Articles by Nik Prowse
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.
An engaging and progressive album that shows lots of influences and some thrilling guitar playing. Highly recommended.
An emotionally intense listen that leaves its mark long after the last bars have faded.