"there are quite a host of talented bassists recently. Even just the bassists in metal I can appreciate guys like: Jeroen Paul Thesseling, Lars Norberg, Alex Webster, Mike LePond, Roxanne Constantine, Rob van der Loo, Anis Jouini, Emilio Dattolo, Dominic Forest LaPointe, Tony Choy, Rainer Landfermann, Jan Erik Tiwaz, Arran McSporran…"
"The bass lines of Arran McSporran are undoubtedly an element of considerable charm and a distinctive sound of the Londoners, so often one is kidnapped by the evolution of the young bass player and we literally forget the other instruments."
"The technical level of the musicians cannot leave you feeling indifferent, especially the fretless bass player with his playing that stands out very clearly in the mix"
"Arran McSporran['s]...plaintive tone cuts superbly through the soaring guitars and, along with their more disciplined approach, creates a more cohesive and flexible sound than before."
"The first thing that will hit you in this track from the beginning is the bass. The tone and playing style of the bass is extremely well placed in the mix and adds a very unique sound to the band. The bass, as already stated, is very unique and brings to mind bass players like Lars Norberg, from Spiral Architect, Jeroen Thesseling, from Obscura, or even Sean Malone, from Cynic. The bass is audible to the point where it is near the front of the sound with the guitars. The overall tone brings to mind an almost jazzy flavor to the band. "
"a very interesting sounding bass, but not least is really fantastic, the prevailing mood of the album favourably working in clean passages."
"The sound of the fretless bass adds, undeniably, a heat to the already full and heavy production." - Necrotaupeslinger, De Profundis - A Bleak Reflection - review on MetalChroniques.fr (Jan 18, 2010) (translated from the original French)
"After a wonderful cello intro, the band opened the second full-length songs with melodic death metal in style but deeply related to the matrices just announced: perfect guitar solo singing clear and limpid soliloquies, an interesting fretless-bass in the background and a rhythm section from fear, all in an excellent production, precise, targeted and not excessive."
Pinning everything together is fretless bass, which naturally evokes Steve DiGiorgio. This record has the organic feel of 'Individual Thought Patterns', but with a much wider palette."
" One point that really makes the group stand out from the rest, in addition to the very good compositions, is the highlighting of the bass whose sound arises to give a very particular colour. Arran McSporran uses a fretless bass, which gives a clicking sound and provides a definite addition to the compositions."