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  • Heavier Than Thou Heavier Than Thou Quick View

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    Heavier Than Thou

    This Saint Vitus compilation contains songs from four previous releases. Songs 1-7 originally appeared on Born Too Late. Songs 8-10 originally appeared on Mournful Cries. Songs 11-12 originally appeared on Hallow's Victim. Songs 13-14 originally appeared on Saint Vitus.
    1. Clear Windowpane

    2. Born Too Late
    3. Look Behind You
    4. Thirsty and Miserable (Black Flag cover)
    5. Dying Inside
    6. The Lost Feeling
    7. H.A.A.G.
    8. Shooting Gallery
    9. Bitter Truth
    10. Dragon Time
    11. War Is Our Destiny
    12. White Stallions
    13. White Magic / Black Magic
    14. Saint Vitus
    Saint Vitus
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    The Church Within


    Features Two Bonus Tracks


    Includes Added Photos and Original Album Art With Lyrics


    Includes a New Note From Wino Himself


    Biker metal, doom metal, stoner metal whatever metal subgenre you
    want to fit him into, Scott "Wino" Weinrich has been at the forefront of it
    for over thirty years. The unmistakable rasp of his lead vocals and thick, fuzzy Gibson
    guitar tone have spearheaded bands ranging from Saint Vitus to Spirit Caravan to Probot,
    but for many his crowning achievement (and most accessible one) was The Church
    Within, the last album he made with his first band, The Obsessed, for Columbia in 1994.


    His lone major label release, The Church Within features the dark vision and crushing,
    slow-motion riffs beloved by fans of Black Sabbath, but the driving intensity and atonal guitar solos recall
    Motörhead and Black Flag, respectively; in short, this album transcends genre classifications even as it defines
    them. Now, for the first time, this lost classic of '90s metal is being reissued by Real Gone Music on double
    180-gram gatefold vinyl with two bonus tracks (the single "Mental Kingdom" and the unreleased track "Melancholy
    Grey"), added photos, the original album art with lyrics and a new note from Wino himself. Everyone from Henry
    Rollins to Dave Grohl to Ian MacKaye has sung Wino's praises time to join the chorus.

    LP 1
    1. To Protect And To Serve
    2. Field Of Hours
    3. Streamlined
    4. Blind Lightning
    5. Neatz Brigade
    6. A World Apart
    7. Skybone


    LP 2
    1. Streetside
    2. Climate Of Despair
    3. Mourning
    5. Touch Of Everything
    6. Decimation
    7. Living Rain
    8. Mental Kingdom (1994 Version) (Bonus Track)
    9. Melancholy Grey (1994 Version-Unreleased) (Bonus Track)

    The Obsessed
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  • Born Too Late Born Too Late Quick View

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    Born Too Late

    1. Born Too Late
    2. Clear Windowpane
    3. Dying Inside
    4. HAAG
    5. The Lost Feeling
    6. The War Starter
    7. Thirsty and Miserable
    8. Look Behind You
    9. The End of The End
    Saint Vitus
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  • Hallow's Victim Hallow's Victim Quick View

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    Hallow's Victim

    Produced by Spot, Carducci, and Vitus

    Engineered by Spot

    Recorded at Total Access Studio, Redondo Beach, CA
    1. War Is Our Destiny
    2. White Stallions
    3. Mystic Lady
    4. Hallow's Victim
    5. The Sadist
    6. Just Friends (Empty Love)
    7. Prayer for The (M)asses
    Saint Vitus
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    Walking Dead

    Produced by the Spot, Carducci, and Saint Vitus

    Engineered by Spot

    Recorded at Total Access Studio, Redondo Beach California
    1. Darkness
    2. The Walking Dead
    3. White Stallions
    Saint Vitus
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  • Lillie: F-65 (Colored Vinyl) Lillie: F-65 (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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    Lillie: F-65 (Colored Vinyl)

    Pressed On Ultra-Clear Vinyl

    Saint Vitus are the godfathers of American doom metal. Seventeen years after the release of their previous full-length Die Healing, these legends return with yet another masterpiece, Lillie: F-65, once again showcasing that trademark song writing style so beloved by Saint Vitus fans. Featured herein is the cataclysmic and unmistakable guitar sound of co-founder Dave Chandler, leading to those amazing and magical solos.

    Lillie: F-65 is furthermore graced with the deeply resonant vocals of Scott 'Wino' Weinrich who returns to record an album with the band for the first time since the glorious V (1989) and whom many consider to be the classic Saint Vitus vocalist. Despite the hiatus and many changes over the past years, Saint Vitus remain true icons of doom. Now the U.S. legends are back and stronger than ever with Lillie: F-65!

    1. Let Them Fall
    2. The Bleeding Ground
    3. Vertigo
    4. Blessed Night
    5. The Waste of Time
    6. Dependence
    7. Withdrawal
    Saint Vitus
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  • Mournful Cries Mournful Cries Quick View

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    Mournful Cries

    SST is proud to offer their Saint Vitus titles available now for the first time on vinyl! This is their heaviest effort yet, for the first time featuring the second guitar of vocalist Wino on Dragon Time, Bitter Truth and Looking Glass. The masters of Doom Metal take another step forward with six epic tracks.
    1. Intro/ The Creeps

    2. Dragon Time
    3. Shooting Gallery
    4. Bitter Truth
    5. The Troll
    6. Looking Glass
    Saint Vitus
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    Better Living

    'Better Living' features twelve brand new tracks including current single 'Country'/ 'Moonwalk' and their cover of Hellhammer's 'Crucifixion'.


    The album marks a progression from the bands early material and takes influence from a wide range of 'heavy' guitar music with nods towards the likes of Black Sabbath, Napalm Death, Blue Cheer, Crass, Heresy, Saint Vitus, Darkthrone, Anthrax and Discharge.

    1. Foxtrot
    2. Tango
    3. Shuffle
    4. Country
    5. Frostbite
    6. Fast
    7. Slam
    8. Crucifixion
    9. Moonwalk
    10. Macabre Unit
    11. Buzz
    12. Mambo
    Flats
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    Thirsty And Miserable

    Produced by Carducci and Vitus

    Engineered by Mike Lardie

    Recorded by Total Access Studios
    1. The End of the End
    2. Look Behind You
    3. Thirsty and Miserable
    Saint Vitus
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  • In Memoriam In Memoriam Quick View

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    In Memoriam

    As with a choice few truly great bands, the first self- financed cassette recording by Cathedral - made available in October 1990 - was a pioneering underground masterpiece in its own right; the sound of a young band exploring its newfound chemistry, finding confident variations on a flawless list of influences and cultivating a sound and style that would prove hugely inspirational throughout the 1990s and beyond, being a major influence on everyone from Electric Wizard through to Reverend Bizarre.


    Where most demos are little more than a dry run for the first album, 'In Memoriam' still has its own distinct and important identity in the Cathedral canon. The debut LP that followed, 'Forest Of Equilibrium', has a sombre, devout, melodic and mystical grandeur all of its own - but 'In Memoriam' has a far murkier, earthier, more deathly intent.


    Creepy, cryptic and bowel- looseningly heavy, it represents the first time that the doom metal stylings of Trouble, Saint Vitus, Pentagram and Witchfinder General had been rendered in a new, more extreme metallic form.


    At the beginning of the new decade, it was really only Cathedral who were proud to assert the influence of true doom metal - a perennially unfashionable genre, but especially in a turn-of-the-decade metal scene so obsessed with speed, technicality, brutality and modernity.

    Demo 1990
    1. Mourning of a New Day
    2. All Your Sins
    3. Ebony Tears
    4. March


    Live Holland/Belgium 1991
    1. Comiserating the Celebration
    2. Ebony Tears Neophytes For Serpent Eve
    3. All Your Sins
    4. Mourning of a New Day

    Cathedral
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  • Die Screaming Die Screaming Quick View

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    Die Screaming

    Something sinister is looming in the mist - a ghastly three-headed apparition, equal parts riffage & rancour and fuelled by a steady diet of garage rock 7-inches played at 33RPM and horror movies watched at 5AM, the primeval force of Satan's Satyrs is returned to the earth to lay waste to everything in its path.


    Rising from the primordial ooze of Herndon, Virginia Satan's Satyrs hit the metal underground like a tidal wave of sulphur with their debut proper, 2012's Wild Beyond Belief. This almighty assault, almost entirely the work of chief Satyr Clayton Burgess, was a harrowing blast of fuzz-drenched aggro - a clash of Venom-esque metalpunk squalor and in-the-red garage-rock dementia.


    With Jarrett Nettnin soon joining the fray on guitar and Stephen Fairfield on drums, the power-trio were soon invited by Electric Wizard to 2013's Roadburn Festival, which they graced with two scorching sets, one being entirely comprised of cuts by their heinous heroes Blue Cheer. Yet the three-piece, despite being barely into their twenties, weren't about to rest on their laurels. What's more, the result of their onward march into grisly pastures new is the more mature yet no less malicious new opus, 'Die Screaming' which sees it's European release via Bad Omen Records in 2014.


    This time around, the band set about expanding their sound, maintaining their trash-obsessed aesthetic whilst sharpening their songcraft to produce an album possessed of both mighty heaviosity and incisive hooks. Bolstered by roaring Hammond and percussive ornamentation that bring still more Hammer Horror atmosphere to the fray, 'Die Screaming' transcends the band's Black Sabbath, Stooges and Black Flag influences to arrive at a relentlessly gory and gung-ho assault on the senses. One minute, this terror-troupe are dishing out the rotten rock n'roll of 'One By One (They Die) and Curse Of The Corpse, which stalk the Earth like the reanimated corpses of Budgie and Blue Oyster Cult records past. The next, on the jaw-dropping title-track, they're throwing Death SS, the Alice Cooper of Sick Things and Scott Reagers-era Saint Vitus into a bubbling cauldron and standing well back. Yet at all times Satan's Satyrs' gonzo attack is authentically red in both tooth and claw.


    Rising high above the overkill of self-styled occult rock that lurks in the underground at present. Satan's Satyrs are blazing a trail through a nightmarish world of battered VHS videos, overheated ampstacks and dog-eared vinyl, and are a band fit to set the pulse of any self-respecting trash connoisseur racing. With 'Die Screaming', they're set to carry out the Devil's bidding across the globe with uniquely sordid and salacious style.

    1. Thumper's Theme
    2. Instruments of Hellfire

    3. Curse of the Corpse
    4. Black Souls
    5. Show Me Your Skull
    6. One By One
    7. Lucifer Lives
    8. Die Screaming
    Satan's Satyrs
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    The Last Spire

    Import


    And lo, Lee Dorrian, mouthpiece of Cathedral for 23 years, doth solemnly intone the death rites of this mighty British metal Titan. Born in the dying days of Thatcher's Britain, bonding over then-unfashionable, obscure names like Saint Vitus, Pentagram, Trouble and Dream Death, Cathedral's sole ambition was to record a demo tape. In fact they revolutionised doom metal, first pushing their influences into new avenues of grinding extremity, then pioneering groovier forms of '70s-indebted stoner doom.


    They've remained a reassuring and singular presence in our lives, building a rabid following worldwide with their wholly distinctive blend of rollicking British heavy metal, true doom, 70s hard rock, psych-folk, mad prog and spiky crust-punk. There was a worrying hiatus between 2005 and 2010 when some dared to wonder if Cathedral were coming back at all - but they re-emerged with 'The Guessing Game', an overflowing treasure chest of weird and wonderful goodies exploring new, bold variations on their craft. So when news came that Cathedral really were approaching the Endtyme, it was a shock.


    Personally speaking, this is the album I've been waiting to do since the first one (their landmark 1991 debut, Forest of Equilibrium), it almost feels like we made our second album last in some respects. We actually recorded a lot more material but decided to sacrifice many of the tracks to make the overall album feel more complete in its nihilism. I don't like happy endings, I never have. So many good films are ruined by happy endings and I didn't want that to be the case with Cathedral, it was my dream to bring everything full circle. Says Lee Dorrian.


    Clearly there was new impetus for reconnecting with that early spirit of doleful abjection, of sinister obsessions and lamented desires; on 'The Last Spire' Cathedral are literally doomed. We are commiserating the celebration, and in what thrilling style.

    1. Entrance to Hell
    2. Pallbearer
    3. Cathedral of the Damned
    4. Tower of Silence
    5. Infestation of Grey Death
    6. An Observation
    7. The Last Laugh
    8. This Body, Thy Tomb
    Cathedral
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  • The Last Spire The Last Spire Quick View

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    The Last Spire

    And lo, Lee Dorrian, mouthpiece of Cathedral for 23 years, doth solemnly intone the death rites of this mighty British metal Titan. Born in the dying days of Thatcher's Britain, bonding over then-unfashionable, obscure names like Saint Vitus, Pentagram, Trouble and Dream Death, Cathedral's sole ambition was to record a demo tape. In fact they revolutionised doom metal, first pushing their influences into new avenues of grinding extremity, then pioneering groovier forms of '70s-indebted stoner doom.


    They've remained a reassuring and singular presence in our lives, building a rabid following worldwide with their wholly distinctive blend of rollicking British heavy metal, true doom, 70s hard rock, psych-folk, mad prog and spiky crust-punk. There was a worrying hiatus between 2005 and 2010 when some dared to wonder if Cathedral were coming back at all - but they re-emerged with 'The Guessing Game', an overflowing treasure chest of weird and wonderful goodies exploring new, bold variations on their craft. So when news came that Cathedral really were approaching the Endtyme, it was a shock.


    Personally speaking, this is the album I've been waiting to do since the first one (their landmark 1991 debut, Forest of Equilibrium), it almost feels like we made our second album last in some respects. We actually recorded a lot more material but decided to sacrifice many of the tracks to make the overall album feel more complete in its nihilism. I don't like happy endings, I never have. So many good films are ruined by happy endings and I didn't want that to be the case with Cathedral, it was my dream to bring everything full circle. Says Lee Dorrian.


    Clearly there was new impetus for reconnecting with that early spirit of doleful abjection, of sinister obsessions and lamented desires; on 'The Last Spire' Cathedral are literally doomed. We are commiserating the celebration, and in what thrilling style.

    1. Entrance to Hell
    2. Pallbearer
    3. Cathedral of the Damned
    4. Tower of Silence
    5. Infestation of Grey Death
    6. An Observation
    7. The Last Laugh
    8. This Body, Thy Tomb
    Cathedral
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    The Unquiet Sky

    Since the early 80's when bands like Cathedral and Saint Vitus pioneered the doom genre of metal, the style has continuously evolved and spread, despite being far less recognized and appreciated than most other forms of more traditional heavy metal. Bands like Eyehategod and Crowbar melded elements of doom into sludge and stoner metal, gaining modest success in the more mainstream metal community, but doom is beginning to enjoy a new wave of popularity, thanks largely to the more progressive experimental work of artists like Stephen O'Malley (Sunn0))), Burning Witch). Indian is a Chicago-based trio whose brand of doom is more akin to that of Eyehategod than the earliest or latest incarnations of the genre, and their distinctively black metal vocals immediately set them apart from the pack.


    First things first: The Unquiet Sky is everything a doom record should be. The bass tone is so perfect and intense that it could shake your body through a pair of headphones. The guitars bring Black Sabbath-esque fuzz down enough notches to kill a horse. The percussion is sparse when it needs to be (Ration) and energetic when it's allowed (Tied and Gagged). Dylan O'Toole's vocals give Indian the extra edge over many of the other bands who have perfected this formula by complementing the melancholy created by the music with a demonic voice of evil. There is even an extended track of terrifyingly psychedelic feedback, perfectly placed to scare the crap out of you when you're high. In fact, the only thing that fails to be suitably doom-y and evil about this record is the cover illustration of a Christ-like baboon which, despite being evil enough in spirit, looks a bit too much like it was drawn in a junior high art class.


    This record is an easy recommend for fans of the doom genre, but what about anyone unacquainted with the genre I personally don't consider myself a huge aficionado of the style, but loved this record. The only things required to enjoy The Unquiet Sky are an attention span and a love of all things metal. This record generally moves slowly, as does most doom, but it is far less droning and repetitive than many recent examples of the genre. As the name of the style suggests, doom is, by its very nature, dark, oppressive music. As such, Indian is definitely better suited to being digested over an extended period of time at high volumes, rather than short bursts in your car or through headphones.


    Bottom Line: If you're searching for the latest, greatest doom record to add to your collection, look no further than Indian's The Unquiet Sky. Fans of Neurosis, Eyehategod and Godflesh should also definitely pick this up. It's a solid record from beginning to end from an up-and-coming trio of doom virtuosos.


    - Cory (Lambgoat)

    1. No Able Fires
    2. Ration
    3. Dead Weight
    4. Los Nietos
    5. Queen
    6. Tied and Gagged
    7. God of Panic, Lord of Decay
    8. Loophole Noose
    9. Shill
    10. We Can Build You
    11. Worshiper of Sores
    Indian
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    The Garden Of Unearthly Delights

    Mighty Doom icons CATHEDRAL from Coventry, England for sure are one of the most unique and unpredictable acts around. These legendary merchants of slow-motion sound could care less about redundant genre restrictions and have so far incorporated everything from Doom, Psych, Folk up to Funk in their works. With their eighth album The Garden Of Unearthly Delights CATHEDRAL have achieved much more than simply living up to that reputation - the guys created timeless songs that couldn`t be farther away from standardisation, stagnation and convention.


    Produced by Warren Ryker (DOWN, CROWBAR), The Garden Of Unearthly Delights is probably the most varied effort of the band so far. While a song like 'North Berwick Witch Trials' will bring back memories of such immortal riffs`n`groove as in 'Hopkins' or 'Ride', 'Tree Of Life And Death' simply tears everything to pieces with its ultra-heavy guitar sound and fierce vocals courtesy of Lee Dorrian.


    The centerpiece of it all certainly is the 27-minute-long mammoth epos 'The Garden' that almost bursts with such a wealth of ideas and changes in atmosphere that other bands probably couldn`t come up with on a whole album. Using every stylistic device from female vocals up to violins and embedding it all in that typical CATHEDRAL brand of Doom, The Garden Of Unearthly Delights is a treat for every fan of the band, old and new alike.


    Starting with quite sinister and ultra-slow songs on the 1990 EP In Memorium and the full-length album Forest Of Equilibrium, CATHEDRAL quickly gained cult status. The 1992 follow-up EP Soul Sacrifice brought changes soundwise and saw the band mixing traditional Doom with 70s - Hardrock and showed a first glimpse of the trademarks CATHEDRAL still represent nowadays.


    After having previously toured with MORBID ANGEL and SAINT VITUS, the band embarked on the legendary Gods Of Grind - Tour with ENTOMBED, CARCASS and CONFESSOR. „The Ethereal Mirror" featured alltime faves like 'Ride' and 'Midnight Mountain' and suddenly gave CATHEDRAL the reputation as „the next big thing in Metal".


    Struggling with this label, the band started to experiment on the EP Statik Majik and probably tried out every single instrument they could lay their hands on to churn out a 20-minute-track like 'Voyage Of The Homeless Sapien'. After touring with BLACK SABBATH, the guys went on to record the landmark „The Carnival Bizarre" in 1996 that brought us immortal tunes such as 'Hopkins (The Witchfinder General)' and 'Utopian Blaster' - the latter featuring Tony Iommi on guitar. Supernatural Birth Machine was released in 1996 after touring in South America, Europe and Japan amongst others. The catchy songwriting on that album echoed on Caravan Beyond Redemption in 1998, but with a heavier twist to it. The next serious change in style occurred on the gloomy and sludgy Endtyme that went almost completely without sound experiments and concentrated on ultra-grim riffing. 2002`s The VIIth Coming combined catchiness with heaviness to form a well-balanced mixture between old and new CATHEDRAL.


    Now that the English fourpiece has returned with The Garden Of Unearthly Delights it`s time to follow them for new adventures in sound

    1. Dearth AD
    2. Tree of Life & Death
    3. North Berwick Witch Trials
    4. Upon Azrael's Wings
    5. Corpsecycle
    6. Fields of Zagara
    7. Oro the Manslayer
    8. Beneath a Funereal Sun
    9. The Garden
    Cathedral
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    Lillie F-65 (Out Of Stock)

    Saint Vitus are the godfathers of American doom metal. Seventeen years after the release of their previous full-length Die Healing, these legends return with yet another masterpiece, Lillie: F-65, once again showcasing that trademark song writing style so beloved by Saint Vitus fans. Featured herein is the cataclysmic and unmistakable guitar sound of co-founder Dave Chandler, leading to those amazing and magical solos.


    Lillie: F-65 is furthermore graced with the deeply resonant vocals of Scott 'Wino' Weinrich who returns to record an album with the band for the first time since the glorious V (1989) and whom many consider to be the classic Saint Vitus vocalist. Despite the hiatus and many changes over the past years, Saint Vitus remain true icons of doom. Now the U.S. legends are back and stronger than ever with Lillie: F-65!

    1. Let Them Fall
    2. The Bleeding Ground
    3. Vertigo
    4. Blessed Night
    5. The Waste of Time
    6. Dependence
    7. Withdrawal
    Saint Vitus
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    Die Healing (Out Of Stock)

    "Die Healing" featuring original SAINT VITUS vocalist Scott Reagers! This is essential doom!!!!


    Recommended if You Like: BLACK SABBATH, TROUBLE, COUNT RAVEN, CANDLEMASS, THE OBSESSED, HIGH ON FIRE, SLEEP, BARONESS, MASTODON, SIR LORD BALTIMORE


    Die Healing is a pivotal point in Vitus' discog; not only their very last before they temporarily ended their relentlessly classic doom metal album releases with a thirteen year hiatus, but their third recording with Scott Reagers, who helped make the eponymous debut, Hallow's Victim and EP The Walking Dead such milestones of doom. And what a way to go out. Many will tell you this is actually Saint Vitus' finest moment, and although I favour the debut and Wino's career zenith Born Too Late above it, there is no doubt it deserves as solid a place in the pantheon of doom as Nightfall or Master Of Reality or In The Rectory Of The Bizarre Reverend.


    The band's sound and instrumentation is class without question. The guitar tone saw a slight departure from the fuzz prevalent on Wino-albums (including the 2012 opus Lillie: F-65), with something more of an electric edge familiar to C.O.D. Fret not, the tone is still plenty burly, and of course massively appropriate for the toking of vaporous substances.


    The guitar solos are likewise a little clearer - though of course solos like on 'One Mind' and 'Return Of The Zombie' have that inimitable Chandler scaling chaos in spades, squeaking like a dozen metal detectors malfunctioning. In general though the album's sound gives the feeling of the band moving forward with the sound established on the underappreciated, Chritus Linderson-assisted C.O.D., while welcoming their original singer back into the fold as easily as if he'd never left. It comes together brilliantly.


    What cements the album's place atop the pile of '90s Vitus releases is that it's a lot more solid than V and C.O.D. in terms of songs, chock full of highlights with nary a skippable track. 'Dark World' heralds absolutely no messing about, a timeless slow burn Saint Vitus classic to get you going. Reagers unlocks his trademark moon-touched howls, boosted here with a gruffness and depth that must have come with age. He can still hit the unnerving highs that made the debut such a unique piece. Not to mention his more aghast and tragic-heroic style is accompanied by a lyrical shift toward tales of horror and myth, adding further colours of yore to the band's solidified musical approach (although 'In The Asylum' is as brilliantly witty a tale of human disintegration as anything Wino has written for Vitus).


    Some of the great knells peeling off Chandler's guitar in the main riff of 'Let The End Begin' are highlights for Vitus' entire career. It climaxes with a great rocking section, splashed with sumptuous guitar and bass solos, in a move actually quite uncharacteristic for the band, who tended to steer between leadweight trawling songs and more rambunctious cuts. The eerie build on 'Sloth' is another of the band's best moments. The entire song, with its off-kilter structure and wailing chorus, is an example of just how muscular the band's creative fibers were at the time. 'Return of the Zombie', a quasi-sequel to the classic, shifty song off the debut of course, makes its mark with a crazed vocal performance and some spooky effects. And of course there's more, I've just listed a few real standouts but the album is too generous in its blessings for them to be exhaustively listed.


    It's just a really solid album that builds on all the best things the band had done to date while keeping the songwriting fresh. What a swansong this was. This album is the reason Lillie: F-65 had such vast expectations from me. A must have.


    - joncheetham88 (Metal Archives)

    1. Dark World
    2. One Mind
    3. Let The End Begin
    4. Trail Of Pestilence
    5. Sloth
    6. Return Of The Zombie
    7. In The Asylum
    8. Just Another Notch
    Saint Vitus
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    C.O.D. (Out Of Stock)

    "C.O.D." with Christian Linderson (COUNT RAVEN) on vocals features numerous instant VITUS classics including "Children of Doom" and "Plague of Man" and is now remastered and repackaged with bonus tracks.


    Recommended if You Like: BLACK SABBATH, TROUBLE, COUNT RAVEN, CANDLEMASS, THE OBSESSED, HIGH ON FIRE, SLEEP, BARONESS, MASTODON, SIR LORD BALTIMORE

    1. Intro
    2. Children Of Doom
    3. Planet Of Judgement
    4. Shadow Of A Skeleton
    5. (I Am) The Screaming Banshee
    6. Plague Of Man
    7. Fear
    8. Get Away
    9. Bela
    10. A Timeless Tale
    11. Hallow's Victim (Exhumed)
    12. To Breed A Soldier [Bonus Track]
    13. The Chameleon [Bonus Track]
    Saint Vitus
    $24.99
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    Sever The Wicked Hand

    Limited Edition


    This US quartet, formed in 1989, emerged in the early 90s as one of the leading lights of the New Orleans extreme metal scene, purveying a sound that blended Black Sabbath/Saint Vitus-styled heaviness with hardcore aggression. Kirk Windstein (b. 14 April 1965, Wiltshire, England; vocals/guitar), Todd Strange (b. 1966, USA; bass) Kevin Noonan (guitar) and Craig Nunenmacher (drums) made their debut in 1991 with the dark and doom-laden Obedience Thru Suffering, after which Noonan was replaced by Matt Thomas, a former bandmate of Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo in Razor White. Anselmo, an old friend who collaborates with Windstein on side-projects such as Down and Both Legs Broken, helped to refine and improve the band`s sound with his sympathetic production on Crowbar, which included a brutally heavy interpretation of Led Zeppelin`s `No Quarter`, adapted stylishly to the Crowbar sound.
    The band was well received on tour with Paradise Lost in the UK and Pantera in the USA, and released the Live +1 EP (which was packaged with Crowbar in the UK) before returning to the studio with the stated intention of making Crowbar sound `like Jethro Tull`. In 1995, Eyehategod guitarist Jimmy Bower (b. 1966, USA), who had played with the original line-up in 1989, was recruited as the band`s new drummer, although Time Heals Nothing was recorded with Nunenmacher. True to form and promise, it provided a thunderous blast of controlled aggression and dark melodicism. Guitarist Sammy Pierre Duet (ex-Acid Bath) joined in time to help record 1996`s Broken Glass.


    Bower left following the release of the 1998 follow-up Odd Fellows Rest. He was replaced by Sid Montz on 2000`s Equilibrium, following which Strange retired from the music scene and Nunemacher departed the ranks for a second time. Subsequent albums have seen sole remaining founding member Windstein joined by an ever-changing cast list of personnel.

    LP 1
    1. Isolation (Desperation)
    2. Sever The Wicked Hand
    3. Liquid Sky And Cold Black Earth
    4. Let Me Mourn
    5. The Cemetery Angels
    6. As I Become One


    LP 2
    1. A Farewell To Misery
    2. Protectors Of The Shrine
    3. I Only Deal In Truth
    4. Echo An Eternity
    5. Cleanse Me, Heal Me
    6. Symbiosis

    Crowbar
    $22.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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