Always searching for the right label, Phil Vincent found accommodation for his sixth Tragik album with Rock Company from The Netherlands. The first things that caught my eye were the voluptuous lips (botox?) and the enormous boobs (fake?) of the woman on the front cover of "Come And Get It". Although I like attractive women, it's beyond me why she was 'used' for the cover. Indeed, sex sells! But what about the music? Well, although I warned Phil in the past for overkill, I have to admit that this platter is probably the best he has written, recorded, produced and mixed under the moniker of Tragik so far. We all know by now what a workaholic Phil is, but I guess he has excelled himself on this particular album. Eleven songs, written and recorded (in his Muzik Room) between January and October of this year, pass in review and there's something for everyone:
Read the full article here.
Thank you Rock Report!
Spanish website Rock Melodico have written a very humbling review of the latest Tragik album. With Google and some halp it translates to:
Tragik is the creation of Phil Vincent, amongst others vocalist with bands like Legion and Forest Field.
And indeed, this new work 'Come and Get It' is published by the label Rock Company, owned by Peter Cox, leader of Forest Field who participates in the guitars here. It is the sixth release of Tragik and to all the fans of the genre, a sublime work of melodic rock, with the voice of Vincent having a touch of Kip Winger.
There are songs for all tastes: from the initial melodic "Where Would I Be" and "Fallen Angel" outstanding ballad "You Are The One" through "Feed My Soul" with more hard rock elements in "Smoking Gun" It gets more progressive and heavy but still melodic in "Rescue Me / Rise to The Sun," a 12 minutes song with a piano and inbetween a turn to a pop song, with many overlapping keyboards. "Someone's Gonna Hurt You Tonight" is a wave of Hagar Van Halen era, while "Can't Slow Down" is Tragik at their heaviest.
"When Darkness Fall" is more melodious, where the piano carries the rhythm and the chorus is most catchy. "Closer to the Sun" sounds like a Dokken light and the disc ends with "No Words", an instrumental that begins with a guitar lick and towards the end evolves to one guitar with natural background sounds.
The only downside could be that the battery is programmed but they are so well made that you hardly notice. For fans of bands like Boston, Foreigner and Winger, 'Come and Get It' is a must for this year.
* small note, the drums are not programmed but played by Phil but still thanks for this awesome review!
Read the Spanish version here.
We have found a blog post about the latest Tragik album. Nice words! Here it goes:
"Come and Get It" is the 6th album from TRAGIK, one of the projects / band from workaholic Phil Vincent. While Vincent announced he left his other group Legion to pursue a solo career, here's another effort from Tragik, alongside his partner in this band, guitarist Damian D'Ercole.
Tragik is perhaps Phil Vincent's most melodic rock band where he lends to a more personal material, even in an earnest manner than on the solo albums under his own name.
Combining massive hooks, multilayered vocals, heavy guitars, atmospheric keyboards, thunderous bass & drums, "Come and Get It" fires on all cylinders. There's some friends contributing guitar solos to provide even more fire, such as Vince O'Regan (Legion), Peter Cox (Chinawhite) and Billy Roux (ex Tragik).
From the Foreigner-esque opener "Where Would I Be...?" to the hard rocker "Fallen Angel" (Winger come to mind) to the Journey meets Boston melodic rock of "You Are the One" (a highlight), the new Tragik album shows its 'classic' credentials.
"Smokin' Gun" is another moving melodic rocker, "Smokin' Gun" adds a hard rock groove, "Closer to the Sun" is filled with lots of harmony vocals and a sharp D'Ercole guitar work, while "Someone's Gonna Hurt You Tonight" is a fine melodious semi-ballad with some Tyketto in it.
There's also the quite interesting 12 minute opus "Rescue Me / Rise to the Sun" which shows Tragik's progressive tendencies blending harder moments with melodic passages in the vein of John Elefante.
It has been said many times here on this blog, Phil Vincent never disappoints. "Come and Get It" is another solid product from his inexhaustible factory.
This new Tragik effort is varied like never before, the songs are well constructed, performed, produced & mixed. The only weak point is the dodgy artwork, but c'mon, who does not like a hot bimbo accompanying a rock album?
01 - Where Would I Be...?
02 - Fallen Angel
03 - You Are the One
04 - Feed My Soul
05 - Smokin' Gun
06 - Rescue Me / Rise to the Sun
07 - Someone's Gonna Hurt You Tonight
08 - Can't Slow Down
09 - When the Darkness Falls
10 - Closer to the Sun
11 - No Words
Phil Vincent - vocals, all instruments
Damian D'Ercole - guitars
Peter Cox, Vince O'Regan, Billy Roux - guitars
BUY IT !
(Hint, to buy it on CD go to Rock Company)