Chris Barnes “despises” what death metal vocals have become, refuses to elaborate

Author Jad - 28.1.2022

Pioneering death metal vocalist Chris Barnes (Six Feet Under, ex-Cannibal Corpse) recently watched the A Death Metal Round Table on Knotfest featuring vocalists George “Corpsegrinder” Fischer of Cannibal Corpse, Travor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, Chase Mason of Gatecreeper, and Alex Jones of Undeath. Barnes then took to Twitter to say that the video made him “physically ill,” and that he “despises what this genre has become”.

Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta then asked Barnes to come on his podcast The Jasta Show and discuss the statement, to which Barnes replied that he’s not gonna do that and “doesn’t want to jump on the bandwagon.” Barnes further commented that he “ain’t here to play that game,” which is extremely strange considering he’s the one that originally got on Twitter to rant on about the conversation.

Check out the full interaction below, as well as the roundtable via Knotfest. 

Barnes originally fronted Cannibal Corpse between 1988 and 1995 before being replaced by Corpsegrinder. Prior to leaving, Barnes formed Six Feet Under in 1993 and has been fronting them ever since.