Saint Avarice

Saint Avarice

 Cliffside Park, New Jersey, USA
BandMetal

Saint Avarice are a six piece metal band from Northern, NJ, USA. The band credits its influences to the likes of Slayer ,Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage ,Cannibal Corpse. The impact and impression of the aforementioned can be felt all throughout Saint Avarice's musical style.

Biography

Founded in 2007 by guitarist and songwriter, Elviz Christ, Saint Avarice has evolved into a six piece metal band from Northern, NJ, USA. The band credits its influences to the likes of thrash and speed metal giants, Slayer, power groove specialists, Lamb of God, the melodic metal institution of Killswitch Engage, and the brutality of death metal legends, Cannibal Corpse. The impact and impression of the aforementioned can be felt all throughout Saint Avarice's musical style.

August 2, 2010 marked the release of "Malice to Alice", a three song single in support of their full-length, "The Disease You Breed", which was released on 11/01/10. The debut album features 10 searing tracks; soulful brutality seething with aggression that's sure to please metal-heads far and wide.

Responses to the album include:

"There's something about Saint Avarice that is very reminiscing to that thrash period... It's got elements of allot of the shit we love. ...this element of thrash music with a soul. ...metal with a soul. ...which is why it sets it apart." - Laz Pina of Ill Nino.

"I'd describe [Saint Avarice] as American Metal. I think Modern American Metal has heaviness, groove, and intensity. They have a certain technical ability that they strive for and it's present in the music. I was impressed." - Doc Coyle of God Forbid.

Currently, Saint Avarice are working on a new album to be released in 2012. It's expected that there will be some musical changes with new writers coming on board. "The Disease You Breed" was written musically almost entirely by Elviz Christ and for the new album, the band is looking forward to a new approach to writing. Fans should expect many similar elements to be present as Elviz Christ will still be using his signature style for writing. In addition, there will be many new musical elements introduced with Aaron Cloutier, Brian Reaper, Johnny D., and Bruno Almeida bringing their writing talents on board.

After all the growing pains this band has endured, Saint Avarice are unbreakable and still prove to be purveyors of metal for the modern day. This is a band that is built to last and remain of the best of the best because Saint Avarice will have it no other way!

Lyrics

Artifice Martyrdom

Written By: Elviz Christ, Johnny D.

Who has the right to take away?
What we know is ours
Because we bled for it, we died for it, that's all
Who has an explanation?
Or at least some kind of clue
A line, a quote, a speech, an answer
Our beliefs got us killed and that we knew
Pity seems to speak our name
Bound forever in our misery
Despite it all
it’s still an eternal blasphemy
Take the time to think it through
Will we really find something true
That goes to show we're worthless, useless
Derelict with no restraint
Take us out into the pit
Enticing is the pain
And yet we slave to follow shit
My rage personified
It’s dominating, humiliating
Your method of torture
You have nothing on me
You have nothing on us
You have nothing on them
Now your loss is a must
Derelict with no restraint
Take us out into the pit
Enticing is the pain
And yet we slave to follow shit
I hate you
You hate me
we all fall for the same beliefs
My rage personified
it's dominating, humiliating
your method of torture
You have nothing on me
you have nothing on us
You have nothing on them
now your loss is a must
I feel nothing, no remorse
for your decomposing corpse
Take a glance at hopelessness
forget that you will ever have a chance
For all of these things
I'm not the least bit sorry
Because I've learned what was needed of me

Malice To Alice

Written By: Elviz Christ, Johnny D.

What the fuck is happening,
Just another night full of shit,
Close my eyes as tight as I can,
This disease keeps haunting me,
I can't seem to get a wink of rest,
Toss and turn myself from floor to bed,
Slowly slipping in and out of sleep again,
Insomniac, that's what the creatures call me,
It doesn't really help the cause,
Lights out, I toy around and keep turning them on,
How long is this supposed to last
A day, a week, a month, a year,
This night will pass and I’ll be here,
Daylight has come and all is clear,
I lie awake in bed,
I can hear you in my head,
Still trying to reason the last thing that you said,
So what was it you meant when you said that this would end
This void you left is killing me,
Wide awake, I can hear the birds now screaming,
Their screams turn into laughter,
My hands cupped tightly around each ear,
Now I wait for what comes after,
End my life from a day, week, month, year,
Night, pass, I’m here,
Light, come, all clear.

Mr. Spitzer

Written By: Elviz Christ, Johnny D.

Wake up; it's the start of a new day
Pull out your Monday’s best
Make sure that your tie's on straight

What is it you stand for?
Nothing here seems to make sense
You've been called in on your day off

You step downstairs
Don't even look at your breakfast plate
Kiss your wife and child goodbye
It's the same old story
Again, you step foot outside of those doors
Keys in, the ignition as you pull out

65 on 25, you're almost at the gate,
Bottoms Up calls at your pockets,
You can hardly wait,

What is it you stand for?
Nothing here seems to make sense,
You've been called in on your day off,

Decide where to hide, in the back of the club,
Spend all your hard earned cash on the whores and the sluts,
You're sick,
You’re cursed,
You will lose it all,

You've committed yourself to a lifetime of mistrust,
Left your life at home with the ones you should love,
The more you abuse the game,
The more you'll shortly lose,
Now time to decide which side of it all
Do you choose?

The night's still young,
he's holding his piece on the side,
His reservation has been set,
a brothel in which they can hide,
Tonight's the night,
he gives her all that she urges for,
A 20 turns to 40 and still he strives to give her more,

What is it you stand for,
Nothing here seems to make sense,
You've been called in on your day off,

Decide where to hide, in the back of the club,
Spend all your hard earned cash on the whores and the sluts,
You're sick,
You’re cursed,
You will loose it all,

You've committed yourself to a lifetime of mistrust,
Left your life at home with the ones you should love,
The more you abuse the game, the more you'll shortly lose,
Now time to decide which side of it all
Do you choose?

What a wonderful way to start off a Monday morning,
Out all day,
The spotlight is on and now you're the media's darling,

What's the problem?
You made history,
Now make your bed and sleep in it,

Decide where to hide, in the back of the club,
Spend all your hard earned cash on the whores and the sluts,
You're sick,
You’re cursed,
You will loose it all,

Return to a vacant house on a Tuesday night...

Discography

Malice to Alice (Single)
Release: 08/02/2010

The Disease You Breed
(Full Length)
Release: 11/01/2010