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Re: Reverend Bizzare I just have their first album, but it's pretty good. Sami was also affiliated with Spiritus Mortis (the oldest Finnish doom metal band) and The Puritan if you're interested in checking out more of his stuff. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2

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For generic 70's retro rock they're alright but they aren't doom. You have to be heavy to be doom and theis band isn't. How they're labeled as such is beyond me. Probably the same way people all Sammy Hagar Metal because of his song 'Heavy Metal', these retards have several songs about doom. Very sad indeed.

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For generic 70's retro rock they're alright but they aren't doom. You have to be heavy to be doom and theis band isn't. How they're labeled as such is beyond me. Probably the same way people all Sammy Hagar Metal because of his song 'Heavy Metal'' date=' these retards have several songs about doom. Very sad indeed.[/quote'] Not sure what songs you've heard, but they are both heavy and doom metal. Traditional doom metal made after the 80's, like it or not, is still doom metal. I could maybe see a good chunk of stoner metal bands being classified as more rock than doom, but this band is not one of them. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2

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Their songs are way too long to rank the band on the same league as the greats of classic Epic doom metal. I like Crush the Insects as its their shortest, though their first album is decent as well. I never feel compelled to listen to them very much though, I might spin them at work tomorrow due to this thread though.

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Not sure what songs you've heard, but they are both heavy and doom metal. Traditional doom metal made after the 80's, like it or not, is still doom metal. I could maybe see a good chunk of stoner metal bands being classified as more rock than doom, but this band is not one of them. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2
I've got their last 3 albums and they're not heavy, not metal and in no way doom. They're just a rock band.

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We'll have to debate this further when we rehearse the songs for our slow death metal band.
You can all you'd like. We've had this discussion before regarding the lack of heaviness if BM due to the fact you can't hear the bass and they don't palm mute.

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You can all you'd like. We've had this discussion before regarding the lack of heaviness if BM due to the fact you can't hear the bass and they don't palm mute.
That's really just Norwegian stuff. Bands like Samael, Mystifier, Arckanum, Mortuary Drape, and Sarcofago are plenty heavy, and many Greek black metal bands use tons of palm muting. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2

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That's really just Norwegian stuff. Bands like Samael, Mystifier, Arckanum, Mortuary Drape, and Sarcofago are plenty heavy, and many Greek black metal bands use tons of palm muting. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2
I recall in said argument that you stipulated ALL BM bands, not just the Norwegians. My point still stands. Anyway, I'm not saying they suck, their attitudes towards non-Sabbath clones do, I'm just saying they've never put a thing out that made me think they were doom in any way, shape or form. Their just a rock band.

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I recall in said argument that you stipulated ALL BM bands' date=' not just the Norwegians. My point still stands. Anyway, I'm not saying they suck, their attitudes towards non-Sabbath clones do, I'm just saying they've never put a thing out that made me think they were doom in any way, shape or form. Their just a rock band.[/quote'] No, there's certainly plenty of black metal that isn't heavy, especially many of the more ambient and/or melodic black metal bands, but those are the bands that seem to get the most popular. The Norwegian sound kind of paved the way for that, as before Mayhem and Darkthrone, black metal was typically heavy stuff. I agree that based on comments from RH, Albert Witchfinder at least seems like a tool, but that's hardly alien to metal. These guys are still just too slow, heavy, and doomy to be considered a rock band, it definitely makes more sense for you to say that for bands like Place of Skulls or The Obsessed, but not Reverend Bizarre.

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No' date=' there's certainly plenty of black metal that isn't heavy, especially many of the more ambient and/or melodic black metal bands, but those are the bands that seem to get the most popular. The Norwegian sound kind of paved the way for that, as before Mayhem and Darkthrone, black metal was typically heavy stuff. I agree that based on comments from RH, Albert Witchfinder at least seems like a tool, but that's hardly alien to metal. These guys are still just too slow, heavy, and doomy to be considered a rock band, it definitely makes more sense for you to say that for bands like Place of Skulls or The Obsessed, but not Reverend Bizarre.[/quote'] There's NOTHING heavy about RB. They use almost no distortion, no palm muting, etc... they're just a rock band. Place of Skulls fits the same bill. They're a moderately fast speed with virtually no palm muting and 70's esq production. They're just a rock band too. I haven't heard enough of the obsessed to comment on what they are other than suck. These bands are just rock. This kind of mislabeling is no different than core kids calling their shit metal when it's not. Validation doesn't come because they play fast, heavy and have growling vocals. The same goes for guys that look like burnouts, playing gibsons, using bluesy "sabbathy" riffs and moaning about life while playing shit that would've been relevant 40 years ago. Rock isn't metal.

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Of all the doom bands i probably miss Reverend Bizarre the most. They had a such a specific sound that i never found again in doom metal, those long creeping slow build ups and that heavy sound that would just crush you like a slab of concrete. Their first album is just doom metal excellence and i never tire of listening to it, and the two follow up albums were almost just as good. Next to Black Sabbath these guys are one of the most important doom metal bands for me. Albert Witchfinder has such a unique and iconic voice which just compliments the whole sound. Kind of like the Iron Maiden of doom metal in some aspects.

Luckily all guys had side projects after Reverend Bizarre called it quites. Although none of them come close to the original. But Spiritus Mortis (with Albert Witchfinder once again on vocals) probably comes closest to the spirit of Reverend Bizarre. Unfortunately he decided to leave that band as well in 2016 :(

 

 

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