Posted in metal | music | pictures on August 13, 2012

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Vektor, ripping at Saint Vitus 8/12/2012
Vektor

I am not, nor have I ever been, the biggest proponent of the Thrash Metal resurgence. Many of the bands that have come from this scene worship at the altar of some of the greats of the genre but barely have anything to add, instead settling for rehashed riffs that don't move the genre forward. Looking backward is cool, but looking backward and reinterpretting the past is much cooler. Vektor certainly does the latter.

The now-Philadelphia crew headlined Saint Vitus last night (8/12), joined only by support from Brooklyn's own Bezoar in the wake of a last minute cancellation by Soon. Vektor's set touched on favorites like Voivod, Kreator, Sodom and more during their approximately 90 minute set, with the crowd thrashing about and a moshpit parting the audience waters. I see good things for this band.

Bezoar, in their record-setting eleventh appearance at Saint Vitus, also ripped, albeit in an entirely different gothic-doom-meets-psychedelia way.

Pictures from Saint Vitus last night are below.

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Tags: Bezoar, Soon, Vektor

Comments (16)

ahh yes agreed. Municipal Waste are indeed a parody of thrash metal. its 2012 not 86.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 5:36 PM

Bezoar opens every other show at St. Vitus and there's nothing good about them. Nepotism is a bitch.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 9:56 PM

^ Then they man the glory hole after their set's done, amirite?

Quite though. Sausages might stage a pizza delivery strike if they were to ever discover that there might have been a woman in there.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 1:12 AM

+2 for the cool hair. -1 for shorts on stage.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 1:27 AM

Shut the fuck up with the idiotic sausage comments. You must be a real fucking asshole. I feel sorry for you, you dumb troll

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 2:55 AM

I feel sorry for that dude or dudette with the curly black wig on.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 3:37 AM

I'm coming out with a coffee table book of pointy guitars, if anyone needs an Xmas gift for the sausage in your life.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 10:19 AM

FART HARD

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 10:39 AM

I'm sure it'll still sell more than the coffee table book full of the most faaaabulously colorful scarves, courtesy of the Nate Berkus (who's still more manlier than you scarves) Collection :)

http://www.housebeautiful.com/cm/housebeautiful/images/F2/11-instant-1208-xlg.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 10:51 AM

^ Did dis sausage just name drop Nate Berkus up N dis Bitch?!?!?

#TURBOQUEERLULZ

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2012 4:28 PM

someone help -who the hell is nate berkus?

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2012 4:43 PM

"#TURBOQUEERLULZ"

Sorry to hear about your unfortunate title.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2012 5:17 PM

^ #COMPOUNDEDTURBOQUEERLULZ

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2012 6:24 PM

You listen to this type of music as loud as you can. this is the type of music that keeps your mom awake all night. I love Vektor. They are a amaze heavy metal band. Whoever didn't like them really shouldn't be listening to metal in the first place.

Posted by ontario honey | November 20, 2012 12:47 PM

vektor is amazing.

Posted by jordon | July 24, 2013 2:33 PM

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