"As can be heard, Death of a Country was a highly impressive debut album. The band have said that the two strongest influences on their early sound were The Beatles and Black Sabbath, and that potent combination - melody and power, subtlety and aggression - was apparent on pretty much all of the material. ‘My Window’ and ‘Certainly Meaningless’ were beguiling slices of post-psychedelic hard rock, with the latter featuring accomplished vocal harmonies as well as some cryptic lyrics that lived up to the song’s title. ‘No Trespassing’ and ‘Life On Ending’ both showcased the band’s enviable lightness of touch, with some blasting Tony Iommi-style riffs incorporated seamlessly into what were essentially tender hard rock ballads. Album closer ‘Future Song’ was another fascinating creation, with the band moving convincingly into the same space-rock territory as Hawkwind and early Pink Floyd."
"Nevertheless, the track that came closest to encapsulating Bang’s incipient proto-metal approach was the epic, ten-minute title song - which, after a Spinal Tap-anticipating spoken introduction, developed into a monstrous montage of sledgehammer riffs and killer melodies."