Saint Vitus (album)

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Saint Vitus
Studio album by Saint Vitus
Released January 13, 1984
Recorded Total Access Recording, Redondo Beach, California, 1983
Genre Doom metal, heavy metal
Length 35:41
Label SST
Producer Dez Cadena, Joe Carducci, SPOT, Saint Vitus
Saint Vitus chronology
Saint Vitus
(1984)
Hallow's Victim
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Martin Popoff 7/10 stars[2]

Saint Vitus is the 1984 eponymous debut album by doom metal pioneers Saint Vitus released via SST Records. It was released as an LP and later as a CD. Both formats are currently difficult to find. "White Magic/Black Magic" and "Saint Vitus" are included on the compilation album Heavier Than Thou. Along with Trouble's Psalm 9, Saint Vitus is considered by many one of the first doom metal albums to be released.

"Burial at Sea" was later recorded by Goatsnake and released on their Trampled Under Hoof EP.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Dave Chandler, except where noted.

Side one
  1. "Saint Vitus" - 4:49
  2. "White Magic/Black Magic" - 5:27
  3. "Zombie Hunger" - 7:21
Side two
  1. "The Psychopath" (Music: Mark Adams, Words: Chandler) - 9:26
  2. "Burial at Sea" - 8:38

Personnel[edit]

Saint Vitus[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Dez Cadena, Merrill Ward, Scott Reagers, Yvonne Saxton - backing vocals

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heibutzki, Ralph. "Saint Vitus - Saint Vitus review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-05-09. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5.