Here an overview of the mnay excellent reviews that keep coming in:
- Dutch site White Room Reviews writes about Legion: “Rising shows that Legion can still rock. Good thing they are back”
- US site Sea Of Tranquility rate Cranston - II with 4 / 5 stars: “CranstoN proves to be an excellent venture with a professional production and melodies all over the place. A highly recommended release”
- and they appreciate D’Ercole‘s Made To Burn with 3.5 / 5 stars: “If you enjoy melodic hard rock and AOR with strong lead vocals there should be a lot to love here”
- Then on to Dutch site Lords Of METAL: a 72 / 100 for Phil Vincent‘s Hypocrite album: “another very enjoyable album”
- and a 75 / 100 for Legion and Rising: ” interesting from start to finish, I like Rising so maybe I should start tracking down their back catalogue”
- Phil Vincent did an extensive interview with Swedish site Rock United which you can read in full here
- Musipedia of Metal rate Legion with a 7 / 10: “on the basis of this album I’d happily hear a lot more of this rock band”
More To Come!
From about all of the world reviews are arriving. So some of the ones we liked best:
- Aussie site Melodic Rock hands the second Cranston album a 78%! Not sure what the point with the production is, but we will take it! Thanks Andrew.
- Dutch site Rockportaal wrote about Legion - Rising, as well as Phil's latest solo album Hypocrite. Lots of positives too!
- Dmitry Epstein from DMME rewareded the Legion album with an awesome 4,2 / 5 stars!
- Another great review comes from France, where Metal Integral applauds Hypocrite with 17/20 points.
- And last but not least, Paul Woodward was impressed by Cranston's second album, naming it one of Phil's best albums so far!:
We have another batch of reviews for you:
- First from Spanish magazine This Is Rock. In their March 2019 edition they write this about Cranston - II:
Behind this pretty much warrior-like name hides a duet of prolific Hard Rock artists: Paul Sabu and Phil Vincent. Style-wise it reminds us of Sabu’s “In Dreams,” so if you liked that record, this one won’t disappoint you. The first three tracks are spectacular. “Always On The Run” is catchy and powerful. “What’s It Gonna Take” is reminiscent of Sammy Hagar’s best solo moments. And “Wrong Side Of Town” has a distinctive Celtic touch in its chorus that makes your ears prick. The rest maintains the level, though the impact isn’t as immediate. “I Wish I Had More Time” sounds a bit like Southern Rock and “One Track Mind” distils Sleaze Rock, while “Throwin’ Down” is built around a mastodon riff. They still make quality Rock.
- Next is Rock HArd (SK). Writer Erik Nadudvari gives D'Ercole's Made To Burn album a 3.5/5 stars and has lots of positives about the album.
- German site Crossfire hands a 8/10 to Cranston - II. They rank the album somewhere between Giant and Thunder and praise the compositions!
- From down under we have GloryDazeMusic. First review is for the latest Phil Vincent solo album Hypocrite. Writer George applauds the diversity on offer even when in his mind not all songs are as strong as the best the album has to offer. Final verdict is a 7/10.
- Second review if for the coming Legion album Risingegion album Rising. Here a wonderful 8.5/10 rating! With many songs regarded as highlights, so all in all a most welcome return to the scene.
- and last one for today is from Futch metal site Lords Of Metal. They rank Cranston - II with a 70/100.