"‘Stolen Fire’ is a truly arresting listen. Evoking elements from Mogwai’s own record Come On Die Young, as well as sharing similarities with groups such as Caspian and This Will Destory You, the album wrestles the listener between beautifully ambient sections through to heavier moments."
INDIE MUSIC MAG
"things do come together in a rather splendid kind of way. "Stolen Fire" sees a band that can move between (and sometimes even converge the two extremes) these beautiful passages and haunting melodies while making it all seem so natural!..."
HEAVY METAL TIME MACHINE
"Someone once said of someone somewhere "what a glorious racket they make", and this can be said of Civil Protection. And what spellbinding glory it is. Harnessing the post-rock dynamics and power of scene acolytes such as MBV and Mogwai, delivering vast soundscapes across your frontal lobes..."
THE SOUND OF CONFUSION
"On a spin through taster track Alaska you’ll find the familiar post-rock requirements well performed..."
"It’s a captivating listen which manages to be both melancholy and euphoric all at once..."
"Stolen Fire wrestles the listener between beautifully ambient sections through to heavier moments. sparking comparisons with Mogwai, This Will Destroy You and Caspian..."
"Stolen Fire is wonderful. It promises much for the future of Civil Protection..."
ST PAULS LIFESTYLE
"...if Civil Protection can focus on (even recognise?) the elements of their music that make them a cut above the rest, their second album could be really something very special indeed."
"From the Parish to the Pavement [...] with its gorgeous melancholic section three minutes in and its grunge-like guitar chug ending is a real delight and something that makes the album stand out from the pack... 7/10!"
POST/EXPERIMENTAL/INSTRUMENTAL: "Best Releases of the Year 2013" Top 50
TWENTY OUTSTANDING ALBUMS OF 2013 - "The album covers a wide dynamic range with gorgeous melodies, power chords galore, and a crack rhythm section delivering sophisticated bass lines and deft drumming. This one goes to 11.
"Best Live Post Rock Bands of 2013" Top 10
"The band are undoubtedly talented, and sure to take the music scene by storm!..."
"Pseudonympho have what you want in a metal band: portentous names (their new single is called Accident of Birth), heavy riffs, a touch of social commentary (the single is about the problems of consumerism) and a lead singer covered in sand..."
"It takes a lot to stand out in the over saturated music market these days, but I'm going to put my neck on the line and say it. These guys have got something special, definitely ones to watch!..."
"PseudoNympho are both exceptional and unusual in more ways than one. Fusing elements of both grunge and metal, the band are bringing something entirely new to the scene that frankly we can’t get enough of..."
PUNK ROCK SHOP
"Their songs are anything but standard metal tracks, ranging from quirky to ear bleeding heaviness..."
BRING THE NOISE UK
"Clean and melodic classic metal vocals are layered over some of the best, dirty, grungy guitar tones I have heard in a long while..."
PURE GRAIN AUDIO
"Wolfgang C. Bailey and his cohorts pull no punches with their socially-conscious, super-charged, ass kicking/take no prisoners modern metal! PseudoNympho, who have a name that I find equally weird and appealing, knock down the doors of traditional rock and roll and slam the listener repeatedly over the head with heavy music that is thankfully also intelligent and insightful..."
HEAVY METAL TIME MACHINE
"Writing of personal experiences as well as political narrative, ‘Eponym’ is almost indescribable. There are heavy riffs, face melting solos, deep vocals and deeper lyrics..."
HEAR ME RAW
"There are depths and changes, unexpected melodies and directions, that make it a very interesting and enjoyable album. Vibes range from contemporary, experimental, alternative rock, to retro-metal, with some punk thrown in. Whatever you choose to call it, it works and I will give them a thumbs up. Definitely worth a listen or two. You might even find your new favorite song..."
"From start to finish PseudoNympho’s worldly and, at times, fiercely political vision is matched by an equally worldly range of musical styles, impressively played."
"Most of the rest emanates from fucking ridiculous chops [...] they just might have the multiverse dicked and then some."
DECIBEL sept 2013 issue
"What a peculiar album."