Many big musician names in death metal have been written in the history pages of Six Feet Under, and are still playing there. However few of them are productive composers. This is for sure one of the reasons for the release of third album with cover songs.
After the serious casting of mud to Graveyard Classics II, now the critics have no reasons for wailing. The emblematic voice of Chris Barnes is here again. It is the essence that makes these covers so entertaining and pleasant for listening.
The selection of the songs dissected is well balanced. The interpreted genders of the originals indeed are variegated. Six Feet Under successfully unify them. The sensitive difference to their previous albums could be found in the production. The guitar sound is rather softened which results in somewhat loosing of the sense of the goal. The drums also could be played in a heavier manner. There are no surprises in the structure of the songs besides some slowing down of the tempo.
No doubt that it is indeed a quite pleasant for listening album. I see how in his childhood Chris has been listening to all of these bands, and till today he does not consider that this music needs any changes and improvements.
The third part of this collection sounds more tamed, but this is because of the high level positioning of the first one. Compared to the authors’ albums of Six Feet Under the release of “Graveyard Classics III” is at one decent place in their discography.