Wildwoodians of the bass realm, engage your drool shields because we are about to introduce you to the Reverend Sentinel. The Reverend Sentinel is the four-string equivalent of a little red Corvette: it's faster than Crisco-coated lightning, it has plenty of muscle, and heads will turn if you pull up to the spot with one! Its short scale-length means that there's very little tension on the strings, so it has a gloriously slinky handfeel that allows you to play faster for longer. And, it has a deceptively versatile electronic system that allows you to get the right sound in a wide variety of genres. Let's take a closer look and see why the Sentinel is such a blast to play!
Like any group of guitar nerds, the Wildwood staff spends approximately 98 percent of its time brainstorming cool band names. One thing is for sure: we're mad that we never came up with anything as good as The Sword. Reverend endorsee Kyle Shutt and his bandmates did, though, and it's a fitting descriptor for the sound of their band. The Austin-based foursome blends groovy bluesy sludge with breakneck metallic thrash and far-out seventies psychedelia to create modern metal that would sound just as appropriate blaring out the windows of a Camaro as it would in the cockpit of a spaceship preparing to enter the fray of an intergalactic battle.
At the heart of it all lies Kyle Shutt's driving riffs and bombastic solos. He's a master of the metal idiom, but his eclectic blend of influences has helped him break free from stylistic constraints to develop a voice unlike any other in the genre; after all, how many metal guitarists do you know who list Prince's Sign 'O the Times AND Elvis Costello's My Aim is True among their top five records? Kyle does! It was only natural that such an innovative player would attract the interest of Reverend Guitars.