|Review: Reverend - World Won't Miss You|
|World Won't Miss You|
Label: Charisma Records
Year released: 1990
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: March 30, 2005
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
for:World Won't Miss You
Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (8 Votes)
Reverend is the band formed by Metal Church vocalist David Wayne after he left the band in the late 80s. Judging by the name of this and his other projects, the guy sure has a fixation on churches. :) "World Won't Miss You" is the first of two full-length albums released by the band, the other material consisting only of EPs. Overall Reverend tries to be Metal Church, but the end result is more like a watered down version. Think traditional heavy metal with a very small pinch of thrash mixed in (and I do mean small, so don't get too excited about this.) It's not a bad album per se, but most of the songs are average, with a couple of good ones. One atrocity is the ballad "Leader of Fools" which is an absolute borefest that manages to get worse with every listen. Removing it would improve the album a little. The vocals are OK but often a bit too low in the mix, and not nearly as good as they were on Wayne's work with Metal Church. In fact the whole album suffers a bit from a very monotonous mix that prevents the material from having the punch it should have.
Overall, a very passable album with barely enough good material to justify the purchase. This one is really for David Wayne fans who want to own everything he has released. For others, stick to his early work with Metal Church as well as his "Wayne" project. Even the much-maligned "Masterpeace" (which I liked, but I seem to be in the minority on that one) beats the living crap out of this.
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