Im not really big on Death metal in general,Black metal is more my thing But its kind of hard not to like these guys.If you take them seriously It has Heavy as all hell Riffs,Great Composition and barnes Harsh vocals.If you dont take it seriously The lyrics are always good to have a chuckle at.
No Description Available.Genre: Popular MusicMedia Format: Compact DiskRating: Release Date: 13-JUL-1999
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Once again, Chris Barnes and company deliver. “Maximum Violence” is a free-for-all slaughterhouse of gut-wrenching lyrics and eardrum-assaulting riffs. However, if you are looking for the Obituary sound, this album may dissappoint, as West, their former guitarist from Obituary, has departed. Filling his shoes is newcomer Steve Swanson. This guitar sound, as well as Barnes’ vocal style, is very reminiscent of the Cannibal Corpse days, along with faster beats, less continous rythym. Any fan of the death metal genre will enjoy this without a doubt. If you want a clear definition of good, old-school style death, look no further than Six Feet Under. Tracks I would reccommend are “Feasting On the Blood of the Insane,” “Bonesaw,” and “War Machine” (yes, a KISS song!). Also, if you are lucky enough to get the bonus tracks “Wrathchild” (an Iron Maiden cover) and “Jailbreak” (a Thin Lizzy cover), check them out…they are a great shoutout to the greats of metal…
I don’t think the band could’ve picked a better name for this album, as you get all-out “maximum violence” in both the lyrics and the music. Even without vocals, you’d be able to tell that this music isn’t for preppy little Linkin Park fans; it’s just a slow, ultra-heavy assault of metal that death metalheads will adore. The riffs aren’t fast, and the playing is quite simple, but the effect created is much more damning in sound than, say, Cannibal Corpse (Barnes’ old band). The vocals rule, and while the lyrics aren’t the best in death metal, they get a (sadistic) point across. All three covers are good, particularly “War Machine” (I know someone who used that song in a prayer service at my old high school! That was quite funny). The original songs, however, are not to be forgotten; the two I enjoy the most are “This Graveyard Earth” and everyone’s favorite, “Bonesaw.” So, now that you’re feeling violent, go get this album.
I know what you think. Little Limp Bizkit fan has somehow got wind of a horrible horrible death metal album, and doesn’t understand it’s brutality and technicality. WRONG. It is in fact the other way around. I find this boring, simple and quite tame. This isn’t particularly crushing, its just mid-paced death metal. The riffs are relatively simple and comprise of a few chords, the drums are amatuerish, the bass is non-existent and musically this is stagnant. Nothing original or innovative what so ever. The vocalist has a pretty good growl (although I prefer Chris In Cannibal Corpse and I think they’re a better band generally) and I suppose the lead guitarist knows what he’s doing to some extent, but really. Just take a look at Nile’s “From The Catacombs Of Nephren-Ka”, Morbid Angel’s “Blessed Are The Sick” or Cryptopsy’s “Whisper Supremacy” for some death metal that gives a REAL kick…
As good as the first two disks were, with their powerful, simple grooves and straight ahead heavy riffs, Six Feet Under simply devastate on their new album “Maximum Violence.” Like on their previous albums, 6Ft Under crushes the listener with slower grooves and powerful headbanger riffs in the tradition of bands like Celtic Frost and Slayer, but on this album the band actually speeds up on some tracks. “Bonesaw” could be confused for a Cannibal Corpse song. Many songs, like the opener, “Feasting on the Blood of the Insane” use multiple tempo changes for great effect. I think the new guitarist Steve Swanson must have added much ferocity to this band and gave the band a creative shot in the arm. The band also recorded three awesome cover songs for the album: “War Machine” by Kiss, “Wrathchild” by Iron Maiden, and “Jailbreak” by Thin Lizzy. It is surpising how even with Chris Barnes’ limiting death metal growl they are able to pull these songs of so well! The outstanding cover art is the icing on the cake. “Maximum Violence” is a masterpiece of raging power. This is one disk that stays in my CD player for long periods of time.