Riff Police! Pull Over! #91: Six Feet Under Vs Slipknot!

It’s no secret that after a fair number of releases, former Cannibal Corpse vocalist Chris Barnes band Six Feet Under has become something of a figure of fun. Originally a Death Metal side project between Barnes and Obituary guitarist Allen West, who was replaced by Steve Swanson, after a trio of albums and remained in place from 1999’s “Maximum Violence” to 2013’s “Unborn“. Over the years, at best Six Feet Under band has been described as generic and formulaic, being crushingly heavy and having groove but being predictable. Single “Ghosts Of The Undead” from 2007’s “Commandment” which dropped via Metal Blade Records is actually considered one of the bands better pieces of work. Maybe that’s why not even a year on, at Sound Farm Studio in Jamaica, Iowa, drummer Joey Jordison, bassist Paul Gray wrote “Psychosocial” for their fourth and critically well received album “All Hope Is Gone” and seemingly took inspiration from it. It’s Corey Taylor’s vocals and lyrics which carry the Slipknot song which is has that chant-able chorus – but the riffs are surprisingly similar. But don’t take our word for it, check it out for yourself. Inspiration comes in the strangest forms, from the strangest places?!

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