The liner notes in the CD booklet are quite interesting and it’s nice to have a 75 minutes counting live record of TOPT, with such classic tracks like “Running man”, Suzie smiled”, “Lonely at the top”, “Paris by air” and “Hellbound”, but I am afraid it’s not THE TOPT sound like it once was, but nevertheless it’s a recommended album for the fan/collector of TOPT products.
Strutter Magazine (July 2003)
There’s no doubting the NWOBHM finesse on offer here and the Tygers spearheaded that early eighties movement with the likes of Saxon, Girlschool and Samson. For those of a certain age the genre was characterised by speed metal guitars, catchy riffs and robust tales of life on the road.
James Rutherford, Get Ready to ROCK! (July 2003)
…some thirty years and many lost hair follicles later the group is back, in a form, and sounding damned impressive…a positively vicious live act that recalls those halycon days of metal excess as perfectly as any ever could…passionately done Metal that will have balding accountants, lawyers, and line workers joing a new generation of kids in some of the most injurous head banging there ever was. Class A work!
David L.Wilson, www.electricbasement.com
…they can still produce the kind of polished melodic metal that won over so many headbanger’s hearts…
Peter French, Hartlepool Mail (August 2003)
…The question is whether the power, energy, and sheer exhilaration comes over when transferred to disc, and the answer is a resounding yes!
A fantastic performance by the band is equalled by crystal clear sound quality and superb production and ensures this is an essential souvenir of a memorable tour
Classic Rock Society (August 2003)
On this disc are 16 live songs, live in a modest sense since the audience scarcely make themselves heard. Three tracks are from “Mystical”, four are from the forthcoming album “Noises from the Cathouse”, eight are old jewels while the closes is a cover of TED NUGENTS “Cat Scratch Fever”. Of the new songs “Cybernation” is an attempt to become QUEENSRYCHE while the others are typical English hard rock tunes.
Mikael Johnssen, SR magazine, Sweden (September 2003)
Guitarist and founder member Robb Weir has assembled a new line-up and this muscular live set captures their melodic brand of heavy rock at its most compelling.
Kevin Bryan, Belfast Telegraph
The question is whether the power,energy and sheer exhilaration comes over when transferred to disc and the answer is a resounding yes!
A fantastic performance by the band is equalled by crystal clear sound quality and superb production and ensures that this is an essential souvenir of a memorable tour.
“Hearing Aid”, Classic Rock Society (September 2003)
This is hard rock in its true form – and if you have ever been fascinated by the sound of guitars that don’t pander to fashion then this could well be for you…but for whatever reason I feel this is a stonking album.
Feedback (Nov 2003)
…no matter how loud you like your big cats to roar, the Tygers…will not let you down
Jo-Anne Greene, Goldmine(Oct 2003)