4 out of 5
Total Guitar Magazine
"..post-hardcore bass tone; pulsing motorik drums; chiming, interlocking guitars somewhere between Afrobeat and Robert Fripp (and) shockingly brutal bursts of math-metal"
"(This) is what would’ve happened if Philip Glass had ripped up his Fulbright scholarship at the kitchen table and said “Screw you Mom, I’m gonna start a garage band”'
"(Spooky Action) doesn’t just shift goalposts – it uproots them, sends them into space and puts them on another planet"
Echoes and Dust
".....King Crimson meets Sonic Youth"
Here Comes The Flood
"..tuneful mathy flavoured goodness"
"...simultaneously the most restrained and the most abrasive band of the night as Fugazi and Black Flag meet Red."
"...these chaps are some of the most intrepid explorers in rock music."
"There’s nothing here to bore the listener, no interminable repetition and no lack of imagination whatsoever."
The Musical Melting Pot
"..Vast walls of emotionally charged, fuzzed out guitar noise. TFATD's strength is their ever present melodic core"
"Number 8. The Fierce and the Dead, On VHS"
The Copenhagen Post - Albums of the Year
"...a totally unique sound, making all kinds of complexity very accessible in the process. Mindbending and brilliant."
Oliver Arditi - Pick Of The Year
"...a sophisticated and edgy instrumental stew with the power to rip your face off"
"The Fierce and the Dead are somewhere between the Pixies, the Shadows and 80′s era King Crimson. Exuberant and celebratory and all about entertaining the audience"
"Simultaneously entrancing and distinctly peculiar....this is an album of great substance, with three creative intellects sparking in unison"
Classic Rock Presents Prog
"Like a breath of fresh air...a fine start indeed"
"...the most beautifully vibrant instrumental rock"
".....Imagine if Dick Dale was in the Pixies with a Wurlitzer thrown in" Gold Flake Paint
"...a masterclass in instrumental music"
"Powerful, multi-layered guitar effects held together with excellent bass lines and tight drumming"
Progarchy Albums Of The Year
"...their music really does take on another dimension live"
".....If justice is done more will learn of their talent to produce excellent music."
".....you will go away from this record wanting more"
"It exemplifies instrumental rock music at its very best. Bold, powerful and imaginative."
"If Fugazi met Marillion in Hawaii and had mixed, umbrella drinks…"
Echoes And Dust
"The Fierce and The Dead might have given left-field music its post rock record of the year"
"An impressive spacious sound that calls to mind the likes of Mogwai et al, and is well worth a listen"
For Folks Sake
"You will find various influences from the post-rock of Explosions in the Sky, ambient Talvihiros, creepy organ playing often found in The Bad Seeds and thrash crazy ass punk. A highly rewarding listen!"
Whatever Takes Your Fancy
“I fervently hope The Fierce & The Dead continue to push themselves to make music this unique and interesting.”
Make Shift Reviews
“For a reatively uncompromising piece of work, (this) is a strikingly entertaining listen...this kind of intelligent, soulful, undiluted creativity
"This band defied all my expectations. I am absolutely amazed."
"Contenders for post-rock glory"