Six Feet Under was here to stay…and this release is enough to hold hardcore Barnes fans over for a moment or two.
The two new songs aren’t good nor bad…with “Drowned” being the finer of the two new compositions. The Priest cover of “Grinder” is an absolute joke though and offers little to be examined. The live tracks plod along from “Haunted” solidly enough. The production could have been stronger but hey…it’s a bonus E.P. right? The slamming version of “Human Target” cannot be denied. “Suffering in Ecstasy” and Lycanthropy” aren’t half bad either. The best material obviously is culled from a previous record so one can’t fairly label this release as a songwriting success for the masters of slow-burn death metal.
If you aren’t a big fan of Six Feet Under there really isn’t any reason to be part of this recording. If you’re only a passing fan I might say the same. For people like me who are gluttons for punishment and claim everything Barnes puts to record no matter what – this has a few worthy moments.
Odd…as the following “Warpath” would show the band at their Celtic Frost aping best while the originals on this are simple “there”.
Wonders never cease…
Saw the death metal merchants play live here recently.Until a month or so ago,I had sort of forgotten about this band,which of course features former Cannibal Corpse vocalist Chris Barnes.I still run across patrons at metal shows that didn’t know that.Only downside about this seven track EP is that it’s WAY too short.I mean,25 minutes.Come on!Nonetheless,’Alive…’ is still a semi-worthy title.Tunes I liked the most were their head-riveting cover of Judas Priest’s “Grinder” and a couple of the live cuts,”Suffering In Ecstasy” and “Beneath A Black Sky”.Should appeal to fans of Cannibal Corpse,early Celtic Frost,Nuclear Death,Cradle Of Filth and possibly King Diamond.
First off, let me tell you I love Six Feet Under. I have everything they have ever released and think they are much more talented then most people think. I dislike it when people say they ‘rip-off Obituary’ I don’t see it that way at all. Now, as far as this CD goes, it’s a mixed bag. The live material is excellent, great choice of songs, great recording, all perfect. However, of the three new songs, only one is up to snuff, Drowning. The other two, a new 6fu original Insect and a Judas Priest cover of Grinder, are both quite weak. However, it’s definitly worth the price, but don’t start off with this CD if you are just getting into them. Get Haunted. =)