Six Feet Under - _Graveyard Classics_
(Metal Blade, 2000)
by: Adrian Bromley (
What was Chris Barnes thinking... er... smoking when he decided that the next release, following the brilliant _Maximum Violence_, was going to be a covers album? Oh man. Not only are most of the original, classic songs destroyed by the death metal wringer they are rung through, those classic songs just don't attain any of the relevant spark that made them classics. Case in point, the atrocious cover of Hendrix's classic "Purple Haze", the mediocre offerings of Sabbath's "Sweet Leaf" and Scorpions' "Blackout", or even the rocker "Smoke on the Water" (by Deep Purple). I must admit I like the AC/DC cover of "TNT", but that is about as far as it goes. Hopefully this is just Barnes and co. letting off a little bit of steam before they conquer a new disc. I at least hope so.
(article published 10/1/2001)
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