Frozen Niagara Falls

Prurient - Frozen Niagara Falls
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2015 Ratings: #101 / 1018
User Score
Based on 227 ratings
2015 Ratings: #158
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Abrasive, affecting and more melancholy than ever, this is the most wide-reaching Prurient album yet.

With Niagara, he's taken strengths from his entire oeuvre to reach deeper into himself and produce what may be his best record yet, one that brings all the fulfillment of noise and transcends them all the same.

Tiny Mix Tapes
The album is dripping in homage to power electronics, harsh noise, and ambient synth music; it’s a combination of influences that have been explored to varying extents throughout his back catalogue, and it’s been done here to impeccable effect.

Blare Falls in the prescribed order, on shuffle, in a plane, on a train: You’ll dance, you’ll cringe, your Mom will freak out, your homies may start rumors about you — which is as it should be.

The Skinny

Frozen Niagara Falls digs beyond human emotion into a dizzying journey of large scale disaster.

Alternative Press
This is Dominick Fernow’s most high-profile release in his long career recording under the name Prurient, and it’s akin to an epic compilation of his life’s work.
The Needle Drop
Prurient's new double album is a soul-crushing carnival of blissful, tundra-temperature misery.
Consequence of Sound
Whether you’re walking the streets with a broken heart or raging in a cramped studio apartment, whether you lean more toward dense, abrasive power electronics or dark, airy ambience, Fernow sees where you’re coming from.

Any Prurient release is a demanding listen, but Frozen Niagara Falls is one of his most surprising and rewarding works.

The Line of Best Fit

It transforms you and gives you the opportunity to love and be loved, and while these aren't songs explicit like a singer-songwriter record - despite Fernow initially planning on Frozen Niagara Falls as an acoustic album - you can search through and find the beauty in the shit.




Jester in Agony crushed my fucking soul


If you like dark, haunting, immersive album experiences you really need to give this thing a shot. It is one of the best records of the decade for that kind of category.


The audio equivalent of giving a DSBM band synths and telling them to work it out

An overall ok album, mostly just noise, but when prurient decides to actually do music, MAN can this guy make bangers. This album gets really somber, and the singer often feels like hes on the verge of tears The 2nd and last track are both great. Almost every track is harsh, and points of stability and control are sparse and rare.

I do have a few complaints. some tracks can feel long and drawn out, and could ... read more


basically a soundtrack for a nuclear winter


The atmosphere on here is absolutely superb. The talents of harsh noise and power electronics are incorporated absolutely beautifully with haunting foggy melodies, making for an experience that puts you in an atmosphere of pain, catharsis, and beauty. Wonderful

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Added on: March 26, 2015