Six In Line – U Shud Hev Invtd Me

The Cover?

Well, to be honest, it’s not much of a detailed cover. Even though detail doesn’t have to mean quality, I prefer covers which I can check back on now and then just to re-discover something. But that pretty much gives away how much of an humorous, new or just crossover an act will be. If compared to Municipal Waste covers, you’d have a long way to walk. Since this is one of their first covers and second release, I’ll let it slide. So let’s analyze the symbolic meaning of 999/666 (if turned the other way) it could mean anything from an emergency number to a Sunday. Who parties on a Sunday anyway? Must be an unlucky bastard that isn’t even invited. The 666 is self-explanatory, high-way to hell comes in mind but also the Devil. Even though the rest of the cover seems to enjoy the more cartoony sides of things, there are actually some details and symbolism worth noticing as I did above.

The jeans, arm and axe are pretty detailed when compared to the rest of the picture. It feels pretty weird that there are cans of beer lying around when everyone is inside, maybe they were outside for a short while? But that doesn’t explain the party-goers lack of alcohol left on the outside. Since they’re so many attending the party. Somehow the cover becomes better the more you focus on it and the longer you stare at it. The title of the album is written in bloody letters, probably by an illiterate or someone who’s really mad and didn’t get invited to the Sunday party. Maybe I sense some kind of internet-meme here of some kind? Well, the morale of the story is: if you didn’t get invited, you’re probably going to become an axe-wielding maniac. And that’s not somebody you’d like to party with, probably someone you should stay away from. It also comes to mind that this cover in a way or another mocks those human beings with zero self-distance, which is fun when you think about it. All-in-all a interesting cover in the end, probably not the first thing you’d associate thrash with but it permanently stinks crossover.

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