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Your rating Excellent! Very Good Average Fair Poor. Nothing could have been further from the truth, obviously, as Hallow's Victim opened with the hard-driving, oft-covered classic, "War is Our Destiny," broke into an all-out gallop for the aptly named "White Stallions," and then rarely stopped for breath during ensuing heavy metal juggernauts like "The Sadist" and the pummeling title track, which, for all intents and purposes, could well be considered straight up hardcore, and was probably influenced by Vitus's label mates at SST.
The band finally relented from their frantic stride to establish a gothic, mid-paced groove on "Just Friends Empty Love " very reminiscent of cross-country rivals Pentagram , and then settled down into some sluggish doom, at last, for the epic "Mystic Lady" and sardonic album closer "Prayer for the M asses" -- although even this, generally sludgy tandem, frequently launched into a good trot before too long.
In the end, Hallow's Victim is an eye-opening experience for those who would typecast Saint Vitus as a strictly doom-dependent enterprise, and its first-rate songs throughout offer proof positive of the band's formidable creative abilities -- regardless of tempo. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts.
Track Listing. Crossover is a term that has come to typify the intermingling of the underground hard core scene with thrash metal, as typified by bands such as D. But what is less associated with this concept is the idea of two seemingly less compatible styles meshing together, namely punk with the dreary thickness of Sabbath inspired doom metal, as is the case with Saint Vitus. Perhaps the best way to illustrate just how the sound here comes together is to remark on the utter shift in tempo and feel between the debut and here.
At times, one could attribute a Thrash-like nature to this, albeit without the crunchy, high end palm muted speed riffs and a feel that is as loose as an early 70s jam band. The character of the guitar sound is still bass heavy and muddy, but the riffs that set the tone for each song are somewhat more elaborate, yet follow very idiomatic patterns.
The lead breaks are a bit shorter and somewhat less noise driven; actually tending to resemble Iommi more than Hendrix, where the opposite is usually true on other offerings. In essence, one could say that these songs are depressingly fun, or somberly enjoyable, if that makes any sense. Originally submitted to www.
Keep it simple, keep it good. Both vocalist who were in Saint Vitus in the 80s are incredible, but I prefer Reagers to Wino by a long shot. The rather extensive and versatile soloing ranges from gloomy melodic leads to frenzied shredding with an extra dose of distortion and wah-wah.
The bass fortunately can be clearly heard all the way through and sometimes just doubling the guitar does the job pretty well and proves to be the most effective way of contributing to the sound. The drumming is solid, never gets boring and perfectly fits the riffs. Upon initial listening of "Hallow's Victim", one might be forgiven for asking in a puzzled manner, "so, you say this is doom metal? Where the debut, under concious direction of the band or not, felt like a whole work, transcending from the celebratory and magical title song into the bowels of degradation and despair at its conclusion, this album sees Vitus pulling back a bit and concentrating on writing individual songs that pack a huge amount of punch.
Thus, the faster songs are more evenly spread throughout the album well, a bit, anyway , but oddly the album feels shorter than the debut even though the lengths are nearly identical because it does not appear to embrace a concept or tell a story using the narrative of sound.
The band could easily have thrown another few songs on here and made the album even better hey, how about that "Walking Dead" EP for a re-issue?
It begins with a bit of a deception: a rapid gallop where the verse riff that dominates most of the song is played at a rather frenetic speed, before suddenly the chain is pulled and things lurch and settle into a steady rock tempo.
This does sound very much like early 80s British metal, and the song is so energetic and concise that its minimalism never really registers.
Jazz Latin New Age, Album). Where the debut, under concious direction of the band or not, felt like a Mystic Lady - Saint Vitus - Hallows Victim (Vinyl work, transcending from the celebratory and magical title song into the bowels of degradation and despair at its conclusion, Album) album sees Vitus pulling back a bit and concentrating on writing individual songs that pack a huge amount of punch. DB Schenker 65 kr Mer info. Amazon Payment Products. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Extra thanks to everyone who has been supporting us during this time! Dave Chandler seems to be riding his wah-wah pedal and the riff and drums gallop appropriately with whirlwind speed. This is certainly mandatory listening for almost anybody.
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