St. Vitus

'Lillie: F-65'

Chaotic Discs

St. Vitus

Lillie: F-65 (Season of Mist)

Largely responsible for the subgenre doom – one of the most deliberate and glacial flavors metal offers – this comeback from L.A.'s St. Vitus is surprisingly concise. The first LP to feature singer Scott "Wino" Weinrich in 22 years, Lillie: F-65 drops seven tracks ranging from leaden stompers like opener "Let Them Fall" and the near-giddy raunch of "Blessed Night" to curious detours, including instrumental, almost pretty "Vertigo," and the three and a half minutes of feedback that close the disc ("Withdrawal"). While strong in parts, on the whole Lillie has a feel of tentativeness to it – perhaps the result of St. Vitus' slow wade back into once familiar and forever seminal waters. (Fri., 12:45am, Red 7.)

**.5

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