Saint Vi­tus

MOS GEN­ER­A­TOR/ PO­SEI­DON

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Albums - ALAS­TAIR RID­DELL

UN­DER­WORLD, LON­DON

Hit­ting the stage at the un­godly hour of 6:30, POSE IDON [8] lay down an epic brand of crustin­fused, slow-mo­tion bat­ter­ing that hits like a blue whale. It’s so heavy, ev­ery toi­let in the place stops work­ing in protest at the pun­ish­ment. A re­spected pro­ducer in his own tight, Tony Reed is a true 70s rock re­nais­sance man, and MOS GENER ATOR [8] show what a great gui­tarist and soul­ful singer he is. This is a band who de­serve your at­ten­tion now.

While some seem to think they’re just an­other Wino project, for the doom con­nois­seur Scott Rea­gers is the voice of SAINT VI­TUS [9].

It’s a set heav­ily stud­ded with clas­sics from the first two al­bums – White Stal­lions and The Sadist in par­tic­u­lar are blood-cur­dlingly joy­ous – as well as the un­der­rated Die Heal­ing. The re­cent ad­di­tion of vet­eran Crow­bar/Down bas­sist Pat Brud­ers in the stead of ail­ing Mark Adams adds some se­ri­ous low-end and Vi­tus have never looked bet­ter. Scott’s take on Born Too Late is the epit­ome of heart­felt doom. Mis­er­able per­fec­tion.

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