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Black Market Serotonin / Press

“It's unclear why my iTunes has decided the right genre for Something From Nothing is 'religious', but there are a few moments on this debut album that made me praise God out loud”

Prog Magazine

“Black Market Serotonin’s debut album sounds like earthtone9, Pitchblend and Muse got sexy and had a proggy, space-rock, riff-baby and they fed him synthesisers. We can’t stress enough how beautifully original this record sounds”

UK Scumscene

“it's tight, aggressive, and gets your foot tapping... BMS are clearly not a band short of ideas. For fans of Russian Circles, Dream Theatre, Mastodon”

Guitarist Magazine

"Hopefully bands such as Black Market Serotonin will soon be acknowledged and praised for what they are: rock bands with a surfeit of ideas, minds open to all possible outcomes and the passion to turn them into music with authentic depth and power"

Dom Lawson - Classic Rock Presents Prog

"It’s grandiose in scale, peppered with marvellous arpeggios, post-Classic rock perspectives and sparkling Sci-Fi references...skyscraping, ambitious and frankly intellectual rock"

Manchester Music

"It's unbearably brilliant, lesser scribblers would wibble on about a tour de force, bollocks. DeadByFiveOClock is no tour, it's an invasion, it's a conquest."


"Fans experimenting with new music will enjoy this EP and the band quite thoroughly. I will expect this band to do big things in the next couple of years. I see no real reason for people to dislike this, other than it might not be every one's cup of tea. However, I still think people should listen to this piece of art and judge for themselves. 5/5"

Beard Rock

"Muse with Slash-esque 80's guitar riffs all over it, this EP is a delightful fusion of old school and modern rock...'Deadbyfiveoclock' is a mini triumph. 5/5"

Vain Zine

"The sounds that enter both eyes fills me up with joy like i’ve eaten too many sour Haribo sweets, god!! they are addictive. 9/10"

Independent Music News

"They have got more than a bit of class"


"You can expect massive waves of riffing guitar noise, lengthy songs, and dramatic epic delivery...a mammoth slab of progressive rock...Highly recommended."

Bob On SCR - Salford City Radio

"YES! With new EP DeadByFiveOClock, Manchester outfit Black Market Serotonin offer up an unorthodox fusion of post-rock, dense layers of synths, piano interludes, fuzzbox-flanked melodies and technical flourishes to almost uniformly brilliant effect. 9/10"

Daily Dischord

"Black Market Serotonin are ambitious, experimental and modern sounding. Combining good melodies and intelligent, well thought out arrangements they are guaranteed the attention of a wide range of music fans"

Uber Rock

"a diverse and extremely listenable record. 4/5"

Mike Perry - High Voltage

"Black Market Serotonin have created an incredible series of tracks for this EP...this is a talented outfit that could go nearly anywhere with their sound. All I can say for definite is that whatever they choose to do, a devoted cult following is inevitable."

AAA Music