Once one of, if not the, leading figures in the American doom metal movement of the '80s, Saint Vitus fairly stumbled into the next decade with their sixth full-length album, 1992's C.O.D. (Children of Doom), which found the original quartet of guitarist Dave Chandler, bassist Mark Adams, and drummer Armando Acosta fighting for their musical lives while breaking in new singer Christian Lindersson, formerly of Sweden's Count Raven. Of course this would have been no easy task at the best of times, since the departure of longtime frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich a few years prior (to re-form his original band, the Obsessed) had left a creative and charismatic void. This album is different than some of the old Saint Vitus stuff with Wino or Scott Reagers. It isn't quite as slow, and is heavier than hell. This is a fair different approach to the Saint Vitus formula and is really worthy to be added to every doom metal enthusiast's collection!