Articles by Nik Prowse
Selective listening will reveal some genuinely outstanding highlights on Lost Highway.
Revenant takes the listener on an immersive journey, a blissed-out magic carpet ride through one’s own head space.
A finely crafted set of death metal bruisers without a dud track amongst them.
A dark, haunting soundtrack to your day – or night – for its full 34 minutes. Leaves its mark long after it has finished.
Fifteen is a beautifully created album, full of grace and poise, and which – given enough time – will get its hooks into you. Well worth your attention.
Progressive heavy music with incredible depth. Well worth your attention.
Unsettling, uncompromising and full of dark groove, M B I I I could be the atmospheric soundtrack to your disturbed dreams.
V2 – Vergelding is a soundtrack to the fall of civilisation. Listen with tongue firmly in cheek.
Envelops the listener like a warm bath. Trancey electronica that lets the mind drift,
Well-crafted doom pop with one foot in the 80s.
Beautiful. Dead Can Dance truly open the mind, with beauty and intoxicating melody in equal measure.
A complex melting pot of styles, at times brutal and beautiful.
So it wasn’t broke, didn’t need fixing, but a steely resolve has produced an album that does what UA have always done, only that bit better.
Stands up strong as a cohesive whole – dark, powerful, bleak. A must-hear for fans of any type of post-heaviness.
Periphery electronica side project that doesn’t hold the interest.
A very well-crafted album of deeply intelligent guitar music.
An interesting nugget of an album for those who want a break from the musical norm.
A product of four collective imaginations reacting to each other’s musicality. Improvised and intriguing.
Spirited debut that sadly doesn’t hold the interest for long.
Exactly what progressive metal should be: open-minded, fearless, genre-expanding. Escape has groove, heaviness and a delicious darkness.
A journey from ethereal ambience to intense drone, making for a very interesting debut EP.