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'Ritual' Album Reviews



Verorock :
"...certifies the Tygers Of Pan Tang among the major international companies in the metal field."
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Rattle :
"Excellent album"
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Sdangher.com :
"Eleven pieces, one more beautiful than the other"
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Metalitalia :
"...a class and elegance that is truly enviable within today's landscape"
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Hellspawn :
"not a single weak moment to be found on this excellent full-length player.... you have to hear this album!"
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Metal Na Lata :
"
Tygers rejuvenation" 10/10  
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Rock Castle Franken :
"...a sensational album" 9/10  
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Metal Integral :
"This album is hot!"  
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Apocalypse Later :
" ... the best NWOBHM album I've heard since the NWOBHM era"  
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Rockfarbror :
".. a fantastic album" 5/5  
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Bleeding 4 Metal :
"... maintain their creativity .. thus compose .. great albums."  
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Popsfera :
"...unquestionable quality"  
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Loud & Proud :
".. a direct and powerful record"  
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The Maloik :
"Genuine NWOBHM feeling..."  
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Metallus :
"..one of the best albums of their glorious career."  
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MetalHead.it :
"Tygers are in top form"  
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MetalHead.it :
"..they mark the pace, guide the mass and cancel the competition!"  
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Headbangers Lifestyle :
"..an album which needs to be in your record collection."
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Streetclip :
"..one of the top 10 albums of the year"  
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Stargazed Magazine : "
..another album of melodic heavy metal with the right energy, the right sound and the right songs!" 
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Sonic Perspectives :
"..an album chock full of hook laden rockers." 9.2/10 
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Classic Rock Magazine Italy :
"Few bands after 40 years have written a beautiful and varied record as RITUAL" 
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Loud And Proud :
"…published on November 22.. you will begin to have an idea of the magnitude of this work."  
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Powerplay Magazine :
"..attacks and bites with the ferociousness of the early 80’s, but with sheer class intact!" 
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Metalized Magazine :
"A compelling strong heavy metal album" 9/10 
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The Dedicated Rocker Society :
"…a hard rocking masterpiece.. phenomenal piece of work"  
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The Median Man : "They’re back with an absolute blinder of an album"  
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'White Lines' Single Reviews


HardRockInfo.com :

"… a damned good song that you just have to check out as soon as possible"
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The Median Man :

"...a masterpiece"
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Band Interviews

Craig:

Tygers Of Pan Tang – Interview with Craig Ellis (drummer / lyricist) - MetalCentre.com


Jack:
All For The Record – with Jack Meille, vocalist with Tygers of Pan Tang - GaryAlikivi.com

Gav:

Slave To The Rhythm – in conversation with Gav Gray bassist with Tygers of Pan Tang - GaryAlikivi.com


Craig:

White Lines – interview with Craig Ellis, drummer with Tygers of Pan Tang - GaryAlikivi.com

Rob
:
Rock City Live - with Robb Weir, TYGERS OF PAN TANG guitarist - GaryAlikivi.com

Micky:

Road Works - with Tygers of Pan Tang guitarist Micky McCrystal - GaryAlikivi.com
'Tygers Of Pan Tang' Album Reviews


Hot Metal :

"...on the strength of Tygers of Pan Tang the bands best days may well be ahead."
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MetalHolic :

"'A smart, educated, unpretentious piece of classic heavy metal. Listen and rejoice."
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MetalHolic :

"'Tygers of Pan Tang' has done its legacy justice on this eponymous return … holy mother-of-metal is it a monster!"
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Muscial News :

"The Tygers of Pan Tang are becoming very addictive and overflowing with health."


Rockgargage 2016 Best Albums Awards :

"..this record you must not miss. Our top greeting!"
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Métal Intégral :

"The album is so very varied... an amazing inspiration.. the work is outstanding."
 20/20 Read The Original Review (Finnish) /
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Kaaoszine :
"...definitely this autumn's best publication!"  10/10  Read The Original Review (Finnish) / Read The Translated Review (English)

MetalHead.it :

"Try a superficial listening, maybe two; then wait three days ... and there it is ... eternally tattooed in your brain!" 
10/10 Read The Original Review (Italian) /
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LongLiveRockNRoll :
"Get ready to see it stand out in the lists of the best albums of the year."
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Italia Di Metallo :

"Overwhelming and exciting these are the Tygers Of Pan Tang!"
  9.5/10  Read The Original Review (Italian) /
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TwoGuysMetalReviews.com :
"Tygers Of Pan Tang is the record we've all been waiting for and it's truly exciting"
 
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Gig Reviews:


O2 Academy, Newcastle 15th November 2018: The Mayfair Mall Magazine:
'.. one of the hardest working bands..' Read the full review

C.C.Larratxo, Donostia, Spain, 17th November 2018: MetalJournal.net : '...In total hour and quarter of pure NWOBHM in charge of one of the great exponents of the genre. .' Read the original review (Spanish) / Read the Translated review (English)

Monsterfest, Inverness, Scotland: Denim & Blether: '... a pleasure to watch and a reminder that great bands last.' Read the full review

Monsterfest, Inverness, Scotland: Metal Talk: '... it was inevitable that Tygers would succeed at a Monstersfest.' Read the full review

Eleven, Stoke On Trent, England: Planet Mosh: '...they are still a force to be reckoned with.' Read the full review

Nordic Noise Rock Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark: '.. this here show was something very special indeed.'
Thank you Tobias Nilsson (review) and Lunah Lauridsen (photos) 
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Colos Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany, 2nd May 2017: NeckBreaker:
'...the intensity with which you can rock is already indicated by numbers - eighteen songs in just over eighty minutes left little room for compromise.'
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Traffic, Rome, Italy, 30th March 2017: VeroRock.it:
'...representative of what today are the new Tygers, full of energy, melody and so much class!'
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Leyendas del Rock, Alicante, Spain, 12th August 2016: Metal Journal:
'.. classic heavy metal that demonstrating their validity as the legacy of a key band in the NWOBHM.'
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Leyendas del Rock, Alicante, Spain, 12th August 2016: Rafabasa.com:
'.. one of the best concerts of the day..'  Read the original review (Spanish) / Read the Translated review (English)

The Great British Rock & Blues Festival, Butlins, Skegness:
'.. a super-sophisticated and ultra-slick stageshow..'  Read the full review

Carioca Club, São Paulo, Brazil. March 2016:
'… one of the best performances by a band with technique and maximum energy and charisma.'
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The Studio, Hartlepool, England, 5th December 2015
:
'There was a gale force outside but with the Tygers playing on 11 tonight, it was hard to tell which one would be blowing the roof off.. The band may have been going since 1978 but believe me, this is the best Tygers line-up I’ve seen'  Read the full review

Väsby Rock Festival 2015. Husarvägen 29, Upplands, Väsby, Sweden:
'… old school riffs, dominating vocals and flawless teamwork made their show a grand one for Väsby..'  Read the full review

WildFire Festival : Day One, Wiston Lodge, Biggar, Friday 26th June 2015 : Woeship Metal: '...ideal headliners...'  Read the full review

WildFire Festival : Day One, Wiston Lodge, Biggar, Friday 26th June 2015 : Metal Talk:
'Without a doubt though, the evening belonged to headliners, Tygers Of Pan Tang' Read the full review

Blue Rose Saloon, Bresso/Milan : 28.2.2015:
' A spectacular concert..'  Read the original review (Italian) / Read the Translated review (English)

Santomato Live: Radio Cicletta:

' … since the birth of the nwobhm, they still want to unleash, and the audience of Santomato Live thanked their demonstration of presence, support and passion…
'
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Headbangers Open Air 2014 Review: Metal Maniac Magazine: '...one of the highlights of the whole weekend.' Read the full review

Very ‘Eavy Festival 2014 @ De Spont, Stadskanaal, The Netherlands by Nima MetalHeart:
'… the audience sing along with every song with full force.'
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Hard Rock Hell VII - 29th November 2013 by Steve Johnston:
'A ‘classic’ band this may be, but there’s no doubt from the off that the material is appealing to a modern audience'
 
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Hard Rock Hell VII - 29th November 2013 by Cack Blabbath:
'.. one of the most surprising sets of the day. It was bloody brilliant!'
 
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R-Mine Festival, Belgium, 23rd June 2013
by Music In Belgium (Michel Serry):

'
Micky Crystal reveals his talent. The young guitarist is absolutely fantastic and I consider it a privilege to be able to attend his first performance with the Tygers. A big moment! Read the original review (French) / Read the Translated review (English) by Alastair Mair

SOS Festival 21st July 2012 by Get Ready To Rock (Aaron Emerson):
'
.. truly are the real deal..'
'Their high tempo metal is simply divine..'
'.. know the game and play it to perfection..'
'.. heavy riffs mixed with sexy high vocals create a vibrant sound to whet the appetite.'
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Hard Rock Hell 5, Pontins, Prestatyn 2nd December 2011 by Metal Talk (Mark Taylor):
'The Tygers earned themselves five stars to go with those stripes'  Read the full review

Planet Rock, Ravenna, Italy, 18th February 2011 by Metallus:
' The nasty surprise that is waiting for the layman is that Robb Weir was forced to stay in England having gone into hospital the day before. What to do?''
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Viper, Florence, Italy, 20th February 2011:
Metallized:
' The Tygers do not surrender to playing only excerpts from its bestseller (Spellbound), but also plays songs from all their footage including the old gems from the debut Wild Cat. In this capacity.. the group reveals its full potential.'   Read the original review (Italian) / Read the Translated review (English)
From Burn to Now: ' We witness a band with attitude and determination to go on stage and give all of itself.'  
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Camden Underworld, London, England, 17th September 2010 by Andy Nathan / Get Ready To Rock:
"...other than Saxon, there is probably no-one better around at maintaining the spirit of the NWOBHM." 
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Headbangers Open Air, Germany, July 2010
by Metal Temple:
' There are a few bands out there who still manage to capture the naivety that needs to be in music to create magic. This band sure as hell has found that these days!'  
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Keep It True Festival, Germany, April 2010:
Metal Temple:
' One of the most impressive performances in this year’s 'KIT' festivities: a classic British hardrockin’ Metal typhoon out of nowhere.'  
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Den Of Iniquity: ' I’m not really a fan of reunions that include only one single original member, but I’ll be glad to make an exception for this version of TYGERS OF PAN TANG. This version is killer!'  Read the full review
Dremufuestias.de: '... sensational and the best band of the whole festival! Alertness level: fucking 150%!' 
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Defenders Of The Faith: '… (The bands ) intensity and pleasure is felt by the audience in response to the music! Very classy gentlemen!' 
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Photo Galleries:  Lucabernasconi.com / Metal-Integral.com

Rock & Blues Festival
, Butlins, Skegness, January 2010 by Mark Taylor / Get Ready To Rock:
"...'Slave To Freedom' from the debut got my head banging for the first time today."  Read the full review

Bridgehouse II, London 22 October 2009 by Mark Taylor /
Get Ready To Rock:

'I was knocked for six by this performance... They certainly got my roar of approval.'  Read the full review

'Tygers Sessions: The First Wave' Reviews


Longliverocknroll.it :
"The individual performances are absolutely of the highest-end.."  
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Wings Of Death (.net) (Chris) :
"Classic heavy metal at its purest.."  
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Planet Mosh (Dennis Jarman) : 5/5
".. limited to 1000 copies so get it while you can!"  
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True Metal Lives
: "What we have here is some classic NWOBHM gold!"  Read the full review

Echoes and Dust:
"..the slick re-arrangements and spit ‘n’ polish Tygers have applied, have, in my opinion, made songs, which were good now genuinely great."
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Underground Musikzine:
"In my opinion Tygers Of Pan Tang where a very great sounding NWOBHM band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this compilation."
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'Ambush' Reviews

Whiplash
".. to the delight of their Brazilian fans, Hellion Records has just launched onto the domestic market "Ambush", the 10th disc of the band, and one of the best albums released in 2012.. " 
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MP News
Review by Alessandro Staiti. ".. Tygers continue to have their say with a heavy metal fresh, honest and vibrant .."
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Streetclip.tv:
Review by Ju Tschamler of the vinyl release version of Ambush. "... An absolutely recommendable album ..."
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Impatto Sonoro:
"
.. The product that comes out does not betray the expectations .."
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Angelfire.com:
West Side Dave gets straight to the point... "Ambush is Tygers of Pan Tang at their very best… a "must-have"!

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Music Waves:
"
.. A great success ..."
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Hard Music Base:

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Metal Mark Blogspot:
"
.. they can step out of the crowd and back into the spotlight saying "This is how it's supposed to be done".."
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Artists & Bands:
"
.. Ambush is a beautiful album of direct and genuine rock where the alchemy of the 'new' line-up is at its highest .."
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Musical News:
"
.. Eleven tracks of true British heavy rock! .."
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Rock Hard Magazine:
DISC OF THE MONTH BY BENJI (France/Issue 125)
Quoting Benji from an email… "It is my pleasure to support the band, simply because the album is brilliant ! No nostalgia thing here (even if YES, I’m an old Tygers fan), just a really solid album that deserves to be supported".
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Break Out
:
'Ambush' featured in 'Break Out', one of Germany's oldest and biggest rock magazines. (Reviewer: Marco Magin)
"
.. the guys have mastered their craft, the songwriting on the eleven tracks is totally convincing, we get to hear no weak songs .."
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My Global Mind:
".. call this classic rock, or melodic hard rock .. I like to think it’s much closer to what actual HEAVY METAL itself sounded like in the early to mid-eighties .."
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Metal Zone
:
".. Recommended to all fans of Heavy Metal or any living being with blood running in his veins. Excellent!!! .."
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Metal Kaoz
:
Thank you 'Metal Kaoz' Webzine for posting the great review of 'Ambush' by Mr Grigoris Chronis.
".. the guitars are blazing, the rhythm section is pounding hard, the vocals are tantalising.."

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Metallus
:
".. this next step in the career of the Tygers, have scored here another hit, both in their personal career and in the history of classic European heavy metal.."
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Aristocrazia:
".. I was fascinated by the way each track is as strong as the next, it is an album which masterly blends hard rock and heavy metal.."
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Rock In Athens:
".. this album shows us eleven well-processed, classic hard rock compositions .."
Νίκος Παπανικολάου of the fantastic rock Greek webzine Rock in Athens gives us Greece's second seal of approval.

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Rock Overdose:
".. a great album .. a flawless specimen of hard rock ..
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DarkScene:
".. The Wildcats show their claws to strike in 2012 just as effectively as in 1981..
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I Review Rock:

".. this could well be their best album in years. Great vocals, great production and some thunderous songs.." 
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Rock Metal Essence:
".. Ambush is a thrilling and uplifting album, incredibly fresh yet loyal to the old style metal standards.."
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Sea of Tranquility
:
".. in Italian born vocalist Jacopo Meille the Tygers have the perfect man for the job and his performance here is truly exceptional.."
".. this truly is a first class effort from all concerned and proves that the Tygers of Pan Tang still have plenty to roar about .."

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Holy Metal:

After a thorough listen to the album Marco Manzi of 'Holy Metal' gives you his in depth review of Ambush.
".. captivating guitar riffs and the charismatic vocals keep you hooked to the album one song after another .. it actually leaves you wanting for more when you realise the record just ended.."

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RockFusion:

Eddie Laing of Rockfusion has without doubt 'listened' carefully to Ambush! Here's the link to his very honest and thorough revue of the album...
".. the songwriting is tight, it's clean and as great as ever, perhaps better.."
".. whatever you do listen to this album. It will not disappoint."

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Firebrand Rock Radio:
".. 'Ambush' continues the legacy of the Tygers proving they are still a force to be reckoned with.."
 
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Destructive Music
:
“.. Ambush is right up there with the best of them.. an eleven track opus.." 
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Get Ready to Rock:

A quick-fire review of the prior-to-release-promo of Ambush from the formidable Get Ready to Rock's 'Quick View' section of their website.
"..good songs and great solos, it’s a solid and consistent album.. it’s well worth investing in."
 
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Planetmosh:
".. all 11 songs are balls to the wall hard rock songs... at least 8 of Ambush's songs have rock radio appeal.."
".. One of a Kind, given the right push could be single material, commercial rock at its best but with plenty of bite... Speed does exactly what it says and could easily have been lifted from the Wild Cats album.."
 
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Rock Impressions (Italian Webzine):
".. roaring guitars and a riff as powerful and anthemic as ever.."
".. confirmation that its the perfect album for all lovers of heavy rock.. "
 
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The Mayfair Mallzine:

'..wraps up what is without a doubt, the best Tygers album of all time.'
'..well and truly firing on all cylinders with great tunes... never before has there been such a complete Tygers album..' 

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Animal Instinct x 2 Reviews:

ODY Metal:

'Tygers of Pan Tang can only meet her fans interested and many others with this dual CD / DVD that deserves careful listening as the foundation of great Heavy / Hard Rock are real and brilliantly performed on fluid and exciting titles.'  Read the original review (French) / Read the Translated review (English)

RockWind:

'The Tygers sound really fresh and that’s to a great extent due to the incredible Italian singer Iacopo Meille who doesn’t sound Italian at all, but instead possesses a fantastic voice in the vein of Steelheart’s Matijevic.'  Read the full review

Festival Photo:

'The whole package feels like you really get your money's worth, and the TYGERS seem hotter than they have been in many a year!'  Read the full review

Classic Rock Revisited:

'The twin guitar attack of Weir and Dean Robertson is absolutely lethal'
'The original material contained on Animal Instinct sees the band retaining all the classic elements of their sound yet these songs also come across as remarkably fresh and current as well'
 Read the full review

The Mayfair Mall Zine:

'Over the past few years the band have become one hell of an act'
'If this hints at the quality of what the new material from the band is going to be like, then roll on the next album!' 'Take my word for it the band really are this good live'
  Read the full review


Blog Critics:

'A rejuvenated band paying homage to their past whilst still sounding fresh and relevant.’
'A genuine energy and reinvigorated belief surrounding the band and this is perfectly captured during the hour long film'
 Read the full review

Hard Rock And Heavy:

'This is a must-cd, the real return of Tygers'  Read the full review

Baby Sue Online:

'This, the 300th release from Angel Air...is a direct HIT'  Read the full review

Metalist Magazine:
'You might not be able to teach this old dog new tricks, but who needs new tricks when this one can fu**ing bite so hard?' 
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Archive

The Asylum, Birmingham, 6th September 2008: 'This is the third time I've seen the Tygers this year, and they just keep getting better. They've stayed true to their classic roots, and yet sound new and fresh. With the astonishing vocal talents of Jacopo Meille coupled with the sheer quality of the musicianship in the band, they are back on top again where they belong.  Dawn Irwin: Journalist/photographer

Hard Rock House: “Animal Instinct” is a fine album that hopefully will help push the band another step or three up the ladder of the rock world once more.' Al Hey

Get Ready To Rock Magazine: 'Animal Instinct' does not disappoint. This album is underpinned by a wealth of NWOBHM magic.'  Read the full review

Komodo Rock: 'Fire this album up, and listen to modern rock n roll done the old fashioned way. You won't regret it.' Read the full review

Classic Rock Review Animal Instinct.

Mayfair Mall Zine: The great reviews just keep on comin' Back & Beyond receives the thumbs up over at Mall Zine.

Back & Beyond Review: Back and Beyond gets an 8 out of 10 rating over at Komodo Rock.


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