Undead (Six Feet Under album)

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Undead
Studio album by Six Feet Under
Released May 22, 2012
Recorded Audio Hammer Studios, 2011-2012
Genre Death metal
Length 40:13
Label Metal Blade
Producer Mark Lewis
Six Feet Under chronology
Death Rituals
(2008)
Undead
(2012)
Unborn
(2013)

Undead is the ninth studio album by American death metal band Six Feet Under. It is their first album to feature drummer Kevin Talley and guitarist Rob Arnold.

Background[edit]

Before the album's release Metal Blade Records had this to say: Led by the inimitable Chris Barnes, possessor of one of the most dominant and instantly recognizable voices of the death metal genre, Undead offers up an overhauled lineup. Now featuring Barnes alongside new guitarist Rob Arnold (ex-Chimaira), longtime guitarist Steve Swanson, and drummer Kevin Talley, whose history blasting for Dying Fetus, Misery Index, and Chimaira speaks for itself, Six Feet Under 2012 finds the band reinvigorated and churning out some of the most visceral, in-your-face, and downright horrifying tunes in their renowned discography of brutality both, lyrically and musically.

Comments vocalist/death metal ambassador Chris Barnes of the recording: "I'm in pretty much the best head space I've been in since myself and [former guitarist] Allen West started this band in 1993. I'm super excited about the new record. It's a rejuvenation; it's a rebirth of Six Feet Under, and fans will definitely latch on to my excitement and how focused I am in the lyrics I've written… The hypocrisies of daily life, things that affect us that spawn aggression, loneliness, sadness, there's a lot of emotions going on across the record, and I guess that the dark horror that humans cause is my niche."

Reviews[edit]

Called "the best thing SFU have recorded since Maximum Violence," in a recent 8/10 review by Decibel Magazine."Ugly riffs slip and slide amidst the primordial ooze summoned forth by Chris' guttural incantations, and the drums flail in the background like some tentacle monstrosity from beyond; this is truly an unearthly noise and glorious in its heaving absurdity." -- Terrorizer Magazine "Six Feet Under gives meat-and-potatoes death metal a nice kick in the behind." - Blistering "What makes Undead work is a balance between the tooth grinding intensity of its blasts and the bone-strewn muck of its down-tempo bits." -- MetalSucks "...powerful, musical and yet distinctly death metal." -- PitRiff "...one of the world's biggest death metal acts is still a commanding force of sonic destruction." -- PureGrainAudio "...if you're into throat-grabbing riffs and groove-oriented extreme music...Undead is right up your alley." -- Metal Assault

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Frozen at the Moment of Death"   3:42
2. "Formaldehyde"   2:47
3. "18 Days"   2:40
4. "Molest Dead"   3:13
5. "Blood on My Hands"   3:37
6. "Missing Victims"   3:57
7. "Reckless"   3:04
8. "Near Death Experience"   2:56
9. "The Scar"   3:07
10. "Delayed Combustion Device"   3:27
11. "Vampire Apocalypse"   3:54
12. "The Depths of Depravity"   3:49
Total length:
40:13

Personnel[edit]

Six Feet Under
Production
  • Produced by Mark Lewis at Audiohammer Studios
  • Engineered drums by Kevin Talley and Mark Lewis
  • Engineered guitars by Rob Arnold and Chaz Najjar
  • Engineered vocals by Chris Barnes and Chaz Najjar
  • Mixed by Eyal Levi and Jason Suecof at Audiohammer Studios
  • Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music
Artwork
  • Cover art by Dusty Peterson
  • Layout by Bryan Ames