Posted in music | pictures on August 22, 2011

photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by BBG & Andrew Sacher

Chelsea Wolfe @ St Vitus
Chelsea Wolfe

Cult of Youth (who headlined), Chelsea Wolfe, and one-man show Planning for Burial (who opened) played Saint Vitus in Brooklyn on Wednesday (8/17). The packed out BrooklynVegan-presented show also featured opening and between set DJing from Robin of Tri Angle Records.

Though unfortunately without her band, who she prefers to play live with, Chelsea Wolfe still made a strong NYC debut. Conjuring up images of the demons she sings about, Chelsea stood veiled in a sea of fog before a backdrop of blood red visuals, as Ben Chisolm casted beats and atmospheres into the mix. Her set was way too short, but I enjoyed every second of it. She played some standouts off the upcoming Apokalypsis, which comes out this Tuesday, and some reworked material off the self-recorded The Grime and the Glow. Chelsea removed her veil for the last song, revealing a hypnotizing stare that never wavered for the entire song.

Cult of Youth started no later than 10 minutes after Chelsea's Set came to a close, with the band blazing through a heavy folk set indebted to gothic greats like Death in June, Angels of Light, Current 93, and others. Violinist Christiana Keys punctuated vocalist/guitarist Sean Ragon's fire-and-brimstone delivery (sidenote, how does he not break a string every song?) with similarly passionate string touches and texture, while the galloping rhythm section moved things along with a healthy thump. Despite the lack of a distortion pedal and even a guitar amp, it is clear that Cult of Youth is definitely a punk band.

More pictures and videos from the show, below...

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Comments (14)

Definitely a punk band

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2011 7:57 AM

definitely not

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2011 9:29 AM

Hmmm. Violin.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2011 11:40 AM

celtic rock :(

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2011 11:49 AM

cheesey wolf is no Diamanda Galas

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2011 12:43 PM

cheesey wolf! love it!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2011 12:52 PM

how great was lcd?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2011 1:02 PM

these turd bands try too hard

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2011 4:10 PM

They try too hard to rip off World Serpent groups and Death In June. It wouldnt be so bad if it was a bit of influence and they readily said so but its blatantly taking too much from them and the look. Is that Rose McDowall in cult of youth??

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2011 12:16 AM

^i agree, but what does that have to do with anything??

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2011 1:50 AM

...and death in june is trying too hard to rip off current 93.

just sayin

Posted by brandon | August 26, 2011 9:45 AM

nyc can't do metal.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 3:08 PM

Brandon,

Please shut your mouth, you nitwit. Your mother should revoke your Internet privileges for spewing such nonsense.

Death in June started in 1981, a year before Current 93.

I can't tell if you're a troll or some hipster douche attempting to sound knowledgeable.

You fucking hipsters stay off our fucking lawn with your "ironic" reworking of great music by great men. It's bullshit that needs to have a stop put to it right fucking now.

It was Douglas P. that not introduced the folk sound to David Tibet, not the other way around, fucking idiot.

Posted by Tod | April 21, 2012 3:16 AM

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