by Gerry Mak in New Music on Thursday 18 December 2008

Finland’s Reverend Bizarre make classic, heavy-as-hell doom metal with clean vocals. The instrumentation still nods at more contemporary bands in the extreme reaches of the genre (Themgoroth, Skepticism, et al), but the Sabbath references are also there, and frontman Sami Hynninen (aka Sir Albert Witchfinder) sings in a snarling baritone that is reminiscent of classic hard rock bands like Uriah Heep and Captain Beyond.