Six Feet Under are like death metal's outreach program to the more pop-oriented world of skatepunk and thrash. One of the few purely metallic bands to play the annual punk-poppy Vans Warped Tour, Six Feet Under specialize in punk-style short sharp shocks. Recorded live in the summer of 2002, most of these tracks are under three minutes long. As a result, the tunes are lethally tight, with little room for the sort of sub-Sabbath sludge that occasionally bogs down death metal. Chris Barnes sings in a variety of voices that sound downright comical to anyone over the age of 16, specializing in one song that sounds like Sesame Street's Grover trying to impersonate Barry White.
AllMusic Review by Stewart Mason