Reviews of Harness-Minus:
‘Sublime. This is superb’ – Dave Ling/Metal Hammer
‘Epic yet also intimate’ – Malcolm Dome/Classic Rock
‘Sounds like an army’ – KKKK Kerrang!
‘A quite brilliant album’ – Uberrock
‘As ominous as it is infectious’ – Rocka-Rolla
‘Progressive, ambitious and intelligent. . . metal with a brain’ – The Line of Best Fit
‘Truly special. . . rock might not be dead after all’ – Rocknreelreviews.com
‘Exhilarating. Catchy. Anthemic’ – Music Week
Reviews of debut album Faith in Sleep:
‘Extremely Accomplished’ – Kerrang!
‘Gorgeous’ – Metal Hammer
‘Expertly Cohesive’ – Rocksound
‘Immense’ – Terrorizer
‘Masterly Control’ – Big Cheese
‘Vision and Chutzpah’ – Rock A Rolla
‘Stunning’ – Subbacultcha
‘Hypnotic and Unforgettable’ – Fireworks
‘The giant hooks of Soundgarden and Tool’ – Buzz
‘Gargantuan’ – MMP
‘Brilliant’ – Sludgelord
Showcasing their inimitable and impressive brand of left-field, cliff-shearing riffage – married to an infectiously melodic and hooky bite -South Wales’ Prosperina released their debut Faith In Sleep to widespread critical acclaim at the tail end of 2012. Variously lauded by the mainstream rock press as “extremely accomplished” – Kerrang! “gorgeous” – Metal Hammer, and “expertly cohesive” – Rocksound, plaudits and comparisons soon ran the gauntlet from Tool to Soundgarden, Pink Floyd to Kyuss, Mastodon to A Perfect Circle and several points in-between.
The rousing choruses and powerful anthemic quality of the band’s widescreen workouts occasionally belie the highly developed musical and rhythmic complexity kicking away just below the surface. Likewise, their masterly control of dynamics and pacing further aids the extraction of the pop from the prog and the drone from the doom. It’s an attractive mix.
Taking to the road over the ensuing months, the band have further honed their craft supporting Monster Magnet, Mondo Generator, Orange Goblin, to name but a few, plus triumphant festival slots at Bloodstock and Desertfest. A recent acoustic tour saw the band support ex-Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri across the UK, with Motorhead’s Phil Campbell commenting “I can’t see how their electric set could be better – it was that good”.
Album 2 – Harness-Minus was released on November 3rd via Maybe, again attracting seriously impressive press from Classic Rock to Music Week, Metal Hammer and Kerrang! The album sold out on Amazon within hours and fan reaction has been superlative. The end of 2014 sees the band welcoming new band members Chris Dean on guitar and Liam Scannell on bass, bolstering their live sound even more. A roof-scorching set at Camden’s Nightmare and hometown album launch set the scene for what promises to be an exciting new year with several tours in negotiation…