Saint Vitus are one of the grand old bands of US doom, but their long age has done little to dent their purpose – if anything, Saint Vitus have got heavier with age. Kind of like a fine wine, if the wine was made out of riffs.
Stripped down and entirely without frills, Saint Vitus play sauntering riffs that reek of marijuana and swamp gas. Dave Chandler’s guitar tone is thick and distorted beyond belief giving Wino’s vocals the room to wander their own emotive path through the debris of broken relationships and unjust existence. Henry Vasquez punctuates every torn lyric with slow, monltihic drumming, emphasising the monstrous crawl of the music’s pace.
Saint Vitus @ Hammerfest 2013 setlist:
I Bleed Black
War Is Our Destiny
Let Them Fall
The Bleeding Ground
The Waste of Time
Born Too Late