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(8/10) It's Black Sabbath that normally gets a lot of credits when it comes to doom metal and yes, the guys initiated a genre that inspired many bands up till now. Iommi's guitar riffs are unique and metal would sound different today without Black Sabbath. However, there are bands that belongs to the very influential ones too without having ever left the underground. Saint Vitus is one of these bands that stand for real doom metal.

Their eight longplayers brought the guys quite some attention in the underground, but they never led to the big stages and spotlights. Maybe this wasn't a too bad thing, because it kept the band's sound authentic, real and without any trend ingratiation.

Saint Vitus released so far two live album and "Vol.2" is the third one. Sounds a bit strange, but it's what it is. The band recorded a show In Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxemburg that have been part of the "Lillie: F65" tour.

The album is presenting the band in front of a sold-out venue in great shape and form. Saint Vitus rocked though early classics like "War is Our Destiny" from the 1985 album "Hallow's Victim", playing "Thirsty and Miserable" too while including some of the new material as well. Songs like "Let Them Fall" and "The Waste of Time" fitted perfect into the setlist, showing the homogeneity of Saint Vitus sound. The last song of this album brings the listener back to 1986. "Born Too Late" is another classic of Dave Chandler and gang that finalizes a well-done live album that is kept raw and real.Thumbs up.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. War Is Our Destiny
  2. Look Behind You
  3. Let Them Fall
  4. The Bleeding Ground
  5. Patra (Petra)
  6. The Troll
  7. The Waste Of Time
  8. White Stallions
  9. Thirsty And Miserable
  10. Dying Inside
  11. Born Too Late

 

Label: Season Of Mist

Genre: Doom Metal

Release Date EU: September 23rd, 2016

CD review SAINT VITUS "Live Vo.2"
Tag(s) : #Saint Vitus, #Black Sabbath, #News, #CD Review, #Doom Metal, #Heavy Metal, #Power Metal, #NWoBHM

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