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Six Feet Under Made Another Graveyard Classics Album, Because Those are Always So Popular

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Holy crap. I think I’m actually fairly easy-going on Six Feet Under, compared to a lot of other death metal fans, but I cannot for the life of me figure out why they keep making these Graveyard Classics cover records. It seems like they’re universally panned, and not without merit — they tend to be pretty bad, aspiring to little more than answering the question “What would this song sound like if it were more or the less the same only had Chris Barnes doing DM vocals?” But I guess somebody must be buying them, right?

So: those people will probably be pretty happy to learn to that, yes, there is a fourth Graveyard Classics collection on the way. This one is subtitled The Number of the Priest; in case you’re thick, that’s because it consists entirely of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest covers. Specifically:

Side A: Judas Priest
1. Night Crawler
2. Starbreaker
3. Genocide
4. Invader
5. Never Satisfied

Side B: Iron Maiden
6. Murders in the Rue Morgue
7. Prowler
8. Flash of the Blade
9. The Evil That Men Do
10. Stranger in a Strange Land
11. Total Eclipse

To try and entice you into purchasing this album, the band has released the “Invader” cover (below). It features some guest vocals by Ray Alder from Fates Warning, but don’t get too excited ’cause his contribution is brief and fairly well buried in the mix.

Graveyard Classics IV: The Number of the Priest comes out May 27 on Metal Blade. You can pre-order it here. The cover art is below; I think it probably took me longer to make the image at the top of this post.

Six Feet Under - Graveyard Classics IV

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