Rock Company [Release date 03.11.20]
Album number nine from Tragik by my reckoning? It is another band that features the musician that never sleeps – Phil Vincent. With Tragik he handles vocals, bass and keyboards on the album. Tragik also features guitarist Damian D’Ercole and drummer Dirk Phillips, both of whom are key to band’s overall sound.
Tragik are the masters of riff infused hard rock, be it ‘Faith’ which is rounded out with some tasty keys, or ‘Hanging By A String’ (not a thread as you’d expect), where the guitars, keys and pounding drums all combine effortlessly together.
Not so taken by ‘Robot Love’, however ‘Tell Me Why’ fair blasts out of the speakers, It being a canny mix of a Sweet like riff and another smoking guitar solo from Damian D’Ercole. His guitar solos are suitably OTT at times, a perfect fit for the hard rocking contained within the album.
‘Who Am I’ is another air guitar treat. Tragik seem to have really tapped into a rich vein of melodic hard rock on this album.
Quite possibly the band’s best outing to date and one to play loud, enjoy and forget about all the crap going on in the world right now. ****
Review by Jason Ritchie
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