Thrash Hits

March 16th, 2013

Hammerfest 2013: Saint Vitus – Saturday, 16 March 2013

Saint Vitus at Hammerfest 2013 by Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

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.

Click here to read more of David Keevill’s review of Day 3 of Hammerfest V.

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Saint Vitus @ Hammerfest V - 16 March 2013 c/o Gary Wolstenholme

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Saint Vitus @ Hammerfest 2013 setlist:
Blessed Night
I Bleed Black
War Is Our Destiny
Let Them Fall
The Bleeding Ground
Patra (Petra)
The Troll
The Waste of Time
White Stallions
Dying Inside
Born Too Late

Click here to see the rest of our coverage from Hammerfest 2013 – In Fear Of The Dragon.


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