"‘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!"
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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.
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