All right, I feel numb now; I can continue this charade. No, what that abused person I alluded to does, is he turns away and says, "I only care about me! Saint Vitus have finally realised this, and after "Die Healing" there can be nothing else Eight hymns of sickness and misery is what you will find, each one delivered at a crawling, infirm pace and each presenting a mere few riffs and a smattering of wailing, psychedelic soloing.
I might add that Dave's solos are maybe at their best here, winding through the usual histrionic wah-soaked tunnels but also presenting a great deal of extra melody, and seeming more Iommi-influenced than ever before.
The riffs here are certainly among the absolute darkest Saint Vitus ever created I will name "One Mind" and its creeping verses as an exemplar of just how well this works.
If there is any fault with this presentation, it might be that "Let the End Begin" is not the final song on the record and, indeed, of Saint Vitus's well-starred career. I'm not sure what is up with "Just Another Notch", but it sounds rather different from the rest of the album somehow, featuring a slurred and despondently spaced out vocal delivery that, I suppose, fits well the theme of hopeless drug addiction. Still, "Let the End Begin" is very reminiscent structurally of the debut's "Burial at Sea", being largely painfully slow and anguished with a frantic burst of speed in the middle.
Reagers' vocal delivery in this song is positively painful Perhaps doing God's work has driven him insane over the centuries! Yes, there's so much good about this one, but it all ultimately comes down to mood and atmosphere. You won't listen to this one as much as you might earlier Vitus records, because the feeling is just so bleak and cold, especially compared with the Wino albums, that it turns out to be something of an exhausting and downbeat experience, which is exactly how doom should be.
Hell, even the rather inauspicious chorus of "Beware To conclude the lecture then, my insignificant stains, I would sell any one of you, especially you pretty ones with glorious tits, just so that I could sleep at night, and dream in a haze of better, unattainable things that you will never know.
I believe any one of you would do the same, and that you will eventually come to the same sorts of crossroads that I, and the bard Vitus, have already reached. The world will be more tolerable once everyone realises this. Listen to this record, folks, until you feel sick.
Thank you and goodnight Time had not been kind to Saint Vitus, despite proving their mettle again and again as amongst the most dedicated and skilled purveyors of doom metal the world had ever known. Fortunately it did. No offense to Wino, but for these ears, Reagers was this bands first, best choice as vocalist. The material is up to snuff as well; the somewhat forced sloth of the Wino years being somewhat cleared away.
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I can say with the utmost certainty that I have never heard another vocalist that sounds anywhere near similar to Reagers and his stylized vocals are a shocking delight to listen to as he rotates from singing normally, to doing a combination of a growl and scream, and exasperated vocals that make it seem like a madman being sedated during an episode of ranting. With this in mind, when listening to the album for the first time, go into it with an open mind and expect something different if you have not heard Reagers's earlier work in Saint Vitus before which I also highly recommend.
Now onto the album at hand, it is clear throughout listening that this is the best-produced album in the Saint Vitus discography in that it is the album most reminiscent of the "doom metal sound" as the instrument work is the heaviest and most plodding work that the band has ever done. While Reagers is the main highlight of the album, special props must be given to guitarist Dave Chandler as his playing on this album is among his best overall performances from the slow-infectious riffs of "Dark World", "Let The End Begin", and "Trail of Pestilence" to the erratic shredding on "Just Another Notch", which happens to be the only song on the album that Chandler handles vocal duties on.
P add to the dreary and somber mood of the album as Adams follows along with Chandler on most of the songs to add strength to the riffs Chandler plays in a similar fashion to Geezer Butler following the riffs of Tony Iommi on the early Black Sabbath albums. Acosta is a more independent player than Adams as he does follow the riff in a way also, but his galloping fills and unique drumming add a more chaotic backbone to the songs.
With the alliance among the band members, Saint Vitus took the individual chaotic styles of their band members and made a concentrated effort of chaos that acts as a statement that would read like the ramblings on Jack Torrence's typewriter.
The album starts with two songs in moderate length with opener "Dark World" being an excellent introduction to the album with a main riff that creates an image of a barren landscape, or dark world if you will that plods on as Reagers acts as the sole voice in a desolate land driven made by the lack of life around him that seems like a fitting parallel to the graveyard featured on the cover of the album.
Following is the main single of the album "One Mind", which featured a music video that was kind of lame, but the song itself is awesome as once again, Reagers owns the track with his bipolar singing of the repeated line "no one understands your mind" while Chandler and Adams create a combined riff that is on the verge of falling apart through its unhinged and wobbly sound.
While the album starts off magnificently, there are some weaker tracks on the album when comparing to others. Although I do like the main riff of "Trail of Pestilence", the song is very redundant and really does not go anywhere in the five minute run-time given to it.
Once you have heard the first minute or so of the song, then you've pretty much heard the entire thing because it truly is a repetitive track that even makes Reagers seem boring, which truly is an accomplishment, but for the wrong reason. While both of these songs are repetitive, I would not go as far to say that they are bad songs, rather mediocre ones especially in comparison to the other tracks to be found here.
In fact, Reagers may be the biggest star of the show on Die Healing , significantly livening up some of guitarist Dave Chandler' s creeping, three-chord exercises, including "Dark World," "Return of the Zombie," and "Trail of Pestilence," where Chandler himself ignites some jaw-dropping fireworks with his electrifying solo.
Neither of them is capable of bringing much excitement to the rather obviously named "Sloth," nor the comically true-to-its-word "In the Asylum," while "One Mind" simply regurgitates the chord progression from Black Sabbath' s "Hand of Doom" a little too blatantly for comfort.
Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age.Reagers recorded vocals for the band's final album, "Die Healing". After this, Saint Vitus decided to call it a day in "Born Too Late" line-up (Weinrich, Chandler, Adams, Acosta) played a gig at Double Door in dowsoundcullaterni.meabsyluderbochanhillchrisamictrichul.co performance was recorded and released on a DVD that is distributed through Chandler's current band, Debris, Inc., which features former Trouble bassist Ron Holzner.