marius hohlbrugger | stavanger, norway | 05/26/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I got this album on cd after waiting seven years to find it on vinyl, and it was just as good as i thought it would be.Deep six was originally realeased in 1986 on vinyl on C/Z records. After the breahthrough of grunge in 91-92, it was re-released on cd by A&M records in 1994. Deep six features six seattle bands: Soundgarden, Green river,Melvins,Malfunkshun,U-men and Skin yard.Except for the U-men,these were all the bands first ever recordings.The music is good,with the bands sounding muddy but great.Green rivers 10.000 things is probably the best song, but Soundgardens three contributions are the most interesting with the band sounding nothing like their later efforts.The album stands as one of the best and most interesting documents of the eighties seattle grunge scene. Deep six is probably of most value to collectors,but any fan of Seattle(and eighties underground)-rock should consider getting this."
I Could Live With This Record Alone for the Rest of My Life
Rory Ford | Seattle | 08/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not freaking kidding you, as a fairly hardcore grunger I found this to be the definitive grunge album. Its sludgy, heavy, absurd, wild, angry, loud, varied (look at With Yo' Heart Not Yo' Hands and then The Birds), paranoid, and most of all grungy. Stand out tracks include With Yo' Heart Not Yo' Hands (Malfunkshun), Heretic (Soundgarden), All Your Lies (Soundgarden), 10,000 Things (Green River), Grinding Process (Melvins), The Birds (Skin Yard), and They (U-Men). Goddamnit man, go buy this album now if you are a fan or are interested in grunge in general."