Prosperina: Harness - Minus

Widely praised Welsh modern rockers up their game

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This fine three-piece band from South Wales have enjoyed the status of critical darlings; their first album in 2012, Faith In Sleep, attracted rave notices across the board.

Now comes a sublime follow-up. Purely on a superficial level, Prosperina could be accused of laziness. Songs such as Chase To The Throne, Graveyard Of Ambition and the glistening Here Lie The Ruins tend to rumble along in a majestic, often hypnotic manner. They’re chunky and muscular enough, though rarely does this seem to involve breaking into a sweat. The trick lies in the inventiveness of their arrangements. Like all of the best power trios, Prosperina utilise lead vocals as an additional instrument, the rich, confident delivery of guitarist Gethin Woolcock supplying a deeply hummable backdrop to the pitch-dark heaviness of their instrumentation. This is superb stuff.

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Dave Ling

Dave Ling was a co-founder of Classic Rock magazine. His words have appeared in a variety of music publications, including RAW, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Prog, Rock Candy, Fireworks and Sounds. Dave’s life was shaped in 1974 through the purchase of a copy of Sweet’s album ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’, along with early gig experiences from Status Quo, Rush, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Yes and Queen. As a lifelong season ticket holder of Crystal Palace FC, he is completely incapable of uttering the word ‘Br***ton’.